1st Regional Qualifier Sunday 22nd May 2022

Great day for the regional qualifier, the terrains looked spot on, surrounds smart and a row of gazebos just to finish it off. So many players thanked us for an excellent set up, we should all be very proud.

Twenty eight teams competed with two from Fareham: “The Minions” (Paul, Sheila, David and Carrie) and “Mind the Gap” (Tim, Daena, Sue and Roz) plus Mark and Paula playing for composite teams. Minions, Mark and Paula faired well enough, Mind the Gap need a good day at Q2 in Climping. Good luck and let’s hope they all make it to Melton Mowbray.

Lots of thank yous:

Martin and Gerry for getting there early to string the terrains, Marion, June, Mari, Jackie Lee and Julie who helped us in the kitchen meaning Lois got a break in the afternoon and I could fall asleep in the chair!

Everyone who turns out on second Wednesdays for gardening night.

And lastly to the weather, so much better than the doubles!

Well done all. Gary.

A Grand Day Out!

Fareham Open Doubles

A great turnout for Fareham’s Open Doubles, 22 teams despite the poor forecast, a big thank you to all who played through the awful rain.

Morning leagues were well contested, Gerry and myself somehow scrapping into the main, 3 wins +5! Stephen Daiken and Pat Dennis leading the way on +33.

Big thanks to Lois and her team for splendid lunch and cakes.

The afternoon knockouts were dominated by Stephen and Pat, great to see Petanque played to such a high standard, but did you have to fanny us in the semi final?


Gold: Stephen and Pat, RU Paula and Robert, 3rd Mark and Will / Gerry and Gary. Consolage: Carrie and Jay.

Silver: Andy and Dawn, RU Alison and Steve. Consolage: Martin and Nicole.

Bronze: Rod and Jim, RU Dave and Jim.

Stephen and Pat
Paula and Robert
Mark and Will

Jack’s Eye Sharpener

Easter Sunday was dry and sunny but with a cool breeze later on, great to see Malcolm and Shelly make the long trip south, with Shelly’s sister Wendy and help from Mari and Jackie Lee we had 16 entries for this years commemorative completion.

Well fortified by bacon sarnies and some excellent beer curtesy of Malcolm a hard fought completion ensued which saw Mark triumph with 4 wins +28 (nice way to celebrate your birthday Mark), Mike second and Gerry third.

Unfortunately We were unable to present the trophy afterwards as Martin (the previous winner) couldn’t find the shield in what must be a quite extensive trophy cabinet.

Many thanks go to Marion for aiding Lois in the kitchen with the lunches, and to Malcolm for providing the eye sharpener, maybe next years Jack’s Eye Sharpener could be north of the border??