All players please note: for forthcoming North v South competition (6th April – Perth Petanque Club) registration will be from 9.45 – 10.15 am with a 10.30 start. Perth PC will make Breakfast and Lunch available for purchase.
Robbie Stronach represented Scotland at the first Men’s World Singles in Nice at the weekend.
Despite losing his first game in the 5 round Swiss on day 1, Robbie rallied winning 3 of the remaining 4 games to secure a place in the last 16 to be played on day 2.
Robbie was drawn against a strong Tunisian and lost (his opponent ultimately reached the Semi Finals). However Robbie certainly put Scottish petanque in the limelight and did us all proud.
Well done lad!
The SPA are delighted to confirm that Scotland will be represented by Christine Thomson, Douglas Hamilton and Ed Strachan at the 2014 European Veteran’s Competition in Lulea, Sweden, in June.
Following yesterday’s NEC meeting the dates for SPA events are confirmed. The only 2 changes to the provisional calendar are Grand Prix 2 will be on 18th May and the AGM moves to 26th October. All other dates as per the provisional calendar. You can view the calendar with confirmed venues here.
The SPA are delighted to announce that Scotland has been offered a place at the Men’s Singles World Championship in Nice in January 2014. With no time to organise a qualifier the SPA unanimously agreed that Scotland will be represented by five times Scottish Singles Champion (including a current 3 year winning streak) Robbie Stronach. We offer Robbie our congratulations on his selection and wish him the very best of luck.
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
Following his decision to step down from the National Executive Committee for 2013/14 the SPA have awarded a Life Membership to Douglas Hamilton.
Douglas introduced petanque to the Perth area initially by getting together with a group of friends and neighbours in the St. Martin/Balbeggie region. They initially played in their driveways on a rotation basis, sometimes playing at three different locations in one night.
Douglas and his neighbour David Blair founded Perth Petanque Club in 1990, playing for a short time at Perth College. They were successful in persuading Perth Council to build the permanent piste on the North Inch. Douglas has been regularly elected to of the SPA National Executive Committee and was President in 1995/96 and 2011/12.
The SPA would like to say a huge thank you to Douglas for his tireless work for both his club and the SPA.
The 2013 AGM was held at Perth Petanque Clubhouse on Sunday 21st October. The 2013/14 National Executive Committee (virtually unchanged from 12/13) can be viewed here
The SPA would like to wish our Men’s European Championships squad the very best of luck for the competition this weekend. You can follow their progress here
The SPA would like to wish the Scottish Women’s World Championship team – Emma Montgomery, Dani Cassini, Lynn Jenkins and Shirley Legge – the very best of luck for the competition in Montauban, France this weekend. Follow their progress here.