Frankfield Cork Annual Boules Blitz

The Boules Blitz 2019

This year’s Frankfield Boules Blitz will be held over the weekend of 24th & 25th August 2019 and as usual, is open to all players of Pétanque in Ireland, North & South, and UK.

Day One is a qualifier competition, the results determining which competition each double will be in on Day Two, the aim being to have all teams in a competition at their own standard on Day Two.

Depending on entry numbers for the event, Day Two will have up to four competitions. And we look forward to welcoming up to 24 teams to the Blitz.

Prizes for the weekend will be very attractive, with €300 and the Perpetual Shield for the winning double in the premier competition of Day Two, The Elevare Gold Shield, and as always, great prizes down the line.

In the second competition on Day Two, The Open Doubles Cup, the winning double will receive the Perpetual Cup and great prizes from 1st down the line.

And we’re very pleased that The International Hotel Prize has been confirmed again for 2019.

The Format:
1. Teams come to Frankfield as doubles and compete on Day One in a round robin qualifier, which will determine which competition they are in on Day Two. Day one will be selected on a pooled draw to encourage cross club/region play on this day only.
Day Two will also be a round robin for each of the up to four competitions and will culminate in play-offs for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the top competitions.

Final details will be published at the start of Day One, along with score sheets etc. As always, on each day, each double will select a sealed envelope, which will contain their draw for the day.

2. Entry fee is €30 per double.
Please let us have your entry by e-mail or phone to the Secretary, not later than 1 August 2019. However, early entry is welcomed.
We would prefer entrants to make online payments for entry fee (dinner also, if you’ll be joining us for it). We’ll provide payment details as teams are entered. This will greatly speed up registration on Day One.

3. Registration time on Saturday, Day One, is 9.00am sharp, with play commencing at 9.30am.
Please circulate your club and regional members about ‘The Frankfield Boules Blitz 2019’.

There are many hotels, B+B’s and indeed Airbnb’s in the vicinity of Frankfield Pétanque.

For ‘Boules Blitz’ participants, the 4* Cork International Hotel has a special rate of €67.50 p/p, p/n sharing, B+B. The nearby Cork Airport Hotel is also available. Both hotels are in Cork Airport precinct and are less than ten minutes from Frankfield Pétanque, and, they are offering a daily complimentary limousine shuttle service to and from the pistes for participants staying in either of these hotels.

If you wish to stay in either of these hotels, please contact Sarah at 00353-21-454-9800 or the Reservations Team at reservations@corkinternationalhotel.com. Make sure you register as participants in the Boules Blitz, and do book early, as both are very popular, particularly for the Summer season.

On the Saturday night, we have our Blitz dinner in the International Hotel @ €30.00 p/p (excl. gratuity) which is open to all competitors, friends and spouses. This really is a great night of fine cuisine and entertainment with music and voice.

Cathal O’Boyle
Sec.
Tel. 00353-86-8562691
E-mail frankfieldpetanque@gmail.com
http://www.frankfieldpetanque.com

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Maureen Beck

It is with great regret and profound sadness that I have to pass on the news that our friend, partner and opponent Maureen Beck passed away on April 14th, peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Maureen has succumbed to an illness which was only recently diagnosed. Maureen lit up the dreariest of Pétanque competitions with her unmistakable smile and was the life and soul of Irish Pétanque for many years. Our thoughts are with Davy Deborah, Louise and Suzanne and the wider Beck and Waddell families.
Denis Nightingale Hon Sec Irish Pétanque Association

2019 IPA triples

30 players will be making their way to Bushy Park Dublin from all over Ireland on 20th April for the annual National Triples competition. There should be some excellent skills on show and at this point in time all the teams would appear to be in with a chance of taking home the Cup.

Lets hope for a dry day on Saturday.

IPA and the rest of the world!

The IPA have recently been accepted into the CEP and FIPJP communities which will allow teams from Ireland to compete in international events.

The next events are due to be notified to us in the near future – once that happens we will be in a position to let members know all the details.

Petanque events 2019

2019 Schedule of Pétanque Events
 

MONTH

 

DATE

 

EVENT

 

VENUE

LAST ENTRY

DATE *

 

March

 

Sat 9th

 

P.P.C. Double (Open draw)

 

Bushy Park

 

March 2nd

 

Sat 23rd

 

IPA Singles

 

Bushy Park

 

March 16th

 
 

April

 

Sat 6th

 

P.P.C. Triple  (Open draw)

 

Bushy Park

 

March 30th

 

Sat 20th

 

IPA Triples

 

Bushy Park

 

April 13th

 
 

May

 

4th & 5th

 

Celtic Challenge

 

Wales

 

N/A

 

Sat 11th

P.P.C. Qualifier for

All Ireland Club Double

 

Bushy Park

 

May 1st

 

Sat 25th

 

All Ireland Club Doubles

 

Ormeau P.C.

 

Sat 18th

 
 

June

 

Sat 15th

 

OPEN Doubles

 

Ormeau P.C.

 

June 8th

 
 

July

 

Sat 13th

 

Bastille Day Event – TBA

 

Bushy Park

 

N/A

 

Sat 27th

 

P.P.C. Single

 

Bushy Park

 

July 20th

 
 

August

 

Sat 10th

 

P.P.C.  Double

 

Bushy Park

 

Aug 3rd

24th & 25th  

Boule Blitz Weekend Cork

 

Frankfield P.C.

 

Contact FPC

 
 

September

 

Sat 14th

 

IPA Doubles

 

North Down PC

 

Sept 3rd

 

 

 

Sat 21st

 

P.P.C. OPEN Invite Triple

 

Bushy Park

 

Sept 14th

 
 

October

 

Sat 5th

 

Celtic Challenge Qualifier

 

Bushy Park

 

Sept 7th

 

 

N.B * ALL IPA COMPETITION ENTRIES highlighted above must be sent to: denisnightingale@yahoo.co.uk before 12 noon on the entry date.

 

Petanque calendar of events 2019

The following National and Club events have been notified for 2019

2019 Schedule of Pétanque Events
 

MONTH

 

DATE

 

EVENT

 

VENUE

LAST ENTRY

DATE *

 

March

 

Sat 9th

 

P.P.C. Double (Open draw)

 

Bushy Park

 

March 2nd

 

Sat 23rd

 

IPA Singles

 

Bushy Park

 

March 16th

 
 

April

 

Sat 6th

 

P.P.C. Triple  (Open draw)

 

Bushy Park

 

March 30th

 

Sat 20th

 

IPA Triples

 

Bushy Park

 

April 13th

 
 

May

 

4th & 5th

 

Celtic Challenge

 

Wales

 

N/A

 

Sat 11th

P.P.C. Qualifier for

All Ireland Club Double

 

Bushy Park

 

May 1st

 

Sat 25th

 

All Ireland Club Doubles

 

Ormeau P.C.

 

Sat 18th

 
 

June

 

Sat 15th

 

OPEN Doubles

 

Ormeau P.C.

 

June 8th

 
 

July

 

Sat 13th

 

Bastille Day Event – TBA

 

Bushy Park

 

N/A

 

Sat 27th

 

P.P.C. Single

 

Bushy Park

 

July 20th

 
 

August

 

Sat 10th

 

P.P.C.  Double

 

Bushy Park

 

Aug 3rd

24th & 25th  

Boule Blitz Weekend Cork

 

Frankfield P.C.

 

Contact FPC

 
 

September

 

Sat 14th

 

IPA Doubles

 

North Down PC

 

Sept 3rd

 

 

 

Sat 21st

 

P.P.C. OPEN Invite Triple

 

Bushy Park

 

Sept 14th

 
 

October

 

Sat 5th

 

Celtic Challenge Qualifier

 

Bushy Park

 

Sept 7th

 

 

N.B * ALL IPA COMPETITION ENTRIES highlighted above must be sent to: denisnightingale@yahoo.co.uk before 12 noon on the entry date.

 

News from the 2019 AGM

IPA Office holders and Council members elected for 2019:
President: Jim Ryan
Hon.Sec: Denis Nightingale
Hon.Treas. Owen Kelleher
Council

Members:

George Davidson
Cathal O’Boyle
Norman Flanagan
Barra Ó hEireamhóin
Gregory Novaresio
Franck Breteche

 

The following fee structure for 2019 was agreed:

MEMBERSHIP FEES 2019 €
Full membership ( Single )    40

“ “                   ( Family )              80

Junior                                           12

 

Affiliated Clubs with a membership of:

 

Full, but also a member of

An Affiliated Club                   20

“ “                   ( Family )            40

Junior (Under 18)                   12

1-10                                50€

11-20                            140€

21-40                            200€

41-60                            300€

61+                                 500€

Entrance to IPA

National Competitions

8€ (per person)