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