Parish Games 2024

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Agricultural Tie Specialists


Finals to be heldat Waterside, Evesham – by the Whalebone
On Sunday 28th July 2024

Registration 09.30 prompt

  1. All Players must reside in the Parish or Ward they are representing.  This is because it is an Inter-Parish Competition.  Where a person resides between more than one Wychavon Parish/Ward, they may only play for the Parish or Ward in which they predominantly reside. Being on the electoral roll for a Parish does not in itself constitute residency. 
    • Competitors who are studying full-time at University or College will be eligible to compete for the Parish/Ward where they normally reside until they have completed their course.
    • Where an ineligible competitor has been found to have breached these rules, that Parish/Ward will forfeit all points gained in that event.
  2. The team details must be recorded on the team sheets, provided by WPGA, which were sent to Parishes that have entered. This is for Insurance and Health and Safety reasons.
    • The team sheet must provide the following details for each team member: name, full address with post code and date of birth, and it must be signed by each team member. By signing the team sheet, the team member confirms that s/he is medically able to take part in the event and is doing so at his/her own risk.
    • For competitors under the age of 18 on the day of the event, the team sheet must be signed by their parent or guardian.
    • The team sheet must be handed to a member of the Committee before the event starts.
    • If a team does not comply with the requests above or fails to provide the team’s details, then they will not be allowed to enter the event, unless there are circumstances which were beyond their control.
  3. Where a Parish/Ward has entered an event, but does not then take part, they will be deducted 2 points from their Parish/Ward’s overall score unless they have given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice of their non participation, or there were extenuating circumstances.
  4. Any queries prior to the event should be made to the Event Organiser or to the WPGA Secretary
    • Following the event, any dispute or protest must be made by the Team Captain to the WPGA Secretary within 24 hours of the event. In the first instance, this can be done verbally, and only by the Team Captain, so that the facts can be established.
    • If the matter is not resolved, then any further protest should be put in writing to the WPGA Secretary, by the Parish Organiser, within 7 days of the event.
  5. Abuse of any of the people identified in the WPGA Abuse Policy will not be tolerated by the Committee. (Team Captains and competitors must be made aware of the contents of this policy. This will be included in the pack sent out with the rules.)
  6. Once a team has withdrawn from an event, they will not be allowed to re-enter.
  7. A Team shall consist of Two Players, but substitutions are allowed.
  8. Where more than 12 teams have entered, there will be preliminary qualifying rounds until we have reached the 12 finalists.
  9. A list of local Petanque pistes, together with relevant contact numbers will be sent to those Parishes in the qualifying rounds. Team Captains will arrange the time and date for these to be played. If equipment is needed, this can be borrowed through the WPGA Secretary
  10. Preliminary rounds to be completed by 14th July.
  11. Finalist Team Captains must confirm to the WPGA Secretary by 20th July that they will be taking part. No confirmation should be made before 15th July.
  12. Following the draw, the preliminary rounds will be played on a designated piste.
  13. All matches in all rounds will be 6 ends.
  14. Teams playing in the preliminary rounds will be responsible for arranging dates to play their matches.
  15. Results of the preliminary rounds must be phoned, emailed or texted to the WPGA Secretary within 48 hours of the match being played.
  16. Once the preliminary rounds have been completed, the 12 finalists will be notified.
  17. The 12 finalists will be drawn in 2 groups and will be allocated 2 rinks to play their group matches.
  18. Each team in each group will play each other.
  19. Each team is responsible for keeping a record of the score in each match.
  20. Two points will be awarded to each winning team.
  21. If the scores are level at the end of 6 ends, each team will throw 2 additional boules to determine the winners.
  22. The winning Team Captain is responsible for reporting the result of their matches to the Event Organiser.
  23. The top 2 teams in each group will progress to the semi-final and final. If 2 teams are equal, then an extra end will be played.
  24. To allocate the points for each Parish, the Parishes not involved in the final will play one end on the following basis:
    • Team finishing 12 v 11 10 v 9 8 v 7 6 v 5

Event Organiser- Doug Langdon
07900 312775