Fifteen teams registered for the first Grand Prix of the 2015 Season, held at Fochabers Petanque Club on Sunday 19th April. On a chilly day, the tea and coffee pots were very popular and we were treated to a hearty chilli-con-carne for lunch. Very many thanks to all the volunteers at Fochabers PC for making us all so welcome and for keeping us warm!
With 6 rounds of timed games to play under the Swiss Ladder system once more, it would be a packed day although sadly for some, because of the odd number of teams, byes were required.
In the end, the Sex Pisteols (Derek Adam, John Wilson, Robbie Stronach and Colin Stewart) came out on top with 5 wins and superior points difference. Les Champignons (John Watson and Mags, Emma and Colin Montgomery) were second, also with 5 wins. Pretty Vacant (Lynn Jenkins, Shirley Legge and Richard Carter) were third.