National & Regional Events

Petanque England (PE) members may enter all regional competitions. (Please note: Some events have qualifying rounds that lead to regional representation at national events)

Mercia hosts three leagues that are unique to the Mercia region, the Sherwood Shield, Winter league and the Monday Night Triples League, please see the individual links below for more details on these leagues.

Regional Qualifiers

The aim of the Regional Qualifiers is to decide who will represent the region at the PE Inter-Regional Championships that are held each year in September. The qualifiers take place this year between March and the end of May, the format used will depend on the number of entrants, but the preferred and fairest format for games, is the Round Robin format.

The top eight teams will go to the Championships, the next four below them will be entered in the Challenge competition.

  • Qualifier 1 – 28th March 2020 – Rainworth PC
  • Qualifier 2 – 17th May 2020 – Bourne Abbots PC
  • Qualifier 3 – 31st May 2020 – Nottingham City PC
  • EPA Inter-Regional Championships – 12th & 13th September – Hayling Island
  • Rules-Inter-Regionals2019

Regional Triples, Doubles, Shooting & Veterans

  • Regional Doubles 7th June 2020 – Carr Bank PC
  • Regional Shooting 2nd August 2020 – Arena PC
  • Regional a Singles 2nd August 2020 – Arena PC
  • Regional Veterans (Over 55’s) – 16th August 2020 – Chesterfield PC
  • Regional Triples 6th September 2020 – Nottingham City PC
  • PE Champion of Champions Shooting Final – 12th September 2020 – Hayling Island
  • PE Champion of Champions Over 55’s Veterans Final – 20th September 2020 – Oxshott PC
  • PE Champions of Champions Doubles Final – 3rd October 2020 – Rainworth PC
  • PE Champion of Champions Triples Final – 4th October 2020 – Rainworth PC

 PE Veterans (Over 55’s)

  • PE Veterans Doubles Championship – 19th September 2020 – Oxshott PC

PE Veterans Ranking Events

  • PE Veteran Triples 29th March 2020 – Lincoln PC
  • PE Veteran Triples 27th June 2020 – Bath PC
  • PE Veteran Triples 28th June 2020 – Bath PC

PE Ranking Events

  • Southern Counties Weekend of Petanque Doubles 8th May – Worthing PC
  • Southern Counties Weekend of Petanque Triples 9th May – Worthing PC
  • PE Singles (Men & Women) Championship 23rd May 2020 – Gravesend RFC
  • PE Doubles (Men & Women) Championship 24th May 2020 – Gravesend RFC
  • PE Triples Championship 21st June 2020 – Oxshott PC

PE Non Ranking Events

  • PE Mixed Doubles Championship 25th May 2020 – Gravesend RFC

PE International Women’s Day Event

  • Mercia International Women’s Day Qualifier 15th March
  • International Women’s Day Qualifiers (Regions) 7th & 8th March
  • International Women’s Day Championship 19th April – Rainworth PC

PE Competition Rules 2019

Represent England at the Home Nations Championships

The top eight teams at the Home Nations Qualifier go on to face Scotland, Wales and Jersey at the Championships.

  • Home Nations Qualifier 3rd May 2020 – Nottingham City PC
  • Home Nations Championship 6th & 7th August – Scotland

Please ensure you wear matching kit and take your licences if you are intending to participate in national events and qualifiers. It is also important that you register on time.



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