The World Championships are organised by the Fédération Internationale de Pétanque et Jeu Provençal (FIPJP), the World governing body of the sport of pétanque.
The Pétanque World Championship was first contested in 1959 and has been organised a further 46 times.
From 2010 the World Championship has been limited to 48 countries and held every two years. The qualifying competition for the World Championship is now the European Championship, organised by the European governing body, the Confédération Européenne de Pétanque (CEP).
In 2012 the World Championship was changed from an open class (mixed sex) to male teams only.
If you would like to enter the Qualification Series, please complete the on-line registration, which can be accessed by following this link.
The Teams representing Wales were entirely self-funded, and are extremely grateful to all those who so kindly provided sponsorship or made donations.
Year Country 2008 Senegal Men Derek Jones David Elston Peter Westall Tony Smith 2009 Thailand Women Barbara Vaughan Gemma Foster Jill Brace Gay Evans 2009 Tunisia Junior Sam Lipetz-Robic Jesse Lipetz-Robic Rhydian Lee Katie Gregory 2010 Turkey Men Matthew Franks Phil Bradshaw Neil Dobbins Cryil Royer 2011 Turkey Women Barbara Vaughan Gemma Foster Jill Brace Gay Evans 2013 France Women Julie Bailey Gemma Foster Tansy Mayfield Gay Evans 2015 France Singles - Men Jake Caston 2017 Belgium Singles - Men Phil Bradshaw 2017 Belgium Singles - Women Gemma Foster 2017 Belgium Doubles - Men Phil Bradshaw Ian Bailey 2017 Belgium Doubles - Women Gay Evans Gemma Foster 2017 Belgium Doubles - Mixed Gay Evans Ian Bailey
The World Championship in Precision Shooting started in 2000 and has been contested every year since.
Year Competition 2008 World Championship Derek Jones 2009 World Championship Jill Brace 2009 World Championship Rhydian Lee - Junior 2009 European Championship Neil Dobbins 2010 World Championship Neil Dobbins 2010 European Championship Bérengère Demay 2011 World Championship Jill Brace 2011 European Championship Neil Dobbins 2012 European Championship Tansy Mayfield 2013 World Championship Gay Evans 2013 European Championship Ian Bailey 2014 European Championship Gay Evans 2015 European Championship Peter Westall 2016 European Championship Gemma Foster