Well done to all FPC members who took part in the four days of round-robin qualifiers to compete for the top 12 places to represent Southern Region in the Inter-Regional Competition. The qualifiers were played at Worthing Petanque Club and the Inter-Regional Competition will take place at Mill Rythe, Hayling Island in September. A total of 23 teams from across the SCPA region entered, with the juniors making up a 24th team to avoid the need for ‘byes’ during the qualifying series.
Congratulations to Team Renegade (Malcolm & Mark, with Dave Lucas from The Ship) who ranked 5th overall and will be representing Southern in the Main; to Team Minions (Dave, Carrie, Mike & Hassi) and Team Hayzims (Tim, Daena, Paul & Sheila) who secured 10th and 12th positions respectively and will be representing the Region in the Challenge Cup.
There were many hard fought matches over the four days; commiserations to those teams who didn’t make the top 12. There is still a possibility of some being chosen to play in the Combined category.
Thank you to Hilary Kidd and Glenn Floyd for meticulously organising the round-robin qualifying series, and to Mary who ran the first day of the competition in Hilary’s absence.
More photos in the Gallery