It’s been a long time coming but it’s likely that Kirklees (a metropolitan council area in the northern region of Pétanque England) is the most progressive council in England when it comes to Pétanque. But it’s all quite recent. Read the full article at here
Following Government advice the committee has decided to immediately cancel all club meetings & competitions at the club until further notice. The AGM will be rearranged as soon as it is safe. Existing officers will remain in post. Subs will be due at the AGM whenever it is.
Final round was Sunday 1st March and only 3 players won all 3 games so points difference came into play. Sue was 3rd, Richard was 2nd but one point ahead was Roy with 3 wins & +27.
So the overall winner is Richard. Here he is with the trophy
The final table is below. Thanks to Phil Jones for keeping the records over the winter.
Summer melee competition starts April 5th and ends on September 6th.
The summer has been planned. All we need now is the sun. View in Club Info tab or click below
The terrain is not fully playable now and further rain is forecast.
Winner was Phil followed by Sandie & Robin.
Table so far with one month to go before we have a winner. It’s tight at the top.
Denise & Phil tied for first place in January melee with 3 wins and same points difference. Bob was 3rd. Scores so far with 2 events to go.
Full records (E&OE)
Cold clear day. Large attendance including two foreigners who turned up at the end to watch. Only one person won all their games and that was Denise. Richard was the best on 2 games. Table after 3 rounds below. Next one on January 5th at 1230
For the second time in a month or so it was Yorks v Lancs (or should we say Mancs?) at Greenhead Park. Trafford were the visitors as a second side tried out the Pennine League format prior to the first season of the league in 2020.
It was at least a dry day but cold and cloudy. Trafford brought 2 squads of 6 as did Huddersfield and we started at 1030.
Triples were level on 1-1 for both the A teams game and the B teams game but in the 3 pairs games Trafford won the A team fixture 2-1 to win the match 3-2 overall. In the B team fixture Huddersfield won all 3 pairs to win the match 4-1. As the last game on the terrain was finishing it became obvious that it was the difference between 5-5 and 6-4. It was very close up to 10-10 then in a tight finish Kevin placed 2 brilliant points to clinch the win.
Adding it all up meant that it was Huddersfield’s day winning 6 games to Trafford’s 4. Points difference was +26 to Huddersfield. It was great day played in good spirit. Several Trafford players realised that Huddersfield was only about 30 minutes in a fast car so joined up on the spot. Many stayed on to play on our regular Sunday session as well.
More pictures on the way. Keep coming back to look. White Rose 2 – 0 Red Rose.
The new terrain is built and in action. Initially it was rather full of gravel and the contractors were stopped just before they dropped another ton on it. Some was removed and it had its first outing on Tuesday 12th November.
It means we now have a maximum of 15 pistes, some of them granite chips, some limestone chips and the last on pea gravel. One thing we learned was not to build in the rainy season but it’s difficult to avoid this in the UK. It will settle down and dry out when we get some dry weather, maybe in 2020. It’s 14m by 14m so we can have 5 lanes of 2.7m width or 4 lanes of 3.5m width. Come and try it.