New Zealanders’ Visit to Scotland

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Following the cancellation of the Abergavenny Seniors Challenge between Wales, Scotland and New Zealand, eight of the New Zealanders said they were visiting Scotland and asked if the SPA could arrange a match for them against a Scottish Seniors team.

Their visit coincided with the SPA Scottish Triples weekend so it was decided to play the match on the Saturday and invite the NZ players to join in the ‘Plate’ on the Sunday.

The match was held at Inverleith Park and hosted by the Inverleith Petanque Club on Saturday 18th September.

Saturday was, thankfully, a fine autumn day and the teams assembled for an eleven o’clock ’kick off’.

The four New Zealand teams of Trevor & Sue, Bob & Colleen, Jean & Charles and Bill & Lynn were joined by Colin M & Nigel to make up five teams (so five rounds could be played) lined up against John P & Allan M, Bob B & Dave P, Jean & Henry H, Sandra B & Douglas H and John tartan trews W & Pat M.

At lunch time, after two rounds the score was 5 – 5 and after four rounds the score was

10 all, so all to play for in round five! Bob & Dave, having romped through four rounds, had their wings clipped by Jean & Charles however three of the remaining games four games went Scotland’s way and the final result was Scotland 13 – New Zealand 12.

After a most friendly encounter enjoyed by all, we retired to the Clubhouse for a veritable feast provided by Mags and her crew. After the Selkirk Grace, beautifully delivered by Pat, we all tucked into soused herring followed by haggis, tatties and neeps and finished of with fruit crumble and custard! All of us appreciated the effort put in by Mags, Colin and members of Inverleith Petanque Club for what was a grand day with great crack and most important of all meeting and making new friends from the world of Petanque.

Douglas.

SPA Masters 2010

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SPA MASTERS 2010 was hosted by Troon Petanque Club on their piste at Marr Rugby Club over the weekend of the 04th and 05th of September.

Troon, the venue for the 2011 Home Nations, was chosen for the Masters to give the eight teams qualifying for the CC the chance to experience the piste.

The twelve teams and 41 players (five teams have 4 players) represented clubs from Inverness (1), Fochabers (3), Perth (2), Stirling (2), Inverleith (3) and Troon (1).

With a ‘round robin’ format, 6 games were played on Saturday and 5 games on Sunday.

Saturday was a sunny and warm day and the players, breakfasted and with score cards in hand, were on parade by 9:30.

Umpire for the weekend Byron M welcomed the teams and asked for a good clean fight, reminded teams that slow play would be penalised – he would be ‘watching’ – get it! – and the fewer times he was called upon the happier he would be.

The day ended with the Pisteols in the lead on 6 out of 6 closely followed IPA on 5 wins and the Bears, Les Champignons and Maboules were still in the hunt with 4 wins each.

Sunday, again fine weather , progressed and by lunch time IPA had caught up with the Pisteols on 8 wins each, Goldilocks and two Bears having spoiled the Pisteols 100% game plan.

Showdown time – high noon plus two – game 10 – Pisteols vs. IPA – Pisteols prevail, win their 11th game and retain the Scottish Masters Trophy.

IPA held on to second place on points difference from The Bears. Les Champignons, also on points difference, pipped Maboules for 4th place.

European Championships 2011 – Scottish representatives – Pisteols.

Home Nations 2011 – teams 1 to 4 qualify as Scotland 1, teams 5 to 8 as Scotland 2

Home Nations 2011 – teams 1 to 8 qualify.

Thanks to Derek for organising the competition, umpire Byron and to Troon Petanque Club members for their hospitality and sustenance – the goulash and chilli was yummy!

The full result of SPA MASTERS –

1st – Pisteols (1st) Paul B, Robbie S, Lynn J and John W. – 10w +83

2nd – I P A (2nd) Derek A, Stefan M and Colin S. – 8w +52

3rd – Bears (9th) Marion MacI, Mike W and Alex D. – 8w +33

4th – Champignons (4th) John W and Colin & Mags M. – 7w +43

5th – Maboules (7th) Zandra B, Dani C, Douglas H and Bob B. – 7w +14

6th – Midgitiers (6th) Susan A, Dave P and Norma & John C. – 6w +10

7th – Acorns (10th) John J, Malcolm McK, Istvan P and Brian W. – 5w -18

8th – Cabbage and Ribs (8th) Fiona & Howard T and Emma M (no Ben B). – 4w -18

9th – Pretty Vacant (5th) Chris S, Richard C and Shirley L. – 4w -26

10th – Capercaille (11th) Jean H, Ian S and Stuart M. -3w -52

11th – Pointiers (12th) Henry H, Alice S and Ed S. -2w -47

12th – Nord Ecosse (3rd) Christine & John M and Pat & Gordon S. – 2w -54

(Numbers in brackets represents 2010 GP Series placing)

Douglas. 06/09/10

SPA Singles, Shooting & Doubles 2010

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The SPA Singles and Shooting on Saturday 21st and the SPA Doubles on Sunday 22nd of August were held at Perth Petanque’s Piste on the North Inch in Perth.

Saturday’s weather forecast wasn‘t promising, however the early morning scotch mist didn’t turn to rain and the sun put his hat on and came out to play!

Players from The Birds and Bees, Fochabers, Inverleith, Inverness, Perth and Troon numbering twenty five turned up on parade.

Twenty five, an awkward number, were formed into eight leagues – seven of three players and one of four players and battle commenced.

Sixteen players qualified and were divided into two modified Swiss leagues, the winner of each league to play off for the honour of lifting the Trophy.

After some close games Paul B of the Bees met John W of Fochabers in the playoff to decide who was to be Singles Champion 2010.

Paul took the early initiative and built up a commanding lead but uncharacteristically gave away six points in two ends and John didn’t look back and emerged the winner!

John, normally a man of few words, was ecstatic, announcing –

“It’s taken me twenty six years and six finals to win the Scottish Singles!”

Robbie S, Fochabers, prevailed over Mari S Inverleith, in the third/fourth playoff

SPA Singles Trophy –

Winner – John Wilson.

Runner Up – Paul Bretenoux.

Third – Robbie Stronach.

Fourth – Mari Snell

The other players were –

Derek A, Paddy H, Stephane M, Mags & Colin M, and Fiona & Howard T, – Inverleith,

Christine & John M, Pat & Gordon S and Christine, Calum & Stewart T – Inverness,

Douglas H, Jean & Henry H and Frazer S – Perth.

Malcolm McK, Istvan P and Brian W – Troon.

The Shooting Competition, set up by Brian, Istvan and Malcolm, was run at the same time as the Singles. Most of the players entered in the Singles tried their hand at the Shooting Competition. With three team leagues in the Singles those sitting out took their turn at competing and scoring. Eight ‘tireurs’ qualified for the knockout stage ending up with Derek A meeting and defeating Colin M in a low scoring final.

SPA Shooting Trophy –

Winner – Derek Adam.

Runner Up – Colin Montgomery.

Semi-finalists – Robbie Stronach and Istvan Poka.

Sunday loomed sunny, bright and breezy!

Thirteen teams, made up of most of Saturdays worthies, from The Birds and Bees, Fochabers, Inverleith, Inverness, Perth and Troon turned up to compete for the SPA Doubles Trophy.

Note the odd number again! So three leagues of three and one of four for the morning session with eight teams qualifying for the Trophy and a modified Swiss in the afternoon

leaving five (odd!) teams for the Plate, so a five team league, games played to nine points.

The Bad Boys – Dave P & Bob B were on fire, powering their way to a showdown with an equally upbeat pair The Acorns – Istvan P & Brian W to decide the2010 Doubles Champions.

The Acorns retained the coche and ground their way to 10,11,and 12-4 but then The Bad Boys won an end and changed the direction of play to across the piste and at 10-12 Dave dragged the coche to his first two boules and a 13-12 victory!

SPA Doubles Trophy –

Winners – The Bad Boys – Dave Patterson & Bob Boyle – Birds and Bees.

Runners Up – The Acorns – Istvan Poka & Brian Ward – Troon.

Third – Pisteols – Robbie Stronach & John Wilson – Fochabers.

SPA Doubles Plate –

Winners – The Champignons – Mags & Colin Montgomery – Imverleith.

Runners Up – The Campers – Jean & Henry Hutcheson – Perth.

The other teams were –

Almost Vacant – Chris S & Richard C – Fochabers,

Frado – Frazer S & Douglas H and Just Us – Eileen M & John S – Perth,

Gie Us the Viskey – Mari S & Bill McM and I P A – Derek A & Colin S – Inverleith,

Nord Ecosse1 – Gordon S & John M and Nord Ecosse2 – Pat S & Christine M – Inverness,

The Umps – Byron M – Birds and Bees & Stefan M – Inverleith.

Thanks to Derek A for organising play, to Perth members for hospitality and with fair weather and a good turn out an excellent weekend was enjoyed by all!

SPA Grand Prix 3 2010

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SPA Grand Prix 3 was hosted by Fochabers Petanque Club on Sunday 6th June.

Players representing clubs from Inverness, Fochabers, Perth, Stirling, Inverleith and Troon registered thirteen teams to play in GP3. Maybe the forecasted weather kept some of the other teams away for the final round of the GP Series.

The format was a seven round Snake and, with fortification from Gavin’s supply of Tea and Coffee along with a delicate display of biscuits, the teams awaited the decision of the umpire as to whether the piste was playable. After much deliberation and, with the rain looking as if it might clear, the go-ahead was given and the teams splashed onto the piste.

Some big team names seem to falter in this final round which led to some new team names appearing in the top 3. Once more one of the last games on the piste was crucial with Capercaillie overcoming Cabbage and Ribs to snatch 2nd place with four wins. In third place was Nord Ecosse of Inverness also with four wins.

However it was the Midgetirs from Stirling with 5 wins who triumphed in Grand Prix 3.

Thanks to Derek for organising the competition and keeping the league table up to date to ensure the teams knew what was required to qualify. Also thanks to Byron for umpiring the event. Finally, thanks to the Fochabers club for their hospitality and for hosting the final round of the Grand Prix Series.

The result of SPA GP3 –

1st – Midgetirs – Susan A and John & Norma C. – 5w +12

2nd – Capercaille – Jean H, Ian, S & Stuart M – 4w +19

3rd – I P A – Derek A, Colin S and Stefan M. – 4w +17

Grand Prix Series Result

The top 3 teams for the Grand Prix Series are as follows

1st – Pisteols – Paul B, Lynn J, John Wilson and Robbie S. – 13w +82

2nd – I P A – Derek A, Colin S and Stefan M. – 13w +35

3rd – Nord Ecosse – Gordon S, John & Chris M – 11w +30

The twelve teams who qualified (in alphabetical order) are as follows:

Acorns – John J, Istvan P and Brian W.

Bears – Gavin H, Mike Wand Alex D.

Cabbage and Ribs – Howard & Fiona T, Emma M and Ben B.

Capercaillie – Jean H, Ian S and Stuart M.

Champignons – John Watson and Mags & Colin M.

I P A – Derek A, Colin S and Stefan M.

Maboules – Zandra & Bob B, Dani C and Douglas H.

Midgetirs – Susan A and John & Norma C

Nord Ecosse – Pat & Gordon S and John & Christine M.

Pisteols – Paul B, Lynn J, John Wilson and Robbie S.

Pointiers – Alice S, Henry H and Ed S.

Pretty Vacant – Chris S, Richard C and Shirley L

SPA Grand Prix 2 2010

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SPA Grand Prix 2 was hosted by Inverness Petanque Club on Sunday 16th May.

Players representing clubs from Inverness, Fochabers, Perth, Stirling, Inverleith and Troon registered eighteen teams to play in GP2, an increase of three from GP1. The three extra teams, all from Inverness, were the Harvey Smiths, the Fairway Drifters and the Simpolthoms. It is hoped that these three teams will venture east to Fochabers on the 6th of June for GP3.

The format was a six round Snake and, on a sunny Highland morning and most of the players fortified with either a Fairways ‘full Scottish’ or bacon rolls and coffee, play commenced at 10 o’clock. Apart from a couple of sharp showers the weather throughout the day was fine and warm and play continued until 6:30.

As has become a habit at competitions this season, the last game on piste was crucial to the outcome. The Champignons struggling to a fifth win over Just Us and, with superior points difference over I P A, stole second place.

The Pisteols with a full house of six wins retained the GP2 Trophy.

Thanks to Derek for organising the competition, umpires Mags, Colin (“I will do a measure when I‘ve finished the end“ – quite right!), Stephan and Bob – no eagle eyed Byron this time, to Fairways for sustenance and Inverness Petanque Club for their hospitality.

The result of SPA GP2 –

1st – Pisteols Paul B, Lynn J, John Wilson and Robbie S. – 6w + 53

2nd – Champignons John Watson and Mags & Colin M. – 5w + 23

3rd – I P A Derek A, Colin S and Stefan M. – 5w + 16

The other 15 teams were –

4th – Maboules Zandra & Bob B, Dani C and Douglas H. – 4w + 22

5th – Harvey Smiths J & S Smith and G Harvey. – 4w + 21

6th – Cabbage and Ribs Howard & Fiona T, Emma M and Ben B. – 4w + 15

7th – Nord Ecosse Pat & Gordon S and John & Christine M. – 4w + 11

8th – Pretty Vacant Chris S, Richard C and Shirley L. – 3w + 6

9th – Migetiers Susan A and John & Norma C

10th – Bears Gavin H, Mike Wand Alex D.

11th – Anglo Mix Christine T, John P and Mari S.

12th – Pointiers Alice S, Henry H and Ed S.

13th – Acorns John J, Istvan P and Brian W.

14th – Capercaille Jean H, Ian S and Stuart M.

15th – Fairway Drifters D Fraser, E Gardiner and J McCarrick

16th – Sleepy Heads Maureen & Charlie R and Donnie M.

17th – Simpolthoms F Simpson, E Gardiner and J McCarrick

18th -Just Us Eileen M, Mabel D and Margaret M.

Here endeth the second lesson!

SPA Grand Prix 1 2010

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SPA Grand Prix 1 was hosted by Inverleith Petanque Club at Inverleith Park in Edinburgh on Sunday 25th April.

Players representing clubs from Inverness, Fochabers, Perth, Stirling, Inverleith and Troon registered fifteen teams to play in GP1, a number that bodes well for GP‘s 2 and 3.

The format was a seven round Snake (six games per team) and, on a rainy Edinburgh morning, play commenced at 10 o’clock. Mixed weather throughout the day made playing conditions interesting and play continued until 7:30.

The last game on piste was crucial to the outcome. with the Pisteols recording a fifth win and, with superior points difference over Pretty Vacant and Champignons, winning GP1.

Thanks to Derek A for organising the competition, Umpire Byron M for keeping an eagle eye on the proceedings, Gladys and John P for their bacon rolls and lunch time meat balls al sugo, Mags M for remembering the chocolate gateau and, last but not least, Inverleith Petanque Club for their hospitality.

The result of SPA GP1 –

1st – Pisteols, Paul Bretenoux, Lynn Jenkins and John Wilson. – 5w + 30

2nd – Pretty Vacant, Chris Stevens, Richard Carter and Shirley Legge. – 5w + 24

3rd – Champignons, John Watson and Mags & Colin Montgomery. – 5w + 20

The other 12 teams were –

4th – Acorn, John Johnston, Istvan Poka and Brian Ward.

5th – Maboules, Zandra & Bob Boyle, Dani Cassini and Douglas Hamilton.

6th – I P A, Derek Adam, Colin Stewart, Stefan Maurage and Byron Milton.

7th – Migetiers, Dave Pattison and John & Norma Cameron.

8th – Bears, Gavin Hilson, Mike Watt and Alex Davie.

9th – Nord Ecosse, Pat & Gordon Scott and Christine Mudd.

10th – Cabbage and Ribs, Howard & Fiona Tipton, Emma Montgomery and Ben Burnhill.

11th – Sleepy Heads, Maureen & Charlie Rennie and Donnie MacIntyre.

12th – Capercaille, Jean Hutcheson, Ian Smith and Stuart Malcolm.

13th – Pointiers, Alice Sheach, Henry Hutcheson and Ed Strachan.

14th – Just Us, Eileen Moonie, Mabel Danraj and Bill Ogilvie.

15th – Anglo Mix, Christine Thomson, John Porter and Marie Snell.

Douglas.

SPA North v South

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The first SPA Competition of the 2010 Season is the NORTH v the SOUTH hosted by Perth Petanque Club at the North Inch in Perth on 28th March.

“A CLOSE AFFAIR”

With fingers crossed for good weather and remembering to put forward our clocks the SPA hoped for a reasonable turnout to the start of Season 2010.

We were not disappointed, the sun was shining and fifty five players, yes 55, were at the piste by 10:15 – 18 from Inverness, 8 from Fochabers, 13 from Perth, 8 from Inverleith,

4 from the Bees, and 4 from Troon.

What a wonderful turnout!

Battle commenced at 10:30, triples with nine teams per side playing four rounds.

Lunch was taken after two rounds with the North leading by 10 games to 8.

South changed gear in round 3 to take the lead 14 – 13 and on to round 4.

With one game left on the piste North had retaken the lead by 1 game, could South force a draw? With the score at 12 – 11 to South North conjured up 2 points to win the game and the match.

So the end result was – NORTH 19 – SOUTH 17

Thanks to Jim R, Fraser, Gavin T, John, Harvey, Stuart, Pat, Christine M, Moira, Duncan, Jim McC, Ernie, Gordon H, Gordon S, Bob, Christine R, Christine T and Christine S from Inverness and Gavin H, Gavin S (Bees), Alex, Lynn, Robbie, John, Shirley, Chris, and Richard from Fochabers who represented the North and Stuart, Lindsey, Mark, Elsie, Jean, Henry, Eileen, Mabel, Ian, Alice, Margaret, Douglas, and Sheila from Perth, Mags, Colin, Mari, Christine, Andy, Art, Dani, and Finlay from Inverleith, John, Christine and Caroline from the Bees and Donnie, Brian, Istvan and Malcolm from Troon who represented the South.

Douglas.

Scottish Masters 2009

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The SPA Scottish Masters 2009 was hosted by Inverness Petanque Club at Fairways Golf Club in Inverness on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of September.  The twelve teams that qualified for the Masters 2009 were, in alphabetical order –

Barons – Robin Gardiner, Donnie MacIntyre, Brian Ward.

Bears – Gavin Hilson, Mike Watt, Alex Davie.

Birds and Bees – Byron Milton, Bob Boyle, Istvan Poka.

Cabbage and Ribs – Fiona and Howard Tipton, Emma Montgomery, Ben Burnhill.

Champignons – John Watson, Mags and Colin Montgomery.

Hillbillies – Jean Hutcheson, Stuart Malcolm, Steve Wallace.

I PA – Derek Adam, Stephane Maurage, Colin Stewart.

Just Us – Margaret Mauchline, Mabel Danraj, Eileen Moonie.

Maboule – Dani Cassini, Zandra Boyle, Douglas Hamilton.

Midge tiers – Susan Allen, John and Norma Cameron.

Nord Ecosse – Gordon and Pat Scott, John and Christine Mudd.

Pisteols – Robbie Stronach, Lynn Jenkins, John Wilson.

With the horrendous weather that hit the north and east of Scotland, especially the Moray coast over Wednesday and Thursday teams arriving in Inverness on Friday evening had no idea what to expect with regard to the condition of the Fairways pistes. However hard work by Gordon and members of Inverness Petanque Club ensured that the pistes would be playable for Saturday morning.

The Masters, a round robin of eleven rounds, started promptly at 9:30 on Saturday under grey, blustery and showery skies but the weather improved as the day wore on.

Saturday evening, at the end of six rounds, the Pisteol were out in front with six wins followed by five teams – Barons, IPA, Maboule, Nord Ecosse and Hillbillies – each with four wins. The remaining six teams could only muster ten wins between them.

Sunday morning and the Pisteols met their bogey team – the Ladies of Just Us – and after a sleepless night, according to Robbie, worrying about it duly lost! By lunch time with nine rounds played, three teams – Pisteols, IPA and Maboule – were out in front on seven wins followed by Barons, Nord Ecosse and Bears on six, five and four wins respectfully.

At the end of play and eleven rounds the Pisteols prevailed with nine wins followed by Maboule on eight wins and IPA and Barons with seven wins each.

SPA Masters 2009 Final Standings

1st – Pisteols – Robbie Stronach, Lynn Jenkins, John Wilson.

2nd – Maboule – Dani Cassini, Zandra Boyle, Douglas Hamilton.

3rd – I PA – Derek Adam, Stephane Maurage, Colin Stewart.

4th – Barons – Robin Gardiner, Donnie MacIntyre, Brian Ward.

5th – Nord Ecosse – Gordon and Pat Scott, John and Christine Mudd.

6th – Bears – Gavin Hilson, Mike Watt, Alex Davie.

7th – Champignons – John Watson, Mags and Colin Montgomery.

8th – Cabbage and Ribs – Fiona and Howard Tipton, Emma Montgomery, Ben Burnhill.

The top four teams will represent Scotland at the 2010 Celtic Challenge in Wales and the above eight at the Home Nations 2010 in Inverness.

Full results – wins, points difference, etc., will be posted on the web in due course.

Thanks to Derek for organising and running a smooth competition, to Gordon and his crew and Fairways for their hard work and hospitality.

Douglas.

SPA Triples 2009

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SPA Scottish Triples was held at Inverleith Park hosted by the Inverleith Petanque Club on Sunday the 19th of July.

Twelve teams rolled up on a grey morning to the welcoming smell of bacon or sausage butties and coffee. Of the twelve teams nine were Grand Prix teams, albeit a couple of heavyweights were missing, so a good dog eat dog fight was anticipated!

The morning session was simple – three leagues of four, top two from each league plus the two best thirds qualifying for the afternoon Swiss and glory.

With the weather as fickle as ever, sun, cloud, wind and the odd spot of rain and add to that the incessant noise of chain saws and tom-toms from the Fair in the park adjoining the piste, play began. The anticipated dog fight came to pass – the Bears and Inverleith Petanque Athletes (winners and third respectively at GP3) were relegated to the plate and Birds and Bees only squeezed into the main on points difference!

The afternoon ‘Swiss’ progressed and the two unbeaten teams – Los Amigos, who defeated Cabbage and Ribs and Silence is Golden, and Maboule winners against Nord Ecosse and Midgetiers met to decide the destination of the Scottish Triples.

Los Amigos romped ahead and were 7-0 up after two ends, but at 9-2 down Maboule, after a telling off from Aunty Zandra, woke up, pulled up their socks and ground out a 13-9 victory. Inverleith Petanque Athletes reached 13 points before the Bears to win Plate.

The SPA TRIPLES RESULTS

1st – Maboule – Zandra Boyle, Judy Collier and Douglas Hamilton.

2nd – Los Amigos – Ernie Burden, John Porter and Allan Murray.

3rd – Silence is Golden – Margaret Mauchline, Eileen Moonie and Alice Sheach.

The PLATE

1st – Inverleith Petanque Athletes – Derek Adam, Colin Stewart, and Stephane Maurage.

2nd – The Bears – Gavin Hilson, Mike Watt and Alex Davie.

The other teams taking part were – Midgetiers, Birds and Bees, Cabbage and Ribs, Champignions, Nord Ecosse, Rocky 3 and Triple A.

Thanks, once again, to Inverleith Petanque Club for their hospitality, bacon butties and stovies and gateau at lunch time and to Derek for the smooth running of the competition.

Douglas.

SPA Singles & Shooting 2009

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Lynn Jenkins 2009 SPA Singles Champion

The 2009 Singles Championship started off promisingly but halfway through the first game the heavy rain arrived. Thankfully it only lasted a short time and by the end of the first game the rain had gone. The weather for the rest of the day remained mainly sunny with a little bit of cloud.

There were 23 people participating in the Singles Championship and the top 16 qualified to participate in the afternoon session which consisted of four games in the Swiss system.

In a repeat of one of last years semi-finals Robbie Stronach took revenge over Ed Strachan to qualify for the final. In the other semi, Lynn Jenkins triumphed over Brian Ward. In an all Fochabers final, Lynn moved up a gear and raced in to a commanding lead. Robbie rallied to pull back some points but Lynn finished him off to win the 2009 Singles Championship.

In the plate, the winners of two leagues fought it out to claim this trophy. In his first season of Petanque and his first SPA competition, Henry Hutcheson from the Perth Club, qualified to take on Colin Montgomery in the Plate final. The wily old Monty triumphed to win the plate, with threats of not coaching any more Perth players. In a generous gesture Monty presented Henry with a bottle for his achievements in his first event as it was also noted that Henry qualified for the knockout phase of the shooting event.

Howard Tipton 2009 SPA Shooting Champion

Qualification for the shooting competition took part in the morning and the top 8 players went through to a straight knockout phase. There was a playoff for the eighth position as Finlay Ross and Ed Strachan had the same score. Ed managed to just pip Finlay in the playoff to complete the top eight. The knockout took place over the afternoon and was fitted in, in between the Singles matches. Fresh from her Singles win Lynn Jenkins strolled into the shooting final where she came up against the in-form Howard Tipton. Howard raced into a commanding lead from which Lynn was unable to recover. Howard was crowned the 2009 Shooting Champion.

Our thanks go to Derek Adam for organising the singles and shooting events and also thanks to Mags Montgomery and the catering staff for organising the lunch time food and all the other things that made this event a success. Our thanks also go to the team who setup the shooting apparatus. Finally thanks to the Inverleith club for hosting this event which was run very smoothly and was thoroughly enjoyed.

Ed Strachan

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