Park Petanque Club

Christmas Doubles

Park Petanque Club held its Christmas festivities on Saturday 13th December 2014.


Although a very cold day, 13 members did brave the elements to show up. It was a great day, with decorations set up by Tom mostly. it was fun and a lot of hot coffee and tea were consumed to keep people upright.


13 members attended, which meant that the competition was held with 5 doubles and 1 triple. Teams were randomly chosen by Owen and Naazim from a bag, and the competition started at 13 30. This is the lineup:

Team 1: Laetitia and Owen


Team 2: Kevin and Naazim


Team 3: John, Keith and Niall

John O'Grady was so excited to play that he decided to make the trip from France just so he could participate in the event. It was good to catch up with an old president of the club, and for him to show us some of his skills.


Team 4: Norman and Geraldine

Unfortunately Norman and Geraldine were so busy winning their games that we were unable to snap a picture of the team.


Rest assured that they were a real team and they did brilliantly on the day!

Team 5: Anne and Kathleen


Team 5: Tom and Daniel


Because of the number of teams, and the fact that the tournament started later than expected, the format of the competition was:


1. There would be a round robin of 5 games played.

2. The first 2 teams would play in a final at the end of the 5 games.



However, games would be played till 7 points, and not 13, so that a maximum amount of games could be played.



Unfortunately, this did result in time running short. As 2 teams had pulled clear after 4 games, it was decided that those 2 teams would play the final.


The final standing of the round robin was:

Rank Team Members Games Played Cumulative Wins Cumulative Points Notes
1 1 Owen/Laetitia 4 4 +20 Qualified for final
2 2 Naazim/Kevin 5 4 +9 Qualified for final
3 4 Norman/Geraldine 5 2 -3 Still 3rd after 4 games
4 5 Kathleen/Anne 4 2 -9
5 6 Tom/Daniel 4 1 -1
6 3 John/Keith/Niall 4 0 -14

A brilliant final in 13 points between team 1 (Owen and Laetitia) and team 2 (Kevin and Naazim) then followed. Team 2 at one stage had a 12 - 5 point lead but that did not mean team 1 gave up.


The final Score:


Fantastic comeback from Team 1, which meant that Owen and Laetitia wholly deserved their Triumph in the Doubles tournament. Congratulations!


The Winners of the PPC Christmas Doubles Competition 2014


Well done to our champions. See you all in 2015! Merry Christmas 2014 and Happy New Year 2015.


We have a gallery of pictures of the day below:

PPC - Club Christmas Festivities - 13.12.2014

Brian Kavanagh

Hon. Secretary



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