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.
Following on from their success at the Nottingham Open Doubles Tournament in early July, Carla & Tim Jervis joined forces with their Chesterfield PC teammates, Carole Sheppard and Ian Kingman to win today’s Mercia Triples Championship.
In an exciting final match played against Mokhtar Benarab, Abdel Fekir, Peter Newton and Brian Forbes from Nottingham City PC, Tim’s team put on a display of great shooting and pointing to lift the title.
Congratulations to Chesterfield Petanque Club and to Carla, Tim, Carole & Ian.
A special thank you must go to Morris Goodman for being umpire for the day, and to Rainworth Petanque Club and all their helpers for hosting this event and keeping the players supplied with food and refreshments all day.
Another great day of competition, thank you to all who took part.
Those Mercia members that represented the region at last year’s Inter-regional championships on Hayling Island were invited to either a karting day or a spa day courtesy of the Mercia Petanque Association.
The Karting was held last Sunday, 22nd January, and although the weather was bitterly cold, everyone had a great time. The competitors were separated into two groups who then completed a ten minute time trial. The time trial resulted in finding the fastest racers in each group who then competed against each other in a 20 minute final.
In group one, the results were in 3rd place John Proctor, 2nd place Graham Dear , and in 1st position Steve Harrington who led from the start. In group two, it was a closely fought battle between Paul Bult , Mike Ricketts and Daniel Chalmers. Mike managed to gain the lead until 2 laps from the finish when an incident caused him to spin off. This gave Paul the opportunity to come through to take the winners prize with Wayne Marshall 2nd and Daniel Chalmers 3rd.