The WPA Presentation Evening was held on Friday 10 January 2020 at Dinas Powys Rugby Club. After an introductory slide show reliving some of the highlights, or lowlights for some people, of 2019, the evening moved on to the presentation of the awards.
The one sadness that was that our good friend Peter Westall was not with us to collect the 4 awards due to him.
Monkstone PC players were involved in no less than 2 cups, 2 shields, 5 plates and a special award of a gold WPA pin.
- President’s Cup Runner Up – Gareth Spencer (Plate)
- Ladies Doubles Runner Up – Judith Smith (Plate)
- Men’s Triples Runner Up – Gareth Spencer – (Plate)
- Cup for Clubs – Monkstone PC – (Cup)
- Division 3 Winners – Monkstone Marauders – (Shield)
- Division 1 Runners Up – Monkstone Monarchs – (Plate)
- League Plate Winners – Monkstone Minotaurs – (Shield)
- League Cup Runners Up – Monkstone Monarchs – (Plate)
- WPA v BIG – Monkstone members in WPA team – (Cup)
- Special Award – Vickie Adshead for her work as League Secretary
Well done to all who collected awards and well done to the club on a very successful year – the trophy cabinet will need an extension.
Photos to follow
Earlier this year Barbara Kensett was appealing for sponsorship money from club members on behalf of her daughter-in-law, Gail, and grandson, Morgan, who were doing a sponsored run in aid of Kidney Wales to help research into kidney disease.
For those who don’t know, Gail donated a kidney to Barbara’s son, Stewart, in order to give him a new lease of life when he was desperately ill. Over the years, Gail and her friends have raised around £7,500 for Kidney Wales.
Barbara wishes to express her thanks to everyone who contributed and below is an official thank you from Tim (before you take to WhatsApp, I know that means Team!)
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According to a recently published list Monkstone PC is the second best Welsh Club in Europe. They feature in 46th place in a list of Europe’s best 100+ clubs, behind Wheatsheaf PC in 36th place but ahead of Caerleon in 69th place, Pontyclun in 73rd and the defunct Sir Henry Morgan PC in 103rd place.
We are not sure how these statistics were compiled but they appear to be based on the EuroCup competition.
The full list is available at:
On their recent holiday in Tenerife, Trish & Bill Mains took part in a number of boules competitions at the hotel where they were staying. Other competitors came from Switzerland, Belgium, France and Spain.
Trish & Bill won 2 competitions playing together and then each won 2 more competitions playing with other partners.
Well done to them both.
The weather wasn’t too good in Tenerife!