Portchester Pétanque Club
Our flagship event of the year, the Invitational Plate, a Southern Counties Petanque Association (SCPA) competition was held this year on Saturday 23rd July.
We had a good turnout of 16 doubles teams on the day, with two teams from Whitnash Windmill petanque club having to pull out due to illness. Teams comprised of players from clubs across the Southern region with representation from the likes of Cobbetts, Shedfield, Southsea, Southampton City, Parley and further a field from the Kent region, Gravesend.
The top three were hard to seperate, coming down to point difference from across the five games throughout the day.
The winners with 5 wins and +53 point difference, congratulations to Alison Stubbs and Jay Willocks.
Runners-up with 5 wins and +41 point difference, Alan and Val Samules.
Third place with 5 wins and +34 point difference, Nick Hall and Sheila Young.
Thanks again to the committee for organising the event and for making it a great day for all involved. A special thanks to Mike Powlesland for ensuring the day ran smoothly, overseeing the fixtures and results. Wendy Hall for organising the raffle and prizes. Andy Barron for providing and setting up the marquees, which were much needed with the sunny weather!