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.
Pachy PC Waterloo (Belgium)
Baldock Town PC (England)
Petanque Sport Club Järvenpää (Finland)
Sörbyängens BK (Sweden)
Wiener Trilogie (Austria)
Buddy Moscow (Russia)
To date, the following players have entered:
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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 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.
We now have 10 pairs entered for this event:
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: