Inter Regional Championships

Stephen Snudden has placed the following link on the EPA Facebook Group. Follow the link at the bottom of Stephen’s article to see day one fixtures for the Inter Regional Championships at Hayling Island.


With just under 11 weeks to go, this years Inter Regional’s draw has now been posted to the EPA Website. (Subject to confirmation of entrants, promotion/relegation)

The summary tables are replicas of those that will be on display in the control room with the addition of links to each days order of play.

When results are refreshed in the control room they will also get updated on the EPA website. Those players unable to make the weekend will therefore be able to keep up to date with the state of play.

As for last year the Junior Precision Shooting will take place on Saturday afternoon.

Refresh/Upload of the state of play will stop 2 rounds before the end of play on the Sunday. This is intentional so as to keep people guessing as to final positions, top teams etc.

http://www.englishpetanque.org.uk/InterRegionalResults.html

Eurocup Format Update

This article was posted on Facebook by Martin Hughes (EPA Vice President), regarding the proposed changes to the Eurocup format for 2017.

*EuroCup 2017 Update*

As you may have seen elsewhere, the new format for the competition issued recently by the CEP has led to us revisiting our approach. In looking at options we wanted to ensure that the impact on the previously issued national calendar was as limited as possible as many of our regions had populated their own calendars on the basis of the national calendar.

As a result, discussions with our EuroCup organiser Alan Roden has led to us deciding to proceed as follows:

1 – There will be a ‘home’ and ‘away’ draw;

2 – Notices to go out by middle of May with draw to be made at June MC meeting;

3 – First Round to be completed by 20th August;

4 – Second round to be completed by 1st October;

5 – third round to be completed by 26th November (with only one match to be played (i.e. three rounds);

6 – fourth round to be played over the weekend of 24th/25th March 2018 at two venues to be decided;

7 – finals to be played on 22nd April, 2018.

This approach offers flexibility to our clubs and regions to work around calendars and there is now no set date in the calendar for playing the matches, just lengthy ‘windows’ where the clubs concerned can make the arrangements. You will appreciate that the combined round 2 and 3 has now been dropped. This was introduced as under the old format (2 x triples and 3 x doubles) it was felt that travelling could be minimised through combination. Under the new format with the introduction of the Singles round, there are now three rounds per match (6 x singles, 2 x triples and 3 x doubles), so it is felt that the doubling up could lead to very lengthy days.

The removal of the November (4th) round originally in our calendar for 19th and 26th November means that we can relocate that to the following March after the clocks change. It also means that there is more time available to transact the preliminary rounds (rounds 1 – 3 can be played between late June and late November). We hope that this will mean better conditions for the most important stages of the competition. This also applies to the Finals, where the light and hopefully the weather will be even better than the fourth round (although there are no guarantees).

The result is that there are now no fixed dates in our national calendar 2017 for EuroCup except the deadlines by which rounds need to be played. This should mean that any potential clashes with competitions already set/proposed by our regions is not a factor.

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.

 

 

EPPC Launch Date – 12th June

The Hasland Gala on the 12th June is to be the official launch date for the newly formed Eastwood Park Petanque Club.

IMG_0539aIt has been confirmed that the Lord Mayor of Chesterfield who will be attending the Gala will perform an official opening of the Eastwood Park Petanque Club. The Gala starts at 12.00pm and the EPPC opening should be around 12.15pm.  EPPC members will be promoting the Club at the Gala and inviting people to have a try. If you are free on the 12th June, please visit our new friends and show your support.

We will be providing contact details and playing session information for EPPC within the next few days. In the meantime we wish Peter, Janet, Chris and Sue every success with their new venture and a guarantee of Mercia’s full support.

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