The second day (of three) of the Sussex Pétanque qualifiers to select the squads for the Inter-Regionals later this year was held at our Peace Statue terrain, to everyone’s general satisfaction. The temperature was well above 10 degrees with the sun making a welcome guest appearance later in the afternoon. As on Day 1, 15 teams entered the fray.
It’s with great pleasure we report that Crowbrights came first, undefeated on the day, and so are now in equal first place overall to date. (Their fourth member is Alan Constable). Very well done, fellas.
Crowbrights: (L) Tony Mann, Ian Maynard,
Adapters greatly improved their standing after Day 1 by coming sixth on the day, and are within sight of making the Challenge squad. “One more heave”.
Adapters: (L) David Miller, Alan Issler, Terry Gibbons,
However, Alvis - David and Stephan Alfred and Janice Doherty (the fourth member is Gareth Jarvis) – came ninth on the day but are still in third place overall.
Well done to all the above, and to Nick Rowlands for running our Café Carreau, ably supported by Jill G and Ann, and to Terry and the EC for preparing the terrain.
The third and last qualifier will be held in Hastings on June 16.
A fuller version of this story will appear in the forthcoming newsletter.
Next Sunday BHPC is pleased to host the second of three days of Sussex Pétanque region qualifiers to select the teams to represent it at the Inter-Regionals in September.
Our experienced team of caterers will be operating the successful Cafe Carreau all day.
A new feature will be a temporary bar to be operated by our local, The Robin Hood. It’s open only to all SXP participants and to any BHPC member.
Good luck to everyone on Sunday.
Café Carreau Menu
On another bright and dry but very breezy and chilly day only ten club members turned out for the Moving Mêlée, in which players are randomly selected in each round and each player keeps their own score.
The turnout meant that a round consisted of two doubles and two triples games. After the four rounds that were played, the best performing individual was Rohan Bedford, closely followed by Ian Maynard (both winning all four games they played in), with Ann Wordsworth in third place (just pipping Janice Doherty).
Ian (2nd), Rohan (winner), Ann (3rd)
Congratulations to the prize winners and thanks to all who participated, including three new members, Brenda, Sam and Mick.
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Seventeen club members turned out on Sunday 5 May – a much longed-for warm and sunny day - to participate in the season’s first day-long club competition under the capable direction of Ian Maynard, our new Competitions Secretary, ably supported by our new President, Terry Gibbons. Continue reading
This year, club members are involved in three teams competing for places to represent our region, Sussex Pétanque, in the Inter-Regional Championship (eight teams) and Challenge Cup (four teams) later in the year. Team selection is made over three qualification days, the first held last Sunday at Crowborough Social Club.
In short, on the first day, a warm and dry one (praise be to the Lord), Alvis (David and Stephan Alfred, Gareth Jarvis) came second out of the fifteen teams participating, Crowbrights (Alan Constable [Crowborough SC], Tony Mann, Ian Maynard) came sixth, and Adapters (Pat Connolly, Terry Gibbons, Alan Issler, David Miller) last.
With two more days to go – the next being held at home on Sunday 19 May – there’s plenty of time for teams to go up or down the leader-board.
A fuller report will appear in the first newsletter of the year early next month.
Following the great success of last year’s now well-established Open Doubles and the excellent take up of the more recently promoted Open Triples – both “By the Sea” – the club will again be putting on both events this year.
Register now to assure your place.
The Open Doubles will be on Sunday 23 June: Open13Dbls
The Open Triples will be on Sunday 14 July: Open13TRPls
(Hopefully, the winter should be over by then.)
BHPC is delighted to announce the EPA has confirmed that once again we have been chosen to host this very popular and prestigious event. It will take place on Sunday 1 September.