The ten clubs participating in this year’s winter league gave us another great day’s Petanque at Nottingham City PC, our thanks goes to all those who played today.
Our thanks to NCPC for hosting the 2nd round today and to all the volunteers who prepared the venue for the day’s play and to those who helped with refreshments. Our thanks also to John Proctor who was Mercia’s competition organiser for this round.
The Mercia Winter League got under way today on a bright, but cool day at Titchfield Park, Mansfield. A record ten clubs are competing for the winter league title this year, with a good number of the clubs bringing a mix of both established players and newer members who were playing in the Mercia Winter League for the first time. It was great to see so many new faces and we hope they all enjoyed the day.
Our thanks goes to Mansfield PC for hosting this 1st round of the winter league and to all the volunteers who prepared the pistes for the day’s play and kept the refreshments flowing. Our thanks also to John Proctor who was competition organiser for this event.
This year’s Sherwood Shield Competition has been won by Mansfield Petanque Club who narrowly beat Arena Petanque Club to lift the trophy. Congratulations to Mansfield PC and thanks to all the competing clubs for giving us such a great head to head series and final match day.
Thank you to Martin, Steve, Di and all at Ravenshead PC for hosting the final match day.
This year’s winter league starts on the 28th October at Mansfield. For the 2018-19 winter season, each club brings two doubles teams & one mixed triple plus substitutes. The round robin format is employed and this year 50 minute timed games are being used to ensure that all rounds are synchronised. Points are accrued over every match day and carried forward to the final competition match day where the club with the most wins over the series will be crowned as champions (See competition rules).
Round 1 – 28th October 2018 – Mansfield PC
Round 2 – 25th November 2018 – Nottingham City PC
Round 3 – 13th January 2019 – Venue TBC
The fixtures and dates can be downloaded using the link below.
The attached table shows the results after the completion of the individual head to head rounds. There is one final match day on Sunday 21st October where a further 4 match points can be won by each competing club.
Round one of the Mercia inter regional qualifiers was held at Chesterfield Petanque Club yesterday. Thankfully the weather was kind and a great day’s petanque was enjoyed by all the teams.
Our thanks to Chesterfield PC for hosting this round of the qualifiers and to their committee and helpers for looking after us so well. Our thanks also goes to Morris Goodman for umpiring the event for Mercia.
The Mercia regional singles & shooting competitions will be played at Mansfield PC on Sunday the 8th April. To enter you will need to have an EPA licence that is registered in the Mercia region.
Please note: The winner of the regional shooting competition will represent the Mercia region at the inter regional finals at Hayling Island in September.
The closing date for entry to both competitions has changed and is now Tuesday 3rd April.