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Next Event

Our last club competition of the year was played on Saturday 7th October, no more competitions until next March.


Xmas Lunch

Again this year we are holding an Xmas Lunch and as last year have booked The Kings Oak, High Beech.
It will be held on 14th December at 12.00 for 12.30pm at a cost of 22.50 and again we are subsidising the cost.
This covers a welcoming drink, 3 course lunch and gratuity, but does not include other drinks or tea/coffee.


Autumn Doubles

16 players i.e. 8 teams took part on a pleasant but cool afternoon.
Playing in one league, 6 rounds were played to 6 ends each round (rather than being timed, and everyone preferred not feeling the pressure of the whistle). All teams won at least 1 game, and all along it looked as if John P and David were almost certain winners - by the end of 5 rounds they had won 5 times (shot difference of +28).
However John Adams and Peter Giblin, who had got off to a bad start losing their first round match 2-8 to Marion & Jill, thereafter improved and after 5 rounds were on 4 wins (+27).
In the final round these 2 teams came up against each other, and with Peter G pointing extremely well he & John A managed to beat John P & David 9-0. So this year's winners were John A & Peter G with John P and David as runners-up.

In 3rd place were Marion & Jill with 4 wins (+12), followed by Brenda & Linda with 4 wins (-1) and Joan & Tony with 3 wins (+6).


Epping Ongar Challenge

In good conditions we were welcomed by Ongar for the away leg, having drawn at home in the summer with 6 games each. However Ongar did take a +20 points-difference advantage away with them.
With the score line at 12 games to Epping and 11 to Ongar, everything hinged on the result of the last match. As Ongar had increased their points-difference to +37, only a win could secure victory for Epping. The score advanced very slowly, reaching 9 points all, when Ongar managed to pull away and win 13-9. So with games tied at 12 each it went to points-difference for the result, which made Ongar clear winners.

This is the 6th year we have played the Epping-Ongar Challenge, and this is the first time Ongar have won. Congratulations to Ongar and commiserations to us. But we certainly made a big fight of it.

Our thanks go to Carolyn who put on an excellent piste-side spread for us, and treated our players to their drinks in the Two Brewers pub (The Cock being closed for refurbishment).

Mention has to be made of Joel's daughter Emilie, who made up our numbers and was probably our 'B' team's best pointer on the day.

We will make sure to win the trophy back again next year!


Gardens of Hanbury

From the 9th March our visits to the Gardens of Hanbury will be weekly, every Thursday until 7th December


FIPJP Official Rules

The recent update of the FIPJP rules take effect from Ist January 2017
The amendments are high-lighted in blue

Official FIPJP Rules 2017


Membership


Become a member from January 1st to December 31st, it's only 12.00, whether you play 3 times a week or once a year the cost is the same.



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