, The first picture is of the women's triples winners (from left to right, Esta Williams, Joy Hart and Judy Dove); the second of the Men's winning trio (from left to right, Andy Limbrick, Mat Scholefield and Alan Lahiffe); and the third one of the celebration by the winning men's team.
Hat-trick for Joy and Judy while Carrefour turn the tables in the men’s event
July 18th, 2021
The Jersey Pétanque Association staged its triples championship at the weekend which resulted in contrasting results in the Men’s and Women’s events. In the latter Joy Hart and Judy Dove made it a hat-trick of wins over the last four years (with the 2020 competition having been lost to the Covid virus).
This year however they were joined by Esta Williams instead of former partner Wendy Ritzema who had switched to make up an all-Carrefour ladies team with Christine Eccles and Vanessa Nash. The competition was played on a league basis and the eventual winners won all their six games. Second were the trio for which Wendy Ritzema was now playing and third place went to Jean Stewart, Dawn Buckley and Kat Stewart.
Liberation Petanque Club has dominated the Island pétanque scene this year, sweeping the board in the men’s doubles and winning the singles. However it was a different story on Saturday at the Weighbridge when the final was fought out by a trio from Liberation and a threesome representing Carrefour Pétanque Club.
The Liberation representatives - Matt Buesnel, Toby Northern and Laurent Pellaton – reached the final with a hard-fought 13-9 victory against the previous holders of the title, fellow club members, Andrew Bellamy-Burt, Jake Romeril and Ross Payne. Meanwhile their opponents in the final, the three Carrefour members, Mat Scholefield, Andy Limbrick and Alan Lahiffe had a rather easier time of it in their semi-final, with a 13-nil whitewash against the trio of Gary Cowburn, Brian Harris and Colin Myers.
In the final the Carrefour trio raced into an 11-5 lead before the Liberation team finally got back into the game and picked up three points to make it 11-8. However Scholefield, Limbrick and Lahiffe closed out the game without conceding a further point, winning the match with a single point on successive ends, leading to a group hug of joy.