10 Mar 2006
Open Competition, 23 June 2002
Report, Results & Pictures
Nice day, pity about the M27 roadworks that delayed several people arriving from east of Southampton. The Kite Festival and funfair alongside the terrain provided either colour and excitement or noise and distraction, depending on your personal predispositions, but it also certainly provided some exposure for pétanque amongst the passing crowds.
The entry of 13 teams virtually forced the decision to run the competition in a 5-round "snake" format, which does at least mean that most people actually get to PLAY 5 games, but the results (below) do tend to bear out the "luck of the draw", since the top 6 teams all came from the same "half"!
Nonetheless, the best team - KDM (Kath and Mike Knight and Dave Stubbs) - undoubtedly won, and congratulations to them and the other prizewinners, and thanks to everyone who turned up and made it an enjoyable day!
Photos (courtesy of Bernie)
Winners...... Runners-up.. Prizes.... Everyone who stayed to the end (except Bernie & Ron)...
...and other pictures from the day.....