May 1989

Inaugural meeting. Club founded at the Hampshire Arms pub, Crondall, Hampshire, and first committee elected.

May - Jul 1989

Original terrain built at the rear of the pub by members and pub landlord, Rikki Baker.

Jul 1989

Terrain formally opened by British Pétanque Association National President, Peter Haworth.

Nov 1989

First Annual General Meeting.

Dec 1989

Jade green strip and club badge adopted.

Mar 1990

Start of annual series of internal club competitions. Men’s Singles, Ladies’ Singles, Men’s Doubles, Ladies’ Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Mixed Triples, Club Championship.

May 1990

Start of “fun” events; for example, Pointing & Shooting competitions, Club Anniversary Mêlée, Bastille Day fancy dress Mêlée, Guy Fawkes Mêlée with fireworks display, Christmas Party and Mêlée.

Jun 1991

First of the annual Crondall Open Meetings, held for the first two years at the Farnham Maltings. This major competition formed part of the programme of the Southern Region of the British Pétanque Association.

Oct 1991

Start of social programme; for example, skittles evenings, Beetle drives, trivia quizzes, club-vs-pub competitions (pétanque, darts, shove ha’penny, dominoes, etc).

Jun 1992

First of twinning visits to France - Lisieux and Sourdeval.

Oct 1992

First Crondall win of an Open competition - Solent Autumn Trophy.

1991-93

Several extensions to terrain carried out to accommodate growing demands.

1992

Club grew steadily to become one of the largest in the UK. Membership around 80 and growing. Members competed ever more widely and successfully. Became involved in the management of the sport at regional and national levels.

Feb 1993

Set up new North Downs League to expand the sport in NE Hampshire and Surrey & Berkshire borders.

Sep 1994

Original landlords, Rikki & Christina Baker retire from pub. Tenancy held by three different landlords in next three years.

Sep 1996

Southern Regional Doubles won by a Crondall team for the first time.

Oct 1996

Decision taken to relocate club to accommodate continuing growth and provide long-term security.

Nov 1996

Planning application submitted following negotiations with new site owners and agreement of 21 year lease.

Mar 1997

Planning permission granted.

Mar - Jul 1997

Terrain detailed design, planning and commencement of construction. Acquisition of additional funding.

Jun 1997

New terrain officially opened by Elwyn Morgan, Vice-President of the BPA Southern Region, and Councillor Charles Lynch, Chairman, Hart District Council.

Jun 1997

First Open competition held on the new terrain at the Bowenhurst Golf Centre.

Mar 1998

Terrain used to host a National ICQS Preliminary round for first time.

Jul 1998

First time use of terrain for Regional Doubles competition.

Sep 1999

Membership exceeds 100 for first time.

Oct 2000

Membership reaches 118. Success in Leagues - promoted to 1st division in both SR 6- and 9-a-side leagues.

2000-2003

Period of consolidation. Membership continues to be around 100, with good support for mêlées and league participation. 2003 saw excellent performance in all leagues, with 3 teams now in the 1st division of the SR leagues (1 in the 9-a-side and 2 in the 6-a-side) and Crondall teams taking 1st and 2nd places in the North Downs League.

2004

Three Crondall teams win through to play in the Inter Regional Competitions at Brean Sands.
Crondall win the Regional 1st Division 6-a-side League and are runners-up in the 1st Division 9-a-side League.
Crondall win the 9-a-side Salver.
A Crondall team wins the Regional Triples and a Crondall member wins the Regional Singles.

2005

A Crondall team is in the regional squad playing in the Inter Regional Competition at Brean Sands.
Three Crondall teams remain in the Regional 1st Division Leagues.
Crondall teams win the Bordon Open and the Flight Refuelling Open.
A Crondall team wins the SCPA Triples and a Crondall member wins the SCPA Singles.
Crondall wins the 9-a-side Salver for the 2nd year running.

2006

A Crondall team is in the regional squad playing in the Inter Regional Competition at Brean Sands.
Crondall still fields three teams in the SCPA Leagues, but one has dropped back to the 2nd Division.
Crondall wins the 9-a-side Salver for the 3rd year running.

2007

A Crondall team is in the regional squad playing in the Inter Regional Competition at Brean Sands.
Crondall win the SCPA 2nd Division 6-a-side League and are promoted.
A Crondall team is selected to be part of the victorious England Squad who beat Scotland and Wales in the Home Nations Championships in Inverness.

2008

Three Crondall teams remain in the Regional 1st Division Leagues.
20 Crondall members visit La Flèche in France for a week of petanque and other boule variations.
Joint winners (with Farmhouse PC) of the SCPA 1st Division 9-a-side League.
Crondall member (Rod Fisher) wins the SCPA shooting competition.

2009

2 Crondall members (Harrison Ash & Ashley Odell) play for England in the victorious Home Nations Championships in Swansea.
Crondall wins the SCPA 1st Division 9-a-side League.