Our next event is the Summer Singles Challenge Competition which is to
be played on Saturday 4th August normally takes the form of a series of leagues, followed by knockout rounds among the qualifiers.
A doubles challenge match between the District and Town Councils will be played simultaneously with our own finals.
There is an entry fee of £1 to cover some of the outlay for the event.
PLAY WILL COMMENCE AT NORMAL CLUB TIME - 1.30pm
To assist in the smooth running of this competition
YOU MUST REGISTER AT STONARDS BY 1.15pm AT THE LATEST
John A, David T and Chris were one of the 16 teams from around
the County that took part in the Broomfield FC triples competition.
Epping were unbeaten in the morning qualification leagues and were number one seeds for the Main KO event in the afternoon. They were joined by two teams from Stanford le Hope, two from Thorley, the Hopps and Jetts from Wethersfield and Billericay U3A in the last eight.
Epping progressed to the final with comfortable wins over the Jetts and Jon Sellars’ Thorley.
The Hopps had a tougher route to the final with close matches against Billericay and Stanford le Hope.
In the final, Epping took the lead and looked comfortable at 12-8 ahead. The Hopps then took three to bring it back to 12-11.
At the final end, Epping held shot and the Hopps were not close with five of their six boules.
Call it luck, fluke or rub of the green but Hopps really got out of jail to win.
In desperation Geoff Cockwell tried to shoot out the holding boule, he hit the coche which moved back into a clutch of Hopps boules. With Hopps holding match points, Epping had five boules to take the game.
Surprisingly they could not get close and the Hopps were left with the win, which seemed impossible just a few minutes earlier
George Durno Doubles Competition
On a cloudy but dry afternoon 12 players entered the competition.
The 6 teams played a complete round-robin of 5 rounds, each game being over 6 ends with the Durno handicap in place.
One pairing, Chris and John Adams, looked to be possible favourites but would the handicap get the better of them? The final result was third place to Ivor & Linda (2 wins), runners-up were Rea & Peter (3 wins) and winners of the trophy Chris & John.
As our longest serving member Joan presented the trophy to the winners, reminding us of the fun we'd had over the years playing with 'gentleman George'.
Epping Ongar Challenge
In the home leg we won 9 games and lost 7 with
a points difference of +29. This score is carried forward to the away leg at Ongar on October 7th.
The format was changed to accommodate the number of players that wanted to play. Each side would field 4 triples teams, over 4 rounds of play, games being limited to 8 ends with unrestricted scoring.
The first result was a big win for Epping's Team C (Chris, Lorraine and Peter Giblin) 21-4, followed by Epping B (David, Brenda & Sallyann) winning 17-3. Our A and D teams lost by a total of 10 points meaning we had tied the first round 2 games all, but we had a big points difference of +21.
Ongar settled in and all games were closely contested. After 3 rounds of play it was 6 games all.
In the final round Epping managed to win 3 games, two of them by just 1 point. Teams A, B and C had 2 wins but team D (John Mead, Linda & Tom) had 3 wins.
We hope that we have enough of an advantage to win back the trophy when we head over to Ongar in October.
FIPJP Official Rules
The recent update of the FIPJP rules
take effect from Ist January 2017
The amendments are high-lighted in blue