Our Senior England Men compete in international competitions at World level (organised by the FIPJP) and at European level (organised by the CEP).
Currently the cycle is that in odd numbered years, our Senior Men play in the European Triples Championships (to be played in Bulgaria in 2019) and also the World Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles (to be played in Spain in 2019). In even numbered years, they play in the World Triples Championships (played in Canada in 2018) and the European Singles Championship (played in Italy in 2018).
In 2018, our team for the World Championships was Scott Ashby, Jack Blows, Sofiane Lachani and Sean Prendergast and they achieved a bronze medal in the Nations Cup (the lower competition if unsuccessful in qualifying for the final stages of the main championship).
Sofiane competed in the Precision Shooting at the tournament and was ranked 24th out of 41 after the qualifying round, meaning he did not progress into the final stages.
Our player that competed in the European Singles was Monty Quaia who achieved a gold medal in the Nations Cup and it will be Monty (Singles and Doubles) and Sofiane Lachani (Doubles and Mixed Doubles) who will represent England at the 2019 World Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
PE uses a system of National Rankings Competitions to find our representatives for international competitions. The process followed is set out in our National Playing Programme. In 2019, we will be inviting the top two players in our National Rankings to represent England in the European Triples Championship in September along with two other players selected from those ranked 3 to 6 in the Rankings.
All PE license holders can compete in our National Rankings Competitions, but international rules restrict our representation to UK nationals only.