October Triples

8 teams entered on a great autumn afternoon. Prize money of £45 to give out. (one team only had 2 players).

After 3 rounds only one team had won all their 3 games. Three teams were on 2 wins and 3 teams were on 1 win. One team failed to register a win.

When the scores were all added up and checked through the winners were new members Pete and Margaret playing as The Odd Couple recently returned from a 6 month break on a caravan park near Bordeaux where they played a bit of boules.  They took away £21. Of the teams with 2 wins SRB (Sue, Roy and Brendan) claimed 2nd place with £15 and Paul, Barrie and Sandie (BPS) won 3rd place of £9,

SRB could have won the prize but their game went to 12-13. If it had been 13-12 They’d have scooped the 1st prize. C’est la vie.

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Octoberfest

Standard melee to start off our own winter league. 17 players. Cool and windy. At the very end players were starting to drift away as some rain swept in so many won’t know the result.

It was Rita’s day. 3 Wins and +18 followed by Sandra B with 3 wins and +12.  No-one else won all 3 games but 8 won 2 out of 3 and the best points difference was Yvonne with +15.

Here’s today’s table.

Rita S 3 18 13
Sandra B 3 12 12
Yvonne 2 15 11
Sue 2 14 10
Marie 2 9 9
Elaine 2 7 7.5
Alasdair 2 7 7.5
Amanda 2 2 6
Robin 2 0 5
Barrie 2 -5 4
Malcolm 1 -1 3
Paul 1 -9 2
Maggie 1 -11 1
Fred 1 -13 0
Maureen 0 -12 0
Sandra  L 0 -15 0
Sandy 0 -18 0

Summer Melee Champion

The final event had 14 players and it was cold and cloudy but we were kept going by the cake that Elizabeth had put in her freezer from the Mansfield visit.

Maureen came 3rd, Bob (a new member) did well coming 2nd but Brendan did really well coming 1st,

Sue and Richard were trailing in their last game 12 to 7 to Reg and Clive and Sue told Richard “Shall we score a 6 this end?” and they did which won them the game.
This means that Sue has won the trophy but Daniel forgot to bring it back so the presentation will be later. Here’s the final table
May June July Aug Sept Total Adj
Sue 12.0 12.0 5.0 12.0 6.0 47.0 36.0
David 13.0 11.0 9.5 33.5 33.5
Daniel 9.5 13.0 9.5 32.0 32.0
Rita W 6.0 9.5 13.0 1.0 29.5 29.5
Maureen 2.5 11.0 7.0 11.0 31.5 29.0
Richard 10.0 6.0 9.0 7.0 32.0 26.0
Christine A 10.0 10.0 20.0 20.0
Brendan 6.0 13.0 19.0 19.0
Robin 13.0 5.0 0.0 18.0 18.0
Sandra L 4.0 11.0 0.0 15.0 15.0
Sandy 7.0 0.0 8.0 15.0 15.0
Yvonne 8.0 1.0 3.5 1.0 13.5 12.5
Paul 12.0 12.0 12.0
Bob 12.0 12.0 12.0
Maggie 11.0 11.0 11.0
Elizabeth 5.0 5.0 10.0 10.0
Hazel 9.0 9.0 9.0
Alasdair 1.0 8.0 3.5 12.5 9.0
Michael 9.0 9.0 9.0
Barrie 8.0 8.0 16.0 8.0
Elaine 0.0 6.0 6.0 8.0
Roy 4.0 4.0 7.5
Edwina 7.0 7.0 7.0
Kevin 7.0 7.0 7.0
Malcolm 4.0 2.0 6.0 6.0
Geertje 2.5 3.0 5.5 5.5
Marie 5.0 0.0 5.0 5.0
Amanda 3.5 1.0 4.5 4.5
Fred 3.5 3.5 3.5
Clive 2.0 2.0 2.0
Sandra B 1.5 1.5 1.5
Rita S 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

The trophy turned up and was engraved and here’s Sue receiving her prize on 24th September.

Autumn League starts this Sunday October 1st…

Last of the summer wine event

Robin works out the maths…

The 4 round, “Last of The Summer Wine” Open Pairs event was an interesting event.

Five “pairs” entered. So we fiddled about with the 8 pairs sheet, slightly getting disorientated and hoping that no pair would come round the corner.
Sort of did in the form of Pauline so Pauline joined Rock ‘n’ Roll to become Rock, Roll & Razzle & I had to improvise. So, I thought 4 round snake – no problem we each play the other teams.
Unfortunately the bye round for each make it 5 rounds – the ex accountant needs to go back to basic sums.
Heavy rain nearly stopped play in the middle of the last game when 3 teams were playing for 2nd & 3rd place.
Beeches had already claimed top place, so like seasoned troupers we carried on.

Anyway to cut a long story short we all had an enjoyable day with results: 

Beeches (Malcolm & Sandra)       3 wins +12  £10
Red & White (Fred & Melvin)        2 wins +8      £6
Twin Peaks (Kevin & Christine)    2 wins -0       £4
2 Bob  (Bob & Sandie)                  2 wins –5     Nowt
Rock, Roll & Razzle                       1 win –15     Bugger All

Pay to play Tuesday

15 people paid £2 today to play in a 4 round melee. Just as we were starting 2 more members hove into view and we briefly thought about re-drawing the games but the 2 decided they would just practise so we carried on

** Note to all members ** Parking is difficult. Leave extra time to arrive on time.

So we played 4 rounds and only one player won all 4 and that was Marie. With a point difference of +28 she was clearly the best on the day and won a nice little £15.

Four players won 3 games. Sue had a points total of +8, Paul had +16 but Phil and Kevin were tied on +20. It was either split the money or gamble on a one end playoff. Both players opted for the playoff and it didn’t take long. Phil was nearest after 3 throws and Kevin had one shot to either outpoint him or shoot him out. The shot missed and Kevin took home £5 with Phil trousering £10.

Huddersfield 13 Mansfield 11

Earlier in the year we went Mansfield to play an inter club fixture. We took 18 players and Mansfield provided the same and we played four rounds of Triples with the final score being Mansfield 14 Huddersfield 10. At the time we said that the losing team would provide a trophy for this fixture. So the first thing to do at 11am last Sunday was to present Mansfield with The Huddersfield Cup. Here’s Paul presenting the cup to David. Then the games began.

We played the same format which is worth other clubs having a look at (see later) and by 4pm Huddersfield had won back the cup by beating Mansfield 13-11. David meanwhile had presented us with a pennant to add to our collection.


Not long after that we took photos of all players, Teams, best teams and other interesting things which can be found in the gallery. There may be more to come as many pictures were taken all afternoon.

The cup comes home.

The format? This was started by Mansfield and we continued it. Each club supplies an equal number of Triples teams ( we had 6) and each team plays 3 games against 3 different teams from the other side and each game is on a different piste.  For the 4th and final round the teams  are ranked according to their performance and the top home team plays the top away team right down to the worst home team v the worst away team so in the final round the teams play someone at their level. Best home team and best away team win a bottle of wine each.

We’ve made a scoresheet that keeps track of this and we’ll pass it on to anyone who is thinking of  a social fixture with another club. Here’s our completed version.

Hudds v Mans Aug 20 2017

On the way we had a fabulous lunch with all sorts of sandwiches, bhajis, pork pies, sausage rolls, crisps, salads plus an enormous carrot cake, a Tiramisu cake and a red velvet cake. Assorted drinks were also available.

All in all a great day of friendly but competitive Petanque. We’ll be doing it again next year. If any club out there want to play Huddersfield on this basis we’d be glad to do so.

A brilliant day out.

Tuesday 22nd at 1300 is a midsummer melee. £2 to enter. 4 rounds, Cash Prizes!