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Conditions perfect for the annual festival of petanque; PETANQUE.

THE annual Welsh Petanque Association v BIG League Challenge Cup was held at Monkstone Petanque Club (Penylan) in fantastic boules weather conditions.

The BIG teams consisted of players from the Caerleon RFC PC, Wheatsheaf PC, Machen PC, NHSOB PC, and PILCS PC.

The WPA was represented by players from Penarth, Monkstone, The Golden Mile, Pontyclun and Caerleon RFC Petanque Clubs.

After two rounds it was even at 8-8. In the third round the WPA forged ahead 15-9, winning seven games out of the eight but, with 24 games to come, there was still everything to play for.

As the weather got hotter so did the WPA, winning six games out of eight in the fourth round.

In the fifth round the WPA continued their form and won another six out of eight games although some of the results were very close.

During the sixth and last round, the BIG rallied to take four games out of the eight but the damage had already been done with the final score being WPA with 31 wins and the BIG with 17 wins.

The BIG drew three rounds and were unlucky not to win some of the close games.

Trophies were awarded to the top pairs of both opposing sides.

With six wins out of six to Liam Milton and Keith Kinset (Monkstone PC) from the WPA, and four wins out of six were taken by the BIG team, Hugh Morris and Mathew Morris (PILCS PC).

The WPA executive thank the Monkstone PC for their hospitality and hosting the event, and look forward to next year's return competition to be hosted by the Boule in Gwent members.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 8, 2014
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