Congratulations to both the Sussex Main and Challenge squads who retained their Division 1 status in the respective competitions this year. A great achievement and well done to all those involved, both playing and organising, who helped make the weekend such a great success. Full results from the Inter-Region Championships can be found here on the Petanque England website
Also a special mention for Ella Slade who won the Junior shooting competition to become the Petanque England Junior Shooting Champion 2019. Well done Ella !!
Only 3 teams entered the SXP Over 50s Doubles Championships on 21st July at Brighton & Hove PC.
It was decided that each team would play each other twice to at least make a day of it in what was perfect conditions down on the seafront.
Finishing in 3rd place were Terry Gibbons & Alan Issler with 0 wins and -26 points difference.
The Runners-Up were Lynn Chegwidden & Brian Chegwidden with 2 wins and +6 points.
The SXP 2019 Over 50s Doubles Champions are Jeff Mitchell & Tony Mann with 4 wins and +20 points.
The winners & runners-up will be invited by SXP to represent them at the Petanque England Over 50s Champion of Champions in Lincoln in September.
Thanks go out to Terry & Alan for getting the terrain and facilities ready for the competition.
Sussex Petanque held their 2019 Triple Championships on Sunday 7th July at Crowborough Social Club.
Our 2019 Triple Champions are Andy Croft, Les MacDonnell & Dan MacDonnell who, having defeated Matt Shrimpton, Kris Smith & Jeff Mitchell in the semi-final went on to beat Dave Court, Joe Phillips & Paul Turner in the Final. Our winners and runners-up will be invited to represent SXP in Petanque England's Champion of Champions Triples later this year.
More people also participated in the 2019 Sussex Shooting Championships today. Joe Phillips had been in the top spot with a score of 32 but today Dan MacDonnell scored an amazing 35 (including 18 points out of a possible 20 in the jack shooting discipline) to be our current leader.
It was nice to see a new team taking part in our championships today (The Ladymiths) two of whom also took part in the shooting. Thanks to Brian Chegwidden for organising today's competitions and to the Crowbrough Club for the BBQ.
The Sussex Doubles Championships and first round of the shooting competition was held on Sunday 23rd June at Crowborough Social Club.
Congratulations to the winners and 2019 champions Jeff Mitchell & Tony Mann. Also to this years runners-up Brian & Lynn Chegwidden. Both teams will be invited to represent Sussex in this years Petanque England Champion of Champions tournament.
Sussex Petanque held its third and final round of qualifiers on Sunday 2nd of June to decide the teams and positions that will make up our Main and Challenge squads for this years PE Inter-Regional Championships in September. Thanks to all the teams who took part in this years qualifiers and everyone who helped organise and run the events and sort out the regions kit and accommodation for the Championships. Full results can be viewed in the attached file and the final team standings can be seen below.
Sussex held it's first qualifier of the year on Sunday 14th April at Crowborough Social Club. Thirteen teams contested the day, down on previous years but still enough for the region to be able to field a full squad in the main and challenge competitions at the Inter-Regional Championships in September. Full results and details of the teams taking part can be found in the attached file and a summary of the current standings can be seen below.
Round 2 takes place on Sunday 19th May at Hasting, White Rock
The Sussex Petanque Mixed Doubles Championships took place on Sunday 19th August at Goldsmiths PC with a strong turnout of 11 teams in total including a lot of new faces which was great to see.
There were two leagues of four and one league of three in the morning with the top 2 teams in each league going through to the Main plus the next best two. The remaining 3 teams battled it out in the Plate which was won by Karen Homewood & Rob Willison.
It was a close final in the Main which was narrowly won by Jane Pope & Jeff Mitchell who beat Lynn & Brian Chegwidden. So the 2018 Sussex Mixed Doubles Champions (for the third year running) are Jane & Jeff so congratulations to them both.
We also completed the Shooting Championships today and Andy Croft with 23 points is the Sussex Precision Shooting Champion for 2018 and will be invited to represent us at Petanque England’s Shooting Championships at Hayling Island next month.
Thanks go out to all the Goldsmiths PC members for getting the terrains ready and their endless tea/coffee & jaffa cake hospitality and to Adam Barclay who assisted with the draw and scorecard preparations.
The Sussex Petanque Over 50s Doubles Championships took place at Brighton & Hove PC on Sunday 29th July on a wind and rain swept seafront terrain.
Seven teams braved the weather and we had a league of 4 and a league of 3 with the top 2 teams in each league going through to the main.
The 2018 Sussex Over 50s Champions are Alan Constable & Tony Mann who remained undefeated on the day. They won the final 13 - 4, beating the only other undefeated team of Jeff Mitchell & Alan Smith (who had only conceded 8 points in their previous 4 games). Both teams will be invited to represent Sussex at Petanque England’s Champion of Champions Over 50s at Rayne Swan PC in September. Congratulations to both teams.
Thanks go out to Brighton & Hove PC members Terry Gibbons & Alan Issler for getting the terrains ready and to Alan Constable who assisted with the draw and scorecard preparations.
Sussex Petanque held their 2018 Triples Championships at Goldsmiths PC on 15th July on what was another glorious sunny day.
The 2018 Sussex Triples Champions areJeff Mitchell, Matt Shrimpton & Kris Smith who remained undefeated on the day. The runners-up were David Alfred, Rohan Bedford & Tony Mann. Both teams will be invited to represent Sussex at Petanque England’s Champion of Champions Triples at Oxshott PC in October. Congratulations to both teams.
Thanks go out to Goldsmiths PC members for getting the terrains ready, to Alan Constable who prepared the scorecards for everyone and to Kat Smith, Jeff Mitchell, Adam Barclay & Brian Chegwidden for assisting Tony Mann with the Shooting organisation throughout the day.
In our Shooting the current leader is Andy Croft who scored 23 points with Matt Shrimpton in second on 18 points.
We hope to have the shooting at our Over 50s Doubles (on 29th July) and at our Mixed Doubles (on 19th August) too so others have a chance to enter.