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CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS 2013

Chairman's Address 2013
Welcome everyone to the end of season dinner.

Overall it was another good year for the club.

BIG League

The Club as a whole played 60 matches and won 8 more games this year than last. Won 31, Drew 17, Lost 12

After a battle throughout the season the Blues finished as runners up in Division 1, the A team finished in 5th place.

After a really close battle in division 2 the Greens finally won the division over ROF B gaining promotion to division 1 next season.

The A team were runners up in the cup for the 2nd year running.

The Blues and Greens both qualified for the Champions of Champions and the Blues took the title winning all 10 of their games. The Greens finished in 3rd place

 

WPA League

In Division 1 the Romans won 9 (4 more than last year) drew 2 and lost 7 leaving them in 3rd place.

The Celts won 2 drew 2 and lost 14 and unfortunately are relegated to division 2.

 

WPA Cup

The Celts lost to Monkstone Inn in the quarter finals and unfortunately, the Romans were runners up in the cup final for the 4th time in the last 5 years, beaten by Monkstone Inn

 

Welsh Players

Again another good year for our club.

The following players represented Wales in the Celtic Challenge at the Wheatsheaf Tansy Mayfield, Peter Beresford and myself

The Home Nations in Edinburgh, Tansy Mayfield, Peter Beresford, Barbara Vaughan, Pat Daviss, Shun Price and myself.

The Inter-Regions in Hayling Island Tansy Mayfield, Peter Beresford, Pat Daviss, Alison, Paul and Katie Gregory, Richard Harris, Barbara Vaughan, Shun and Jan Price and myself – congratulations to you all

 

In the National Competitions success went to

Myself with Tony Smith and Graham Attfield runners up in the Veterans.

Myself with Phil Bradshaw runners up in the Doubles.

Myself with Jean-Yves Robic & Tony Smith National Triples Champions, and Paul Mayfield, Shun Price and Mike Jacques runners up.

Shun Price Runner up in the National Singles

 

The qualifier for next years Celtic Challenge has been held, Caerleon RFC makes up 50% of the team that will travel to Fochabar next May, Tansy, Barbara, Paul and Alison Gregory, Richard and myself.

 

For the Ladies World Championships, Barbara, Alison, Kate together with Karen Macleod ended up in a play off against Tansy along with Gemma Foster and Julie Bailey with Tansy’s team qualifying to represent Wales. They travelled to Montauban in France at the beginning of October, unfortunately they didn’t win but gave a good account of themselves –well done ladies ‘a great effort’

 

It was good to see more of our players having successful and enjoyable days taking part in the Veterans and Celtic Challenge qualifiers – Nobby, Wally and Dai

 

On to our internal competitions the doubles and triples competitions failed to take place, however the singles competition was played and the title was taken by  Paul Mayfield.

The club held another very successful Bastille Day won by Barbara (who (together with her partners only dropped 3 points all day), Kon won the shooting competition and the PILCS trio the ‘best dressed’ in their 3 French Hens outfits.

 

Thanks to Pat for organising the Friday night melees – although I was not able to attend I’m sure everyone had a good time.

 

All in all another successful year for the club.

 

So enjoy your break while you can, as it will soon be time to shine your balls and get back on the piste!!!!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
 

Kon, Caerleon RFC Petanque Club Chairman

 

CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS 2012

Welcome everyone to the end of season dinner.
Overall it was another good year for the club.

BIG League
The Club as a whole played 54 matches and won more games this year than last.
Won 23
Drew 15
Lost 14
All was not lost as the A team battled on to uphold the clubs winning reputation as Runners up in League, Runners up in the Cup and 3rd in the Champion of Champions – well don A Team.
Blues finished 5th in division 1
Green finished 7th in division 2 – strange things happening with the Greens , they won 6, drew 6 and lost 6 – 666 SPOOKY!!
WPA League
In Division 1 the Romans won 5 drew 6 and lost 7 leaving them in 5th place.
In Division 2 Congratulations to the Celts, led by Mike North, they won 7 drew 5 and lost 3 putting them in runners up position and gaining promotion to Division 1 next season – good luck to the Celts.
The Celts reached the semi final of the plate competition but we knocked out by Wenvoe 2.
Unfortunately, the Romans were runners up in the cup for the 3rd time in the last 4 years, beaten this year by Monkstone Inn
Welsh Players
Again another good year for our club.  The following players represented Wales in the Celtic Challenge in Ireland, The Home Nations in Cardiff, the Inter-Regions in Hayling Island.  Tansy Mayfield, Peter Beresford, Julie Beresford, Paul Mayfield, Pat Daviss and myself – congratulations to you all
For the first time the WPA held a qualifier for the over 55’s, Peter Beresford, myself and Stuart Spencer were runners up.
In the National mixed doubles, Tansy with Jesse Lipetz-Robic were this years champions with Barbara and myself as runners up.

In the National Doubles, Kon with Phil Bradshaw were runners up.
The Triangular competition was resurrected this year and was won by Wales, Barbara, Tansy and myself took part.  The qualifier for next years Celtic Challenge was held earlier in the year, Tansy, Peter and myself will again represent Wales next May.
For the Ladies European Championships, Tansy along with Gemma Foster and Julie Bailey qualified to represent Wales. They travelled to Ghent at the end of October, after the first rounds they were in the top 16 and progressed to the Cup rounds, unfortunately lost in the next rounds – but well done ladies ‘a great effort’

On to our internal competitions the singles and triples competitions failed to take place, however the doubles competition was played and the title was taken by Tansy and Paul Mayfield.  The club held another very successful Bastille Day won by Mike North, Paul Mayfield won the shooting competition and Tansy the best dressed in her ‘Asterix’ costume
Thanks to Doug for organising the Friday night melees – up against some horrendous weather conditions but on the nights the melees went ahead I’m sure everyone had a good time.

So all in all another successful year for the club.  (Have a look at the website for other achievements for the year).  So enjoy your break while you can, as it will soon be time to shine your balls and get back on the piste!!!!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Kon, Caerleon RFC Petanque Club Chairman




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