SPA Grand Prix 1 was hosted by Fochabers Petanque Club at the Cricket Club in Fochabers on Sunday 26thMarch.
Players representing clubs from Inverness, Fochabers, Perth, Stirling, Inverleith, Troon and Ayr registered fifteen teams to play in GP1 and hopefully will do so for GP‘s 2 and 3.
The format was a seven round Snake and, in fine weather, play commenced at 10 o’clock.
Come 1 o’clock the heavens opened, thunder, lightening, rain and hail deluged the piste and play was suspended for an hour, fortuitously it was the denner oor, thereafter we were blessed by a fine afternoon and play continued until nearly seven thirty.
The result of SPA GP1
1st – Pisteols Robbie Stronach, John Wilson and Lynn Jenkins.
2nd – Birds and Bees Byron Milton, Bob Boyle and Istvan Poka.
3rd – Nord Ecosse Gordon and Pat Scott and John and Christine Mudd.