“It is with great sadness that we at Mercia hear of the passing of Daniel Chalmers. Daniel was a valued member of Mercia and I had the pleasure of playing with him in the Inter-Regional Qualifiers last year. He was an outstanding player and a medal winner in the Transplant Games. We all at Mercia remember Daniel as the figurehead of D C Petanque and many of us purchased our boules from him. He will be sadly missed by us all but our memories of him will be good ones. On behalf of all Mercia petanque players we send our heartfelt condolences to his wife Kirsty and to Chas and Ghislaine, his parents. At some time later in the year when this difficult time is over Mercia will come together with his family in celebration of Daniel’s life in Petanque. John Proctor (Chair Mercia Petanque Association)”
The Mercia Petanque Association are delighted to welcome Nutbrook Petanque Club to the Mercia family. We look forward to their members joining us in the various club and regional events being held throughout 2020.
The Nutbrook PC club profile has been set up with contact information.
Mercia Petanque Association is looking for women’s pairs to enter our International Women’s Day regional qualifier at Ravenshead PC on the 15th March 2020. Those who qualify will be eligible for the IWD national final that is being held at Rainworth PC on Sunday 19th April 2020.
Please support this great competition and enter this event via the entry form using the link below.
Mercia’s regional competitions for 2020 are now available to enter via our online entry forms. These competitions are only open to Mercia members unless stated otherwise. Please note: Some competitions require a Petanque England licence to enter, where this is the case it will be stated on the entry form.
Please use the link below to find ALL entry forms for 2020.
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://firstname.lastname@example.org,-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.