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…

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.…