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.
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.
In 2nd place with 4W + 23 were Chris Cann & Ted Beetham.
3rd place went to Madge Jordon & Thierry Condette.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
BROS – Brendan, Roy & Sue C
Mo’s gang – Maureen, Phil & Malcolm
The Girls – Sandie, Marie & Sandra
The Rockers – Rita S, Robin & Bob
3 Tenners – Elaine, Amanda & Nigel
JAS – Jack, Jan & Sue W
The Girls 3W + 14
BROS 2W + 15
Mo’s gang 2W + 13
The Rockers 1W – 9
3 Tenners 1W – 11
JAS 0W – 23