WPA National Precision Shooting Competition 2019 – Report

Hosted by Caerleon RFC PC and played in sunny, if breezy, weather, 8 players entered this year’s competition: Peter Beresford, Len Field, Derek Jones, Tom Mills, Bob Pugh, Stewart Spencer, defending Champion Kon Tomczyk & Peter Westall. Although the overall numbers were disappointing, it was good to see all 5 players heading to the European Veterans and Mens Triples involved.

After the first-round, Pete Beresford & Bob Pugh went straight through to the Semi-Finals with the remaining players shooting again in a repechage, with the top two – Len Field & Pete Westall – joining Pete B and Bob in the Semi-Finals.

Semi-Final 1 saw Bob knocking out Len with only 5 points separating them, while Semi-Final 2 saw the two Peter battling hard with Pete B. emerging victorious by just 3 points.

With Pete B leading off in the Final and taking an early lead, Bob struggled to find any of the form he’d shown earlier in the day until the very last shot of the match where even picking up a 5 wasn’t enough, leaving Peter victorious by just 2 points.

Congratulations to Pete on his victory.

It was great to see every player taking turns on setting up the scenarios and marking.

Special thanks must go to Barbara Vaughan for recording the Scores throughout the day and to Diane Westall for making sure everyone kept their feet in the circles and for running the scoreboards in the Semi-Finals and Final. Also thanks to Derek Jones for videoing all the players heading to Bulgaria in September to help with their coaching and a final thanks to Kon Tomczyk for his excellent organising.



Director of Development (& 2018 Shooting Champion), Kon Tomczyk presenting Trophy to 2019 Champion, Peter Beresford.


Director of Development (& 2018 Shooting Champion), Kon Tomczyk presenting Trophy to 2019 Runner-Up Bob Pugh.


WPA National Men’s & Women’ Triples Championships




National Men & Women’s


Championships 2019

Will be held at

 Maesteg Petanque Club

On Sunday 4th August 2019

Closing date: Friday 2nd August 2019

 Pre-Entry is required

Registration is 9.00 – 9.30

Please email your entry to:

dev [at] welshpetanque [dot] org [dot] uk

Payment can be made on the day (£7)


In the event there are not enough entries (minimum 6 teams in either category) the event may be combined. 

Kind regards

Kon Tomczyk
National Director of Development.

EURO-CUP 2019 – Good Luck Monkstone Pétanque Club




Good luck to the members of Monkstone Pétanque Club


The WPA wIshes the best of luck to the Monkstone Pétanque Club as they head to Belgium to compete in Pool C of the Euro-Cup.

Also in their Pool are:

Pachy PC Waterloo (Belgium)
Baldock Town PC (England)
Petanque Sport Club Järvenpää (Finland)
Sörbyängens BK (Sweden)
Wiener Trilogie (Austria)
Buddy Moscow (Russia)



WPA National Men’s & Women’s Precision Shooting Competition 2019 – REMINDER

National Shooting Championships

Men & Women’s

This year’s National Shooting Championships will

be held


Caerleon Petanque Club


Sunday 28thJuly 2019

Closing date Friday 26thJuly 2019

Pre Entry is required

Registration is 9.00 – 9.30

Please email your entry to

dev [at] welshpetanque [dot] org [dot] uk


Payment can be made on the day (£7)

To date, the following players have entered:

2019 shooting Entrys
Tom Mills
Derek Jones
Kon Tomczyk
Peter Westall
Stewart Spencer
Len Field
Peter Beresford


If you think you’ve entered, but your name isn’t on the above-list, please contact me ASAP.


B.I.G. League v WPA League Result – It’s a win for the WPA!

After a tense climax to a very competitive competition played in great spirit and atmosphere, it was a win for the WPA to take back the trophy.

Congratulations to all the WPA players who took part.

Competition report (courtesy of Shun Price):

Report on BIG v WPA 2019 competitition

This year’s competition took place at Caerleon P.C. on Sunday 21st July.

The weather was with us as it was quite sunny in the afternoon.

This year the BIG team was supported for the first time by teams’ right across the 4 divisions with no one club dominating the team places. Very pleasing was the appearance of a number of new teams (clubs) playing their first representative games. Also some old faces reappeared in a competition outside the normal league matches.

It was a 10 team competition and the following players supported the BIG league.

Chris + Chris  Greenlawn                 Sam and Tony White Hart

Stuart and Jeff  Greenlawn         Richard and Chris   Talywain

Kay and Tania Caerleon               Liz and Caz          Isca Arms               

Ian and Marc Caerleon               Ryan and Steve   Twyn y Ffrwd

Wally and Dave  Caerleon         Gail and Pat         Wheatsheaf

We also lent the WPA team Nick and Rhys from Machen to make it 10 teams a side

There were 6 games to be played 3 before lunch and 3 after.

Games were keenly and friendly contested and the results went as follows

Rd 1 – WPA 2 up       Rd 2 – WPA 4 up Rd 3 – Draw       Rd 4 – Draw

Rd 5 – BIG 2 up        Rd 6 – BIG 2 up

For the final round 6 BIG needed 4 games to draw and after a big effort only made 2 games up on the WPA with the last two results in this round being timed out at a draw (!) being the only draws of the whole competition.

So the WPA won 31 games to 29 games.

No team won 6 games and the best teams being Lyn and Marie WPA with 5 wins and The Greenlawn team of the two Chris’s. with 4 ½ wins.

Everybody after confirmed that it had been a great day and the BIG new converts are up for it for next year.










BIG v WPA Info

BIG v WPA Details 2019

We are looking for 3 teams to participate as some of our members have had to withdraw.

If your interested please contact: secretary [at] welshpetanque [dot] org [dot] uk


For those participating

To be held on Sunday 21st July at Caerleon PC

9-30 meet for 10 am start.

12 doubles teams.  Each team plays 6 games – 3 before lunch and 3 after lunch.

The bar is open from 11.

Free coffee, tea and biscuits are available.

No Food is provided at lunch time so please bring your own or use the shops in Caerleon?

Thanks to all who are participating.

WPA League v BIG League – Latest Update

We now have 10 pairs entered for this event:

  • Creigau PC           Margaret Drake / Harry Drake 
  • Penarth PC           Val Falconer / Rob Falconer 
  • Penarth PC           Pat McCarthy / Celia Scott
  • Penarth PC          Jenny Spooner / Brian Spooner
  • Monkstone PC    Sean Smith / Gill Greenwell
  • Pontyclun PC      Huw Morris / Christine McCadden 
  • Pontyclun PC      Marie Jones / Lyn Babage
  • Pontyclun PC      Derek Jones / Gareth Jackson 
  • Pontyclun PC      John Attfield / Trudie Merry
  • Pontyclun PC      Graham Attfield / Kathleen Atffield 

We would like to be able to field 12 Teams, so need 2 more pairs from Teams that play in the 2nd & 3rd Divisions of the WPA League.

If you wish to enter, the details are below:



Annual Championship Challenge

This year’s WPA v BIG Doubles

Will be held at

Caerleon Petanque Club

Registration is 9.00 – 9.30


21st July 2019

Pre Entry is required

Please email your entry to

dev [at] welshpetanque [dot] org [dot] uk

Entry is Free

Closing date is

16 th July 2019

Malcolm Beer: RIP

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Malcom Beer:


4th January 1936 – 9th July 2019

Malcolm Beer President 1986 – 1995 and founder member of Penarth Petanque Club. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed

It is with great sadness the passing of Malcolm is announced.

For those who remember him it brings to mind a picture of his devotion to actively forming along with Colin Ballett, Hugh Harrisons and others the development of Penarth Petanque Club and personally liaising with the council for the twinning visits to St Pol de Leon and Petanque.

Pictured here with Janet his wife who supported him with this.

Malcolm was a successful business man and very much a people person bringing to Penarth Petanque a sense of commitment, competitiveness and fun. He may be remembered for his jokes and Tommy Cooper impersonation.

He was a keen player and organised many competitions often participating along with Janet.

After all the hard work planning and preparing the piste at the Kymin along with his friends and colleagues it would sadden him if he knew Penarth Council are no longer able to accommodate Penarth Petanque Club who now need to find another venue.

Below Malcolm  is photographed with a representative from St Pol de Leon Petanque Association .


The Welsh Petanque Association would like to send its deepest sympathies to Malcolm’s family.

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