SCPA Qualifiers 2017

This years qualifiers were all held at Worthing PC on the rough and difficult ‘car park’ pistes. This year saw the new system of Round Robin replacing the familiar Masters system used for many years. The idea was to give every one a fairer chance of success. This years number 1 team were also crowned…

England call ups for Southern lads!

3 of the Regions most talented Juniors have been rewarded for their dedication and hard work with England squad selection! Marc Franco Llado & Jamie Brooks and Liam Floyd have been selected for the England A and England B squads respectively. The 3 boys have been going up and down the country, learning their trade…

SCPA Qualifiers 2017: Preview

This Sunday (30th April 2017) will see the first Southern Qualifier of the new season. As many know, a change was made last season to make the Qualifiers a Round Robin series, thus taking away the eventuality of playing the same teams over the qualifiers – a problem that was had in the old format.…

Cobbetts Open Doubles

There was an entry of 36 teams, just 2 short of a full-house, for the competition held on a gloriously sunny day at Burridge on Sunday, April 9th. After the morning leagues, two teams were vying for the first place seeding both with 3 wins +27. Richard, the club barman, randomly selected Sam and Harrison’s…

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…

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…