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2016 Celtic Challenge

Celtic Challenge Associations

The 2016 Celtic Challenge is to be hosted by Caerleon RFC Pétanque Club, The Broadway, Caerleon, NP18 1AY over the weekend of 30th April and 1st May.

This annual event between Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and is the 28th occasion that will be held, each nation supplies 4 teams of 3 players. As Wales is hosting the event this year, two squads each comprising 4 teams are representing Wales,  Wales A and Wales B, the two squads are comprised of the following WPA members:

Wales ATeam Member 1Team Member 2Team Member 3
Wales 1Glyn AttleyPhil BradshawIan Bailey
Wales 2Terry LloydKen AshtonPeter Westall
Wales 3Roger MorganJill BraceSteve Brace
Wales 4Kevin EdwardsJeremy ClareLen Fields

Wales BTeam Member 1Team Member 2Team Member 3
Wales 5David BevanRobert DerretNeil Wilkinson
Wales 6Tansy MayfiedPaul MayfieldKon Tomczyk
Wales 7Dan DaviesSion daviesNeil Dobbins
Wales 8Alison GregoryRichard HarrisPaul Gregory

The competition is played over two days. The winner is the squad that achieves the most wins after 12 rounds after playing against all the opposing teams. The host nation’s A and B squad play each other in the first 4 rounds on the opening day.

There is no charge for spectators, so why not go along and support Wales in their bid to win the 2016 Celtic Challenge.

Celtic Challenge Programme

Friday April 29th

Airport pick-ups and drop-offs at accommodation

From 5.00pm – Clubhouse open for a chance to look around and have a practice.

7.00pm – Welcome Buffet for all at the clubhouse.

Saturday April 30th

8.00am – Players to arrive at Playing Area

8.30am – Photos and official competition opening/welcome

9.15am – Start of play

1.00 – 2.00pm – Hot lunch (including vegetarian) will be available to purchase

6.00pm – End of play (approx.)

7.30pm – Midnight Live music with ‘The Gatecrashers’ at the clubhouse

Sunday May 1st

8.30am – Players to arrive at Playing Area

9.00am – Start of play

1.00 – 2.00pm – Hot lunch (including vegetarian) will be available to purchase

6.00pm – End of play (approx.)

7.30pm – Presentation dinner at the University Campus Caerleon

 

Follow this link to download a copy of the programme.