Birds & Bees PC have announced the dates of their open pairs competitions. You can find more details on the calendar.
Fochabers PC invite you to their annual Spring Fling on 20th April at 1.00 pm (the day before SPA Grand Prix 1). A modest entry fee will be charged towards their club funds. More details available here.
Perth Petanque Club confirm their open competitions as follows:
Fenton Quaich Pairs – 16th June
Finlay Morrison Pairs – 7th July
Frank Malcolm Melee – 25th August
You can find more details by visiting the Calendar
Fochabers PC, Birds & Bees PC, Troon PC and Inverleith PC all held competitions over the New Year period:
John Wilson won at Fochabers on New Year’s Day
Christine Thomson and Douglas Hamilton won at the Bees on the 2nd
John Hart, Bill Taylor and Robin Gardiner won the Brass Monkey Trophy at the Frostbite Follies at Troon on the 2nd
Mags Montgomery and Art Ager won at Inverleith on the 6th
Penicuik Pétanque Club are planning a big recruitment drive in 2013 to attract youth players. Penicuik’s new piste is due to be built in time for the new playing season in April and have a commitment from Midlothian Council’s Active Schools Coordinator to involve pupils from Penicuik High School and Beeslack Community High School in a program of pétanque coaching sessions.
It is hoped that not only will the school pupils develop their own petanque skills and knowledge to play and compete, but that some will also become coaches to pass their knowledge on further. The aim is to give the youth players their own section of Penicuik Pétanque Club with its own activities and identity.
Increasing youth participation and volunteering in pétanque is a key aim for Penicuik Pétanque Club and the hope is, in conjunction with SPA Youth Development, to develop the next generation of Scottish champions and internationals.
Clubs who are interested in recruiting youth players can contact Colin Stewart for tips on where to begin.
The deadline for responses for all of the items below is 20th December:
- Players who wish to put themselves forward for the Women’s World Championships
- Clubs who wish to compete in the Eurocup for Clubs
- Clubs who wish to be considered to host SPA competitions in 2013
Interested parties should email Lynn directly or via the form on the contact page.
National Coach Mags Montgomery accompanied by three other SPA coaches made the short journey to the newly created pistes in Rosefield Park, Portobello, on Sunday 25 November. Despite the weather (low temperatures and heavy rain) 7 hardy souls from Porty turned up and were introduced to the game.
Portobello’s pétanque roots are strong. Although it has been some time since there was a club there, a number of former and current international players have played in Portobello and we are encouraged to see that pétanque has once again returned. Naturally the SPA will be on hand to offer them support and advice whenever needed.
The SPA would like to wish all those involved the very best of luck . You can find out more at the group’s Facebook page
The Birds ‘n’ Bees Pétanque Club invite you to their annual New Year Chuck Up. Bring your boules and your hangover to the Birds ‘n’ Bees, Easter Cornton Road, Stirling for a 12 noon start on Wednesday 2nd January 2013.
SPA affiliated clubs are invited to register their interest in participating in the Eurocup for Clubs 2013. This may involve one or more foreign trip and/or involve hosting a round of the competition depending upon the draw. Clubs who want to know more about what this entails should contact the SPA or see the competition rules.
Clubs who are committed and able to represent the SPA should register their interest by 20th December 2012 either by direct email to Lynn Jenkins or via the form on the contacts page.
Please note the SPA will not be able to offer financial assistance.
SPA affiliated clubs are invited to register their interest to host 2013 SPA competitions. The proposed dates of the events are as follows (the firm dates will be confirmed subject to responses and availability):
21st April: Grand Prix 1
26th May: Grand Prix 2
23rd June: Grand Prix 3
27th July: SPA Singles and Shooting
28th July: SPA Doubles
1st September: SPA Triples
14th & 15th September: Scottish Masters
Please note that clubs will need to provide a minimum of 8 lanes (which must be divided by strings) for an event and preferably should provide a non-playing volunteer to assist with timekeeping and with measuring. As a reminder the SPA will run a raffle at each event. Host clubs are offered the opportunity to provide prizes for raffles on the day, the number/quality of prizes will be matched by the SPA wherever possible and in return a half share of the proceeds will be passed to the host club. Clubs may also provide catering for participants if they wish, the SPA do not contribute to this and so all proceeds naturally are retained by the host club.
Clubs who wish to be considered for one or more of these events should email Lynn Jenkins directly, or you can fill in the form on the contact page. The deadline for responses is 20th December 2012.