Pétanque: Nelly Peyré retains Princess Gabriella Challenge title

Pétanque princess gabriella

Nelly Peyré retained her title in the second edition of the Princess Gabriella Challenge, a female-only pétanque championship, over the weekend.

French Peyré, who last year won the inaugural edition of the Princess Gabriella Challenge alongside Céline Lebossé, returned for last weekend’s edition alongside new partner Audrey Bandiera. Once again, it was Peyré, her teammate and France that won the all-female championship at the Rainier III boules pitch in the Espace Saint Antoine of the Stade Louis II on Sunday.

Promising performance from Monegasque pair

Peyré and Bandiera overcame the Italian pair of Serena Sacco and Alessia Bottero in the final (13-2) of the event, which was organised by the Club Bouliste Monégasque.

The Monegasque pair of Caroline Godard and Chloé Perez also put in a promising performance. The duo, both 20 years old, reached the quarter-finals of the event, alluding to a bright future for pétanque in Monaco.

The 76 pair-strong international pétanque tournament will return to the boule pitches of the Principality in 2024.


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Photo of winner Nelly Peyré, source: Club Bouliste Monégasque