Pétanque tournament named in honour of Princess Gabriella to take place this weekend

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The second edition of the Princess Gabriella Challenge, a women’s pétanque tournament named for Monaco’s youngest princess, will welcome teams from across Europe.

76 pairs are expected to take part in the Princess Gabriella Challenge between Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September. Nine Monegasque teams will participate, including European champions Laura Vierjon and Myriam Chambeiron, alongside world champions Spain, who are entering a team into the all-women event on the Rainier III boules pitch in the Espace Saint Antoine of the Stade Louis II.

Free entry

France’s Nelly Peyré, who last season won with Céline Lebossé, comes into the second edition of the event as a reigning champion and she will be amongst the favourites to win again. This year, she will compete alongside Audrey Banderia. Aurélie Bories and Alexia Pinto are the second French team taking part in the event. Alongside the Spanish side, this other French duo are also hotly tipped for a win at the weekend.

Access for the event is entirely free. The group stages will begin at 9.30am on the Saturday, with the final day of competition on Sunday getting underway at 10.00am.


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