2020 Club Triples

A bright winter’s day on Sunday greeted the 24 players entered for the 2020 Club Triples competition. The draw had been made the day before, with first division players being seeded to make it a more inclusive event. The teams were:

1 Sean Smith Gill Clark  Linda Halloran
2 Roger Griffin  Mike Wigg Sue Williams
3 Vickie Adshead Phil Roberts  Lynda Hodges
4 Tony Smith  Amanda Jenkins Barbara Kensett
5 Peter Kensett Gill Greenwell Denise Jones
6 Roger Green Judith Smith  Tony Newton
7 Mike Jones Paul Denham Betty Hoyle
8 Bernard Adshead Roger Bennett Melys Phinnemore

Play got under way and after the first round the four teams on one win were Vickie Adshead, Peter Kensett, Roger Green and Bernard Adshead with Peter Kensett leading the way on +6 points. So onto the second round and who could maintain the their winning ways? Peter and Vickie fell by the wayside leaving only Roger (+5) slightly ahead of Bernard (+4) on 2 wins each.

So the nail biting final round. Would one or both of the leaders fall at the last hurdle and perhaps leave the way open to another contender? Could Bernard better Roger’s score and pip him at the post? Would Vickie do Bernard a favour by beating Roger? All these questions and a myriad more in which nobody was really interested would soon be answered.  

The competition was over and El Pres Mike Jones revealed that both teams on 2 wins had won their final games but the team out of the competition and not dancing again next week was (drum role) ………… Bernard, Ben and Melys (+9) meaning that Roger, Judith and Tony (+12) were declared the 2020 Club Triples Champions.

Well done to the Champions, thanks to all who took part and well done to Melys on second place in her first competition.

The Winning Team with their Trophies

Full results of the competition:

So, on to next Sunday’s 2020 Club Doubles …………………..


Down at the Club This Week

A lot has been happening down at the Club this week when were blessed with fine crisp winter’s days and it became quite warm when the sun had had time to wake up.

Roger Grif & Vickie scrubbed all the grime off the cabin and applied several coats of preservative






Pete finished off the last bits and pieces in the kitchen that Tom had installed a few months ago before he went on to fixing new guttering

Bernard installed new wall lights to finish off the new external lighting installation which started a couple of months ago with the new floodlights (a real electrician is due to come to test and certify it all!)




Roger Green started the refurbishment of the bench seating





……….. and there was some petanque played!







We are looking to fix a day in the near future to repair and paint all the fence panels when we will be looking for a few more volunteers to make light work of the job.

2020 President’s Cup

Last Sunday saw 16 members compete for the President’s Cup on a fine winter’s day. Three rounds in melee format were played and the competition was fierce for the first Club competition of the year. 

After the 3 rounds were complete, only two competitors emerged with 3 wins each. After the results had been scrutinised and El Pres got his abacus out, it was confirmed that Keith Nott had a better points difference than Tony Smith and, to the tumultuous applause of the gathered crowd, Keith was declared the winner.

El Pres Mike Jones make a socially distanced presentation to Keith Nott

Club to Reopen Next Week

Following today’s announcement by the Welsh Government outlining the rules that will apply when the current lockdown ends at midnight on next Sunday, Monkstone Petanque Club is pleased to confirm that it will reopen on Monday 9 November 2020 with the usual Monday Roll-up.

Bernard Adshead

MPC Coronavirus Officer

Covid-19 Closes Club Again

In line with the Welsh Government restrictions announced on Monday 19 October 2020, Monkstone Petanque Club will cease all activities from 6pm on Friday 23 October 2020. No pistes can be booked until at least 9 November 2020.

It is hoped that we will be able to reopen on 9 November 2020 but this will depend on the lifting of the restrictions by the Welsh Government.

Keep safe and hopefully we can recommence playing in November.

Bernard Adshead – MPC Coronavirus Officer