Fay Scholefield Lorna Limbrick Helene Retrosi,
Toby’s triple crown
A Jersey pétanque player has won the ‘triple crown’ for the first time in the history of the sport in
the Island. Toby Northern triumphed in the Jersey Pétanque Association’s triple’s championship
yesterday afternoon (Saturday), adding it to the doubles and singles titles he won earlier in the year.
“It’s absolutely brilliant,” said Toby after he and his partners Ross Payne and Matt Buesnel won 13-7
in the final played at the Weighbridge. “I won the doubles championship last year and the year
before that picked up both the singles and the doubles titles, but winning all three in the same year
is a dream come true.”
Their opponents in the final, Geoffroy Buffetrille, Brian Harris and Paul Le
Moine, looked like potentially formidable opposition having won their semi-final 13-1 but were
always behind in the title-clincher.
The JPA women’s title was also decided at the Weighbridge yesterday with Fay Scholefield, Lorna Limbrick and Hélène Retrosi winning the title, despite playing together for the first time. Helene was the only member of the team with championship
pedigree having been in the winning trio last year.
Runners up for the second year running were Wendy Ritzema and Penny Foster, playing with new team member Paulette Reed.
Matt Buesnel Toby Northern Ross Payne