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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.

Cup for Clubs – The Final

The first leg of our final against Pontyclun PC takes place on Sunday, 20 March, at Dinas Powis (10.00am). We have still to agree the date of the second leg.

Selecting a squad for the final isn’t easy. As a club we are able to call upon a range of experienced players who no doubt would do us proud on the day. But I have to select eight players who I believe are currently best suited for this very important game.

Therefore, the squad is:

Bernard, Keith, Mike, Nai, Roger, Rose, Tony and Vickie.


The President’s Cup was today won by a team from Monkstone Petanque Club consisting of Barney, Keith, Nai and Andy. They fought their way through to the final where they had a stunning and convincing victory over a team from Monkstone Inn comprised of Ian Bailey, Glyn Attley and Jake Caston (Carlen RFC PC).

“Three Men in a Boat”, Bernard, Peter K and John M, were all at sea and had a terrible morning losing all three games, including one to the “Three Degrees” (see below) but came good in the afternoon to beat a teams from Caerleon and Brecon and take the Plate competition.

The “Three Degrees”, Vickie, Carol and Rose, after their triumph in the first game against the “Men in a Boat” went somewhat downhill but in the gathering gloom they heroically managed to avoid the wooden spoon by beating a team from Carlen RFC PC.

We must thank all those from the Club who helped to make yesterday a success by playing, setting up and clearing up, providing raffle prizes etc.

Particular thanks to Barbara who didn’t play but worked like a Trojan all day making sure that there was tea & coffee and biscuits for our guests, clearing up and generally doing all those little unnoticed jobs that are so necessary to keep an event running smoothly.


National Precision Shooting Champion

The 2015 National Shooting Champion is our very own Peter Westall, who took the title last Sunday (17th May) at Caerleon RFC PC.

Peter undertook a series of 5 disciplines, not once, but 5 times to reach the final against last year’s champion Kon Tomczyk, Peter won the encounter 19/11.

Peter’s scores were:

Round 1 – 16 points
Round 2 – 10 points
Round 3 – 22 points
Round 4 – 26 points &
Round 5 – 19 points

The highest score of the day was 30 points recorded by Kon Tomczyk.

Well done Peter!

Members put on the Welsh Shirt

Six members of the club qualified to represent Wales at the recent Home Nations Championship hosted by the English Pétanque Association, the venue was the Mansfield Pétanque Club.

All the members attending the competition would like to congratulate and thank the members of the Mansfield Pétanque Club for their generous hospitality during the weekend.


Peter, Bernard, John, Nai, Roger & Tony