Petanque Celtic Challenge 2012

Final Placings


Scotland 48 31 17 +124  
Ireland A 48 26 22 +32  
Wales 48 25 23 +23  
Ireland B 48 14 34 -179  





Scotland won for the second year in a row after winning 31 on their matches to Ireland A’s 26 and Wales’ 25. Ireland B finished bottom on 14 wins. The Challenge was closeon Day 1, with Ireland A and scotland on 14 wins apiece and Wales just behind on 13, with Ireland B on 7.

Each team fielded 4 triples, who played a total of 12 matches each. Scotland 1 (Paul Bretenoux, Robbie Stronach, John Wilson) won all twelve of their matches, making them the top triples, although their closest match was against Ireland B3 (Owen Kelleher, Adam Kelleher, ‘Misty’), Scotland 1 winning 13-11.

Ireland’s top triples were A4 (Richard Elvin, Sebastien Stewart, Arshaad Dooreemeah).


Players and Awards



Top Triples

Team Players W L
Scotland 1 Paul Bretenoux

Robbie Stronach

John Wilson

12 0






Irish Petanque Association (2017) Events [Celtic Challenge 2012] [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 9 February 2017]




Thanks to John Sudron


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Last Updated: 14 August 2019

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