The World Transplant Games will be taking place from the 17th -24th August 2019 in the Gateshead/Newcastle area. Please see attached a press release with more general information about the Transplant games, and what they are all about.
The Petanque aspect of the World Transplant Games will be taking place on Sunday 18th August (Singles) and Monday 19th August (Doubles) at Sage Gateshead (which is a big concert venue). This is in a stunning location on the South bank of the Tyne river between the Tyne Bridge and Millennium Bridge (see map via this link https://email@example.com,-1.5989243,17.25z). There are hotels including the Hilton, Ramada and Jury Inn just a short walk away.
Terrains will be made on the Mill Road Car Park (again see map link), with a smaller raised section being created just in front of the entrance of Sage Gateshead, where the finals will be played. There is a great image of this on the second attached info document.
As the Petanque is taking place over a large area there is plenty of room for spectators and tickets will not be needed
I will be playing on both days of the competition. Play will be between 9.30am and 20.00pm. Men and Woman will be split into age categories, therefore there will be a number of competitions taking place. Each section’s competition will take 4 hours (from what I have heard) It’s not yet clear when each category’s competition will be taking place during the day or what sort of competition format we will be playing. Hopefully this info will be released in advance.
I have attached a recent squad photo. I am on the back row. I will get another photo done of me in my full kit.
Eurocup Semi Final report from Zena Forbes
A creditable performance for Nottingham against some top-class opposition
We went, we saw ….. we didn’t quite conquer (apart from some nerves perhaps) but we put on a good show, playing competitively, with good humour and sportsmanship.
We didn’t win any of the three pool matches, though managed 12 wins out of the 33 games, scoring 29 match points out of a possible 93, against some very strong teams of experienced players – including a good number of top English International and Regional players.
A good experience overall which gives us some clear, positive targets for future development.
Credit and thanks also to other squad members who played in previous qualifying rounds and aided us into the semi-finals.
NCPC EuroCup team 2019
Eurocup Plate Semi Final report from June Ricketts
We played today against Great Yarmouth Petanque club in the Semi final of the Eurocup plate competition. I am pleased to tell you we won , so will be competing in the final , date and venue to be confirmed.
Our team was, Jenny Robb, Lynn Snowden, June Ricketts, Mick Bachner, John Collins, Paul Bult, Mike Ricketts.
Many thanks ! Junex
Well done to both NCPC and Arena PC on your achievements.