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 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.
Following the final match of the winter league, the results have been verified and the final positions decided. Congratulations to Bluebell PC who narrowly beat both Nottingham City PC and Mansfield PC to lift the trophy.
Our thanks goes to…
The Mercia hosting clubs who have given us a warm welcome at every competition day, the food has been delicious and the sense of community has made every competition day feel special. A special thank you to all the wonderful helpers who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the competition days have been a success.