Best Channel Island pair
Carol Cheam and Paul Gillam
Consolage 1 winners and runners up
Colin Smith from Liverpool is a regular visitor to Jersey for the JPC Open Doubles and is usually partnered by Pat Rowlands from Doncaster, but this time he lined up with our own Matt Pinel - along with 73 other pairs, in what’s believed to be a record-breaking entry for the competition.
It started well for Smith and Pinel. In the qualifying rounds they had six straight wins and amassed a points difference of +62. Then they faced Geoffroy Buffetrille and Laurent Pellaton in the semi-final, which they won 13-6.
In the other semi were Mark Nicol and Chris Romeril, winners of the competition for the last two years and hoping to achieve a remarkable hat-trick. They had a comfortable 13-1 against an Anglo- French pairing of Liz Mann from Lincoln and Marcel Gueno from Coutances. But this year they experienced defeat in the final losing to Smith and Pinel13-2, although they did have the consolation of picking up the cup for the best Channel Island team.
Meanwhile in the Plate competition there was another trophy for the Pinel family, this time Matt’s Dad, Keith, in a Little and Large partnership with Graham Follain. They beat the Guernsey pairing of Giles Cleal and Dave Bartram 13-9.
Consolage 1 went to a Carrefour pairing of Paul Waters and Christine Eccles. They beat a duo from Swindon, Nigel Law and Joe Paris, 13-5.
No Jersey pairs made it through to the semi-finals in Consolage 2. The winners of the trophy were a team from Edinburgh, Paul Gillam and Carol Cheam, who defeated Bill Weller and Colin Simons from Kent13-10.
Mike Ritzema and Brian Harris were awarded the trophy for being the best performing JPC pairing
Best JPC pair
Brian Harris and Mike Ritzema
Paul Waters and Christine Eccles.
Consolage 2 winners and runners up
Result of Carrefour Triples Monday 6th May 2019
1st Steve Foster, Joy Hart, Geoffroy Buffetrille
Colin Smith and Matt Pinel
Nigel Law and Joe Paris
Plate winners and runners up
Liz Mann and Marcel Gueno and
Geoffroy Buffetrille and Laurent Pellaton
John Hines and Diane Greenaway and
Ang and John Gaughan ( not pictured).
Chris Romeril and Mark Nicol
Mark Nicol and Chris Romeril
Graeme Follain and Keith Pinel
Main Competition winners and runners up
Giles Cleal and Dave Bartram
Bill Weller and Colin Symons
2nd Jacob Smith, Colin Smith, Patricia Rowlands
Clive and Kath Westley and Wendy Ritzema and Gary Cowburn
Jane Bowden and Cullum Paterson and Bev and Nevil Stevenson
JERSEY PETANQUE CLUB OPEN DOUBLES 2019
SATURDAY 4th May & SUNDAY 5th May
3rd Mark Nicol, Matt Pinel, Rich Nevitt