Welcome to Heart of England Petanque Association
Heart of England Pétanque Association (HoEPA) is a County Region of the  English Pétanque Association (EPA). Pétanque is a game for everyone.  It is a competitive sport for those who enjoy playing it seriously but it can be enjoyed socially with family or friends. The HoEPA's structure means there will be a club near you that you may join to play and enjoy this sport / social game.  Our members will be happy to welcome you to their club and help you get started. The HoEPA is a friendly Association so come along.  A warning, you may get hooked, and when you do, don’t forget to spread the word.    Take time to read our Revised Constitution 2017 Calendar now available to view Winter Pairs 2016-17  Dates and Venues Winter Pairs 2016-17 18 teams played in Round 5 at Stockton on 8th January. Round 6 at Coventry 22nd January after which the top 8 will form Div. 1 for the remaining 2 rounds, and the Championship. Still prizes to play for in Div. 2. League table Inter Regional Championships 2016- 9-12th September 2016 Great result - Division 1 status confirmed. 3-Way Challenge, Mercia,v Heart of England v Northern at Mansfield 14th August. Winner - H of E - on points from Northern, both with 25 wins.  Full details H of E Singles - Winner Tony Thompson, Runner Up Brian Stote H of E Shooting - Winner Maurice Rendall, Runner Up Glenn Woodward H of E Over 50’s Doubles- Winners Brian Stote, Dave Roberts. Runners Up, Gary Durant, Dave Mason H of E Triples - Winners Jeff Rand, Dave Kimpton, Dave Roberts, Tony Thompson. Runners Up, Teresa Bingham, Pete Bingham, Rich Powell. H of E Closed Pairs 24th April 2016 Winners -Gary Durant and Di Scott, Runners Up Nouri Beladaci and Dave Hancox 2016 H of E (West Midlands) Summer League League & Results Congratulations to Les Nomades teams taking 1st and 2nd place in Division 1, and to Solihull Hampton and Stockton Yeomen on being promoted to Div. 1 for 2017. Summer Triples (Eastern) 2016 8 teams competed in the final round at Whitnash 0n 24th August. Overall Winners - Gary Durant, Jo Whick, Doug Fogarty Runners up - Geoff Phillips, Graham Arblaster, Roger Seabury  League Inter -Club Competition 3rd April 2016 A changing of the guard with Nomades ending the reign of Half Crown after 8 consecutive years 1st Nomades 2nd Whitnash 3rd Solihull Inter Area Competition 13th March 2016 A beautiful day at Clehonger saw some good competition. Warwickshire retained the trophy. 1st 18 wins Warwickshire 2nd12 wins Herefordshire 3rd 10 wins Severn Valley 4th  8 wins Coventry Solihull Winter Pairs 2015-16  LEAGUE The final round at Half Crown on 21st February had mixed results for all of the leading teams but Ian Williams and Bill Wood took the trophy as Champions, with Barry & Carol Cox winning Div. 1, and Roger Seabury with Geoff Phillips Div. 2 Bill Wood Ian Williams Heart of England P.A. is delighted to welcome a new club to our Region, John Street P.C. at Knutton , Staffs ST5 6DT. Contact: Paul.bates10@btopenworld.com or 07952 518093.          
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MEMBERSHIP IN THE REGION
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Clubs @ 23.11.15 - see tab above Coventry Total Members 23 inc. 3 juniors, EPA licensed 10 Hereford Les Nomades Club de Pétanque (Kenilworth) Solihull Club de Pétanque Total Members 42, EPA Licensed 23 Whitmash Windmill PC Total Members 39 inc. 8 juniors, EPA Licensed 27 The Swan (Clehonger ) Half Crown PC ( Stockton, Leamington) Total Members 36 inc. 4 juniors, EPA licensed 26
2017 8th Jan 17   H of E Winter Pairs Rnd 5   Stockton PC 22nd Jan     H of E Winter Pairs Rnd. 6    Coventry 5th Feb    H of E Winter Pairs Rnd.7        John St. Knutton 19th Feb     H of E Winter Pairs Rnd. 8       Seven Stars, Clehonger 26th Feb     Winter Pairs reserve date 19th Mch     H o E Inter-Area-John St. 26th Mch     H of E Inter-Club-Clehonger    See ‘Calendar’ for full 2017 programme
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