Boules in Gwent

Welcome to the website of the Boules in Gwent League

Message from the league secretary and chairman, June 10th

“Hallo from Shun and I. We hope all BIG players and supporters have been safe and well during these troubled Coronavirus times. We are fine, even though restricted in movement and contacts. It is a pity that we are not playing boules during the recent lovely spell of weather although I am aware of one player who had a game with himself - and lost!

As you are aware , a communique was issued by the BIG Committee in mid March following the spread of Covid-19. This announced the postponement of the 2020 boules season until further notice.

We have continued to monitor the state of play in recent months, noting changes in legally-based Welsh government guidelines and any emerging information from national pétanque websites.

Given the current situation across the UK, updated since March, we have concluded that for reasons of safety and timescales, there is no realistic chance of playing a shortened league season this year. This is therefore formal notice that the 2020 league season is cancelled.

Keep safe and we hope to see you next season.”

The Welsh Pétanque Association made an announcement concerning Covid-19 on Monday 11th May. Read the statement by clicking here.

Coronavirus: Statement by the chairman and secretary, Sunday 15th March

The Boules in Gwent Committee has been monitoring the progress of the Coronavirus and its potential impact upon the forthcoming boules season.

On behalf of the BIG LEAGUE, it has been decided to postpone the AGM scheduled for mon 23 March until further notice. With numbers attending usually around 60, the Committee feel it is sensible to do this as a duty of care. In any event, with only standard agenda items declared, a note can be compiled electronically to cover most of the agenda.

You will be aware that the boules season runs from mid April to early September. Given the uncertainty and risks associated with the future spread of the virus, we have decided to postpone the start of the season. We will monitor the situation and advise further.

Statement by the Welsh Pétanque Association, Sunday 15th March

The WPA Executive Committee has been closely monitoring the situation with regard to the official advice from the UK and Welsh Governments and NHS and NHS Wales.

In light of the latest official information, as well as the Press Release issued today by the F.I.P.J.P., we have taken the decision to suspend ALL WPA events, competitions and meetings from midnight on Sunday 15th March 2020 until further notice.

This includes all formal and leisure-playing of the sport.

The F.I.P.J.P. Press Release can be found HERE.

We understand that some of you will be disappointed by this decision, but we recognise that we have a duty of care to all our members and feel that now is the right time, in view of the age-profile of our members themselves as well as the potential to pass the infection on to vulnerable people with whom we may come into contact.

This action brings us in line with our friends in England, who have already announced a suspension of all their competitions and meetings.

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You can read the chairman's report from the 2019 AGM by clicking here.
And the minutes of the 2019 AGM here.

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The Champion of Champions, the final competition of the 2019 season, took place at Caerleon on Sunday 22nd of September: congratulations to Greenlawn A.
See the report and pictures by clicking here.

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On the left you will find links to

The fixture lists for the 2020 season - which will be available shortly.

FINAL results and league tables for 2019: click your division on the left.
    The secretary's report of the 2019 league season can be found by clicking here.

FINAL cup and plate results and report for 2019.

The BIG NEWS page provides various news items and club events.
    Send notification of a club boules event you are holding and it will go on the BIG NEWS page.

The LINKS page provides web addresses for those clubs that have websites.
    If your club has a site but is not on the list, please let us know the address.

To send information or a query use the FEEDBACK page or send an e-mail to bigleague at boulesingwent dot com


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