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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.

Planters

We recently bought 2 huge planters from the Mens workshop at Platform 1 at Huddersfield Station. About 1m by 1m by 1m they look impressive and have just been filled. KODAK Digital Still Camera

Sandra B and Christine A went to the Friends of Greenhead Park drop in meeting recently and heard that KMC were giving away plants if used in the park BUT the dates were when both ladies were away on holiday. So Christine contacted KMC and explained that we would like to take advantage of the offer but couldn’t do the dates. The outcome was that she was invited to collect plants immediately which they did with the help of a few club members. They got almost 100 plants and also enough top soil to fill the planters! Christine and Sandra spent the afternoon filling the planters, sprucing up the basket and planting the remaining plants in the garden area. And well watering everything. What stars!

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The planters look fantastic and seeing them filled with plants makes me think we should reconsider painting them. I think they look better natural and the dark green would be too much. . Christine and Sandra have done a really fantastic job today.

Triples Champions

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18 players formed 6 triples teams for this event on Sunday.
The teams were:-
  1. BROS – Brendan, Roy & Sue C
  2. Mo’s gang – Maureen, Phil & Malcolm
  3. The Girls – Sandie, Marie & Sandra
  4. The Rockers – Rita S, Robin & Bob
  5. 3 Tenners – Elaine, Amanda & Nigel
  6. JAS – Jack, Jan & Sue W
After two rounds, two teams,  The Girls and Mo’s gang were the only ones with 2 wins but they faced each other in round 3  so one of these two would win the competition. Appropriately it was the closest of finishes with The Girls winning a hard fought game 13-12 to take the trophies!
The final results were:
  1. The Girls            3W + 14
  2. BROS                  2W + 15
  3. Mo’s gang         2W + 13
  4. The Rockers      1W – 9
  5. 3 Tenners           1W – 11
  6. JAS                      0W – 23

Huddersfield 9 Halifax 3

It started with a phone call saying can we use your terrain for a return match with Halifax. This was two branches of Pendragon 41 an older version of Round Table one from either side of the hills. There’ll be 18 people. Last year it was played at Sowerby on a small terrain and teams had to queue up to play. Of course we said yes and a date was set and we said we’d supply the boules and a few club members to act as umpires, run a 2 round competition with 3 triples each and present a trophy and some medals.

We said our clubhouse would be available if they wanted to put on light refreshments and they said they  would. On the morning of the event I heard that they had visited the terrain and were now bringing 37 people! Frantic rearranging took place as we had to borrow another 10 sets of boules from our friends at Heckmondwike but we made it and at 1830 the terrain was ready, the scorecard was ready. A man in a van had arrived with 120 bottles of beer, a large ice bucket and 20 baguettes and some players had arrived. As we listed the teams it became clear that we weren’t going to start on time as players were arriving in drinks and drabs, some stopping off at the Junction en route. At 1900 we started with 11 triples and one pair. There were still latecomers and the final total was 39.

The games were played in a good spirit. After 2 rounds Huddersfield based teams had won 9 and Halifax teams just 3. Huddersfield were presented with the trophy. Here’s Charlie & Elizabeth.

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But it still wasn’t over as we had 3 medals for the winning team members. There was draw between Huddersfield 2 and Huddersfield 3 both win 2 wins and +9 so a super over was played. The super over had 2 boules and produced a magnificent climax to a rip roaring evening. They’re planning to do it again next year.

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Members Melee July 7th

Kevin and Sue were the 3 game winners. Here’s the league table.

 Apr May Jun Total
Rita 11 13 13 37
Nigel 13 7 12 32
Robin 9 9 9.5 27.5
Sue 5 8 11 24
Sandra 8 5 9.5 22.5
Richard 10 10 20
Phil 11 8 19
Jack 12 12
Sandy 12 0.5 2 14.5
Bob 3 3.5 4 10.5
Alasdair 7 3 10
Amanda 0 6.5 6.5
Jack 6.5 6.5
Malcolm 4 2 6
Paul 6 6
Steven 6 6
Yvonne 0 5 5
Pauline 3.5 3.5
Sandie 0.5 2 2.5
Maureen 2 2
Marie 1 1
Brendan 0 0.5 0.5
Elaine 0 0.5 0.5
Linda 0.5 0.5
Denise 0 0
Elizabeth 0 0
Marie 0 0