Martin Birkhead Trophy Doubles

Please support our friends at Lincoln Branleys PC who are hosting the Martin Birkhead Trophy competition on the 17th June.

Martin Birkhead 2018 (Download)



Martin Birkhead Trophy – Lincoln Branleys PC

Please support our friends at Lincoln Branleys PC who are hosting the Martin Birkhead Trophy competition on the 18th June.

Please note: Some building work in being done at Woodcocks, so parking is a short distance away from the pistes (Please see parking map).



Calendar Update & Membership

Following the Mercia RMC meeting that was held on the 19th December, the following amendments have been made to the Mercia regional calendar.

  • The Sherwood Shield Finals will now be held at Arena PC, Worksop on the 29th January 2017.
  • The Mercia AGM will also be held at Arena PC on the 29th January 2017.
  • The 2nd Mercia Inter-Regional Qualifier has been moved from the 9th to the 23rd April 2017.

Mercia Petanque Association is now able to process EPA membership subscriptions for 2017.

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.

Membership Form (Click to download)

Thank you.



Your invitation to the Mercia regional qualifiers

Mercia will be competing as a region in its own right for the first time at this year’s EPA Regional Championships and entries are invited from teams that would like to qualify and represent Mercia Petanque Association at the Hayling Island finals.

Mercia will be placed in the second division for both the championship and challenge competitions for 2016 and will be holding qualifying events to select the twelve teams that will represent the Mercia Petanque Association at the Hayling Island finals in September. The top eight teams will represent Mercia in the championship competition, whilst the next four teams below them will play in the challenge competition. The main competition takes place over the weekend of the 10th/11th September.

The Mercia regional heats will take place as follows:

  • Qualifier 1 – Sunday, 20th March at Mansfield Petanque Club
  • Qualifier 2 – Sunday, 17th April at Nottingham City PC
  • Qualifier 3 – Sunday, 12th June at The Arena, Worksop

The entry documents for these qualifiers are available from the Regional Secretary, Peter Seyfang. 

Thank you for your interest and we hope that  you all realise your ambition to represent the Mercia region at this year’s Hayling Island finals.

Please note:

  • The third qualifier at The Arena, Worksop will feature the final matches of the qualifiers plus the Mercia Shooting Championship. (The winner and runner-up of the Regional Shooting Championship will represent Mercia at the EPA Champion of Champions Shooting Final that will also be held at Hayling Island).


  • Entry to the Mercia regional qualifiers closes on Monday 6th March.




Suffolk Coastal Petanque League Visit

A squad from the Suffolk Coastal Pétanque  League will be visiting Nottingham City PC on Saturday, 18th June for a challenge match. Steve Harrington made contact with Simon Fletcher, the organiser for the league when he and Di were visiting Suffolk last year and watched the final of one of SCPL’s competitions. Steve is delighted that Simon will be bringing a squad of Suffolk  coastal league players to Nottingham and is looking forward to a great day of friendly competition.  It is Steve’s intention to invite players from some of the Mercia region’s clubs to participate in this event.

The Suffolk Coastal Petanque Alliance incorporating the Adnams Coastal Petanque League has approximately 45 teams due to play in 2016 with the majority playing at pubs on Sunday mornings and finishing in time for a social drink together at lunchtime.

Please note: There is no Euro 2016 England football match on this day.

Link:Suffolk Coastal Petanque League