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Singles Champion is Maureen

Denise was runner up and Maureen was the winner of the club singles event on Sunday.  This is an annual event and has an unusual format. All players are given a “start” with beginners getting as much as 7 and experienced players being stuck on zero. Games still run to 13 points but those with a start (or handicap) start from their handicap. So a game could start at 0-7.  After 3 rounds there is a final between the top two players. These were the only two members to get 3 wins in the 3 round snake – Denise with 3W + 15 playing off 4 and Maureen with 3W + 14 playing off 2! The final was close going to 13 – 11 with both finalists playing well. Winner takes home a trophy to keep and runner up received a gold medal.

Many results were very close – nine games were 13 – 10 or closer! Many members can expect a downward review of their handicaps next year as a result of how well they played this year!


Wine and Cheese 5th birthday Party

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Members enjoyed a day of glorious sunshine and a wine & cheese party on Sunday to celebrate the club’s 5th anniversary. The day started with a 40 minute timed game and then the wine was opened. A further 3 games were played and as the wine went down everyone’s skill level went up!

A lot of members helped make the day a resounding success but Sandie, Marie, Maureen, Jane, Jan, Ian and Sandra deserve a special mention.  But the biggest thanks of all must go to Sue who thought of this idea to celebrate our first 5 years and was the event’s prime mover.
Everyone enjoyed the event so much that it’s been suggested that we hold more ‘themed’ events. All ideas welcome – please speak to Roy

May members melee

Two players won all 3 and Rita leaps to the top of the league table.

 Apr May Total Adj
Rita 11 13 24
Nigel 13 7 20
Richard 10 10 20
Robin 9 9 18
Sandra 8 5 13
Sue 5 8 13
Jack 12 12
Sandy 12 0 12
Phil 11 11
Alasdair 7 7
Bob 3 3.5 6.5
Steven 6 6
Malcolm 4 2 6
Paul 6 6
Pauline 3.5 3.5
Maureen 2 2
Marie 1 1
Brendan 0 0.5 0.5
Sandie 0.5 0.5
Amanda 0 0
Denise 0 0
Elaine 0 0
Elizabeth 0 0
Marie 0 0
Yvonne 0 0

Easter Egg Melee

A lovely sunny day saw our traditional melee for Easter. When it came to prize giving it was easy but needed to be rapid as it was approaching 25 degrees and chocolate has a melting point of only 30 in a pan and much lower on a piste.

Only 3 players had won all 3 games and Barrie took 3rd, Sandra Beech was 2nd and David 1st by just one point. Everyone who played an a few onlookers took home a Cadbury’s creme egg. Same again next Easter.

Northern over 50s pairs

A rose between 2 thorns or The long and short of it or Two over 50s and one over 70 or …

Main event winners ‘Rank Outsiders’  – Neill Rank & Matt Blyton

Runners up ‘Westleybobs’ – Clive & Kath Westley
Plate winners ‘Le Dragon IV’ – Richard Burrow & Charles Stewart
Runners up ‘M & M’ – Madge Jordan & Malcolm Oates
Consolage – ‘Twin Peaks’ – Christine Appleyard & Kevin Hepworth and ‘Hail & Hartley’ – Brendan Callaghan & Richard Hartley – tied for first place.
Roy Henstock playing with John Chambers from North Stainley came 2nd in their first round league and made it into the Main event.
Other HPC members playing were the ‘Heckythumpers’ – Jane and Roger Farrar who made 4th spot in the main event and ‘Rock  ‘n’ Roll’ – Robin & Rita Schofield took 3rd place in the Consolage