Following an official invitation from the European Confederation of Pétanque (CEP), England will be entering two teams into a precision shooting competition which commences on July 1st.
Organised by the Danish Pétanque Federation (DPF), each team will consist of:
1 Male player
1 Female player
1 Espoir player (male or female)
1 Junior player (male or female)
1 Veteran player (+55 male or female).
The Euro- Pétanque Shooting Challenge will take place “virtually” via Facebook, and each player will have to stream their match directly to the page created by the DPF for the event.
We’re waiting to hear final details on the format, but we are told that each player in the team will shoot 10 × 3 shots at various distances in the various stages of the competition.
In the qualification (seeding) round, the distance will be 7 metres; in the poule round, the distance will be 8 metres; and in the knockout round it will be 9 metres. We’re assuming that different European teams will face each other head to head in the last two stages and cumulative team points will be used.
Our two teams have been selected from our current England Squads and in consultation with our Lead Members for Men, Women, Espoirs, Youth and Veterans. This should be an exciting competition and we wish all our players every success. Our thanks to the CEP and our friends in the Danish Federation for creating this competition.
Reece Gould (Men’s National Squad 2019/20)
Sarah Huntley (Women’s National Squad 2019/20)
Jason White (Men’s National Squad 2019/20 and Espoirs National Team 2019)
Jamie Brooks (National Youth Team 2019/National Youth Academy Squad 2020)
Cliff Campbell (Veterans National Team 2019)
Jeremy Huntley (Men’s National Squad 2019/20)
Hannah-Louise Griffin (Women’s National Squad 2019/20)
Alex Spillett (Espoirs National Team 2019)
Baillie Inglis (National Youth B Squad 2019/National Youth Academy Squad 2020)
Simon Bird (Veterans National Team 2019)