King Kon crowned WPA’s Shooting Star


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Champion Kon Tomczyk (left) and Runner Up Will Thomas
Champion Kon Tomczyk (left) and Runner Up Will Thomas

Caerleon Petanque Club’s Kon Tomczyk was crowned the WPA Shooting Champion for the 2018 season when he claimed his second National Shooting Title in an excellent day at the Monkstone Petanque Club in Penylan, Cardiff.

In the morning’s opening round Andrew Howard (30), Gemma Foster (24), Peter Westall (23) and Tomczyk (22) all did enough to claim a direct place in the afternoon’s quarter-final.

As the day progressed and the sun shone brighter, it wasn’t only the temperature that heated up; but also, the competition.

Len Field (Maesteg PC), who narrowly missed out on automatic qualification for the quarter-final sealed his afternoon spot with the highest score of the second round. Tom Mills (Monkstone PC) ensured there was home interest in the afternoon session as he impressed to qualify on his shooting competition debut. Will Thomas (Penarth PC) – who propped up the table in the first round – also did enough second time around to claim a place in the quarter-finals, whilst National Singles Champion Matthew Howells (Abergavenny PC) claimed the final spot.

In the Quarter Finals, the two highest scoring players of Round 1, Andrew Howard and Gemma Foster, were both eliminated by Matthew Howells and Will Thomas respectively. Last season’s Champion Peter Westall used his skill and experience to secure a semi-final spot against the rookie Tom Mills, whilst Kon Tomczyk ended Len Fields’ hopes.

In a nervy semi-final, where neither Matthew Howells nor Will Thomas were able to replicate their Quarter-Final excellence, it was debutant Thomas who claimed the first Final place. The second semi-final was an excellent and tight encounter, with Kon Tomczyk claiming a slight touch on the cochonnet in the penultimate round to just pip Westall by a single point in a thrilling encounter.

In the Final, Kon led through every Round as his experience in this discipline shone through and it was the Caerleon-man who claimed the Title with a 19-5 triumph.

WPA Singles Knock-Out Rounds

Quarter Finals
Andrew Howard 20-28 Matthew Howells
Gemma Foster 14-20 Will Thomas
Peter Westall 28-16 Tom Mills
Kon Tomczyk 18- 12 Len Field

Semi Finals
Matthew Howells 2-7 Will Thomas
Peter Westall 16-17 Kon Tomczyk

Final
Kon Tomczyk 19-5 Will Thomas

National Men’s & Women’s Shooting Competition


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Will be held at Monkstone Petanque Club (Pen – y – Lan)

Sunday, 2nd September 2018.

Closing date 31st August 2018.

Shooting Competition 2018

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)

League Cup & Plate – Update 1


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The League Cup & Plate Semi-Finals and Finals will take place on Sunday 23 September 2018 at Creigiau Petanque Club.  The Semi-Final matches will be:

League Cup

Monkstone Minotaurs v Maesteg

Penarth Pendragons v Isca Romans

League Plate

Wenvoe Dragons v Monkstone Mystics

Wenvoe Warriors v Monkstone Inn Un

 

Details of the arrangements for the day will follow nearer the date.

Penarth Petanque Club’s Family fun day


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Penarth Petanque Club’s Family fun day

Live Music, BBQ,, Children’s games, Raffle.

Dinas Powys Rugby Club

Sunday 16th September 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Family ticket £10.00
Adult Ticket £5.00
(Ticket includes 1 item from the BBQ per person, additional items sold separately)

For further information please contact:
Tim Howard  at  tim-howard [at] hotmail [dot] com or Pat McCarthy at penarthpetanque2018 [at] gmail [dot] com

PE Inter Regional – order of play – day 1


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For those players going to Hayling Island

PE Inter-Regional Championship Div 2 2018

Order of play for day 1

Round 1 Heart of England v Devon
Round 1 Eastern v Thames Valley
Round 1 Sussex v Great Western
Round 1 Welsh PA v Mercia
Round 2 Heart of England v Thames Valley
Round 2 Eastern v Devon
Round 2 Sussex v Mercia
Round 2 Welsh PA v Great Western
Round 3 Heart of England v Great Western
Round 3 Eastern v Mercia
Round 3 Sussex v Devon
Round 3 Welsh PA v Thames Valley
Round 4 Heart of England v Mercia
Round 4 Eastern v Great Western
Round 4 Sussex v Thames Valley
Round 4 Welsh PA v Devon
Round 5 Heart of England v Welsh PA
Round 5 Eastern v Sussex
Round 5 Mercia v Devon
Round 5 Great Western v Thames Valley
Round 6 Heart of England v Sussex
Round 6 Eastern v Welsh PA
Round 6 Mercia v Thames Valley
Round 6 Great Western v Devon
Round 7 Heart of England v Eastern
Round 7 Sussex v Welsh PA
Round 7 Mercia v Great Western
Round 7 Thames Valley v Devon

WPA v BIG Result


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WPA v BIG League 2018

The WPA v BIG Annual Challenge Cup 2018 was hosted by Monkstone PC on Sunday 19thAugust. This was the 6th running of the event with the WPA leading 4 wins to 1 and the WPA bidding to make it 3 wins in a row, was it time for the cup to change hands. The weather was favourable and apart from some slight rain at times stayed mainly dry for the day and given that the event had already been cancelled at an earlier date due to bad weather anything reasonable was most welcomed.

The BIG was represented by players from: Caerleon PC, Machen PC, Pilcs PC, Dormouse PC, Wheatsheaf PC, Rising Sun PC, R.O.F PC, Talywain PC and two German visitors.

The WPA was represented by players from: Penarth PC, Monkstone PC, Pontyclun PC, Creigiau PC, and Maesteg PC.

 

Round 1. The BIG came out fighting in the 1st round taking 7 of the 12 games played and with a 34 points difference a positive start

Round 2. Saw the WPA make a determined effort with some close games taking place but could only manage 5 wins points difference 45. Unfortunately the first Fanny of the day was for the WPA by the BIGs German Visitors Karin and Harold. Second round score BIG 14 – WPA 10 was a pattern starting to emerge

Round 3. Again saw the BIG come out determined and again although there were several close games they took 8 out of the 12 games on offer. Karin and Harold gave out their 2nd fanny and were certainly having an impact on the match. Score BIG 22 – WPA 14

Time for lunch and an opportunity for the teams to consider their positions.

Lunch over, WPA trailing by 6 games but still plenty of points to play for this was a crucial round for both teams and the match could be decided on this round.

Round 4. The BIG could feel that victory could be theirs and produced another decisive round taking 9 games out of the 12 increasing their lead to 31 wins to 17

Round 5. 14 points adrift with only 24 points left to play for gave the WPA a hill to climb but they were up for the task and although they did not cut the deficit they took 6 games out of the 12 their best round yet, but made the result inevitable at this stage. Also this could not prevent BIGs Karin and Harold taking their 3rd fanny of the day but not to be out done the WPA team of Marie Jones and Trudie Merry also gave the first fanny for the WPA

Round 6. With the result safely in the bag for the BIG it was for the WPA to make a final rally in the last round and although a valiant effort was made they took 5 games out of the 12 making the final score. BIG 44 wins – WPA 28 wins

A convincing and well deserved win for the BIG

Top Team for WPA Derek and Gareth form Pontyclun PC.

Top Team for BIG Karin and Harold (our visitors from Germany).

Well done to both pairs.

To sum up, the matches were all played in good spirit with a lot of close games which could have gone either way. Congratulations to the BIG and I am sure next year’s event will be as hotly contested as this years with the WPA looking to regain the cup.

Thank you to all players that participated and a special thanks to Monkstone PC and their members for hosting the event with great hospitality as always.

 

League Cup & Plate


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After the Quarter Final round of the above competitions, Finals Day will be contested between:

League Cup

Monkstone Minotaurs v Maesteg

Penarth Pendragons v Isca Romans

League Plate

Wenvoe Dragons v Monkstone Mystics

Wenvoe Warriors v Monkstone Inn Un

 

The Provisional Date for Finals Day is 23 September 2018 and the venue is yet to be confirmed

 

WPA National Mixed Doubles


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National Mixed Doubles

Due to the re-scheduling of the Celtic Challenge 2019 Qualifier this year’s Mixed Doubles will now be held at

Caerleon PC on 9th September 2018, 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

Closing date is: 5th September 2018

WPA 2019 Celtic Challenge Qualifier


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The Celtic Challenge Qualifier for 2019 due to be held at Caerleon PC on Sunday 9th September 2018 will now take place

on Sunday 31st of March 2019 at Pontyclun Petanque Club where the event is due to be held.

 

 Apologies for any Inconvenience caused

 

WPA Inter Regional Teams 2018


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Reminder of team qualifying positions for the 2018 Inter Regionals in Hayling Island

 

Inter Regionals 2018
Wales
1 L Field / J Clare / I  Steveson
2 W Wilkinson / D Bevan / I Wheeler
3 K Tomczyk / B Vaughan /  T Mayfield / G Foster
4 P Gregory / A Gregory / R Harris / P Mayfield
5 J Page / G Smart / AJ, T Griffiths
6 C Sweet / B White / A Evans
7 J Attfield /G Attfield /T Merry /G Jackson
8 T Howard / S Foster / J Price / M Brusallis Davies
1 2 3 4 5 17