Veterans European Championships 2023
The PE Board met on Thursday 21st July and at that meeting we discussed the selection of our team for the 2023 CEP Veterans Triples scheduled for September 2023.
After careful consideration of all the issues, we decided that the fairest and most inclusive way forward for all our members who will be 55 or older by 31st December 2023 (the qualifying age criteria) is to hold a new qualification process in 2023. There is enough time to do this and we feel that it is important that we find the most competitive players at a point close to the tournament yet still offering enough time for appropriate preparation.
We regret that the players who were successful in 2021 were denied their representation in 2021 due to the cancellation caused by COVID. They were not the only players whose representation was unfortunately affected by the cancellation of CEP and FIPJP tournaments. To try and compensate for that we will be offering the top veterans triple of 2021 the opportunity of an international veterans playing opportunity of their choice which will be financially supported by PE.
The 2023 international representation process for Veterans will be discussed and agreed later this year and announced at the time of issue of the 2023 playing calendar.
Petanque England Board
(Please note that this supersedes the previous announcement of 17th July 2022, which has now been withdrawn)