Gibraltar vs UK All-Stars
On April 2016, The Gibraltar Pétanque Association hosted the UK All-Stars, a team which consisted of players from England, Scotland and Wales captained by Tony Mann(England) after various meetings and emails to organize this event.
The UK All-Star team was a very strong team with most players in the team playing at international level, Most notably, Mr Tony Mann who has coached England at World Championships and Emma Montgomery(Scotland) and Tansy Mayfield(Wales) who have represented their countries respectively.
The format that was played was a 4 Game Round Robin of 4 Rounds with 3 points for a win and 1 point for a lost
They were some tightly fought games between the two sides but the UK All-Stars ran out victorious with the UK All-Stars winning 29-19 by Gibraltar only winning 3 out of the 16 total matches.
At the interval, The Association put on some food for the players to enjoy and the atmosphere was friendly during lunch even though Gibraltar did not want to lose on Home ground.
As an Association, we advertised this event on the local news a few days before, so we managed to get a few spectators watching on the day. The local news also came and did some interviews and video of the day.