European Championships for all categories are held every two years and organised by the European governing body, the Confédération Européenne de Pétanque (CEP).
The European Championships for Espoirs (Men), Espoirs (Women) and Men are held every odd-numbered year. The Men’s European Championship is now the qualifying competition for the Men’s World Championship. Every even-numbered year the CEP organises the European Championships for Women, Juniors and Veterans.
If you would like to enter the Qualification Series, please complete the on-line registration, which can be accessed by following this link.
The 2016 Men and Women Singles European Championship was hosted by the Swedish Petanque Federation between 4th to 6th November 2016 in Halmstad, Sweden.
This was the first CEP European Singles Championship and the WPA was proud that Tansy Mayfield (Caerleon RFC Pétanque Club) represented Wales. Tansy also represented Wales in the European Champion for Women (triples) in Bratislava. Derek Jones (Pontyclun PC) supported Tansy as her coach.
Both Tansy and Derek are two very experienced Pétanque players, who have represented Wales at previous European and World Championships.
All Teams representing Wales are entirely self-funded, and are extremely grateful to all those who so kindly provide sponsorship or make donations. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring the Welsh Squad, then please contact Jean-Yves Robic the Director of Development.
|2009||France||Men||Matthew Franks||Phil Bradshaw||Neil Dobbins||Cryil Royer|
|2010||Slovenia||Ladies||Bérengère Demay||Gemma Foster||Jill Brace||Sue Foster|
|2011||Sweden||Men||Matthew Franks||Phil Bradshaw||Neil Dobbins||Ian Bailey|
|2012||Denmark||Veterans||Graham Attfield||Mike Brown||Tony Smith|
|2012||Belgium||Ladies||Jule Bailey||Gemma Foster||Tansy Mayfield|
|2013||Rome||Men||Matthew Franks||Phil Bradshaw||Ian Bailey||Jean-Yves Robic|
|2014||Sweden||Veterans||Barbara Vaughan||Jake Caston||Kon Tomczyk||Peter Beresford|
|2014||Turkey||Ladies||Joanie Roberts||Jill Brace||Gay Evans|
|2015||Bulgaria||Men||Ian Bailey||Steve Brace||Peter Westall||Phil Bradshaw|
|2016||Bratislava||Women||Barbara Vaughan||Tansy Mayfield||Gemma Foster|
|2016||Monaco||Veterans||Bob Pugh||Jake Caston||Peter Westall||Ray Hayes|
|2016||Sweden||Singles - Women||Tansy Mayfield|
The European Championship in Precision Shooting is contested every year at either the men’s or women’s championship.
|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|