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First winter melee

…and although there was free food, a presentation and a monster raffle most people were happy to get out of the wind and head for home. Before that Brendan and Yvonne were the only two players to win 3 games. Brendan had the better points difference so is the winner. Linda and Denise (both recently joined) did very well in their first melee. Next Melees are on November 3rd and December 2nd. In the new year they move to the second Sunday.

Oct Wins Points
Brendan 3 21 13
Yvonne 3 8 12
Richard 2 17 11
Bob 2 13 10
Geertje 2 9 9
Linda 2 7 8
Denise 2 5 7
Amanda 2 4 6
Elizabeth 2 1 5
Maureen 1 0 4
Roy 1 -2 2
Sandy 1 -2 2
Phil 1 -2 2
Sue 1 -5 0
Alasdair 1 -5 0
Marie 1 -7 0
Paul 1 -11 0
Sarah 1 -18 0
Steve 0 -15 0
Rita P 0 -18 0

3 cakes, 24 light bites and 16 samosas

Last week was Macmillan Coffee Morning. We held our event at lunchtime before our regular club session and as you see in the title threw in a few non cake items.

Thanks for this occasion go to the members and friends who baked and brought buns and treats to the party and especially those people who donated money and ate the food.
The Club is pleased to say that the sum of £60.00 was raised on the day and this has now been forwarded to The Macmillan charity.

Huddersfield Decathlon

A bit of fun on Sunday 23rd saw members compete in this years Decathlon multi-skills competition.
10 tests covering a wide area of members playing skills including pointing, shooting, lobbing boule, landing on the target donnée and throwing the jack, once again proved quite a challenge to everyone.
Sharing first place with Brendan was Linda, our newest member at the time!
Linda is seen here receiving her well earned winners medal from Roy
Unlike last year no one scored ‘nil point’ so our skills level must be improving!
Following the competition we had some social play and also welcomed yet another new member, Sarah!
The following Tuesday we had a very encouraging 28 people playing on the terrain which included 7 prospective new members
We had better get some more Application Forms printed!

Inner wheel, Holmfirth social event

Today, Huddersfield Petanque Club hosted a social event for 8 delightful ladies from the “Inner Wheel Club Holmfirth”. Since we started over 4 years ago we have had a steady stream of community organisations who have had a petanque day or a petanque afternoon. Some of them like it so much they come back every year. Inner Wheel were on their second time this Monday.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Robin & Rita hosted the event with assistance from our Photographer Roy.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

The event consisted of Introduction to Petanque, Rules of the Game, Practice & then Play.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

The winner (again) was organiser Wendy.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

A good day was had by all. If any of our Blog readers would like to have a social event with Huddersfield Petanque Club please contact the Club or look at our Club info tab and read the page about planning an away day.

Summer Wine Pairs

Report from Robin (Organiser)

The ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ Open pairs 3 round snake competition attracted 6 pairs.
The weather actually stayed fine, although looking dark & with the potential of rain.
After 2 games only one pair had won 2 games – that was Brenroy – not the most cryptic of names.

Anyway in the 3rd round they played Rock ‘n’ Roll who were in 2nd place after 2 rounds.
It was a thrilling encounter which was the last to finish, so the other teams watched & marvelled at Robin putting 3 consecutive boules by the coche & Brendan shooting them out for Brenroy to win & take the money.

A good time was had by all.
Thanks were given to Brendan for providing the red lemonade & Robin the white lemonade.

Ashes to Ashes

We entertained Heckmondwike on Tuesday. We’ve been playing this ashes fixture for four years if I remember rightly and only won it once. Here’s Robin’s report.

Hi Paul, after 3 games we had lunch delightfully prepared by Elizabeth & it was good. At that stage it was neck & neck both Huddersfield & Heckmondwike 9 games each, but with Hecky +8 ahead on points.
Sadly Huddersfield could only win 2 of the final 6 games, so we lost 13 to 11 & the Ashes went along the A62 to Heckmondwike.
Only one triple won 4 games that was the Hecky team of Georgia/Tony/Walt & therefore won the prize of a bottle of wine each.
The best Huddersfield team were Kevin, Christine & Nigel (who was substituted by Dave for the final game, which they won 13-0!!)
The game as always with Hecky was played in a very friendly, but competitive manner.