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…

Regional Mixed Doubles

Sammy Thatcher & Mike Tull have retained the SCPA Mixed doubles after a hard fought victory in Sunday’s Mixed Doubles Final. With 24 teams, this was a well turned out event and it happened to fall on a nice dry, warm day at Burridge, Cobbetts Boules Club. In the absence of Lyn – although it…

Inter Regional Challenge Champions 2016

The Southern Counties Challenge squad were crowned champions at this years Inter Regionals, echoing the achievements of their Main Squad counterparts. Another victory for the region. Read on for Bernie Miles (Challenge team Manager) report. Saturday Although the day started dry and sunny that turned to rain – light rain, heavy rain, light rain again…

Inter Regional Champions 2016

So, the SCPA were victorious in their quest for Inter Regional gold at Hayling Island. The 8 team squad, lead by the meticulous Hilary Kidd and the vociferous Glenn Floyd, were able to starve off the threat of Chiltern and take home the title after 6 years of hurt. There was a real buzz from…

WE DID IT!!

Southern Counties Petanque Association are the new Inter Regional Champions and Challenge Champions 2016 – an amazing double! The feat is a remarkable 12 months turn around for the region, having spent last years competition languishing around the depths of relegation. Both squads were absolutely brilliant in their approach and even better in their play.…

Regional Shooting

Well done to Oscar Panadero, Shooting Champion 2016. The man from Spain hit a final coche at 9m to pip David Plumhoff to the winning post in an exciting and tense Final. Top 4 scores: Winner –       Oscar Panadero –        33 pts Runner Up – David Plumhoff –  …

Regional Singles

34 players entered the Regional Singles on a grey day at Cobbetts Boules Club. The standard of personnel was very high and it was refreshing to see so many of the regions players taking part in the singles –  a part of the game many despise! There were a couple of tough groups and a…