Towers Petanque Club
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In Memoriam of Maisie Sullivan
It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of Linda Sullivan (Maisie), the wife of Howard and mother of Richard (Sully) who are long term members of TPC.
Maisie was an active playing member of TPC in the early days which is clear in the picture below showing her receiving 2 trophies in a friendly competition with our French exchange team at Merckeghem near Dunkirk.
Maisie will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with Howard, Richard and family.
Open Doubles at Brookweald day.
Towers Petanque held an open day together with Brookweald cricket club during which an informal open doubles competition took place followed by a joint barbeque between the clubs.
In the doubles competition Ian Messenger and Jake Watson ran out winners in the final against David Hermosa and Richard Shaw, in 3rd place were Matthew Rankin-Smith and John from Thorley with the wooden spoon going to the valiant team comprising Julia Messenger, Veronique Shaw and Mathilde Hermosa.
President’s Cup Winner
The Towers President’s cup competition was held recently over a series of Tuesday evenings with the final being contested by Francois Bourquin and David Hermosa, after a close match David came out the winner and our congratulations go to him.
The 26th October saw a quiz night at the club to raise funds, a fun night was had with excellent questions from Ian the resident quiz master and after a close fought battle the winners were Julia, Lynn, Chris and Richard.
Towers on French Tour
A team from Towers represented the club in an international tournament at Dives sur Mer near Cabourg recently.
With teams from around France, Belgium, Poland & Germany the Towers players held their own both on and off the pitch.
The organisation was excellent and the French hosts very welcoming, we hope to send more teams to the competition next year.
John Cartright Open Doubles Competition
The annual John Cartright open doubles competition was held at Towers on Sunday 14th October, 12 teams entered and a main competition and plate were played with a break for an excellent curry at lunch time.
The main competition was played between Francois Bourquin & Nigel Pierre Migel Hills and Dean Little & Keith Flack in rather damp conditions, with Francois and Nigel emerging victorious.
In the plate were Sylvie Shepherd and Mike Cotter against Viv Middleton-Sams and Colin Sams with Sylvie and Mike winning out in the end.
Excellent competition organisation came from Peter with Christian on bar duty and Julia & Sheila keeping everybody well fed.
Towers at Hayling Island 2019
Three teams made up of Towers members represented the region in the main section of the Nationals competition held at Hayling Island on the Weekend of the 14/15th Sept.
The Towers teams held their own and helped the region to a mid table finish in the competition.
Well done to Christian, Jeff, Mark, Richard, Jake, Smithy, Gus, Colin, David & Naheb.