2016 IPA Doubles

The 2016 IPA Doubles were held on 16th September in Bushy Park Dublin, Kindly facilitated by Park Petanque Club. The weather was fine and a good day’s sport was had by all teams

The 12 doubles entered were drawn into two groups and a round robin format meane each team played fve games. At the end of the round robin the top two teams in each group  progressed to the semi finals which saw Gregory Novaresio & Vincent Beritault take on  Conor and Tim from Park Petanque Club while Franck & Sylver Breteche  faced  Humberto Tavares & Jack di Pizzo.

Franck and Sylver played Gregory and Vincent in a very tough final but the Breteches were victorious in the end – congratulations to them and all who participated.


The winners of the 2016 IPA Doubles

Inter Club Doubles 2016

The recent competition was held in Bushy Pary Dublin on 21st May with teams from North Down, Park and Frankfield Petanque clubs taking part.

This was the first major competition held on the refurbished piste and the victorious club was North Down.

Congratulations to their team of Franck and Sylver Breteche and George Davidson and Paul Trainor.

Celtic Challenge 2016

Scotland once again proved too strong for the Wales and Ireland teams in the annual Celtic Challenge. With 30 wins to Scotland they were 2 wins ahead of Wales A ahile Ireland finished a disappointing 4th with 16 wins [the official result only shows 15 wins for Ireland but the Breteche/Beck triple won 6 and not 5 games as reported].

Despite the result the Irish team enjoyed a weeked of sport and camraderie – even if the hotel left a lot to be desired – [like wardrobes, hot water and a cooked breakfast on the final morning!]

the CC 2016 is over – time to plan for Scotland in 2017.