Robin Gardiner

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RobinWith a great deal of sadness, we report the passing of Robin Gardiner yesterday.  Robin’s dedication to Troon Petanque Club was considerable and he made a lasting contribution as former President and twenty years service on the committee.  He was a regular player both at his home club and on the Scottish scene and represented Scotland at international level on several occasions.

Robin was a larger than life character, always at the heart of the banter and his loss will be sorely felt by many.  Our thoughts and sympathies go to Annie,  the rest of the family and all of his friends at Troon PC.

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

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.

Club Invitation to Host 2014 Events

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It is that time of year again when we’d like to hear from clubs interested in hosting 2014 SPA competitions. The draft calendar has been added to the Calendar on this site (click here).  All dates and venues are TBC.

To host an SPA event a club would require 8 pistes. We’d also like the host clubs to have someone available to help with registration etc..

Could interested clubs let me know the SPA events they’d like to be considered for and also the dates of club competitions they’d like included.

We’d appreciate it if you could feed information through as soon as you can.

We hope to have a reasonably complete calendar in place by our next NEC meeting, 26.01.14.

Can you also keep us updated with any changes that may be necessary to your club details as seen on the website?

Kind regards ….Lynn

Lynn Jenkins

SPA Secretary

SPA AGM 2013 Notice to Members

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Notification – Scottish Petanque Association – Annual General Meeting – 2013

The 2013 AGM of The Scottish Petanque Association will be held at:-

Perth Pétanque Club

Clubhouse
North Inch,
Perth
PH1 5HS

On Sunday the 20th October at 1PM.

Tea & coffee will be available for 50p.

Amendments to the constitution require a proposer and seconder. Can you please get these to me no later than Friday 11th October 2013?

The constitution can be found here.

Best regards … Lynn

 

Lynn Jenkins

SPA Secretary

Frank Malcolm Memorial Melee 2013 Report

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On a slightly overcast but pleasantly warm and dry day 18 players (well actually 19 as Istvan shared a place with Monika) took part in this Perth Petanque event – a five round individual Melee with players mixed up in each round and playing in either a pair or a triple depending on the draw.

It was especially good to see some of the newer Perth members amongst the usual mix of players, all of whom acquitted themselves well with some good wins which will hopefully encourage them to participate in future events.

The end result was very close with final results depending on the outcome of the last game and with four players on four wins fighting it out for 2nd to 4th it was Bob Boyle (Stirling) who just missed out on a prize on points difference. Alison Swiffin and Istvan/Monika tied on 4 wins and +19 points for 2nd/3rd place and by mutual agreement shared those prizes, giving the choice of prize to Istvan’s daughter who was asked if she would prefer wine or chocolate – no prizes for guessing which one she chose!

However that was a tie for Second place and the outright Winner was one of Perth’s well established players with a clean sweep of 5 wins out of 5 – Eileen Moonie, who was on top form during the event pulling out some of the classic shots that Eileen is renowned for.
Proceeds from refreshments and the fun lunchtime competitions (Congratulations to Henry Hutcheson who won both the shooting and pointing events) totalled £75. This will be donated to Cancer Research UK via their charity shop in Frank’s home town of Blairgowrie.

Many thanks to all those who assisted and participated to make this a very successful event.

Eileen Moonie - Frank Malcolm Memorial Winner 2013

Eileen Moonie – Frank Malcolm Memorial Winner 2013

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