Christmas Melee

Despite Saturday’s heavy rain, 28 turned out for this year’s melee, including four players from Worthing and three from Kirdford. A few short showers failed to dampen the enthusiasm!

The winner was Paula with 3 wins +20, second Paul Hayward with 2 1/2 wins +17 and third was Julie 2 1/2 wins +14. Strongest Player was Malcolm Berrett (Wothring) 0 wins -29. Malcolm and Keith (Soft Boules group) had the first (and only) fannies in the second round. Prizes also awarded for best costumes – jointly to Gary and Bob Bish and best hat, David Kilshaw.

Thanks to Lois and Marion (and various helpers – Gary, Sue, Amber and Paula) for the kitchen and Sheila for the raffle.

Mayor’s Cup

In the lovely Autumn sunshine team Fareham successfully defended the Mayor’s Cup. All three triples performed outstandingly with Sue Mac, Mike Sheppard and Robert Cleaver winning four our of a possible 6 games. Paula, Carrie and Chris racked up five wins out of six but the stars were David Kilshaw, David Mayer and Gerry Mac who won all six games, finishing with an epic 13-12 win in the last game under flood lights. Overall Fareham won 15 out of a possible 18 games. Well done everyone.


Secretaries Cup

An excellent showing in this year’s SCPA Secretaries’ Cup! Daena, Sue and Mark got to the Plate Consolage final however The Minions (Carrie, Dave and Chris) were runners up in the Main final loosing to Beacon View. A very long but enjoyable day.

Fareham Charity Melee – 2 September 2018

In glorious sunshine 28 players started this year’s charity melee including some brave survivors of the open triples!  A good representation from Kirdford, Crainleigh and Southampton helped swell the numbers.

Overall winner was Paul Haywood (5W + 30), closely followed by Sue Mac (5W + 29) and Dave Kilshaw (4W + 40). Strongest player was Paul L and there were no fannies! Overall we raised £267 for Hants and IoW Air Ambulance.

A big thank you to the catering team: Lois, Marion and Heather and Gary on the barbecue and to Dave and Heather for the raffle. Also a huge thank you to Martin Ware for sponsoring the event.


Fareham Open Doubles – 21 July 2018

Some last-minute entries brought the total number up to an ideal 16 teams for our Open Doubles on a warm and sunny Saturday, 21st July. We had a good mix of people from different clubs as well as a good turn-out from Fareham members. Four leagues of four were played in the morning with no need for byes, and determining the split of eight teams in the Main competition and eight in Plate for the afternoon knockouts.

Top honours went to visitors Lee and Angie Jameson, beating Adrian and Myra from Chilterns region in the final. However, all other prizes went to teams with Fareham members, with Sammy (Beacon View) and Hassi taking the Main Consolage, Sue and Julie winning the Plate and Tim and Daena taking the Plate Consolage.

Many thanks to Lois for providing lunch, cakes and refreshments and to Chris for organising the day.

  • Main Winner: Lee & Angie
  • Main Runners Up: Adrian & Myra
  • Main Consolage Winners : Sammy & Hassi
  • Plate Winner: Julie & Sue
  • Plate Runners Up: Paul L & Chris
  • Plate Consolage Winners: Tim & Daena


Fareham Drawn Doubles – 3 June 2018

After some applied nagging we had 22 players on a lovely summers day. Morning leagues were hard fought leading to a main and main consolage competition together with a 3 team spoon competition.

The winners of the main were Jackie Churcher and Martin Ware, runners up Mark and Gary; main consolage was won by Daena and Allan.

The spoon was won by Jackie Lee and Sheila Hayward. There were three fannies during the day – Jackie and Sheila, Paul and Mike and Paula and George.

A big thank you to Lois and Heather for organising the food.


Fareham Petanque Club Singles – 21 April 2018

After some late entries, eventually we had 19 players on an April Saturday that started bright and sunny –  a lovely Spring day, with just a brief rain shower early afternoon. The morning leagues were hard fought with some unexpected successes! The afternoon’s main competition was won by Mark, narrowly beating Jackie Churcher in the final. This was Mark’s fifth time of winning the Fareham Singles competition – a record that will be hard to beat!. Last year’s winner David Kilshaw put up a good fight, but this year finished third. The main consolage was won by Sue Mac after a hard-fought match with Don.

The plate was run as a 3-game snake of 11 players. Plate winner was Paul Haywood, with a score of 3W +28, and George was runner up with a close score of 3W +25.

A big thank you to Lois, who not only organised the food but also played. A new “serve yourself” lunch format was being tried, and was well-received by all. Thanks also to Sheila and Sue for organising the bacon butties and baking cakes, and to Mark as scorer.


Fareham members’ notice: May Melee

Due to the local elections on 3rd May, the Community Centre will be unavailable that evening. Mark and David have re-arranged their league matches to 2nd May therefore the monthly melee will now take place on Wednesday 9th May. Normal service will be resumed in June!


Club Chosen Pairs – 15 April 2018

The “Fareham 16” battled it out for the clubs Chosen Pairs trophy on a day of mixed weather. First (and only Fanny) went to Sue Mac and Bob Bish.

Winners were Mark and Robert (5W + 31), second were Deana and Julie (4W +6) and third were Jackie and Gary (3W + 8).

A big thank you to the catering team Lois and Heather and as also to Mark as scorer.


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