The Pétanque World Championship was first contested in 1959, and since 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.
World Championships organised by the FIPJP are run over a two-year cycle. In the even-numbered years, the following Championship takes place:
- Triples: Men and Precision Shooting.
In odd-numbered years the following Championships take place:
- Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles: Men and Women.
- Triples: Juniors and Precision Shooting.
- Triples: Women and Precision Shooting.
The Teams representing Wales are entirely self-funded and are extremely grateful to all those who kindly provided sponsorship or donated.
If you or your business is interested in sponsoring the Welsh Squad, please contact a member of the current WPA Executive.
|2019||Spain||Singles: Women||G Foster|
|2019||Spain||Singles: Men||M Howells|
|2019||Spain||Doubles: Women||G Foster||T Mayfield|
|2019||Spain||Doubles: Men||R Harris||M Howells|
|2019||Spain||Doubles: Mixed||T Mayfield||R Harris|
|2017||Belgium||Singles: Women||G Foster|
|2017||Belgium||Singles: Men||P Bradshaw|
|2017||Belgium||Doubles: Women||G Evans||G Foster|
|2017||Belgium||Doubles: Men||P Bradshaw||I Bailey|
|2017||Belgium||Doubles: Mixed||G Evans||I Bailey|
|2015||France||Singles: Men||J Caston|
|2013||France||Women||J Bailey||G Foster||T Mayfield||G Evans|
|2011||Turkey||Women||B Vaughan||G Foster||J Brace||G Evans|
|2010||Turkey||Men||M Franks||P Bradshaw||N Dobbins||C Royer|
|2009||Thailand||Women||B Vaughan||G Foster||J Brace||G Evans|
|2009||Tunisia||Junior||S Lipetz-Robic||J Lipetz-Robic||Rhydian Lee||Katie Gregory|
|2008||Senegal||Men||D Jones||D Elston||P Westall||T Smith|
Precision Shooting.Members who have represented Wales in the World Championships since 2008.
|2020||World Championship||NOT HELD COVID-19|
|2013||World Championship - Women||G Evans|
|2011||World Championship - Women||J Brace|
|2010||World Championship - Women||N Dobbins|
|2009||World Championship - Women||J Brace|
|2009||World Championship - Junior||R Lee|
|2008||World Championship - Men||D Jones|