Inter-Regionals 2021 – venue confirmed

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 Inter-Regional Championship & Challenge will go ahead at Melton Mowbray Cattle Market, on 4th/5th September.

Melton Mowbray is a new venue for us and it will be a non-residential event so players and regions will be able to make their own accommodation arrangements, unlike previous years where there was a requirement for everyone to stay on site. There is a wide variety of accommodation available within 30-60 minutes’ drive of the venue, starting at £106 for two people for 3 nights (at the Ramada), so we are confident that for most people the cost will be less than £160. After listening to the concerns of Members raised through their Regional Presidents, the Events Group have agreed that we will start later in the morning than in previous years on both the Saturday and Sunday. This means that some Members can travel to the event each day from home if they wish.

Unlike previous years, we are having to hire the venue and pay for the costs of building the terrains separately from the accommodation. We are therefore asking regions to contribute £40 per team to help meet these costs.

About the Venue

OPen terrainPlay will be in two adjacent areas in Melton Mowbray Cattle Market, which is in the centre of the town. 80 lanes are in an open car park area and a further 32 lanes under-cover. There is a separate free car park for over 600 cars.

DC Petanque will be on site, with a stall selling boules and other petanque accessories. We are grateful for their support as one of one of our main sponsors this year.

There will be various caterers on site selling hog-roasts, burgers, an extensive traditional menu, hot and cold drinks, and snacks. We are also hoping for a fully licensed Tavern and a Round Corner Microbrewery tap room to be open. Please do not bring your own alcohol on site.

Covered terrainThere is an on-site Banquet Hall for up to 450 people. This will be open both days until 12pm Saturday and 11pm Sunday, as a social meeting place. On Saturday evening at 8pm we also hope to have some entertainment here.

More details of playing format and number of teams will follow, but we hope it will be a Championship of two divisions and a Challenge Tournament also of two divisions, as we have become used to in recent years. However, this is subject to change depending on numbers and will be confirmed at a later date.

National Mixed Titles

On the weekend before the Inter-Regionals we will be holding our Mixed Titles competition at the same venue in Melton Mowbray. This will be a great opportunity for the organisers to test the location and for players to get a feel for the surface before the Inter-regionals weekend. Entries are now open for these three Mixed events, which are open to all PE members.

  • 28th August – Mixed Doubles
  • 29th August – Mixed Shotgun
  • 30th August – Mixed Triples

Thank you

This year’s Inter-Regionals has been organised entirely by PE volunteers, without the help of our usual travel partner IOW Tours. This has been a massive and challenging task and I’d like to thank the Events Team and PE Board for all their hard work, and the Regional Presidents for liaising with their Members and responding so quickly to commit to this important annual event.

More exciting news to follow soon!

Thank you,

Baz Wing and the PE Events Group

It has been a very difficult period for so many and it is fantastic to be able to announce some good news that everyone will be able to get together in September








16 responses to “Inter-Regionals 2021 – venue confirmed”

  1. Mike Stocks avatar
    Mike Stocks

    Inter Regional Finals-
    Sounds Great Baz.
    Thanks to everyone for arranging this and the games the previous weekend.

    Booked in at Scalford Hall Country Hotel, Friday & Saturday.

  2. Phil bradshaw avatar
    Phil bradshaw

    A big thank you to petanque england. It sounds great .

  3. Ghislaine avatar

    Great news, well done to all organisers
    DC Petanque is pleased to confirm that they will be at the Inter regionals and on one of the days the weekend before
    Looking forward to meeting everybody again after such a long time

  4. Gareth Smart avatar

    Sounds like loads of fun,
    very different to recent years,
    well done Petanque England

  5. James Page avatar
    James Page

    Great news to have this competition back on our calendars for 2021 -2022
    Well done to the organisers.

  6. Andrew Winter avatar
    Andrew Winter

    …and it’s only 20 minutes from where I live!

  7. Andrew Winter avatar
    Andrew Winter

    Anyone need accommodation 20 minutes from the venue?

    1. Alan Taylor avatar
      Alan Taylor

      Yes Andrew, my name is Alan Taylor ( email ) I belong to Wetherby Petanque Yorkshire. and will be travelling from York.

      I would appreciate your help with you knowing the area.
      many thanks, Alan (home tel no 01904-791334)

    2. Andrew McCabe avatar
      Andrew McCabe

      Hello Andrew
      Like Alan, we are travelling a good distance to your neighborhood and would like help for 3 man BOZOS Thames Valley (non bobsleigh team) maybe more, hoping to come to the event.
      I can be emailed at
      Thank you in advance for your kind help.

  8. Keir Gale avatar
    Keir Gale

    I can’t find details of the Shotgun, but if I understand right, we enter as individuals?

  9. Clifton Gonsalves avatar
    Clifton Gonsalves

    Hi Andrew , thank you for offering accommodation ,I will need it if I get through to the final, as I live in poole dorset
    Thank you in advance for your kind help.
    Feel free to email me anytime
    Regards Clifton

  10. Gus avatar

    Marvellous news.
    Booked a cracking little cottage on airb&b and really forward to this, just need to qualify now ?

    1. gareth smart avatar
      gareth smart

      As we unfortunately did not qualify this year for inter regional, is there any other competitions playing near by on the sat or sun that we can participate in

      Gareth smart
      Brecon Pétanque Club (Wales)

  11. Pete Hardy avatar
    Pete Hardy

    A terrific effort by Baz and all his team at PE.
    Everyone from Anglia is looking forward to a great weekend and to meeting up with old friends.
    We are very appreciative of the hard work by all those concerned.

  12. Colin Senneck avatar
    Colin Senneck

    Probably looking in the wrong place but I can’t find the registration/start time for the Mixed Doubles on the 28th. Can anyone help please?

    1. Paul Leverett avatar
      Paul Leverett

      Colin, commenting on old website posts is not a good way of asking for information from PE!
      I would suggest you email Barry Wing, you can find his details on the About>Officers page here:

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