Petanque players vie for honours

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The 13th Pattaya Petanque tournament was held at the Pattaya No. 2 School over the weekend, June 21-22 and brought both local and foreign aficionados of the game into direct competition as they strove to be crowned this year’s champions.

The Petanque Association of Thailand, along with support from the Royal Thai Navy, gave their full backing to the event by providing referees and judging officials for all the games played over the weekend.  Pattaya City also gave its support to the tournament as it continues to encourage public participation in a sport made famous in the Kingdom by Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra, the Princess Mother, who made petanque widely known and played throughout the nation.

Petanque players test their skills at the 13th Pattaya Petanque tournament held at the Pattaya No. 2 School, June 21.Petanque players test their skills at the 13th Pattaya Petanque tournament held at the Pattaya No. 2 School, June 21.

At this year’s tournament, the Kittipat Team took the Open Division 1 title, edging out the Electricity Authority Pattaya City 2 team in the final.  The Jandara team proved too strong for the Tepracha line-up in the Division 2 play-off and the Mor Pan team were the standout winners in the separate Women’s Division.  All winning teams and runners-up received trophies and cash prizes.