Please support this event at Bourne Abbots PC on the 3rd June.
Mercia Petanque Association recently held their annual Dinner Dance & Presentation Evening at the Hostess Restaurant near Mansfield. The event was originally scheduled to take place at the end of January along with the AGM but was rearranged due to Covid.
46 people representing 7 clubs from the Mercia family attended the event, and enjoyed an excellent three course meal, which was followed by the presentation of awards to the winners of competitions held by Mercia over the past year. In total 24 trophies were presented – see below.
The prizes were announced by outgoing Chairperson John Proctor who himself was then awarded with a special trophy in recognition of his services to Mercia Petanque presented by regional captain Mike Ricketts. Thanks were also extended to Di Harrington for organising the event.
The award for the best dressed attendees- if only there had actually been one – would surely have gone to Robin Winter, Chris Brown and Kirsty Chalmers who were resplendent in full evening dress.
As always on these occasions the main topic of conversation revolved around petanque, but some hilarity was caused by one member who, not content with telling anyone willing to listen, that he had appeared on Come Dine With Me, further claimed that he had been on Naked Attraction. Whilst research confirmed that he did grace Come Dine With Me, no-one so far has managed to find him on Naked Attraction. Perhaps he only had a small part ?
The evening concluded with a disco and a number of people took to the dance floor to strut their stuff.
Everyone left looking forward to the presentation evening next year with the majority of the trophy recipients remembering to take their trophy with them.
The awards were :
|Gold Winner||Bourne Abbots PC|
|Gold Runner Up||Chesterfield PC|
|Silver Winner||Nutbrook PC|
|Silver Runner Up||Arena PC|
|Runner Up||Arena PC|
|Runner Up||Kevin Frost|
|Runner Up||Tim Jervis|
CofC Closed Doubles
|Winners||Paul Bult & Bill Spencer|
|Runners Up||Robin Winter & Chris Brown|
CofC Closed Triples
|Winners||Mike Ricketts, Jenny Robb, John Collins & Lynn Collins|
|Runners Up||Richard Derham, Neil Penny & Kevan Ramsdale|
CofC Closed Veterans (55+) Doubles
|Winners||Bryan Hodges & Kevin Frost|
|Runners Up||Morris Goodman & Colin Lane|
International Ladies Day Doubles
|Winners||Madhu Mistry & Sandra Butchart|
|Runners Up||Carla Jervis & Carole Sheppard|
|Winners||June Graves & Christian Seville|
|Highest Scoring Team||Bryan Hodges, Kevin Frost & Paul Bult|
|Winners||June Ricketts & Mike Ricketts|
|Runners Up||Joint Runners-Up: Val Tully & Roy Clark + Megan Winter & Chris Brown|
50+ Doubles Melee
|Runners Up||Ian Kingman|
Please follow the link below for the 2022 womens and mens SSE playing programmes.
Please support the Mercia IWD Women’s Doubles Qualifier. The winning team and runner-up will be asked to represent the Mercia region at the IWD Finals on Saturday 6th August at Whitnash PC.
Petanque England Veterans Weekend – 9th and 10th October 2021
Please Note: This weekend’s Veterans National Doubles and Veterans Champion of Champions Doubles are now being held at Nottingham City Petanque Club and not at Rainworth as previously advertised on the Mercia calendar.
Venue address: Valley Road, Sherwood, Nottingham. NG5 3HU
Please give your support to this event.