National Championship Doubles: Men

After a few years away, it was great to return to playing at the picturesque Brecon PC on the side of the Brecon canal basin. Eight teams took part and after the ranking rounds the knock out stage was played as follows:

Ian Bailey & JY Robic (13) V Jake Caston & Scott Murray (12)

Kon Tomczyk & Steve Snudden (13) V Lyn Babbage & Hugh Morris (6)

Len Field & Ken Agious (13) V Sean Smith & Roger Green (8)

Tony Griffiths & Jay Geldert (7) V Jim Page & Gareth Smart (13)

 

The semi final was between:

Ian Bailey & JY Robic (13) V Kon Tomczyk & Steve Snudden (12)

Len Field & Ken Agious (13) V Jim Page & Gareth Smart (6)

 

The Final was a close affair with the scores evenly matched

Ian Bailey & JY Robic (13) V Len Field & Ken Agious (12)

Congratulations to the 2021 National Doubles Champions: Ian Bailey & JY Robic

WPA National Doubles (Men) Champions 2021: Ian Bailey & Jean-Yves Robic

 

The WPA would like to thank the Executive and Membership of Brecon Boules Club for their support during the competition.

Derek Jones
National Director of Development

MIKE COLEMAN R.I.P. (25/12/1943 – 08/08/2021)

Wenvoe Petanque Club is sad to announce that their long-standing Club President, Mike Coleman, passed away on Sunday 8th August 2021 after a short illness.

​Ever-popular, Mike had been a member of Wenvoe PC since the 1980s, and had served as Club President for many years. He was a long-standing and loyal member of the WPA.

Many of our members will have played against Mike and felt the impact of his classic “boule-to-boule” shooting style. 

Always willing to support and share his advice, Mike will be deeply missed.

​Mike’s funeral will be a private, family-only service.

The WPA would like to extend its sincere condolences to Mike’s parter, Gill and all their family at this difficult time.

League Results 28 July 2021

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DIVISION 1

Congratulations to PONTYCLUN BADGERS who pipped Isca Romans to the 1st Division title. Isca Romans who had lead the table for most of the season came up against the Badgers in the final game of the season and came off second best in a close match.

Commiserations to MONKSTONE MINOTAURS who for whom Division 2 beckons after they lost to SWBRC Snipes in the relegation decider. The Minotaurs were definitely off colour on the night and paid the price for not being able to close out previous games with 6 draws in 10 matches.

DIVISION 2

Congratulations to SWBRC SEA HAWKS on winning Division 2 title. The Sea Hawks proved too strong for the other teams in Division 2 going through the whole season without dropping a point. They will provide some strong competition in Division 1 next season.

 

Vickie

League Secretary

 

 

 

 

League Cup Results for 21 July 2021 & Finals Day Details

We are now publishing the full league & league cup/plate results and scores every week this season. The League Tables and Fixture Grids are in the usual place under the Competitions tab above.

 

FINALS DAY

 22 August 2021

(Ystradowen PC – Semi-finals commence at 11:30am)

 

SEMI-FINALS

SF 1 Isca Romans v Wenvoe Dragons
SF2 SWBRC Sea Hawks v Monkstone Monarchs

CUP FINAL

CF Winner SF 1 v Winner SF 2

PLATE FINAL

PF Loser SF 1 v Loser SF 2

 

Vickie

League Secretary

Membership Update – July 2021

Summer has finally arrived, and we can begin to enjoy those outdoor activities that we have missed so much, one of which is boule. Many of our clubs are endeavouring to host open competitions. I encourage as many members to support these competitions as they help to provide valuable funds to their existence.

As you know, as of Saturday 17th July, Wales moved from Level 1 to Level 0 for organised outdoor activities; this move has resulted in a change in the clubs’ requirements.

The principle change is regarding social distancing, which is no longer a separate law enforcing the 2m gap between individuals. However, social distancing is still essential and must be included in each clubs risk assessment, which by statute every club organising outdoor activities for their members should have.

Every day we see that the infection levels are increasing. However, we are encouraging clubs and members to play; we all have to be sensible to ensure that we can play in the knowledge that all precautions are being taken. To help, the Executive is currently reviewing our current guidance notes to Clubs and Players, and these will be updated to the website soon.

Towards the end of 2020, the world governing body for our sport (FIPJP) amended the rules; some keener members have read them and endeavoured to show off their newfound knowledge to everyone they play. So, to enable you to check that they are correct, we have produced an A5 booklet to be issued to each member. These will be sent to your club for distribution to you.

We are not expecting you to read them immediately and become experts, but if you are unsure of a rule, you can have a look yourself without the fuss of tracking down a copy. Some of the rules may not apply if you play ‘local’ rules set by your club, no problem, as long as you enjoy the sport.

Finally, due to the cancellation of the major European Championships because of the continued concerns from Covid-19, we have a surplus of 2021 pins. Therefore, the Executive have decided to give all our members a 2021 pin to go with the 2020 pin you all received last year.

Tony Smith
President

League Results 14 July 2021

We are now publishing the full league & league cup/plate results and scores every week this season. The League Tables and Fixture Grids are in the usual place under the Competitions tab above.

 

Vickie

League Secretary

 

 

 

 

2021 European Championships

The CEP Board of Directors met on Saturday 10th July to discuss the current situation concerning Covid-19 in Europe with respect to the scheduled European Championships.  Due to the ongoing uncertainty and concern about the “Delta variant” of Covid-19, as well as the logistical challenges with differing quarantine and health regulations across Europe, the Board of Directors took the difficult decision to cancel the EC Triples: Veterans, EC Triples: Men and EC Triples Espoirs and Juniors.

The full text of the correspondence received is detailed below:

Click on the image to view the letter in detail.

You will see that a decision concerning the European Cup for Clubs, which is scheduled for early December will be announced soon.  As soon as we receive confirmation of the CEP’s decision we will inform you.

The executive appreciates the disappointment that the players who qualified to represent Wales feel, but the opportunity to play for Wales in the future has not gone away. The aim now to prepare for 2022.

The Executive will now review the playing calendar as additional dates have now become available.

Tony Smith
President.

League Results 9 July 2021

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Vickie

League Secretary

 

 

 

 

League Results 30 June 2021

We are now publishing the full league & league cup/plate results and scores every week this season. The League Tables and Fixture Grids are in the usual place under the Competitions tab above.

 

Vickie

League Secretary

 

 

 

 

League Cup Results for 23 June 2021

We are now publishing the full league & league cup/plate results and scores every week this season. The League Tables and Fixture Grids are in the usual place under the Competitions tab above.

Vickie

League Secretary

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