Christmas Melee 2021

Weather mild with occasional missle.

COVID worries and a fixture clash kept numbers down to 18 with Sue and Lois sharing games and kitchen duties. Christmas sweaters much in evidence!

We began with bacon butties, two games and then coffee break with nibbles, two more games with the last game to finish deciding the outcome, Bob Bish on one team, Paula and Martin on the other, all on 3 wins. Bob triumphs and the only player with 4 wins.

Soup, cake, mulled wine, beer and a raffle no wonder everyone had a great time.

Results: 1st Bob Bish, tied for 2nd Paula and Martin and 4th place going to Nicole. First Fannies: Mari and George.

Many thanks Lois, Sue, Julie and Sue’s granddaughter Amber for the Christmas fare (Hope to see Amber playing next year). Thanks also go to Paul for running the bar and Jackie for running the raffle. Well done to everyone for donating raffle prizes and for helping make the day a great success. And finally a warm welcome to Graham our latest recruit.

Club Singles

Weather fairly dry but a bitingly cold north wind blowing, we managed to coerce 14 brave souls into battle, I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but Singles Champion is a title well worth winning, just ask Dave Kilshaw who played despite spending all night in the casino (he says he was working) great commitment David.

Bacon butties consumed we started with 3 leagues in the morning, soup at lunchtime and then main, consolage and plate in the afternoon.

An easy win over yours truly saw DK into the semis against Mark, and In a hard fought game Mark eventually triumphed and Dave and Carrie could dash off to bed (these youngsters).

The other final semi was an all Hayward affair with some brilliant pointing by Sheila seeing her through, Paul did avoid a fanny (just).

The final: Mark v Sheila alas despite the support of her fellow ladies there was no more heroics from Sheila and a comfortable win for Mark.

The winner
Runner up

The consolage saw a win for Bob Bish over Martin.

Bob Hiding his light, Martin not!

The plate was a close run thing with Daena, Sue and Tim all on 2 wins going into the final round with Daena beating Lois and Tim defeating Sue. The result remarkably, was  draw both with 3 wins +20. Well played all!

Many thanks to Lois for the catering well supported by Sue and Gerry.
Thanks also to Carrie for sorting all the running order, scores etc.

Charity Melee 2021

September 12, Fareham Petanque Club held its first Open event since March 2020. The weather was amazing, the sun was shining and not a cloud in the sky, it could have not been a better welcome back to play for FPC.

We had 23 players join us for the day- three from Worthing, two from Adur/Clymping, two from ABC, one from Portchester and the rest from Fareham.

Sheila and Lois took charge of the kitchen for the day. Sheila, Sue and Lois all made amazing cakes. Jackie Lee organised the raffle. And there was a team which arrived early to get the terrain set up and ready for play. I thought I had turned up early, but there was an army already on site before I got there. Thank you to everyone for your help and support to make this Open successful.

We raised £201.75 for Canine Partners this year, the raffle was very well supported and a number of Fareham Petanque Club members who could not play made very generous donations.

The first fanny of the day was awarded to George Churcher and Peter Marland. Chis Moss donated the prize for the first fanny.

Bob Ainsworth was the strongest player with 5 losses -31

Sheila Hayward was 3rd place with 4 wins +18

Mark Robertshaw was 2nd place with 5 wins +36

Paul Hayward was 1st place with 5 wins +45

Thank you to everyone that gave their time to support this event, it was a fantastic day.