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Fund raising events coming up:
Fund raising events coming up:
We have to inform the membership of the passing of one of our members Bill Lake, from the Monmouth PC who has passed away suddenly.
We extend our deepest sympathy to the family at this difficult time.
A message from Monkstone PC President Mike Jones
So sad to hear of the passing of Bernard Bradshaw.
Bernard was a ‘ life member’ at the Monkstone Petanque Club, and , in his late 80’s, could still throw a consistent ‘ point ‘ when he visited. Bernard was an important influence in my early years of playing Petanque . One of my first league games ( going back to the 1990’s ) was with Bernard. For many years, Bernard was part of a formidable team of myself, Barney, Roger and John Chich. Bernard was easygoing, supportive and always helpful as we learned the game.
On behalf of myself and all Monkstone Petanque Club members who enjoyed his company, I send our condolences. Our thoughts are with Phil and family at this difficult time.
Mike Jones. ( President, Monkstone Petanque Club.)
The AGM was held at the Monkstone Petanque Club on Friday 11th January where three new Executive Members were elected for two years, they are:
President – Bob Pugh
Treasurer – Tony Smith
Director of Public Relations – Gareth Spencer
They will join Derek Jones (Secretary) and Kon Tomczyk (Director of Development) for the remainder of their tenure.
We wish the new executive all the best for their endeavours.
WPA 2018 Award Winners
Award winners will be presented with their trophies at the presentation evening, 4th January 2019 at Monkstone PC (Pen y Lan) starting at 7.30pm
|1||Presidents Cup Runners Up||B WHITE – S HERBERT – C SWEET|
|2||Presidents Cup Winners||J BRACE – J MORGAN – S BRACE|
|3||National Veteran’s Runner Up||M JACQUES – D CANNON – K ASTON|
|4||National Veteran’s Winners||V ADSHEAD – R GRIFFIN – T SMITH – B ADSHEAD|
|5||National Shooting Men’s Runner Up||WILL THOMAS|
|6||National Shooting Men’s Winner||K TOMCZYK – P WESTALL|
|7||National Men’s Triples Runner Up||L FIELD – J CLARE – P WESTALL|
|8||National Men’s Triples Winner||L ELLAR – H ELLAR – M CLARE|
|9||National Mixed Doubles Runner Up||G FOSTER – P WESTALL|
|10||National Mixed Doubles Winners||B VAUGHAN – K TOMCZYK|
|11||National Doubles Men’s Runner Up||L FIELD – J CLARE|
|12||National Doubles Men’s Winners||K TOMCZYK – P WESTALL|
|13||National Singles Ladies Runner Up||T MAYFIELD|
|14||National Singles Ladies Winner||G FOSTER|
|15||National Singles Men’s Runner Up||J CLARE|
|16||National Singles Men’s Winner||M HOWELLS|
|17||WPA 3rd Division Runner Up||PONTYCLUN CUBS|
|18||WPA 3rd Division Winner||CWINS|
|19||WPA 2nd Division Runner Up||MONKSTONE INN UN|
|20||WPA 2nd Division Winner||MAESTEG|
|21||WPA 1st Division Runner Up||WENVOE WARRIORS|
|22||WPA 1st Division Winners||ISCA ROMANS|
|23||National League Plate Runners Up||MONKSTONE MYSTICS|
|24||National League Plate Winners||WENVOE DRAGONS|
|25||National League Cup Runners Up||MONKSTONE MINOTAURS|
|26||National League Cup Winners||ISCA ROMANS|
|27||National Welsh Club Cup||CAERLEON R.F.C.PC|
|28||Most Improved Young Player Of The Year||To Be Announced On Presentation Night|
|29||Most Improved Player Of The Year||To Be Announced On Presentation Night|
|30||Player Of The Year||To Be Announced On Presentation Night|
The WPA AGM will be held at 7.30pm on Friday the 11th January 2019 at The Monkstone Petanque Club, c/o The Penylan Club, Marlborough Road, Pen-Y-Lan, Cardiff, CF23 5BU.
The Elected Officer posts becoming vacant are:
1 National President – Two year tenure
2 National Treasurer – Two year tenure
3 Director of Public Relations – Two year tenure
These positions are currently vacant or the incumbent is not re-standing.
Those entitled and wishing to put proposals to the AGM shall submit their motions and nominations for office to the National Secretary using the appropriate forms.
Information and documentation relating to the AGM can be found under the heading Documentation / Procedures / AGM 2019 on the website
2019 Championships – Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles – Qualifying
If your interested in taking part in the qualifying process for this event, please indicate by emailing: dev [at] welshpetanque [dot] org [dot] uk
The closing date for showing your interest is 11 Nov 2018. Dates and venues for qualifying will then be issued based on the number of entrants.
Registering an interest does not mean you have to attend the qualifying event.
The Championship event is on 02-05 May 2019 in (El Ejido, Almería, SPAIN). (Note: this is the same date as the Celtic Challenge 2019)
Cup for Clubs – Winners
Last week saw the first round of the cup for clubs, Pontyclun v Penarth and Pontyclun v Monkstone played in glorious sunshine at Creigiau PC.
The morning match which saw Pontyclun take on Penarth in the 1st round, After a closely fought battle in 6 singles games Pontyclun had gained a small advantage by winning 4 games to 2 and with each singles game being awarded 2 match points this gave a lead of 8-4 to Pontyclun and left everything to play for. The 2nd round of 3 doubles games saw Pontyclun make a charge winning all 3 games and with each doubles game being worth 3 match points take an unassailable lead 17-4. The 3rd round of 2 triples matches saw both teams in another close battle, eventually the round was drawn 1-1 and with 5 points for each game the final result saw victory for Pontyclun with 22 points and Penarth with 9.
The afternoon match which saw Pontyclun take on Monkstone in the 2nd round, Again a very close battle between the teams with Monkstone leading with 4 wins to 2 and gaining a 8-4 points lead after the singles. The 2nd round of doubles games saw Pontyclun clawing back the deficit by winning 2 of the 3 doubles games but still trailed 11-10. The 3rd round of games saw both teams battling hard but with Monkstone only needing a draw for overall victory, Pontyclun were always going to find it hard to win both triples. With each team winning 1 of the final triples games it was over for Pontyclun. Monkstone eventually gaining the victory 16 points to15.
Round 3, Penarth v Monkstone and with a new week saw new weather, heavy rain replacing sunshine. Everything to play for, if Monkstone win, they win. If Penarth win with a big margin of 15 points they win and if they win by less Pontyclun win. The singles again saw both teams tied with 3 wins and 6 points each. The doubles matches were again very close with 2 of the 3 games going to 12 points, but Monkstone winning 2 of the 3 games they took the advantage and with both of the final triple games also going to Monkstone it was all over, Monkstone taking victory 22 points to 9.
A big thank you to the members of Creigiau PC for hosting the event and for the use of their facilities.
Congratulations to Monkstone PC on their win. Monkstone will now be invited to participate in the 2019 Euro Cup.
The Wales squad have been given a fantastic boost as they depart Welsh shores for France this week for the 2018 European Triples (Women) Championship.
The team consisting of Caerleon Petanque Club’s trio; Barbara Vaughan, Gemma Foster and Tansy Mayfield as well as Monkstone Petanque Club’s Jayne Dunn travelled to the seaside resort of Palavas les Flots, some 6km south of Montpellier for the biennial event on Wednesday. And the team will certainly look the part when play starts on Thursday, in their brand-new Welsh kit
The Welsh Petanque Association and the squad are extremely grateful for Wenvoe Petanque Club member Ken Aston who has pulled the strings to provide sponsorship for the Ladies’ new kit.
The new sponsor ‘Catch and Despatch Delivery Services’ are based in Barry and Ken boasts over 30 years’ experience as an HGV driver.
With a modern and reliable fleet of courier vehicles, Catch and Despatch Delivery Services’ travel all around the UK and offer a personal service, delivering items on a same day basis, seven days a week, 24 hours a day including bank holidays.
For more information on the company and to book your delivery, contact Ken at the following email – info [at] catchanddespatch [dot] co [dot] uk.
Under the watchful eye of National Shooting Champion and coach Kon Tomczyk, the Welsh team will compete in the qualifications and repechages for the precision shooting event on Thursday. The Championship commences on Friday morning at 08:30 (07:30 BST) and continues through the Sunday evening.
The event will be streamed here and the WPA Website will aim to keep you up to date over the coming days.
There are 33 teams competing in the Championships, all hoping to claim the Title, which was won two years ago by the current hosts France, in Bratislava.
Good Luck to Barbara, Gemma, Jayne and Tansy over the coming days.