CEP European Championships


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.

The 2017 qualification series for the CEP European Mens’ Triple and Veterans’ Championship 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 2016 Men and Women Singles European Championship was hosted by the Swedish Petanque Federation between 4th to 6th November 2016 in Halmstad, Sweden.

Tansy Mayfield
Derek Jones

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.

The official website for the championship can be accessed by following this link.

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.

2009FranceMenMatthew FranksPhil BradshawNeil DobbinsCryil Royer
2010SloveniaLadiesBérengère DemayGemma FosterJill BraceSue Foster
2011SwedenMenMatthew FranksPhil BradshawNeil DobbinsIan Bailey
2012DenmarkVeteransGraham AttfieldMike BrownTony Smith
2012BelgiumLadiesJule BaileyGemma FosterTansy Mayfield
2013RomeMenMatthew FranksPhil BradshawIan BaileyJean-Yves Robic
2014SwedenVeteransBarbara VaughanJake CastonKon TomczykPeter Beresford
2014TurkeyLadiesJoanie RobertsJill BraceGay Evans
2015BulgariaMenIan BaileySteve BracePeter WestallPhil Bradshaw
2016BratislavaWomenBarbara VaughanTansy MayfieldGemma Foster
2016MonacoVeteransBob PughJake CastonPeter WestallRay Hayes
2016SwedenSingles - WomenTansy Mayfield
2017FranceMenPhil BradshawIan BaileyKon TomczykPeter Westall
2017DenmarkVeteransPeter BeresfordLen FieldBob PughPeter Westall

The European Championship in Precision Shooting is contested every year at either the men’s or women’s championship.

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
2017European ChampionshipPeter Westall