Category Archives: Petanque

It’s easy as 1,2,3

A new competition for Huddersfield this year. The 1,2,3 event is on June 16th starting at 945 and and lasts all day. Teams of 3 play singles, doubles and triples some simultaneously.

This is popular in the South and Midlands and this is the first event of its kind in the North. Demand will be high as there are only 10 places available.

Entry £10 per team. All money returned as prizes. There’ll be a raffle, free tea, coffee and biscuits all day in our new clubhouse and a warm sunny day all making a great day of pétanque. Enter on Northern Pétanque website or by talking to a committee member. Roll up! Roll up!

It’s a 3 horse race!

Members Monthly melee result for January. Marie returned to winning ways and someone called Clive came second with Yvonne 3rd. All this means that 3 have broken clear with 2 months left. Good performances from the 7 players who won all 3 games but Brendan and Nigel didn’t have the points difference they needed this week.

Oct Nov Dec Jan Total Adj
Brendan 13 10.5 10 9 42.5 33.5
Yvonne 12 9 11 32 32
Nigel 12 12 7 31 31
Rita S 8 2 8 18 18
Maureen 4 13 17 17
Roy 2 0 13 15 15
Amanda 6 0 8 14 14
Robin 5 7 2 14 14
Linda 8 0 5 13 13
Marie 0 0 13 13 13
Richard 11 1 12 12
Clive 12 12 12
Elizabeth 5 6 11 11
Steve 0 0 11 11 11
Kevin 10.5 10.5 10.5
Bob 10 10 10
Denise 7 0 3 10 10
Elaine 10 10 10
Geertje 9 9 9
Christine A 9 9 9
Sandy 2 2 5 9 9
Rita P 0 7 7 7
Phil 2 3 1 6 6
Sue 0 0 6 6 6
Diane 4 4 4
Reg 4 4 4
Pauline 4 4 4
Margaret 0 3 3 3
Alasdair 0 0 0
Paul 0 0 0 0
Sarah 0 0 0
Pete 0 0 0

Jingle Boules

As Santa’s sleigh, weighed down with sets of boules as Xmas presents, shoots over Castle Hill we all gaze up and wonder “How the hell does it stay up there with all those boules on board?” but our second thought is “Happy holidays to all our members and followers”.

Next competition is January Member’s melee on 13th January 2019. Between now and then social play is available on normal days and on 23rd December we’ll put on Tea, Coffee & Mince Pies in the new Clubhouse.

December Member’s Melee

12 members played the December MMM on a wet but not cold afternoon today.
That of course meant that everyone scored points!
3 members won all their games:-
Roy 3W + 30 came first scoring 13 points
Nigel 3W + 18 was second scoring 12 points
Steve 3W + 11 came third scoring 11 points
Roy 3 30 13
Nigel 3 18 12
Steve 3 11 11
Brendan 2 13 10
Yvonne 2 10 9
Amanda 2 8 8
Robin 2 -3 7
Elaine 1 0 6
Linda 0 -18 5
Reg 0 -19 4
Denise 0 -24 3
Rita 0 -26 2

Cumulative table looks like this

Oct Nov Dec Total
Brendan 13 10.5 10 33.5
Nigel 12 12 24
Yvonne 12 9 21
Maureen 4 13 17
Roy 2 0 13 15
Amanda 6 0 8 14
Linda 8 0 5 13
Richard 11 1 12
Robin 5 7 12
Elizabeth 5 6 11
Steve 0 0 11 11
Kevin 10.5 10.5
Bob 10 10
Rita S 8 2 10
Denise 7 0 3 10
Geertje 9 9
Christine A 9 9
Rita P 0 7 7
Phil 2 3 5
Sandy 2 2 4
Diane 4 4
Reg 4 4
Sue 0 0 0
Alasdair 0 0
Marie 0 0 0
Paul 0 0 0
Sarah 0 0
Margaret 0 0
Pete 0 0

Next Melee in January 13th

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First Shooting Competition

On Sunday 18th 12 members took part in our first ever Shooting Competition or Tir de Précision.

Over 4 distances, 6,7,8 and 9m and 5 disciplines the maximum score is 100. Dylan Rocher was 2018 World Champion shooter with a score of 57.

We played over 6,7 and 8m so the possible maximum score was 75
The top three members were Pete scoring 6, Brendan with 5 and Margaret with 4! Several players did not bother the judge at all!
Everyone enjoyed the experience (I think) and we will repeat the competition regularly now we’ve taken the plunge. Maybe a monthly shooting competition? Food for thought!
One thing our results show very clearly is that we all need to practice shooting a lot more. When we get our Monday training sessions back on track we can concentrate on this discipline.
Here’s Pete with his gold Medal