Winter Doubles 2017

The finals of the 2016/17 SCPA Winter Doubles were played at Burridge on Saturday, March 25th. From an initial entry of 18 the following teams qualified for the finals: 1 Callum Lombard, Stuart Floyd (Beacon View) 13 wins +129 2 David Franco-Cruz, Oscar Panadero-Gimeno (Cobbetts) 13 wins +97 3 Steve Lombard (Cobbetts), Karen Lombard (Beacon…

High Level Roofing Cup

The annual 6 a side cup sponsored by High Level Roofing was once again organised by and held at the Ship Petanque Club. This year saw 10 teams entered. With the unusually low entry, most teams only needed to get through one game to make Finals day on Sunday 19th March. Cobbetts were looking to…

Lachani & Prendergast defend SCPA Title!

The 2017 Southern Open was once again a huge success, echoing 2016’s hugely popular event. Hosted by Worthing Petanque Club and magnificently run by SCPA competition secretary Hilary Kidd, the event had 35 triples teams battling for the top prize of £450. As with 2016, the competition was fiercely competitive with some of the best players…

Indoor Winter League

After four months of competitive petanque, Los Hombres Mono were crowned the overall winners at the Stable in Durley. This years Indoor Winter League had 16 teams, with 3 teams coming from as far as the New Forest – which was fantastic! The 16 teams were drawn into 4 different leagues with each position going…

Sammy scoops Players’ Player award!

Sammy Thatcher was crowned the first ever SCPA Players’ Player of the year, as voted by the members of the region. Sammy was the deserved winner of the inaugural award after such an incredible and consistent 2016. The Southern star won a National title, two Regional titles, an Inter Regional winners medal and, more impressively…

Presentation 2016

The SCPA Presentation night for the 2016 season was held at East Horton Golf Centre. A packed hall, with 140 members purchasing the cut price tickets (thanks to the SCPA), were present and ready to enjoy the night ahead. With a hot fork buffet on the menu and a DJ to accompany, everyone had a…

Cobbetts Poppy Appeal Doubles

A record attendance of 48 teams – some coming as far as Wales & Hertfordshire – came to Burridge, the home of Cobbetts Boules Club, to play in the annual, fundraiser. With such a high number of teams, the club had to ‘make-up’ an extra 6 pistes on the car park just to accommodate everyone. As usual…

SCPA DOUBLES 2016

Stuart Floyd and Sammy Thatcher beat Graham Galton and Dani Soriano to be crowned the new SCPA Doubles champions! On a cold but clear day, Fareham Petanque Club hosted 32 teams for the years big regional event. David Plumhoff and David Franco Cruz were looking to make it a hat trick of titles in succession…

Euro success for Southern Sisters!

Southern Sisters and Ladies superstars – Sammy & Kaylee Thatcher – have done the unthinkable and produced a BRONZE medal winning performance at the European Ladies Espoirs (under 23’s) Championships. The duo, playing alongside Chiltern’s Christina Norris and East Midland’s Emma Longstaff, were in such sizzling form that they overcame some incredible teams to take…

Southerners fall short!

EPA Champion of Champions Over 50s Doubles – report by Mike Porter This event was hosted by Hanbury PC at their unique home at The Gardens of Hanbury, a beautiful setting on the edge of Epping Forest. There were 16 teams from 11 regions with Southern represented by regional champions Dave Stubbs and Mike Porter…