World Championships

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.

Details for the 2017 World Championship to be held in Ghent between 13th and 16th April can be accessed by following this link.

Details of the qualification series for the Ladies World Championships to be held in China in early December 2017 can be downloaded by following this link.

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.

2008SenegalMenDerek JonesDavid ElstonPeter WestallTony Smith
2009ThailandLadiesBarbara VaughanGemma FosterJill BraceGay Evans
2009TunisiaJuniorSam Lipetz-RobicJesse Lipetz-RobicRhydian LeeKatie Gregory
2010TurkeyMenMatthew FranksPhil BradshawNeil DobbinsCryil Royer
2011TurkeyLadiesBarbara VaughanGemma FosterJill BraceGay Evans
2013FranceLadiesJulie BaileyGemma FosterTansy MayfieldGay Evans
2015FranceMen - SinglesJake Caston

The World Championship in Precision Shooting started in 2000 and has been contested every year since.

2008World ChampionshipDerek Jones
2009World ChampionshipJill Brace
2009World ChampionshipRhydian Lee - Junior
2009European ChampionshipNeil Dobbins
2010World ChampionshipNeil Dobbins
2010European ChampionshipBérengère Demay
2011World ChampionshipJill Brace
2011European ChampionshipNeil Dobbins
2012European ChampionshipTansy Mayfield
2013World ChampionshipGay Evans
2013European ChampionshipIan Bailey
2014European ChampionshipGay Evans
2015European ChampionshipPeter Westall
2016European ChampionshipGemma Foster