The 2018 season kicked off at the Presidential Guard Sports Complex in Yaounde recently.
The Yaounde Presidential Guard Sports Complex was the venue of the launch of the 2018 sports season for Petanque on Saturday March 10, 2018. Organised by the Cameroon Petanque Federation the competition brought together some 30 teams from across the country.
The athletes competed in four phases: the qualification phase, the quarter final, the semi-final and the final. For the final of the Super Consolant, GP Melen lost to Pouma Petanque Club 2-13.
Next was the final of the Consolant in which another team of Pouma Petanque club played against Camtel of Yaounde. Pouma still dominated and won with a score of 13-7.
The final of the Concours which is made up of teams that performed very well during the qualification stage were Perenko Petanque Club of Douala who played against Pouma Petanque Club. Pouma humiliated Perenko 13-1.
Present at the tournament were the first Vice President of the Petanque Federation Mbah Bernard and the representative of the Minister of Sports and Physical Education Biamou Bakoumou Paulinese.
The representative of the Minister said “ It is the first time I see this game and I am so impressed because it did not only involve youths but people of the third age including women.
I urge women to fully involve themselves in it and they should also bring their kids”. The tournament ended in serenity with the handing of trophies to losers and winners that went on for the final in the three categories. Perenko Petanque Club of Douala will host the next session in April. The matches are played in the laps of three weeks only on Saturdays.