The 2017 Singles competition was held at a damp and windy Bushy Park on 18th March.
Players from Cork and Belfast joined the Dublin players for a good days sport despite the conditions. The two groups for the round robin stage saw all three Bretèches in the one group so it really was a family affair in that group with young Sylver coming out on top with 5 wins. In the other group there was also a clear winner when Stéphane Voinot, playing in his first IPA singles event, ran out a clear winner. [Stéphane has also been drafted into the Celtic Challenge team in place of Vincent Belingard who has had to drop out for work reasons.
The final was a closely fought affair in the early ends but Sylver managed to dominate the latter stages and ran out winner by 13 points to 6. congratulations to both players on their performance.
Our thanks once again go to Owen Kelleher and the Park Petanque Club for hosting the event.
Our photo shows Stéphane [left] and Sylver [right] being presented with their trophies by Owen – IPA Treasurer.
NB 18th March was also notable as the day the wheels came off the English Rugby chariot at the Aviva stadium. Well done to the 23 lads in green!