Squad Selection Events

One of Pétanque England’s key objectives is to select teams to represent England in international events, primarily those organised by the European Confederation of Pétanque (CEP) and the International Federation of Pétanque (FIPJP).

A series of  competitions is used to select squads for Women, Men and Veterans – these are termed Squad Selection Events (SSE). The document ‘International Qualification and Selection 2021’ sets out the selection details for Women, Men and Veterans (Juniors and Espoirs have their own separate selection processes). To comply with CEP & FIPJP competition requirements, these events are open only to PE members who are UK Nationals.

Squad Selection Events can be found in the National Calendar by searching for SSE.


National League Events

New for 2021, the Brunel European National League is open to PE members of all playing abilities and any nationality. League Points are awarded to competitors in National Titles competitions, to rank players and Regions in four categories: Men, Women, Combined and Regions. Each category has Gold, Silver, Bronze and Pewter leagues. League tables will be updated after each competition, enabling players to see their ranking positions change throughout the year.

The following National Titles competitions will be used to determine each individual and Region’s position in the tables:

  • Men’s and Women’s Singles, Doubles & Triples
  • Mixed Doubles, Triples & Shotgun

Qualifying National League competitions can be found in the National Calendar by searching for NL.

Inter Regionals

The Inter Regional Championship and Challenge is the highlight of the year for many players, bringing together around a thousand players for an intensive weekend competition.

PE Regions enter eight teams for the Championship and/or four teams for the Challenge. Each of the Region’s teams are ranked, and they play against the same-ranked teams from each of the other Regions. Scores are aggregated to find a winning Region in the Championship and one in the Challenge.

After five years at Hayling Island, the Inter Regionals will be played at Melton Mowbray in 2021.


PE EuroCup

The PE EuroCup is a annual club competition to decide who will represent England at the prestigious Confédération de Européenne Pétanque (CEP) EuroCup tournament.

PE-affiliated clubs enter teams to play against others in their local geographical area in a knock-out competition. For each match, the Club Team enters a squad of players to play a combination of Singles, Doubles and Triples games. After round two, all eliminated clubs take part in a separate Plate competition.

From round four of the main competition clubs are drawn to play nationally. The top-ranked four teams play-off in semi-finals, then a final is played to determine who will have the honor of representing Petanque England in the Europe-wide CEP EuroCup event.

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