Troon PC will host the Bensley Freight Open Pairs on Sunday 28 April. Registration 1pm for 1.30 start.
Inverleith are running three open competitions this year, Details available on the Calendar.
Penicuik Petanque Club invite teams of 3 or 4 players to an Open Triples competition on 9th June 2013 at their new piste in Penicuik Park. Details available here.
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