Jersey Petanque Club

Francis Colas presenting Gordon with the Listel Trophy for the overall winners, which was first presented in 1986.

Jersey won by 43 matches to Coutances' 25

The first Jersey team of Ken and Beryl Vibert, with Josiane, Gordon and Francis.

Ken and Beryl had 4 wins with +34 points.

The weekend of 24th/26th June was the annual visit of our friends from Coutances. It is very much an event for those who host, but all club members can be involved.  Coffee was served at 10-30 am on Saturday 25th at the club house with play starting at 11-00 am. 

The picnic lunch was at approximately 12-30 pm, after the playing of one game.

The afternoon saw the playing of the other three games.

A melee was arranged for those not involved in the match.

Tea and cakes were served during the afternoon, and many members brought a cake.

The evening entertainment was, as last year, led by Sandy Warren with his guitar.

A pig roast, laid on by a professional hog roaster, together with bread, salad and sauces was served, followed by a sweet.

After a "Tour de l'Ile" on four open lorries, a Sunday Lunch, at which the trophies were presented was held at the Hotel Cristina at 1.30pm on Sunday 26th June.

The 30th Anniversary of the link between Coutances and Jersey was celebrated by all, but especially the four founders - Tony and Maggie Allchurch and Christian and Josette Le Sauvage.

The Overall Results were:-

Game 1     Jersey 13     Coutances 4

Game 2     Jersey 11     Coutances 6

Game 3     Jersey 10     Coutances 7

Game 4     Jersey  9      Coutances 8     A win for Jersey 43 to 25.

1st   Jersey Team  Ken and Beryl Vibert  with 4 wins +34 points

2nd Jersey Team   Rita Le Brocq and David Le Gresley with 4 wins +27 points

3rd  Jersey Team   Dennis and Joan Le Mercier  with 4 wins +21 points

1st   Coutances Team Jean-Claude Le Moigne and Rene Michel with 3 wins +17 points

2nd  Coutances Team Remy and Paule Gobbe with 3 wins + 13 points

3rd   Coutances Team Andre Croci and Jean-Marie Terree with 3 wins +8 points.


Ken Vibert (JPC President ) presented Christian Le Sauvage (past Coutances President) with a book on the History of Jersey (in French) to mark the 30th anniversary.

Josiane Halley, the current President and Francis Colas the Coutances Captain were also given similar books.

The first Coutances team of Jean-Claude Le Moigne and Rene Michel, with 3 wins and +17 points. They had a trophy and a "goody bag".