Archive for Competition


The WPA League Cup & Plate Finals featuring Monkstone Monarchs took place today at Ystradowen PC.

A full report on the WPA website is available here.

2021 Monkstone Open Doubles

The 2021 Monkstone Open Doubles were contested today by 16 teams under leaden skies but, apart from a couple of very minor showers, the rain held off and we actually finished in the late afternoon with a hint of sunshine.

The morning competition comprised of 3 pools of 4 teams with the top 2 in each pool going through to the afternoon knockout and the remaining 2 teams going through to the Plate knockout. Most of the games went as expected with the exception of Amanda & Chris Jenkins who had a stirring win against Kon Tomczyk & Julie Bailey. The pool results were:

The afternoon saw the knockout phase of the competition with some excellent play from all teams. The main competition was won by Sean Smith (Monkstone PC) and Ian Bailey (SWBRC PC)

The plate competition threw up a final between 2 Monkstone teams, Amanda & Chris Jenkins and Tom Mills & Phil Roberts. The match was nip and tuck all the way through but Tom & Phil’s experience finally allowed them to pip Amanda & Chris at the post. It was a great effort by relative newcomer Amanda and 2021 newbie Chris.

Playing Calendar

The Club 2021 Playing Calendar is now available on the website. Let’s hope that all the planned events can take place this year!

Roll Ups Are Back

Subject only to any change in the Welsh Government plans to allow organised sports activities from 26 April 2021, the Monday Roll Up will recommence on Monday 26 April 2021 and the Friday Roll Up will recommence on Friday 29 April 2021.

It’s Competition Time – We Hope!

Subject to the final confirmation of the announcement from the Welsh Government that we will return to Alert Level 3 and 30 people will be allowed at organised outdoor sports from 3 May 2021, the much delayed 2020 Club competitions will take place as follows:

  • 2020 Xmas Melee – Sunday 9 May 2021 @ 11:00am (limited to 30 players)
  • 2020 Club Doubles – Sunday 16 May 2021 @ 11:00am (limited to 24 players)

The entries made for the original competitions have been deleted so, if you want to enter these competitions, you must book again. The booking system is now open.

Both competitions will take place as melees. The Xmas Melee will be a normal melee, whilst the Club Doubles will be a doubles melee where the pairs will be drawn before the competition and stay together for all 3 rounds. Entries for both competitions are, therefore, from  individual players.

Hopefully we will also restart the Monday & Friday roll-ups on Friday 7 May 2021.

All the above is subject to confirmation by Welsh Government.