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.
It was all over last month but experienced players put in a strong performance at September’s monthly melee. Robin won the day but the overall summer season was won by Paul. Marie continued her impressive run of successes with 3rd and Sandra B showed she can really play to take 2nd. 40 different players took part and only 1 managed to play in all 6 events. October melee starts on the 7th then the following dates move to second Sunday. Check your diaries now! Presentation of trophy in October.
Today was a match between Great Yarmouth PC and Huddersfield PC as part of their Tour de Yorkshire. Yesterday they played and beat Heckmondwike and today we had a 4 round competition with a lunch in the middle scheduled. As I drove to the terrain there were a few spots of rain but we started on time at 10am.
The format was pairs and timed at 50 minutes. Each club fielded 5 pairs. The rain gradually increased in intensity.
After the first round it was 4-1 to Great Yarmouth but in the second round Huddersfield won 3-2 and by the end of the second round we realised we weren’t going to get 4 rounds in. There were 2 options – play one more then lunch or lunch and forget the rest of the games. While we were thinking about this the puddles became larger and the decision was to abandon the match. The score at the halfway point was 6-4 to Great Yarmouth with a points difference of 14.
Shame about the shortened game – it was keenly fought with a few games decided by just one point. It could have gone either way but we’ll never know. Best Huddersfield team was Sue & Marie with 2 wins out of 2. Brilliant lunch by Elizabeth.
Great Yarmouth presented us with a box of Norfolk fudge and a donation to our clubhouse project. A good day but could have been better.
Last week we had a couple of visitors who tried the game. Albert and Rebecca threw a few boules and seemed to enjoy themselves. There were no cars near our terrain so they weren’t on Point Duty and they were not carrying any guns so there was no shooting (but they were beginners). We suggested a pétanque tournament for the Police federation and they seemed quite interested having had a Crown green event for officers recently. Watch this space.