Our first Members Meeting of this year, following the spate of meetings at the end of last year and the AGM in March was recently held at the Wenvoe Arms, home of the Wenvoe Pétanque Club. The numbers attending were on the low side, but not unexpected at this time of the year. There was […]
The members and executive members of the WPA wish all four teams travelling to Cork this weekend to take part in the 2015 Celtic Challenge good fortune. We we all look forward to Wales brining home the trophy and adding another win to the tally.
Dear All, Roy’s funeral is at 2.45 pm on Friday 15th May in the Wenalt Chapel at Thornhill Crematorium, Cardiff. Drummond Keith Lord from Creigiau Pétanque Club has reported the following sad news. “It’s my sad duty to inform you that Roy Lindsay, ex-regional president, died last night [Saturday 25th April]. We all remember him, […]
Members will, I hope, be pleased to know that a revised set of Entry Rules for WPA Competitions is about to be published. It has taken time because of the changes to the qualification process which required a complete review of all the relevant rules. The new version also tries to take into account feedback […]
A new system has been introduced by the International Umpiring Commission for awarding penalties under Article 34 of the Official Rules. I saw it in action for the first time at the Espoirs Qualifier in Spain last month, which makes it easier for all concerned. The following applies: All EPA umpires have been issued with […]
The 2014 European Women’s Pétanque Championships was held in Mersin, on the southern coast of Turkey, between 26-28 September 2014. Twenty eight teams took part, including the three “Home Nations” of England, Scotland and Wales. The Welsh team contingent was lead by WPA President Jean-Yves Robic, assisted by National Coach Peter Beresford. The Ladies Team […]
Over the weekend of 23/24 & 25 January, Jake Caston (Wheatsheaf Pétanque Club) represented Wales in the Singles World Championship in Nice, France, he was accompanied by Jean-Yves Robic, the WPAs National President. The qualifying phase comprised 5 rounds using the Swiss System, Jake’s results were: Round 1 – Sweden, lost 13:1 Round 2 – […]
It is with great Sadness that we have to report that Sue Ryan, wife of Jim Ryan, IPA Hon.Treasurer and long time Celtic Challenge participant, has died. We wish Jim and his family our sincere condolences at this sad, and difficult time.
The WPA Executive was notified very late into the season that the Singles competition had been upgraded to a full men’s and women’s World Championships by the FIPJP. As a result of this late notification, this competition had not been included in the selection process for the ladies in 2014. The WPA Executive, in conjunction with the […]
Double National Singles Champion Jake Caston (Wheatsheaf PC) has been invited by the WPA Executive to represent Wales in the First Men’s Singles World Championship (the “Henri BERNARD Trophy”). The competition is scheduled to take place in Nice, France, over the period 23 to 25 January 2015. The Executive and members of the WPA wish Jake all […]