Worthing Charity Open Doubles

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Worthing Petanque Club’s annual charity fund raiser took place on Sunday, welcoming 42 teams from across Southern, Sussex, Kent and London Regions.

This year’s charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind, was chosen by Club members, and the event raised over £500 for this very good cause. The Club treasurer Keith Rutter was delighted to present the cheque to Miriam and John, who are visually impaired and attended the event with their dogs Bradley and Ellie.

It was a beautiful sunny day but bitterly cold as players took to the pistes.  The car park pistes were in use, although there were some complaints that the winter weather had flattened the centre area and made it easier or harder to play.

The Juniors had a great day with Abbie Brooks aged 10  (playing with Angela Brooks), coming third overall after the morning’s play. But the standout performance came from Sussex Juniors Morgan Pry and Ella Slade, who reached the final of the Gold. After a very long and cold day, the results were:

  • Gold Winners: Gordon Cochrane & Nick Goodheart
  • Gold Runners Up: Morgan Pry & Ella Slade
  • Gold Semi Finalists:  Graham Elcome & Shelley McKenzie, Vince Wills & Fadi Brahmi
  • Gold Consolage Winners: Dave Stubbs & Richard Greeves
  • Gold Consolage Runners Up:  Mark Barlow & Sebastien Shougon
  • Silver Winners: Frank Charlesworth & Christine Peat
  • Silver Runners Up: Colin & Lesley Crofts
  • Silver Semi Finalists: Sammy Thatcher & Debbie Collier, Marilyn Wannell & Dave Sutherland
  • Silver Consolage Winners: Steven Slade & Lynette Carey
  • Silver Consolage Runners Up: Peter Allen & Brian Edmonds
  • Spoon Bernie Miles & Stuart Cursley

Thanks to the team at Worthing and all the players who braved the cold to play pétanque and help raise vital funds for their chosen charity – Guide Dogs for the Blind.

From Bob Ainsworth