THE JERSEY PETANQUE CLUB OPEN DOUBLES 2018
SATURDAY 5th May & SUNDAY 6th May

With a Welcome and Briefing Meeting on the evening of
FRIDAY 4th May
And
 
 THE CARREFOUR PETANQUE CLUB OPEN TRIPLES
MONDAY 7th May 

The timetable and format will be the same as last year. Following many favourable comments, we have decided to keep things the same for 2018 and so our competition is run over two days. Please do remember this and teams “cannot” drop out after the first day as it upsets the whole organisation.



Friday 4th May
A vin d’ honour will be held at our clubhouse where, over a glass of wine and a light bite we can meet and go through the weekend’s programme followed by the draw. A chance to renew old friendships and meet new competitors. We will start at about 6.00pm with refreshments and the briefing at 6. 30pm.This should enable everyone to get away in time for dinner-and an early night. No need to book -just turn up.


Saturday 5th May
Play will start at 9.15 am on Saturday (and 9.30am on Sunday) with the check in opening at 8.00am on both days. The competition will be “a Snake” and during the day each team will play 6 other teams.
Refreshments will be on sale throughout the day but as we do not have a licence to sell alcohol you are welcome to bring your own, but alcohol is not permitted on the terrains and walkways.
At the end of the day we will collate the results into 4 groups. The top quarter to the Main, the second to the Plate, the third to Consolage 1 and those who have not had the best of days to Consolage 2.


Sunday May 6th 
With a 9.30am start each team will play 3 games within their group and the top 4 teams will then go on to play for first, second, and equal third. Played in this way it does mean all the eliminated teams will be able to watch the finals and we hope play will finish by 5 o’clock.  This will be followed by the presentations and celebrated with a glass and some nibbles.
Refreshments will again be on sale throughout the day but again remember we do not have a licence to sell alcohol, nor is alcohol permitted on the terrains and walkways.


Monday 7th May 
Play moves to The Carrefour Petanque Club. Play starts at 9.00 am and again refreshments are available. Please see the attached Carrefour entry form. For more details.


As always, we will be very happy to talk over the phone or respond by email to any queries you may have and in addition we have listed below some queries that crop up regularly (with the answers!) and hope this will help you plan your weekend.


1. How do we get to Jersey and find Accommodation


There are frequent flights from many UK airports to Jersey with a fast car ferry from Poole and a traditional ferry from Portsmouth. The island has an excellent range of hotels and guesthouses. Or contact Kim Stent (enquiries@iowtours.com  or 01983405116 or by post at IOW Tours Ltd., 3 New Rd., Sandown Isle of Wight PO36JN) who will be happy to arrange both transport and accommodation).


2. Refreshments


At JPC we will have a range of hot and cold drinks, crisps, chocolates etc as well as soup, sandwiches or rolls and our famous massive selection of homemade cakes.


3. Is there a Dinner?


There is no official dinner but Jersey boasts a very wide range of excellent eateries-you’ll be spoiled for choice  


4.  Do we need a licence?


No licences are required to enter our competitions and play is governed by ‘The Official Rules of the Game of Petanque’.  The rulings of the Umpire and ‘Disputes Committee’ are final and enforced within five minutes.  An official interpreter will be involved should the dispute involve a foreign team. 


5.   If we arrive early what else is there to do?


Jersey is only a small island but there is so much to do – exploring beaches, cliffs and country lanes as well as VAT free shopping. You can contact Visit Jersey on info@jersey.com or 01534 448877 for further information.

The JPC meets on Wednesday at 2.00 pm and we will be only too pleased to see you there for a friendly game


6.  What Next?
Peter Bastion  will be co-ordinating the entries and at the same time will be more than happy to help in any way he can should you have any queries. (Should the phone be answered by Peter’s wife-June- she is also one of our members) His contact is
 Rookwood Cottage,
 La Rue des Champs
St. Brelade,
Jersey JE3 8EJ      
Telephone: 01534 743828     
E-mail:
peterbastion1@gmail.com


If you enjoy competitive Petanque played on superb terrains and with friendly competitors then Jersey in May 2018 is “must”


**Entry Forms can be downloaded from this website by clicking on red buttons at top of this page or below or on the Home page**