Fenton Quaich Report

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Lynn Jenkins and Shirley Legge – Fenton Quaich 2014 Winners

Despite a dull morning in Perth an impressive 16 pairs, from a number of clubs across Scotland, arrived to take part in this event and made up a good mix of ‘the regulars’, ‘rare visitors’ and new faces to the Scottish club competition scene.  A random draw allocated a number for each team which then determined who they would play in each of the 5 rounds.   At the end of a sunnier afternoon two teams   were on 5 wins, but it was Shirley Legge & Lynn Jenkins (Fochabers) who claimed victory, based on points difference, over fellow club members John Wilson & Robbie Stronach.  3rd place was shared between Jean & Henry Hutcheson and Margaret Mauchline & Mabel Danraj (all Perth petanque) who tied for best points difference out of the teams on 4 wins.  Mabel sends her thanks to all who supported the event and those who helped out and we hope to see another excellent mix of players at the next Perth Petanque open pairs on 20th July.

Penicuik Open Results

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10 teams registered for Penicuik’s annual Open Pairs and were divided into two pools of 4 and 6, with 3 rounds played in the morning to decide the 4 teams who would qualify for the afternoon’s main competition.

The afternoon’s main competition, a 4 team round robin, saw Jimmy & Istvan (Troon), Paul & Kevin (Troon), Mags & Monty (Inverleith) and Christine & Doug (Inverleith/Perth) battle it out.  In the end Kevin and Paul prevailed to take the trophy with Mags & Monty runners up.  Ron & Stephane (Penicuik) won the plate.

Many thanks to all who came to support our wee competition.

Colin

Penicuik Open Pairs Info

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Details for Penicuik Open Pairs this Sunday:

Registration: 9.30 for 10.00 start
Cost: £3 per player
Refreshments: Soup and sandwiches lunch @ nearby hotel £4 per person, pay at registration. Selection of soft drinks for sale during the day at the piste (please don’t drink alcohol).
Format: depends on entry

Bring a camping chair if you have one, there isn’t any seating at the piste. Note we have very little shelter so come prepared for inclement weather. Contact Colin on 07535716010 if you need any more info.

Grand Prix 2 Report and Results

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Seventeen teams attended Grand Prix 2 at Troon PC on 18 May. It was nice to several new faces and we very much hope they will continue to enter SPA competitions in the future. As ever, Troon put on a sumptuous spread including pasta and a huge variety of cakes and home baking which was very much appreciated by all the players. A very big thank you to Troon PC for again making us all feel so welcome.

On to the competition itself: Play was brisk thanks to the timed games, which was welcomed on what turned out to be a chilly day. With an odd number of teams, byes were required (which can be a curse or a blessing depending upon your viewpoint).

Strong showings from Pretty Vacant, Triaxle, Sex Pisteols and Champignons meant the competition went down virtually to the wire. In the end, the Pretty Vacant team of (confusingly) Paul Bretenoux, Robbie Stronach and Johnny Wilson were undefeated and worthy winners. Triaxle continued their great form with another second place putting them in the driving seat for the Grand Prix Series overall winners. The Sex Pisteols of (equally confusingly) Shirley Legge, Lynn Jenkins and Richard Carter finished in 3rd place with Champignons having to settle for fourth.  The final results are:

Grand Prix 2 Ranking

Grand Prix Series Standings After 2 Rounds

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Ayrshire Open & Grand Prix 2 Information

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Troon PC are hosting an open triples competition on Saturday 17th May (the day before Grand Prix 2). Details as follows

Ayrshire Open
Registration 1pm for 1.30 start. £9 Entry fee per team. We can make up triples if required on the day.
The Bar will be open from 1pm on Saturday. Tea and coffee will be also be available from the kitchen.

Grand Prix 2
Registration 9 am to 9.15 for 9.30 start. Bacon or sausage rolls will be available along with tea or coffee from 8.15 till 9.am.

Lunch will be available at a cost of £3.50 per person.
Menu as follows.
Lasagne or Macaroni with Bacon and cheese.
Macaroni Cheese (veg option)
French Bread
Salad
Home Baking
Tea or Coffee.
Lunch tickets will be on sale on Sunday Morning. The bar will be open on Sunday from 12.noon.

Celtic Challenge Report

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Fochabers PC hosted the 2014 Celtic Challenge on 3rd and 4th May. The main sponsor was Diageo.

The players arrived to a warm welcome at the piste with nibbles and refreshments – a chance to practice and renew acquaintances.

After a welcome by Colin, Shirley and Linda Mellis from Diageo, play commenced at 9.00 am on the Saturday morning with the Scotland A & B teams up against each other, while Ireland faced Wales. The round ended after 11, with 2 games going beyond the 2 hour mark, with Wales in a narrow lead, closely followed by Scotland A & Scotland B.

The results of the first 4 rounds of matches were:  Scotland A 11-5 Scotland B, Wales 10-6 Ireland.

 

Play continued in the afternoon in the sunshine although no team managed to dominate Scotland A managed to extend their lead and Scotland B had pulled themselves into 3rd place. The standings at the end of the first day’s play were: Scotland A 16, Wales 13, Scotland B 10, Ireland 9.

Sunday morning arrived with the threat of showers in the weather forecast and everyone hoped for dry weather.  Scotland A took the 4 rounds against Wales with a score of 10-6 whilst Scotland B recorded an 11-5 score against Ireland.  After 8 rounds the standings were therefore: Scotland A 21, Wales 16, Scotland B 16, Ireland 11.  Scotland B were only 3rd by virtue of points difference.

One more round was completed before lunch and then, just as round 10 got going and everyone thought we might stay dry, it started to rain. And rain. And rain.  The umpires called a break in play as the rain poured down the piste and flooded pistes 1 & 2 to the point that they were unplayable.  Thankfully the rain subdued after around 30 minutes and all but piste 1 was playable.  Cue frantic channel digging to attempt to drain piste 1 while play continued on pistes 2-8.  By the end of round 10 piste 1 had drained sufficiently to be clear of water, although with all the mud and silt that had been washed down the piste it was very soft.

By the end of Round 11 Scotland A had done enough to win the competition, being 5 wins ahead of second place but the question remained which team, Scotland B or Wales, would finish in second, both were on 22 wins.  Wales emerged from the last round with 3 wins to take second place.  The final 4 rounds results were:  Scotland A 8-8 Ireland, Scotland B 7-9 Wales.

The final standings were therefore:

1st Scotland A 29

2nd Wales 25

3rd Scotland B 23

4th Ireland 19

Congratulations to Scotland A.  They will be hoping to retain the trophy when the Celtic Challenge returns to Dublin in 2015.

The SPA would like to thank Fochabers PC and volunteers, Diageo and the other sponsors and anyone else who contributed to a fantastic weekend’s sport and socilalising.

Celtic Final Result

Celtic Team Results by Round

Round by Round

Scotland A - Celtic Challenge 2014 Winners

Scotland A – Celtic Challenge 2014 Winners

Scotland B - Celtic Challenge 3rd place

Scotland B – Celtic Challenge 3rd place

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