Top Jersey Petanque Club Team
Derek and Joy Hart
One, two three … it’s Mark Nicol
Jersey’s recently crowned pétanque singles champion, Mark Nicol, has added two more pieces of silverware to his trophy cabinet after two competitions over the Bank Holiday weekend. On Sunday he and his partner Chris Romeril won the Jersey Pétanque Club Open Doubles and on Monday he was part of the trio that walked away with the Carrefour Pétanque Club Open Triples trophy.
The event was played at the Carrefour Pétanque Club in St Lawrence in difficult conditions in which players had to contend not only with their opposition but also driving rain and a biting wind in bitterly cold conditions. Twenty-eight teams took part including a substantial number from Guernsey and England.
Mark Nicol and his partners Neil Selby and Keith Boleat were one of four pairs to win all their games in the morning qualifying round which made the task of deciding which teams went through to the semi-finals straightforward. They were joined by two other Jersey trios plus one from the north east of England (who called themselves the Brexiteers).
The first semi-final turned out to be a marathon, lasting more than an hour and half before Nicol , Selby and Boleat finally clinched it 13-11 against Michel Morel, James Gennoe and Geoffroy Buffetrille. In the other semi-final Matt Pinel, Andrew Bellamy Burt and Callum Stewart made much quicker work in disposing of the English trio, Roger Nunns, John Gaughan and Colin Smith 13-2.
The final was a tense affair in the pouring rain braved by only a handful of spectators. The eventual winners took command and went into a 9-4 lead before being pegged back by their opponents who got back to 9-8 before the final end when they let in Nicol, Selby and Boleat to score a match-winning four-pointer. The third place medals went to the other Jersey trio who beat the Brexiteers comfortably.
1st Keith Priaulx (Guernsey PC) & Shane Brehaut (Guernsey PC)
2nd Dennis Le Mercier (Jersey PC) & Joan Le Mercier (Jersey PC)
3rd Equal Dave Simpson (Whitehouse PC) & Tom Crowd (WhitehousePC
Bill Weller (Whitehouse PC) & Colin Simons (Whitehouse PC)
1st & 2017 JPC Open Champions Chris Romeril (Carrefour PC) & Mark Nicol (Carrefour PC)
2nd Geoffroy Buffetrille (Liberation PC) & Matt Buesnel (Liberation PC)
3rd Equal Matt Pinel (Liberation PC) & Brandon Ogier (Guernsey PC)
Dave Bartram (Guernsey PC) & Giles Cleal ( Guernsey PC)
Monday May 1st at Carrefour
1st Brian Harris (Jersey PC) & Paul Le Moine (Liberation PC)
2nd Jeff Fox (Cranleigh PC) & Lesley Lewis (Cranleigh PC)
3rd Equal John Murray (Compton PC) & Martin Britton (Compton PC)
Linda Taylor (Jersey PC) & Chris O’Rourke (Bridlington PC)
Mark Nicol Keith Boleat Neil Selby Mat Pinel Andrew Bellamy Burt Callum Stewart Geoffroy Buffetrille Michel Morel James Gennoe
1st Richard Baker (Whitehouse PC) & Peter Shillingham (Whitehouse PC)
2nd Roger Nunns (Wetherby PC) & Sue Nunns (Wetherby PC)
3rd Equal Tommy Glennie (Jersey PC) & Lawrence Rondel (Jersey PC)
Rosanne Smith (Wetherby PC) & Alan Taylor (Wetherby PC)
What awful weather on Sunday and Monday
Top Channel Island Team
Chris Romeril (Carrefour PC) & Mark Nicol (Carrefour PC)
JPC OPEN DOUBLES and TRIPLES COMPETITION 2017
Friday April 28th 2017
A vin d’ honour was held at our clubhouse where, over a glass of wine and a light bite we can meet and go through the weekend’s programme followed by the draw. A chance to renew old friendships and meet new competitors. It started at about 6.00pm with refreshments and the briefing at 6. 30pm.
Saturday April 29th
Play started at 9.15 am on Saturday (and 9.30am on Sunday). The competition was “a Snake” and during the day each team played 6 other teams.
Refreshments were on sale throughout the day..
At the end of the day we collated the results into 4 groups. The top quarter to the Main, the second to the Plate, the third to Consolage 1 and those who have not had the best of days to Consolage 2.
Sunday April 30th
With a 9.30am start each team played 3 games within their group and the top 4 teams went on to play for first, second, and equal third. Played in this way it meant all the eliminated teams were able to watch the finals. This was followed by the presentations and celebrated with a glass and some nibbles.
Monday May 1st
Play moved to The Carrefour Petanque Club.