The first SPA Competition of the 2011 Season is the NORTH v the SOUTH hosted by Perth Petanque Club at the North Inch in Perth.
“ANOTHER CLOSE AFFAIR”
Here we are again – the start of another Petanque season and on an early spring day of sunshine, cloud and the odd shower the SPA were hoping for a repeat of last years turnout of 55 players.We were not too disappointed, 44 happy bunnies emerged from winter hibernation – 15 from Inverness, 6 from Fochabers, 12 from Perth, 3 from Inverleith, 2 from the Bees, and 6 from Troon. An encouraging turnout.
Play commenced at 11:00, 6 triples and 2 pairs teams per side playing five rounds. Lunch was taken after two rounds with the match tied at 8 games all.
After lunch North powered away and after 4 rounds was leading by 20 games to 12.
South made a spirited comeback in round 5, winning 6 games but North held on taking the 2 games they required for victory.
So the end result was – NORTH 22 – SOUTH 18
Thanks to Fraser S, Stuart T, Christine T, Calum T, Pat S, Gordon S, Moira P, Bob P, Duncan F, Jim McC, Christine S, Jim S, Margaret S, Marcus G and Harvey M from Inverness, Gavin, Alex, Robbie, John, Shirley and Richard from Fochabers and Paul B from the Bees who represented the North and Jean, Stuart, Ian, Eileen, Mabel, Margaret, Henry, John T, Alice, Ed, Alison and Douglas, from Perth, Christine, Mari, and Art from Inverleith, John W from the Bees and Brian, Istvan, Malcolm, Donnie, Paul and Kevin from Troon who represented the South.