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OFF TO A WINNING START IN 2020

Meadow members have already got off to a winning start in 2020. Rowland Jones and Jason White were part of the England Men's squad that travelled to the Netherlands at the beginning of February to take part in the Zeist High Rollers Doubles competition. After a long day Jason, with his playing partner Sam Blakey, took top honours as they won the event late in the evening.

Pictured above: Zeist 'High Rollers' Winners Sam Blakey and Jason White. Picture courtesy of Petanque England Facebook Page.

Fast forward to 1st March and Rowland and Jason were again teamed up with their England Men's squad team mates for the GRFC Pre Season Open Triples. The event was also supported by another 15 members of the Meadow PC who all progressed well in the event all taking home prize money. However this time it was the turn of Rowland to progress to the final where his team faced the Meadow team of Greg Davenport & Dave Turner playing with ex Meadow player Nic Baxter. Because of the late hour and the rapidly falling temperatures the teams agreed to split the honours (and the prize money).

One week later and 21 Meadow members were amongst the 25 teams that registered for the first KPA Regional Qualifier of 2020. Having been playing in Sussex Region for the past couple of years it was a welcome return to Kent and the Meadow PC for Matt Shrimpton and Kris Smith. They teamed up with fellow club members Alex Spillett and Jason White and cruised to victory being rarely troubled in any of the 5 rounds. 

 

SWEDISH OUTING

The Meadow team of Rowland Jones, Jason White and Scott Ashby travelled to Boras in Sweden to compete in the Fyrlingen Open competitions over the weekend of 3rd - 5th      January.

On Friday Scott teamed up with his Swedish friend Mattias Thorell for a Doubles event     where they finished in third place of the 75 teams competing.

The Meadow trio teamed up with Mattias again for the main triples event where they      finished in fifth place.

 

Pictured above: Rowland, Scott, Jason and Mattias all looking resplendent in the new Meadow team strip.         Picture courtesy of Mattias Thorell

2019 ANNUAL REVIEW

2019 was a mixed year for members of the Meadow PC. Off the piste we saw the sad passing of our club secretary, Paul Reilly, as well as long standing member Alan Sawyer         and ex member Mike Sharratt.

However better news on the playing front as it was yet another successful year for         our members on the piste.

Seven Meadow licence holders pulled on the England shirt to represent our country in various International events including World, European and Home Nation                Championships. There were another four National titles along with five more County     titles. A full summary of the year follows:

At International Level:

Luke Ashford & Jason White represented England at the European Mens Espoirs Championships in France where Jason picked up a bronze medal in the shooting championships. Alongside them Alex Spillett was in the England team for the European Ladies Espoirs Championships.

Jason White also represented England at the Mens European Championships in Bulgaria, playing alongside Rowland Jones where they won a bronze medal in the Nations Cup.

There were also England coaching roles for Rowland Jones at the Ladies World Singles     and Doubles Championships in Spain as well as the Ladies World Triples Championships      in Cambodia and Scott Ashby was also an England Coach at the Junior World  Championships in Cambodia.

Rowland Jones & Jason White represented England at an International Tournament in Belgium while Dean Ashby and Stephen Brown were in the England squad that retained      the Home Nations Tournament.

Finally, in various tournaments throughout the year our members played against, as well     as receiving some coaching from, some of the games greats including former World, European and French National Champions; Philippe Quintais, Philippe Suchaud, Dylan Rocher, Bruno Le Bouriscaud, Damien Hureau, Stephane Robineau and Tyson Molinas.

At National Level:

·         Rowland Jones England's No.1 in Mens Rankings

·         Jason White England's No.3 in Mens Rankings

·         Rowland Jones - English Mens Singles Champion

·         Jason White - English Mens Singles Runner Up

·         Rowland Jones & Jason White - English Mens Ranking Doubles Winners

·         Jason White and Dean Ashby - English Triples Champions

·         Scott Ashby - English Champion of Champions Shooting

·         Tracy Spillett, Kevin Spillett &  Scott Ashby - English Champion of Champions Triples.

At County Level:

·         Our members were in teams that won all 5 Kent Qualifiers

·         Kent Shooting Champion - Scott Ashby

·         Kent Singles Champion - Jason White

·         Kent Doubles Runners Up - Scott Ashby and Dean Ashby

·         Kent Triples Champions - Tracy Spillett, Kevin Spillett & Scott Ashby

·         Kent Qualifier Winners - Rowland Jones, Matt Horrigan, Dave Hurren & Richard Spillett

·         14 Meadow licence holders represented Kent at Hayling Island in the Inter-Regional Championships.

At League Level:

·         Kent League Cup - Meadow 1 Champions.

·         Kent League Division 1 - Meadow 1 Runners Up

·         Kent League Handicap - Alex Spillett and Jason White Champions

·         East Kent Coastal League Division 1 Champions - Max Boyce & Rowland Jones.

·         East Kent Coastal League Hattons Cup Champion - Martin Bishop.

At Club Level:

Our members were in teams that won numerous club events during the year including     (but not limited to):

International Womens Day Qualifier, GRFC Spring Doubles, Borden Good Friday Open, Southern Counties Open Triples, Railway Triples & Christmas Hamper Doubles.