Inverleith Win EuroCup Qualifier

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Inverleith PC went head-to-head with Fochabers PC on Sunday 2nd April at Perth PC’s terrain to decide which club would take Scotland’s place in the 2017 EuroCup for clubs. The qualifier followed the format of one EuroCup match, with 6 Singles games, 3 Doubles and 2 Triples.  2 Match Points were awarded for a Singles win, 3 for Doubles and 5 for Triples.  The winning club would be the one who accumulated the most Match Points.

The Singles matches were shared at 3 wins each, meaning the match was tied after the first round:

Singles

Inverleith won 2 out of the 3 Doubles matches, meaning they took a 3 point lead into the Triples round:

Doubles

The triples were a tense affair and, with Fochabers winning the first of the Triples games 13-6, it all came down to the final match.  The Inverleith triple of Mags, Monty and Matt overcame a strong start by Fochabers’ Lynn, Shirley and Alec to take the win 13-11.  Leaving the final score Fochabers 14 Inverleith 17.

Triples

Inverleith now wait for the draw to determine where they will travel to and who their opponents will be for the EuroCup Qualifying Round in July.  Many congratulations to Inverleith and commiserations to Fochabers for coming so close.

Inverleith PC - Scotland's EuroCup team 2017

Inverleith PC – Scotland’s EuroCup team 2017

International Licences Reminder

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We’d like to remind members that, in order to compete in SPA competitions in 2017, you will need to be in possession of a new SPA licence (the new credit card design) and this must be produced at registration for each competition.  It takes around 4 weeks from your application to receive your new licence.  With this in mind, we suggest you apply for your licence no later than Sunday 12th March to ensure you have your licence in time.

Licences can only be issued to those who are either members of a SPA affiliated club or who have paid an individual SPA membership fee.

You can apply for your licence by clicking on the link in the ‘quick links’ section to the right of this page.  Please don’t leave it too late.

New SPA Licence Application Process

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The SPA has decided to adopt a new system issuing and renewing petanque licences and this is now in effect for 2017 licences. To remind you, you need an SPA licence to play in SPA competitions, as well as any overseas competitions where an international licence is required. The benefit of the new system is that you will receive a high quality, waterproof credit card type licence.

The process to apply for your new 2017 licence is very straightforward. Click on the link below and click on the Join Us/Renew button.

https://membermojo.co.uk/scottishpetanque

You will need to complete the application form and you will need to have a digital photograph already stored on your computer to upload into the database (which is suitable for ID purposes, i.e. a photograph of your head and shoulders, looking square on, with a neutral background). We may ask you to send a different photograph if the one you upload isn’t suitable.

Once your application is complete and approved, we will arrange for the new licence to be delivered. It takes around 3-4 weeks and it will be sent directly to you at your home address. The new licences will be valid from 1 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2017.

There is no cost for your first licence each year, but if you lose it and require a replacement, there will be a charge of £5.

You will be invited to renew your licence around 28 days before expiry of your current one (i.e. in early December each year). All you need to do is check your details remain the same and renew, or edit those details which have changed.

If you have any difficulty using the system please do let me know.

Kind regards

Colin Stewart
President
Scottish Petanque Association
colinstewart1976@gmail.com

European Singles Championships

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Good luck to Emma Montgomery and Colin Stewart who travel to Halmstad, Sweden this week to compete in the first European Singles Championships.  The competition was hastily rearranged following the late withdrawal of the original hosts and we are very grateful to the Swedish and Danish federations for agreeing to host at such short notice.

You can find out more about the competition here http://www.svenskboule.se/ECSingles2016

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