Archive, 2009 (Updated 28/02/2010)
Pride of place for the season undoubtedly went to Saints who became Division 1 Champions in dominant fashion, winning 3 more matches and 7 more points than their nearest rivals! This followed their previous season's promotion as Champions of Division 2 and the season before that as Runners-Up of Division 3.
The 9-a-side team again succeeded in remaining in the First Division and Pilgrims also retained their place in the Six-a-Side Division 2.
For full results from the leagues in which SCPC played, see the League Archive.
Season's achievements, 2009
Saints away victory against Hampshire Hurricanes in their final league match confirms their total superiority in 6-a-side Division 1: 3 more matches won; 4 more games won; and 1 less game lost than any other team in the league, and unbeaten since 14th April! [Posted 1 November]
The defeat of Farmhouse by Cobbetts means that SCPC's 9-a-side team avoid relegation from Division 1! It is theoretically possible that the outcome of the final match in the league could see SCPC rise to 3rd place. [Posted 1 November]
SAINTS WON 6-a-side Division 1!! Hampshire Hurricanes lost one of their 3 remaining matches and conceded another to ensure that SAINTS ARE CHAMPIONS!! [Posted 29 October]
9-a-side lost their final match to Hampshire Rose but avoid relegation from Division 1! [Posted 29 October]
Graham WON the Club Singles for second year running, narrowly beating Wayne in the final. Bernie and David were also narrow losers in semi-finals. [Posted 21 October]
David & Wayne WON the Club Doubles, beating Sam & Hilary 13-12 in the deciding game in the final. [Posted 21 October]
Pilgrims won their last match of the season to avoid relegation from 6-a-side Division 2! [Posted 21 October]
Vital 9-a-side match to avoid relegation from Division 1 on Tuesday 27th October! [Posted 11 October]
Vital 6-a-side league matches for Saints (to win Division 1) on Wednesday 21st October against Ship Mates and tba against Hampshire Hurricanes! [Updated 21 October]
Club finals day postponed from Sunday11th to Sunday 18th October subject to completion of outstanding matches before then! [Posted 11 October]
Saints WON the High Level Roofing Company 6-a-side competition at The Ship on Sunday 11th October! They beat Crondall in the semi-final and Ship Mates in the Final, both matches by 3-2 Congratulations to the Saints squad! [Posted 11 October, updated 21 October]
Good luck to all SCPC members (and the rest of the SCPA squads!) at the Inter-Regional Competition at Brean Sands on Sat/Sun 19/20 September! [Posted 19 September]
Sam & Peter were winners of the Plate in the SCPA Mixed Doubles played at Burridge on Sunday 13 September. Wendy & Wayne were unbeaten in the morning leagues, but the afternoon didn't go quite as well! [Posted 19 September]
Sam & Peter were runners-up in the Hampshire Rose Doubles on Sunday 30 August. David & Wayne lost in the Plate final, having beaten Kaylee & Wendy in the semi-final. [Posted 31 August]
Sam & David continued their excellent form by WINNING the Portchester Doubles on Saturday 1 August. [Posted 3 August]
At Brighton & Hove Petanque Club's Open Doubles on Sunday 26 July, Sam & David beat Kaylee & Graham in the quarter-finals of the Main competition. In subsequent playoffs, Sam & David came 3rd overall, and Kaylee and Graham 5th in a strong field. [Posted 1 August]
Sam & David came 3rd in the Admiral Cunningham Charity Doubles on Saturday 25 July. [Posted 1 August]
In the SCPA Triples at Farmhouse on Sunday 19 July, "Hairy Dingle Bunnies" (Graham & David with John Billett) were Runners-Up, from an entry of 16 teams. Hilary, Wendy & Gianni were losing semi-finalists in the Main competition. Eight pairs contested the Junior event, playing each other twice during the day, and Sam & Kaylee emerged as WINNERS, with 6 wins and a points difference of +48. [Posted 1 August]
Kaylee, David & Graham WON the Flight Refuelling Open at Cobham Sports and Social Club on Sunday 5 July, winning all 5 of their games. Wendy, Wayne & Peter, who won 4 games, were 3rd of 12 teams. [Posted 6 July]
Graham, Peter and Wayne, with Loren Butt, made the main squad for the SCPA Inter-Regional Squad by coming 5th at the Masters weekend, 27-28 June, at The Limes. Sadly, Bernie, with Kim and Graham Elcome, could not sustain their excellent qualifying form and finished 11th, one better than Hilary, playing with the three Morgans; they will both be in the Challenge squad for the Inter-Regional Competition in September. [Posted 5 July]
"Outrage" consisting of Matt Slater, Harrison Ash, Mike Tull, won our SCPC Open at Lord's Hill on 21 June. Richard T, Graham & David, and Peter & Wayne playing with Patrice Conem, came within one game each of making it an all-SCPC final. Jill & Robin, playing with John Pollinger, won the Plate. [Posted 5 July]
At the Lamb's Liz Hordern Memorial Trophy held at Burridge on 7th June, Kaylee (with Loren Butt) and Graham (with Danny Corp) were losing semi-finalists in the Main, with Kaylee also being the Best Junior playing with an Adult. Wayne (with Tony Jones) was a losing semi-finalist in the Main Consolage, while Wendy (with Jackie Corp) was runner-up in the Plate. [Posted 5 July]
Bernie with Kim and Graham Elcome continued their good work in the SCPA 2nd Qualifier at Adur on Sunday 31 May, again notching up 4 wins, this time with a points difference of +20, which makes them the leading qualifiers for the Regional Masters, with 8 wins from 10 games, +46 overall. Graham, Peter & Wayne with Loren Butt scored another 3 wins (+7) to achieve 6 wins +22 overall and qualification in 7th place. Hilary, for some reason not "credited" on the SCPA website with the three Morgans (Jean, Elwin and Gareth) scored 3 wins (+2), which was good enough to qualify in 11th place with 5 wins and a 0 points difference. Best of luck to them all in the Masters at Limesdowne on 27/28 June, and at the Inter-Regional at Brean in September, where they will all be playing. Kaylee's young team achieved 2 wins (-9) this time, placing them 17th overall, ahead of several very experienced teams and players. [Posted 3 June]
At the EPA Championships weekend at Sandown, Isle of Wight, on Sunday 24 May, Graham & Wayne were Runners-Up in the Doubles in a playoff after they won all 5 of their games. Sam & Peter were 29th with 2 wins. In the Mixed Doubles on Monday 25 May, Same & Graham were 26th of 46 teams with 2 wins and Kaylee & Peter were 39th with 1 win. [Posted 28 May]
In the SCPA 1st Qualifier at Crondall on Sunday 10 May, Bernie with Kim and Graham Elcome came 2nd of 20 entrants with 4 wins from 5 games and a points difference of +26. Graham, Peter & Wayne with Loren Butt were 6th with 3 wins, +15. [Posted 28 May]
Sam & Graham were WINNERS of the SCPA Adult/Junior competition held at Burridge on Monday 4 May. Kaylee with Richard Patterson was 4th of10 teams, while Declan, all of 7 years old, was Runner-Up in the Spoon in his first competition playing with Wayne, where they lost to last year's winners. [Posted 28 May]
In the Cobbetts Doubles at Burridge on Sunday 12 April, David & Graham were Losing Semi-Finalists in an entry of 18 teams. Wendy with Jackie Corp were Runners-Up in the Plate, while Kaylee & Sam won the Wooden Spoon. [Posted 28 May]
David, Graham, Peter & Wayne came 3rd (of 10) in the Hampshire Rose Triples on Sunday 5 April. Kaylee & Sam with Ian Hounsell were best juniors. [Posted 28 May]
Graham, Peter & Wayne came 4th (of 20) in the Farmhouse Open Triples on Sunday 29 March. [Posted 28 May]
Many apologies for the long delay between 25 March and 28 May when no updates were made to this site. This was because our web hosts, Hampshire County Council, introduced a new mechanism for updating hosted websites that forced me to learn a whole new set of skills, with "documentation" that presupposed that I already had them. Hopefully, I've cracked it now! [Posted 28 May]
Pilgrims maintained their record of proving the league tables wrong by beating Saints 6-3 in the pre-season match, played in an excellent spirit! Pilgrims fielded two triples and a double, while Saints managed 3 triples. [Posted 25 March - thanks to Jean for the email to me in France to enable the update!]
The Playing Committee meeting on Tuesday 17th March decided to institute a new "Seniors' mêlée" on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10.30am, starting on 23rd April. Anyone not doing anything else at the time, even if not "Seniors", will be welcome to join in.
Mavis has agreed to become a "co-opted member" of the Club Committee.
Jill has taken on the 9-a-side captaincy for this year, with Bernie agreeing to deputise for her on matchdays when she is away.
A Planning Application for the proposed Oasis Academy to be located on part of the Lord's Hill Outdoor Recreation Centre is expected to be submitted later this year. It is understood that this will not impact adversely on our terrain, but your Committee is very concerned about the potentially major negative impact on car parking for all sports activities. We are keeping in close contact with Millbrook Rugby Club and other sports club users of the site, and have ensured the support of Sport England, all of whom share our concerns and, if necessary, will submit formal objections to any proposal or Planning Application that will make a sometimes already unacceptable parking situation any worse. [Posted 18 March]