Welcome to the Boules in Gwent League
The 2023 presentation evening was held at Ponthir Village Hall on Saturday 11th November, 7 pm.
The venue was Ponthir Hall and I cannot praise the staff enough, especially Leanne, who made us most welcome, and provided excellent service.
Also, the Ponthir Sports and Community Club boules club who gave up their time in the afternoon to prepare the table layout for the event.
It was a fish and chip supper, supplied by Reggies fish shop which is next door to the hall.
It was a very good dinner and the chefs are to be highly commended.
Thanks go to our treasurer Derek, and his wife Marie, for transferring the meal from the arrival boxes to the tables, though their own food must have been cold by the time they sat down.
The music was provided by "Kasbah" who kept the members dancing right to the end of the evening.
It was good to see Robin, our past secretary, there and Basil his successor who is making steady progress after his recent health problems.
Special awards were made to the winning BIG team in the match versus the WPA and to Caerleon A for winning the first division title for five consecutive years, 2017-2022.
The other award winners are listed below.
John (Shun) Price
Champion of Champions
Congratulations to our top teams in this years league who were invited to take part in the Champion of Champions held at Panteg House last Sunday 1st October. Caerleon A, Caerleon Blues, Panteg Steelers, Twyn y Ffrwd and Greenlawn A.
The morning session saw Caerleon A take a narrow lead from Caerleon Blues and Greenlawn A.
With everything to play for in the afternoon session all teams stepped up their play. In the end it came down to the last set of matches, Greenlawn A having a bye in the last round but already having 5 wins. Caerleon A with 5 wins and playing Panteg Steelers and Caerleon Blues with 4 wins playing Twyn y Frwyd.
Battling valliently all day the Ffrwd lost both their last battles to Caerleon Blues giving Blues a one game lead over Greenlawn and Caerleon A. In the other match Caerleon A were still in prime position to take the title but the first match went to the Steelers. The final and possibly the deciding game was a tense affair with both teams giving everything. After a very narrow victory to Steelers the final results were checked and the overall winners announced.
Caerleon Blues, 6 wins +38; Greenlawn A, 5 wins +26; Caerleon A, 5 wins +13.
Congratulations to Caerleon Blues, Champion of Champions 2023.
The final 2023 league tables are now available.
Each week, the home team should send in the results as soon as possible after the match is complete.
Results to the league secretary, Basil White:
e-mail: email@example.com; text to 07905 567094.
Henry Powell Cup
The finals were held at the Greyhound on September 9th and the results are given on Cup & Plate 2023.
Annual BIG v WPA on Saturday 5th August 2023
BIG win at Panteg House 27-22.
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