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.


Mad March Open Melee – 25 March 2018

An impressive 32 people turned out for the Mad March Open Melee, despite ill health causing a few to drop out at the last minute. The weather was kind if rather grey, that is until we all packed up to leave when the sun came out!

A good representation from Worthing, Adur, Kirdford and Cobbetts helped to swell the numbers and produce a fun day. The First Fanny honours went to Nicole and Terry Rixon, with further Fannies “achieved” by David Mayer and Diana Slark.

  • Winner: Daena (5W +40),
  • Second: Mark (5W +36)
  • Third: Chris Hunt (Adur) (5W +19).

“Strongest player” was Chris Sulliven (Kirdford) (0W -43).

A big thank you to the catering/raffle team Tim and Heather and also to Daena and Paula for the contribution to the sales team and also to Mark for being an excellent scorer. Finally, thank you to all the other club members who did all the little things that make it all happen.

Competitions Secretary



Women’s Doubles – 10 March 2018

Thanks to Fareham Pétanque Club for successfully hosting the first SCPA Women’s Doubles in celebration of International Women’s Day. The event also marked the centenary of the First Votes for Women.

The weather forecast throughout the week was a changing picture and for a brief moment it was looking promising. But as players began to arrive from far and wide on the morning of Saturday the 10th, they were faced with water-logged terrains and some heavy downpours. However, with some fast action from a determined team (Malcolm, Steve, Tim, Dave & Paul L), water was quickly cleared from enough terrains to enable the 47 ladies eager to compete in this inaugural Women’s Doubles. The rain certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of the majority of the ladies as they made the most of the day, enjoying each other’s company and being part of this special event.

Gary & Don worked tirelessly in the kitchen from frying up bacon at the start of day, managing the lunchtime rush to serving up tea and cake (kindly baked by Fareham members) through to the very end – the duo’s ‘service with a smile’ ethos was admired by many visitors to Fareham and created a great impression of the club. Also impressive was Dave Kilshaw as he absolutely relished his role of chief measurer and Umpire for the day. Thanks also to Paul L who captured the days play with some great photos.

It was good to see strong performances from the Fareham ladies who took part in the competition. Congratulations and well done to Paula on winning the Gold with Sammy Thatcher.

Other results included:

  • Gold Semi’s: Hassi & Karen Lombard
  • Gold Consolage winners: Daena & Kaylee Thatcher
  • Gold Consolage semi’s: Sue & Julie
  • Silver Consolage semi’s: Jackie & Lois
  • Bronze Consolage winners: Shelley, Carrie & Suzi Bevis


Full results and photos can be found on SCPA website

Jack’s Eye-Sharpener – 11 March 2018

On a day of varying weather 20 people turned out including several ladies who had played the day before. We also featured 2 generations of the McKenzie family, and other members of the Weedon clan visited during the day.

The first Fanny honours went to Nicole and Katelin with further Fannies recorded by Nicole (again), Martin, Don and Alan!

  • Winner: David Kilshaw (5W +53)
  • Second: Val Samuels (4W +33)
  • Third: John Caine (4W +14)
  • Strongest Player – Shelley (0W -39).

Big thank you to everyone who helped but especially to Lois and Tim for the catering and to Mark for acting as scorer.

Chris Moss

SCPA Melee at Fareham – 4 March 2018

Eighteen players braved the cold and came along to the last of the seasons Regional Winter Melees.  With players mostly from Fareham, there were no surprises at the results after 4 timed games.

Winner Mark Robertshaw, closely behind on his heels was Nicole Ware, 3rd Shelley McKenzie and 4th Paul Hayward.

  • Winner : Mark Robertshaw (Fareham) 4 wins, +31
  • Second : Nicole Ware (Fareham) 4 wins, +26
  • Third : Shelley McKenzie (Fareham) 3 wins, +14
  • Fourth : Paul Haywood (Fareham) 3 wins, +10
  • Friendliest player : Robert (Fareham)

FPC Christmas Melee – 17/12/2017

Fareham’s 2017 Christmas Melee took place on Sunday 17th December. The day began cool and damp but stayed dry for the first two games. Overall, we had 32 players who entered, with several clubs represented. The strongest play was Dave Culvert from Shedfield, 0 wins, -26. There was a tie for 2nd place between Mark Robertshaw and Mike Kateley from Kirdford with 3 wins + 19. The winner was Mike Sheppard with 3 wins + 30. Well done Mike.

A big thank you to Mary and Marion for the catering, Liz and Susan for the raffle and especially Santa’s little helper, Carrie, who supported me despite being on crutches!

Chris Moss
Competition Secretary

Join us on 17th December for Fareham’s Christmas Melee!

All are welcome to Fareham Petanque’s Open Christmas Melee on Sunday 17th December, registration 9:30am.
Timed games from 10am to 1pm then lunch.

  • Free Punch, Soup/buffet lunch and Mince pies included!
  • Only £6 entry (Juniors Free)
  • Christmas jumpers and Santa hats welcome 🙂
  • Christmas raffle
  • Come and join us for your last petanque competition before Christmas!

Enter online here: competition_entry_form
Or email competitions@farehampetanqueclub.org.uk
Or call Chris on 07713 429 217

Happy Christmas and see you there!


Poppy Doubles at Cobbetts – Sunday 12 November 2017

Once again, the Poppy Doubles competition at Cobbetts attracted a large number of Fareham Petanque Club members, with a few unable to secure a place due to this popular event being fully booked (38 teams) within just a few days of being advertised.  The day was meticulously run and a resounding success as Cobbetts raised £600 with players from across the Region and beyond giving generously.

It was a sunny but cold November day and some parts of the terrain were still a bit soggy from the previous days rain.  Format for the day comprised of Leagues in the morning and knockouts in the afternoon with prizes at various levels.

Minions David K & Carrie were the all Fareham team who made it into the Main along with Jackie Lee who played with Stuart Curlsey from Oxshott and Paula Fauvel who played with Carol Collyer (Cobbetts).  Most of the other teams made it to the Plate with a few teams enjoying some fun games in the Wooden Spoon with a fair bit of friendly banter.

Known results of FPC Members included:


  • Quarter Final:  Paula Fauvel & Carol Collyer (Cobbetts)
  • Consolage Final: Jackie Lee & Stuart Cursley (Oxshott)
  • Top 16:  David K & Carrie (The Minions)


  • Quarter Final:  Mark Robertshaw with his mum Karen
  • Consolage winners: Malcolm & Shelley
  • Consolage Semi-Final:  Paul & Hassi

Well done to all FPC members who played on this Remembrance Day and helped raise money for the Poppy Appeal.



Fareham Open Triples – 27 August 2017

It was another very hot and sunny day at Fareham, for the club’s annual Open Triples competition, with teams entering from across the south. It was good to see many visitors from various other clubs in the region, as well as a good number of entries from Fareham Petanque Club members. The 20 teams competed in leagues in the morning, qualifying for Gold, Silver and Bronze knock-out competitions after lunch.

The Gold Final was fought between Team Parley (comprising Oscar, Montse and Tom) and Fareham’s Renegade (Mark, Malcolm and Gary), with the visitors victorious over the home team, winning the final 13:10.


  • Gold Winner: Parley (Montse, Tom, Oscar)
  • Gold Runner-Up: Renegade (Mark, Malcolm, Gary)
  • Gold Semi-Finalists: BAT (Trevor, Allan, Peter), Oi (Kim, Graham, Tom, Jamie)
  • Gold Consolage Winner: Minions (David, Carrie, Mike)
  • Gold Consolage Crawley Boys (John, Bill, Gerard)
  • Silver Winner: New Beginnings (Harrison, Keith, Carol)
  • Silver Runner-up: Piemen (Paul, Hassi, Bernie)
  • Silver Consolage Winner: Mabela (Abbey, Martin, Angela)
  • Bronze Winner: DGD (Danny, Gerry, Dave)

Fareham Club President Jackie Lee presented medals to finalists, along with cash prizes for all winners. And all present showed their appreciation for Malcolm (Competitions Secretary), Mary, Marion and Mike (Lunch and refreshments), Liz, Shelley and Chris (Raffle) and all other helpers who contributed to the day.