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Official: Our Tony Mann Second Best Shooter in England


14 October 2014 21:41

Written by: David Alfred


Each year, the top two shooters in each region of the EPA compete in the shooting championship at the annual Champion of Champions Championships which were held at Oxshott last weekend. As Sussex 1 representative, Tony (who is also the EPA National Secretary) completed

Each year, the top two shooters in each region of the EPA compete in the shooting championship at the annual Champion of Champions Championships which were held at Oxshott last weekend. As Sussex 1 representative, Tony (who is also the EPA National Secretary) completed the exercises* on Saturday, along with nineteen others over the weekend.

As a club and as part of Sussex Petanque, we are proud to report that Tony came a brilliant second, only two points behind the winner, Sofiane Lachani (27 points) who has represented England in the World Championship. (Our previous club success in this championship was in 2011 when Stephan Alfred, with 27 points, came fifth.)

Hearty congratulations to Tony on his fine achievement.

The full results are on http://www.englishpetanque.org.uk/results/CofCShootResults2014.pdf

*Conforming to international rules, the shooting competition consists of five disciplines single boule, boule behind the jack, middle boule of three, boule behind boule, and jack at four distances (6, 7, 8, 9m). It s a really testing format. You can see some of today s great players Rocher, Rizzi, Webel, Quintais et al in action on YouTube.


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