Whitnash Windmill Petanque Club achieved another ‘first’ by organising an Under/Over 16s Pairs competition on 2nd October 2010, where teams were formed comprising an under 16 year old player and a more experienced Over 16 player. This competition was intended to encourage youngsters to play in competitions, and benefit from the experience of the senior players.
There was a great turnout of fourteen teams and three randomly drawn rounds were played, with the top eight teams going through to a Main competition and a Plate competition. Without exception, the younger players enjoyed their experience and all played well. The semi-finalists in the Main competition were David Mason and Jack Such who beat Carol Woodward and Amy Thompson 13-2, and Dave Brookes and Rahoul lost out to Ian Dyson and Aimee Colley which resulted in a 13-10 score with Ian and Aimee claiming victory in the final over David and Jack.
In the Plate Competition, Lynn Roberts and Deanna were closely beaten 13-11 against Brian Stote and Meredith Young, with Ross Woodward and Zak Devis beating Jeff Rand and Daniel Owen 13-8. Brian and Meredith took the top place in the final, beating Ross and Zak 13-11 in a closely-fought final. For the full results Click here