The successful Handcross Petanque team welcomed a near capacity entry to the annual April fool’s triples on Sunday.
Handcross came away with three very credible results: Team Les Miseraboules - David Leech, Jane Sibbring, Brenda Steptoe contested the gold semi-finals, in the Gold Consalage Team Crawley - Bill Mackrell, John Bailey, Gerard Poirier were beaten finalists while in the silver Team Just 2 Tone - Tony Kidd, Justin Ellis, Tony Mann swept all aside to win the title.
Teams from the across the Southern region and Hampshire, Kent and London competed alongside 4 teams from Handcross.
The morning leagues commenced at 9am with every team playing three matches to determine rankings for the afternoon knockout.
The afternoon session had two Handcross teams competing for the gold, one team for the silver and one for the bronze.
At 6pm the gold final finished with a very deserving Despicable Me taking the title.
Gold Semi: Les Miseraboules
David Leech, Jane Sibbring, Brenda Steptoe Handcross
Gold Semi: Wishful Thinking - Colin Crofts, Lesley Crofts, Steve Davies
Gold Consalage Winner:
Oi - Graham Elcome, Mark Robertshaw, Alex Hepburn
Gold Consalage Runner Up:
Team Crawley - Bill Mackrell, John Bailey, Gerard Poirier Handcross
Silver Winner: Just 2 Tone
Tony Kidd, Justin Ellis, Tony Mann - Handcross
Silver Runner Up: Bouledogs - Jamie Brooks, Angela Brooks, Tony Jackson
Silver Consalage Winner: Cobb On - Ali Stubbs, Mike Porter ,Steve Snudden
Silver Consalage Runner Up: The Y Nots - Tim Vincent, Daena Vincent, Gary White
The Wonder Boys: Danny Corp, David Culver, Gerry Macalesse
Bronze Runner Up: Top of the Morning
Paula Flauvel, Terry Rixon, Steve Brickell
Handcross Petanque Club always welcomes new players, of any ability including absolute beginners. The club meets at 10am on Sunday and 5PM Wednesday. For more information visit the website at http://www.handcrosspetanque.org.uk/