Our next event is the Autumn Doubles Competition to be played on
Saturday 29th September. In this event each team plays all the others, with a limit on time
allowed for each game.
You are invited to enter with the partner of your choice or take your chance with a partner drawn from other unattached entries.
There is an entry fee of £1 per person to cover some of the outlay for the event.
PLAY WILL COMMENCE AT NORMAL CLUB TIME - 1.30pm. CHECK IN BY 1.15 PLEASE.
Again this year we are holding our usual Christmas Lunch.
It will be held at the Kings Oak on Thursday 13th December, 12.00 for 12.30pm.
Hopefully, weather permitting, we will meet at the Gardens of Hanbury at 10.00am for coffee and a game or two of Boule which should give us an appetite for lunch!
Return the form to David with your cheque for £25 (made payable to EHPC) as soon as possible or at least by the end of October. Partners are of course welcome to come.
Carolyn is holding another Gala Day at the Gardens
of Hanbury on Thursday 25th October, inviting teams from Epping, Ongar and Billericay as well as some
others if room allows.
It will be for teams of Mixed Triples, nothing too serious and you could include family members (it's half term week and junior boules are available at Hanbury).
The entry fee is £4 each (£12 per team), with good prizes, and tea and cakes to finish with.
All profits will go to the Don Miller Charitable Trust.
Please respond if you would like to take part by Friday September 14th, preferably by email.
Our first visit to Billericay and we distinguished ourselves.
Our 2 doubles teams took first and second places, each winning 3 of their 4 matches. Eileen and Tony took first place on +15 points difference, with Lorraine & John Mead second with +4.
Our Triples team A (Jill, Chris & Sean) won 2 and Triples team B (Brenda, David & Peter G) excelled taking first place with 3 wins (+15).
Unsurprisingly therefore Epping won the overall club team contest, winning 11 of their 16 matches.
Congratulations to all who played.
Summer Singles Challenge Competition
Thirteen members contested the Summer Singles, playing for the
Stan & Ida Burrows Memorial Plate.
2 leagues were drawn at random, and each match was played over 8 ends.
In League 1, after 5 rounds of play John Mead was on 4 wins (+12) and Tony on 4 wins (+5).
In League 2, Rea was on 3 wins (+7) and David on 3 wins (+5). So the Final was between John M and Rea.
John maintained his excellent form with some very precise pointing and Rea just couldn't stay with him. So congratulations to John on a well deserved win in the Final.
Epping Town Mayor Nigel Avey presented the trophy and prizes.
In the councils' match the Town were in trouble at 5-9 but then Deputy mayor Grahame Scruton, new to petanque, improved dramatically and by the end was pointing like an experienced player came through to win 13-12 after nearly an hour's play.
This now makes it 15 wins to the District and 13 to the Town,
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