Mercia Closed Triples Championship

Following on from their success at the Nottingham Open Doubles Tournament in early July, Carla & Tim Jervis joined forces with their Chesterfield PC teammates, Carole Sheppard and Ian Kingman to win today’s Mercia Triples Championship.

In an exciting final match played against Mokhtar Benarab, Abdel Fekir, Peter Newton and Brian Forbes from Nottingham City PC, Tim’s team put on a display of great shooting and pointing to lift the title.

Congratulations to Chesterfield Petanque Club and to Carla, Tim, Carole & Ian.

A special thank you must go to Morris Goodman for being umpire for the day, and to Rainworth Petanque Club and all their helpers for hosting this event and keeping the players supplied with food and refreshments all day.

Another great day of competition, thank you to all who took part.

 

The Nottingham Open

Congratulations to Carla & Tim Jervis from Chesterfield Petanque Club, who won the Nottingham Open Doubles Tournament at the weekend. Carla & Tim were unbeaten on the day winning all six games.

A record 30 teams entered this year’s Nottingham Open Tournament, and with the weather heating up, so did the competition. The morning’s leagues determined who would be in the gold, silver and bronze leagues in the afternoon, and after three more challenging rounds the winning teams were named with Carla & Tim being crowned champions.  Congratulations to the top two teams from the gold, silver and bronze leagues who all won cash prizes.

Winners

Gold Winners: Carla & Tim Jervis
Runners Up: Mokhtar Benarab and Abdel Fekir

Silver Winners: Simon Cotton and Christian Seville
Runners Up: Robin Winter and Chris Brown

Bronze Winners: Karen and Mike Cotton
Runners Up: Peter Bartley and Andy Green

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Carla & Tim Jervis – Nottingham Open Champions

Inter Regional Championships

Stephen Snudden has placed the following link on the EPA Facebook Group. Follow the link at the bottom of Stephen’s article to see day one fixtures for the Inter Regional Championships at Hayling Island.


With just under 11 weeks to go, this years Inter Regional’s draw has now been posted to the EPA Website. (Subject to confirmation of entrants, promotion/relegation)

The summary tables are replicas of those that will be on display in the control room with the addition of links to each days order of play.

When results are refreshed in the control room they will also get updated on the EPA website. Those players unable to make the weekend will therefore be able to keep up to date with the state of play.

As for last year the Junior Precision Shooting will take place on Saturday afternoon.

Refresh/Upload of the state of play will stop 2 rounds before the end of play on the Sunday. This is intentional so as to keep people guessing as to final positions, top teams etc.

http://www.englishpetanque.org.uk/InterRegionalResults.html

Petanque Break in Weston-Super-Mare

“A group of Petanque players from the Mercia Region spent an enjoyable week at Sand Bay Holiday Village, Weston-super-mare and took part in the Isle of Wight Tours Great Petanque Event.  Superbly organised by Alan Whitehouse, the event saw our members take part in a Triples Competition and a Triples Melee.
In the main event Nick North, John Proctor and Thakor Mistry were runners up.  Mike Ricketts, June Ricketts, Denise Proctor, Maureen Mountain and Madhu Mistry were all loosing semi-finalists.  Linda Edwards, Alison Baker and Colin Baker won the plate trophy.
In the Melee Mike and June Ricketts fought out a pulsating dual in opposite teams in the main final, Mike coming out the victor.  John Proctor and his team beat Nick North ‘s team to win the plate and Thakor Mistry’s team won the wooden spoon trophy.
Everyone enjoyed the event and came home laden with trophies and wine!”

Mercia Open Cash Triples

Mercia Open Cash Triples 27th August 2017 V1(Download)

Please see the attached flyer for details of Mercia’s Open Cash Triples Tournament that will be held at Nottingham City PC on the 27th August. Entries are welcome from players of all regions of the UK and Europe.

Please Note: Entry is limited to 32 teams and EPA licences are not required for entry to this competition.

Entries should be sent to Zena Forbes using the contact details on the flyer.

Thank you.

Mercia Regional Competitions

If you are considering entering any of Mercia’s regional competitions in July, please complete your entry forms and return them to Zena Forbes (See competition entry forms for Zena’s address).

Entries close on the 3rd July for the Mercia shooting and singles competitions that are being held at Mansfield Petanque Club on the 9th July.

Entry Forms

Mercia Shooting Entry Form (Download)

Mercia Singles Entry Form (Download)

Entries close for the Mercia regional triples competition on the 17th July, the competition will be held at Rainworth Petanque Club on the 23rd July.

Entry Form

Mercia Triples Entry Form(Download)

Please note: All competition entrants must be registered with Mercia  Petanque Association and hold a valid EPA licence.

Thank you.

 

Sherwood Shield – Round 1

The first round of the Sherwood Shield combined with ‘The Great Get Together’ took place in Titchfield Park, Mansfield on Sunday June 18th. The Sherwood Shield competition is held every year between Mercia’s clubs  and uses a round robin format to establish the winning club.  Players from Fernwood, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Burton Joyce, Worksop and Mansfield gathered together for a day of fun & friendly competition on one of the year’s hottest days.  The event coincided with the anniversary of MP Jo Cox’s death and as the Sherwood Shield competition was originally devised to offer the hand of friendship to our neighbouring clubs, we felt that our event epitomised the sense of community spirit that Jo Cox always tried to promote.  The ‘Great Get Together’ theme was gingham and all 45 players, helpers and spectators arrived clad in checks, stripes and spots together with pink gingham roses, ribbons and bows.  Matches were keenly contested with Chesterfield coming out on top in round one.

Results Round 1

Position Club Wins Points +/-
1 Chesterfield   PC 7 +51
2 Mansfield PC 6 +20
3 Arena PC 6 +17
4 Nottingham City PC 5 +15
5 Fernwood PC 2 -36
6 Burton Joyce U3A 1 -67