2019 World Championships – Almeria, Spain.

It was brought to our attention at last night’s OGM that the names of the players who qualified to represent Wales were not published on the website, this was obviously an oversight and I would like to apologise on behalf of the Exec.

Following three rounds of assessments in various disciplines over several weeks the following players were selected to represent Wales at this year’s World Championships.


Gemma Foster
Tansy Mayfield
Matthew Howells
Richard Harris


Tony Smith and Peter Beresford

We would like to wish them all the best for a successful and a safe trip.

Monkstone Open Doubles

Roger Griffin has asked me to remind everyone about the Monkstone PC Open Doubles this Sunday

Monkstone Open Doubles

Monkstone PC is still accepting entries for its Open Doubles this Sunday, 7 April. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to take entries via our website due to internet problems but you can still enter by contacting Roger Griffin at rogergrif [at] gmail [dot] com or 07960332486.

If you think you have entered our Doubles, would you please check the following list, which may be incomplete:







Entries close on Saturday 6 April. Entries will not be accepted on the day.

If you have any queries with the above list or would like to enter the Doubles, just contact Roger.


Celtic Challenge Qualifier (Update) – Pontyclun PC

Last Sunday we had a great turnout at Pontyclun PC on what was not the warmest of days, the days preceding it were glorious as was the day following it but it was March in Wales, what did we expect.

16 teams entered to compete for the eight places available to represent Wales at the Celtic Challenge, which is being held at the same venue over the weekend of the 4th – 5th of May 2019.

It was a tightly contested event on what were generally thought to be challenging pistes. With two teams winning five out of six games and three teams winning four of their six we were left with eleven teams and places for only three of them to represent Wales.

Of the eleven remaining teams six of them had won three games and lost three which meant it came down to points and the Swiss System that was being used to decide who would go through to represent Wales, the final results are in the table below.

Congratulations to all who took part making this a successful event and good luck to the top eight teams who qualified and will be representing Wales in the Celtic Challenge (the rest of us need to get practicing so we are ready to do it all over again for the Home Nations qualifiers).

A big thankyou to Graham Attfiled and Tony Smith for setting up the scoring system and running the event and to Pontyclun PC for hosting it.

Closing date reminder – President’s Cup Triples 2019

Don’t forget that this year’s President’s Cup is being held at Caerleon R.F.C Petanque Club on Sunday 14th April.

We only have only five entries so far, to ensure you don’t miss out on an opportunity to play in this event you will need to submit your entries to asap.

Bob Pugh our new president will be playing and following on from his performance in the Celtic Challenge last week we are waiting with baited breath to see what superstar team he will be putting in.

Registration is 9.00am to 9.30am – pre-entry is required but payment can be made on the day.

Please email your entry to:-
dev [at] welshpetanque [dot] org [dot] uk

Closing date is Sunday 7th April 2019.

2019 Presidents Cup

2019 League & Cup/Plate Update

All the fixtures lists, contact lists, scorecards etc – in fact everything you need to get the new season underway are now published on the relevant pages under the Competitions tab above.

Good luck to all teams and lets have some great competitive but friendly games in 2019.


League Secretary

WPA 2019 League

The Exec. would like to pass on their thanks to a member of the WPA that works very hard behind the scenes and without her there would be no league.

As many of you will have noticed, Vickie has posted an update on this year’s league and we are sure there will be many more to come.

Thank you Vickie, your hard work does not go un-noticed.

We would also like to ask all teams to send the results from every league match to Vickie on the evening of your match, this is not a great ask with modern communications and will assist her greatly.

Thanks in advance.


Stuart Clarke Cup 2019 – Results

Apologies everyone,

I thought I had posted the results from the Stuart Clarke Cup (I had on all the other social media ie. fb, Twitter, Instagram) but obviously not in the most important place.

The Stuart Clarke cup was held at Monkstone Petanque Club, Pen-y-lan, Cardiff on St. Patrick’s day, 17th March.

The weather left a bit to be desired, we had sun and heavy rain accompanied by the ever present wind but despite the inclement weather there was still a good turn out.

The winning team were Derek Jones, Ian Bailey, Jean Yves Robic and Nai who won all six of their games.

Len Fields, Jeremy Clare and Pete Westall came a close second having won five out of their six games.

Thank you to Monkstone Petanque Club for the use of their excellent facilities. Mike Jones, the President of MPC presented the winners with their prizes as can be seen on the facebook link below.



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