Mojácar recently hosted a qualifying heat Petanque Competition

Velez Rubio´s “Los Pistoleros are winners at Mojácar´s Petanque event

The game was supervised by judges from the Federación Andaluza de Almería, ensuring that all the official rules were strictly adhered to. 19 teams were welcomed to the designated facilities provided by Mojácar Council, situated by the Descargador Beach, a venue which is always highly praised by the teams as well as being the perfect setting for this type of competition.

The day saw a very high standard of play and the winning team, “The Pistoleros” from Vélez-Rubio, had to pull out all the stops to beat “Los Antusos” from Antas who came second and the “Cuevas” team from Cuevas del Almanzora who were placed third. Among the local teams, the best came in fifth position, which stands them in good stead for the other rounds that will be held in Antas, Cuevas del Almanzora and finally Carboneras, where the last game will be played on October 13.
Mojácar’s Sports Councillor, Ana García, had the task of presenting the Council’s prizes to the top three. There were also “consolation” prizes for the others, because as everyone knows, the most important thing is to participate!

The Los Vélez Petanque Circuit is organized by the Negociado de Cooperación Deportiva Intermunicipal in collaboration, for this round, with Mojácar Council. The event is the type of sporting challenge in which anyone who has an interest in the game is welcome to participate. It is also quite unique in that, teams may be made up of all male, all female or mixed entrants, with a minimum age of 10. Since it started, this Circuit has been really well received by players and, always attracts both a high level of participation and standard of play.