EuroCup Champions 2018 - FRANCE: C.A.S.E. Nice
Congratulations to Cercle Artistique et Sportif des Eaux (C.A.S.E.) Nice, 2018 European Cup for Clubs - EuroCup Champions (photo above).
Congratulations also go to Cdp Les Cailloux, the first winners of our new FedCup.
We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our EuroCup and helped make it a success!
Thanks to Jean-Paul Laborie (International Umpire) and the team of National umpires for their good work
Thanks also to Claude Stirmel and the FFPJP team for providing us with live streaming and commentary, over 5000 people watching the games each day - outstanding!
One last “special” THANK YOU needs to go to Eric Hervouet, President of CD16 Pétanque and his army of volunteers without whom this EuroCup would not have been possible. Their organisation and hospitality were invaluable in delivering a world-class event experience!
EuroCup - Finals
We are very pleased to announce the finals of the European Cup of Clubs (EuroCup) for 2018, 2019 and 2020 will be hosted by our new partners the FFPJP Departmental Committee of Charente.
The Committee will organise our EuroCup finals in the Boulodrome Gilbert LOUIS, named after the department's President at the time (1998) when the first of the 2 large halls were built.
The second hall was added in 2011 giving the boulodrome a total playing area of 3,600 square metres.
Boules Sport 2024
The candidacy of Boules Sport for the 2024 Olympic Games has cast the spotlight on our sport. Petanque, Boule Lyonnaise, and Raffa Volo, the 3 disciplines of Sports Boule, are represented in 165 countries, via 262 federations and more than 200 million players. Some 67 countries have already won medals in at the World Championship level.
Boules Sport is already present in the worlds largest multi-sport events: World Games, Mediterranean Games, Asian Indoor Games, S.E.A Games, All Africa Games, Pacific Games, Commonwealth Games, Islands Games (Indian Ocean), Asian Beach Games.
Sports Boule now benefits from a new image, highlighting its values of universality, popularity, and communication, and its responses to the criteria for eligibility for the Olympic Games.
Please support our candidacy by clicking on this link.
The next Congress of the CEP will take place on the 15th April 2018 in the meeting room of the Boulodrome National FLBP, Luxembourg.
28 Federations have registered to particpate in our 2018 EuroCup Championship for Club teams.
The F.I.P.J.P. have chosen an international selection of 4 players with different nationalities, all world champions, to represent them at the 20th edition of the Masters de Petanque.
Two members of the team, Claudy Weibel (Belgium) and Diego Rizzi (Italy,) have the oppertunity to defend their crown and they are joined by two experienced Masters de Petanque players, Khaled Lakhal (Tunisia - 3rd participation) and David Ledantec (France - 2nd participation).
The first objective for this team will be to participate in the Final Four in Istres on September 4th", said the International President Claude Azéma, who thinks this team is "competitive, efficient and homogeneous".
With the team of France (Henri Lacroix, Philippe Quintais, Dylan Rocher, Philippe Suchaud) and that of Madagascar (Tiana Laurens (Thunder) Razanadrakoto, Lahatra Randriamanantany, Allain Samson Mandimby , the 4th player will be known shortly), no doubt this international team will be able to ensure a great petanque event.
With just months to go before the IOC (International Olympic Committee) decides if to include Boule Sports as an additional sport for the 2024 Olympic Games, the FIPJP hope this team will show our sport is universal.
Masters de Petanque 2018
Petanque participates for the first time at the World Games "Gymnasiade 2018" for the students in Marrakech, Morocco from 02 to 09 May 2018. For more information on this sports event visit their wesite by clicking here