Jersey Petanque Club


Jersey Petanque Club


Guidelines for the Melee Competitions 2017


The Melee competitions for the 2017 season are:
The Winter Melee  Starts 6th Nov 2016       Ends 5th Mar 2017
The Doubles Melee  Starts 19th Mar 2017   Ends 23rd July 2017
The Spring Melee  Starts 2nd April 2017  Ends 2nd April 2017
The Summer Melee  Starts 7th May 2017  Ends 3rd Sept 2017
The Autumn Melee  Starts 1st Oct 2017  Ends 1st Oct 2017
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The Winter Melee is held over 5 months and 2 games are played each month, a maximum total of 10 games. This is an individual competition and you will be drawn a partner for each game. Your best 6 scores are taken to determine the winners. This is a timed event and it is a Player of the Year Points competition.
Check in is no later than 1.45pm. The cost to enter is £5.00 per person for all 5 months. From January this is reduced to £3.00 per person.
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The Doubles Melee is a new competition for 2017.It is held over 5 months and 3 games are played each month, a maximum total of 15 games. Your best 9 scores are taken to determine the winner. You must enter this melee as a doubles team and you will play with the same partner for the whole competition. If your partner cannot attend every time you can play with someone else but your best 9 scores MUST be with the same partner. This is a timed event and it is a Player of the Year Points competition. Check in is no later than 1.45pm. The cost to enter is £5.00 per person or £10.00 per team for all 5 months. If your partner is unable to play, your temporary partner must pay a £2.00 per month entry fee.
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The Spring & Autumn Melee (Special Melee) This melee is held over 2 months, April & October. It is an individual entry event. Each month, 3 games are played, a Singles, a Doubles & a Triples. At the end of the April competition your scores are carried over to October where they are combined to determine the winners. Only players who have played both months will be counted for the awards. This competition is a timed event but does NOT count for Player of the Year points. The cost for the 2 months is £2.00 per person. Check in no later than 1.45pm.
 The Summer Melee is held over 5 months and 3 games are played each month, a maximum total of 15 games. This is an individual competition and you will be drawn a partner for each game. Your best 9 scores are taken to determine the winners This is a timed event and it is a Player of the Year Points Competition.
Check in is no later than 1.45pm. The cost to enter is £5.00 per person for all 5 months. From July this is reduced to £3.00 per person.


General Information


All the melees are timed competitions to encourage faster play.
1. Check in is no later than 1.45pm. If a person arrives after the draw for the first round is completed or forgets to put their key ring in the bucket, they will not be allowed to play in the first round but they will be entered for any other rounds.
2. Once the draw has been made, the first round will be announced.
3. Players can then go to their chosen terrains but play will not start until a whistle or bell has sounded.
4. A note of the start time is made by the scorer and a maximum of 1 hour and 5 minutes is given for each game.
5. If a game exceeds the 65 minutes the players will be informed by the Captain or chosen deputy to finish the end that is being played and that will be the final score. Whoever is winning at the time will be determined the winners of the game. If the scores are level after 65 minutes the players will be allowed to play one more end and then that will be the final score.
6. After the first game, players must return to the Scorer’s desk and ensure that their score has been recorded and see who they are playing next.
7. Once all the players of a game are ready to play their next game, they advise the scorer that they are going out and the scorer makes a note of the time. Once again 65 minutes are allowed(see rule 5 above)


If there is a dispute at any time which the Captain or his/her deputy cannot resolve, a disputes committee will be formed by the Captain or his/her deputy.

The Disputes Committee will be made up of any of the Council members who are in attendance.
If the Captain, his/her deputy or any of the Council members are part of the matter in dispute they will not take part in the Disputes Committee discussions or decisions.
The decision of the Disputes Committee is final .