Winter League – Final Table

Following the third and final round of the 2017-18 Winter League, the champions this year are Nottingham City PC with Chesterfield PC in 2nd place. Congratulations to them both.

Thank you to all participating clubs for making these league matches so enjoyable and special thanks to those clubs that hosted the three rounds played.

Final Table

Winter League Results – Final Table 2017 v1 (Download)


EPA Membership 2018

Mercia Petanque Association is now able to process your EPA membership subscriptions for 2018.

if you are renewing your subscription or taking out a subscription for the first time with Mercia, June Ricketts is able to help with your requirements. Please download and complete the Membership Application form and send to June with a cheque for £25 to cover the subscription fee.

EPA Membership Form (Mercia) 2018 (Click to download)

Thank you.


Sherwood Shield 2017

Please see the results table below showing all the results from this year’s Sherwood Shield competition. The Mercia Sherwood Shield champions for 2017 are Chesterfield Petanque Club with Nottingham City PC taking the runners-up position.

Congratulations to Chesterfield Petanque Club on a very successful summer of petanque.

An inspiration to us all

The Home Nations Championships were held last weekend (12/13th August), this annual challenge competition is hosted by one of the competing nations every year, and this year was England’s turn to host the event at Hayling Island. England, Scotland, Wales and Jersey were all competing for top honours and at the end of the weekend’s play, England comfortably retained the title with 77 wins, Jersey were in 2nd place with 51 wins, Wales were 3rd with 36 wins and Scotland were 4th with 28 wins.

As many of you know, a small number of Mercia players qualified to represent England at these championships, amongst them was Brian Eldridge from Chesterfield Petanque Club. At the awards ceremony Brian was singled out by the president of the EPA to have the honour of collecting the cup on behalf of England. Martin Eggleton ( EPA President) gave a speech to the effect that Brian has proved that whilst being registered Blind, he can still perform at the highest level and proves that petanque has no boundaries for those that wish to play our sport. Martin went on to say that Brian was an inspiration to others who pick up their boule and play with the best. Needless to say the place erupted when Brian collected the cup on behalf of England.

Well done Brian and congratulations to England on retaining the title.



Mercia vs HoE vs Northern

The tri-way competition between Mercia, Northern and Heart of England regions was held yesterday (6th August) at Mansfield Petanque Club. In a highly enjoyable day of petanque, six rounds were played by the eight teams from each region. The winners on the day were Northern Petanque with a total of 31 wins, second was Mercia with 25 wins, with Heart of England in 3rd place with 16 wins. Congratulations to Northern Petanque on a convincing win.

The top team on the day was Mercia 1, congratulations to Mohktar Benarab, Brian Forbes & Peter Newton, who won all 6 rounds with a points difference of +61.

Thank you to the Northern, HoE and Mercia squads for making this such an enjoyable event, we hope to see you all again next year.

Our thanks also goes to June & Mike Ricketts and Maureen Mountain who were responsible for the majority of the organisation on site.

There were a great many helpers that helped to make the day run smoothly, I would like to thank those that helped set-up the pistes and equipment in the morning and helped clear away at the close of play, and to those that were there helping all day whilst we were playing. Thank you all.

Thank you Morris (Goodman) for being our umpire for the day.