This year, club members are involved in three teams competing for places to represent our region, Sussex Pétanque, in the Inter-Regional Championship (eight teams) and Challenge Cup (four teams) later in the year. Team selection is made over three qualification days, the first held last Sunday at Crowborough Social Club.
In short, on the first day, a warm and dry one (praise be to the Lord), Alvis (David and Stephan Alfred, Gareth Jarvis) came second out of the fifteen teams participating, Crowbrights (Alan Constable [Crowborough SC], Tony Mann, Ian Maynard) came sixth, and Adapters (Pat Connolly, Terry Gibbons, Alan Issler, David Miller) last.
With two more days to go – the next being held at home on Sunday 19 May – there’s plenty of time for teams to go up or down the leader-board.
A fuller report will appear in the first newsletter of the year early next month.