It’s going to be a lady winner next month. There are 3 at the top of the rankings and any one of them can win. It’s going down to the wire… These are the November scores. Yvonne and Alasdair have been amended.
Kirklees Wellness Service popped in for a taster session on Wednesday 3rd November. They’d never played before but had tried Crown Green bowls and Boccia so had an inkling of what it was about. After a 5 minute tutorial on the game we played for nearly 90 minutes before rain stopped play.
There’s more than in this photo but it had just started to rain so some were taking cover. The group is thinking of a regular monthly session but they wisely decided to wait for next spring and warmer drier weather.
And in the meantime 5 rounds of petanque was played in the Yorkshire winter pairs. 9 Huddersfield members were playing and 17 teams from all over Yorkshire turned up to grumble about the weather. First round was wet but during the second the rain stopped and for the bulk of the afternoon it was warm and sunny. But at the very end as four dour Yorkshiremen and women played the last few games there were serious wind issues.
Winners were Sylvestre and Clare and the best performance from Huddersfield was Paul who played with Rosanna from Leeds and made 4th place and a share of the prize money. Then we all went home to get warm and dry out. A great day.
24th October was another date in our calendar when we raise money for our charity. In 2021 it’s Age UK Kirklees & Calderdale. This event was a 3 round melee and members donated their entry fees to the charity instead of giving out cash prizes and also bought tickets in a raffle where all prizes had been donated by individuals or club members.
The total raised was £72. The charity heard about our efforts and gave us some t shirts, collecting buckets and other goodies to help out on the day. At the end of the year we’ll add up all the money raised from the various events and present it in the new year.
Winner on the day was Kevin who won all 3 games. Nigel and Sue were runners up.
Thursday 16th was the annual Triples event. A 3 around snake in nice sunny weather. No Entry fee as it was for members only and the only prize was to hold a huge trophy for 3 minutes while a photo was taken. Winners were team MJP (Margaret, Jan & Pete), team ARB (Andy, Roy & Brendan) were 2nd with team CRK ( Christine, Richard & Keith) coming in 3rd. Graham & Claire were on their 2nd visit to the club and played with new member Denise in team GCD. Unfortunately Denise had to leave after one game so team GCD became team GC.
Scores from the major club events are collated for our Champion of Champions table which determines the best player over the year. This will be finalised soon as the season is drawing to a close.
In addition to boule school and our regular social mêlée Tuesday saw a cheese and wine buffet prepared by the Social Committee. Stars of the show were Didier and Dominique who bought a vintage grape harvesting basket full of quality French wine to the party.
They also wore attractive T shirts.
After the first game and the conclusion of boule school we started on the cheese and wine which was beautifully laid out with grapes, celery, biscuits and baguettes.Members sat around and chatted and enjoyed the buffet until it was all gone and then it was back to the games. But before that was the raffle draw in which Didier won a nose and ear hair trimmer called Mr Afro (don’t ask).
Here’s some m ore pictures from the day
A great day. We didn’t keep scores on the day but the quality of play improved towards the end of the afternoon as inhibitions evaporated.Thanks to the social committee for running the day. Over £70 was taken from the raffle which will go to charity at the end of the year alongside other monies raised at other social events during the year.