As the weather turned warm and sunny over our terrain just at the right time for the first of our two annual Challenge matches against our good friends of Adur PC, each club fielded eight doubles teams. The score after the first round was 4-4, and after the second 6-2, so BHPC won the day, ie, the evening, 10 games to 6.
BHPC Challenge Squad
A bit blurred but beautifully formed.
As usual, this contest was keenly fought but in a very friendly spirit. Thanks to all the players from both clubs who turned out to make this another very enjoyable event.
Full details in our next newsletter.
With just two fixtures remaining before this inaugural competition ends in just under two weeks, the latest league table shows that the winners are David A, Pat and Tony, with one defeat out of seven matches. The last two fixtures are critical in deciding the rest of the final league positions: boy, it’s close!
Our promise to you is to publish the final results as soon as we get them from IMPA (Instant Maynard Press Agency)
We are pleased to report that Crowbrights – Alan Constable (Crowborough SC), Tony (Le) Mann and Ian Maynard – came first in the third regional qualifier in Hastings today, while Alvis - David and Stephan Alfred and Gareth Jarvis – came third. So, after three whole days of intense competition, Crowbrights is the first and Alvis the second of the eight teams who will represent Sussex Pétanque (SXP) in the EPA Inter-Regional Championship to be held in September.
Well done, boys (and Janice who played for Alvis in the second qualifier). Here they all are:
(Top row) Alan, Ian, David
(Bottom row) Gareth, Stephan, Tony
Commiserations to Adapters – Pat Connolly, Terry Gibbons, Alan Issler, David Miller – who just missed out on the SXP Challenge squad.
More details in our next newsletter.
All of four teams turned out for this competition inaugurated last year. Only one team won all three games played, the others all winning one game each. The small number of teams was matched by their bigness of spirit, everyone playing with the seriousness (yet, as always, in good humour) the occasion demanded.
And the winners are …
Women’s Doubles Winners
(L) Ann Wordsworth, Lisa Compton
Congratulations to Ann and Lisa, and well done Gaby and Di C (runners-up), Jill G and new member, Ann Liebe (third place), and Janice and Nick.
As an awkward number of nine teams turned out for this event, it was decided the format would be a 6-round snake with one team having a bye in each round. With detailed results still pouring in, we can announce for now the winners were the current title holders, David and Stephan Alfred, winning all five games they played (plus a bye). Runners-up were Janice Doherty and David Miller, with Terry Gibbons and Ian Maynard in third place, both teams winning four games (plus a bye).
“Men in Black”
David and Stephan Alfred
The Serious Organised Pétanque Crime Bureau is sparing no expense in turning over our former West Pier terrain and tearing down the arches in the frantic search for our missing club strip (last seen in the arches in 2010, about the fifth pillar up) and David A’s brand new set of boules that went missing on Saturday 15 July 2006 around 5.28 pm. Although the search has proved negative so far, the club remains hopeful this serious case will be resolved in the fullness of time. Please watch out for further announcements.
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