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Men v Ladies 2019

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The Men V Ladies tournament for the prestigious Grail trophy took place on Tuesday September 10th.

With a mis-match of numbers two lady members, Claire & Sue W, volunteered to join the men’s squad and Jack played in a triples with visitors, and possible future members, Steve and Diane.
This allowed us to play a 3 round snake with 4 teams for each side playing a total of 12 games.
Two teams, Richard & Phil and Brendan & Roy achieved a maximum 3 wins helping the Men to a narrow 7 – 5 victory over the Ladies so the men retain the Grail Trophy!
The picture shows Men’s captain Brendan being presented with the trophy by tournament director Roy.

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We will be having a Men v Ladies tournament in the winter programme so the ladies will have a chance to get their revenge! Anyone can enter this mini competition as long as they fit the eligibility criteria. 

Summer melee winner is Rita!

Very mixed weather – twice during games we sheltered in the Club House – it would have been a squeeze in the old shed!!
We were able to listen to Hudds Fest music as we played.
The results on the day were that 2 members had 3 wins,
Brendan & Robin with identical scores +25 – not surprising as they played together all 3 games. Richard with 2 wins +12 was 3rd.
Nigel was the only player who could catch Rita and he did not play, so Rita was the winner with a magnificent 37 points achieved over April to June.
Final Table. Winter melee starts October 6th.
 Apr May Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep Total Adj
Rita 11 13 13 2.5 11 50.5 37
Sue 5 8 11 12 11 3 50 34
Nigel 13 7 12 8.5 40.5 33.5
Amanda 0 6.5 10 13 9 38.5 32
Robin 9 9 9.5 12.5 40 31
Jack 12 6.5 8 10 2 38.5 30
Brendan 0 0.5 5 12 12.5 30 30
Sandra B 8 5 9.5 11 8.5 42 29
Richard 10 10 5 8 33 28
Phil 11 8 7 26 26
Kevin 13 7 20 20
Maureen 2 6 2 10 20 20
Sandy 12 0.5 2 14.5 14.5
Malcolm 4 2 7 13 13
Bob 3 3.5 4 4 14.5 11.5
Alasdair 7 3 10 10
Christine A 4 6 10 10
Yvonne 0 5 5 10 10
Pauline 3.5 6 9.5 9.5
Roy 9 9 9
Paul 6 6 6
Steven 6 6 6
Reg 4 4 4
Christine K 3 3 3
Margaret R 2.5 3 2.5
Gertje 1 1 1
Marie 1 1 1
Elaine 0 0.5 0.5 0.5
Linda 0.5 0.5 0.5
Michael K 0.5 0.5
Denise 0 0.5 0.5 0.5
Elizabeth 0 0 0
Marie 0 0 0

Petanque Picnic

Picnic in the Park 004We had a great day on Sunday 18th. with lots of lovely food ranging from pork pies to a cooked salmon and trifles to flapjacks. The weather stayed kind to us and  we played a timed game first then ate and had a second game after.
Our local PCSO Tom and his colleague called in and Robin had a turn round the terrain on Tom’s bike.
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 Well done to all who contributed and the usual team for organising it especially Sue.
More pictures in the Gallery

Summer Melee – August 11th

Amanda won all 3 games and was top of the charts. Brendan did as well for a 2nd place and Sue was 3rd. E & OE. It looks like a 2 horse race… Last event and presentation of Trophy to winner September 1st.

 Apr May Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep Total Adj
Rita 11 13 13 2.5 39.5 37
Sue 5 8 11 12 11 47 34
Nigel 13 7 12 8.5 40.5 33.5
Jack 12 6.5 8 10 36.5 30
Amanda 0 6.5 10 13 29.5 29.5
Sandra B 8 5 9.5 11 8.5 42 29
Robin 9 9 9.5 27.5 27.5
Richard 10 10 5 25 25
Kevin 13 7 20 20
Phil 11 8 19 19
Brendan 0 0.5 5 12 17.5 17.5
Sandy 12 0.5 2 14.5 14.5
Malcolm 4 2 7 13 13
Bob 3 3.5 4 10.5 10.5
Alasdair 7 3 10 10
Maureen 2 6 2 10 10
Christine A 4 6 10 10
Roy 9 9 9
Paul 6 6 6
Steven 6 6 6
Yvonne 0 5 5 5
Reg 4 4 4
Pauline 3.5 3.5 3.5
Christine K 3 3 3
Margaret R 2.5 3 2.5
Gertje 1 1 1
Marie 1 1 1
Elaine 0 0.5 0.5 0.5
Linda 0.5 0.5 0.5
Michael K 0.5 0.5
Denise 0 0.5 0.5 0.5
Elizabeth 0 0 0
Marie 0 0 0

Mixed Pairs

A very good day at Huddersfield with just a couple of showers but none of the heavy rain forecast. Worthy winners and the only team to get 5 wins were Dag Nygaard and Hecky member Gemma Benson.

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In 2nd place with 4W + 23 were Chris Cann & Ted Beetham.

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3rd place went to Madge Jordon & Thierry Condette.

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BrEl, Brendan & Elizabeth came 4th with 4W + 8. Robin & Rita playing as ‘Rock n Roll’ came 5th with 3W – 5 and Roy & Sue, playing as ‘Rhythm & Soul’ scored 2W – 5 to place 7th. Great day’s play in good company and many compliments for HPC from players. Full results are on the Northern website.

Welly wanging on Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire Welly Day was a resounding success and we raised just over £250 for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Everyone had fun and the weather was kind to us, staying fine long enough for us to round people up (or roping them in) to have a go at welly throwing.
And the winner was Thomas
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Lots of people helped in their own way but special thanks to Marie, Sandie, Maureen, Brendan, Bob and Nigel.
Lots more pictures on the Gallery page (above)

Qualified for the region

It took a while. Years of practice and moving to harder and harder competitions but a squad of 4 HPC players finally qualified to play for the Northern Region. Qualifiers were held in June when they played against 12 other teams of hopefuls in a round robin where they played every other team and ended up as the 9th best team in the region and 12 teams out of 13 qualified.

First outing was today in Mansfield when they played a 6 round triangular triples competition with Mercia and Heart of England regions. It was practice for the annual regional tournament which is at Hayling Island in September.  And it went very well. The squad of Roy, Brendan, Richard and Paul played 6 games and won 4 of them which was one of the best results for the 8 Northern teams. In the end the triangular competition ended with teams on 25, 24 and 23 wins. Northern were 2nd.There may be other regional matches and this squad will be eligible to play in this. Watch this space.