Thursdays

Tomorrow 15th September  is the last Lemonade melee of the season. We haven’t had much luck with the weather this year and bottles of lemonade remain undrunk. Let’s do the best we can on Thursday 15th September.

Following this date we’re changing the time to 1700 start as it’s now dark by 1930 so the last 6 Thursday nights will work. After Hours change the Thursday evenings will disappear and Thursday 1300 will become the regular Thursday meeting.

See you tomorrow!

 

Summer Melee Winner is Marie

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On the first weekend in September the final rites took place to crown the summer melee winner. We’d known for a while as Marie had won 3 events consequently scoring the most points possible in the revised scoring system and no-one could catch her.

And so it came to pass. Yvonne won the event on the day being the only player winning all 3 games. Geertje was 2nd and Elisabeth 3rd making a clean sweep for our ladies.

The stunning trophy was presented to Marie to hold for 6 months. In addition to the trophy she was given a medal to keep as the  trophy may well pass to someone else next Easter. At the same time previous winners, Daniel, Robin & Roy all received a medal.

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Even if we had persisted with the previous scoring system Marie would still have won and most of the major places would have remained the same.

Pictures when they arrive. Meantime here’s the final table. Some players who didn’t score a point  all summer have been mercifully dropped off the list.

Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep adj
Marie 13 13 3 13 9.5 51.5 39
David 12 3 11 10.5 8 44.5 33.5
Daniel 7 11.5 10 9 1 38.5 30.5
Brendan 9 11 8 7 35 28
Sue 11 9 7 4 31 27
Robin 7.5 8 13 28.5 21
Geertje 6 2.5 12 20.5 20.5
Roy 1 4.5 4.5 6.5 4.5 9.5 30.5 20.5
Paul 2 12 2.5 5.5 22 20
Pat 8 10.5 18.5 18.5
Mick 12 4.5 16.5 16.5
Barrie 4 12 16 16
Hazel 10 6.5 0 16.5 15.5
Rita S 2 11.5 4.5 18 14.5
Pauline 13 1 14 14.5
Sandra L 5 4.5 9.5 13
Jack 10 10 10
Amanda 9 9.5 0 2 20.5 9.5
Christine K 9.5 9.5 9.5
Michael K 8 8 8
Sandra B 7.5 0 7.5 7.5
Rita W 6.5 6.5 6.5
Sandie 6 3 9 6
Elaine 6 6 6
Malcolm 4 6.5 1 11.5 5
Kevin 5 5 5
Alasdair 5.5 5.5 4.5
Yvonne 2 13 15 4
Elizabeth 1 11 12 3
Reg 3 3 3
Edwina 3 0 3 3
Christine A 2 2 2

 

All for one, One for all.

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Brendan, Robin, Sandra and Malcolm did some splendid work in the heat of Wednesday and the rain of Thursday to clear pistes 8,9 &10 of the existing grit, install the wooden separator between pistes 7 & 8 then spread the new grit onto pistes 9 & 10. They must have worked very long and hard in testing weather conditions on both days.
More of the new grit is needed to cover piste 8. This will arrive soon. The grit removed from 8,9 & 10 has been redistributed over 1-7 but needs more raking to even out the coverage.
Roy said  he threw a few boules on the new surface and liked it. Very different characteristics requiring different throwing techniques – just what the club wanted.
Thanks to the 4 musketeers who did all the work and can anyone else can join Roy on Saturday about 1400 to do more raking? Also your chance to throw a few boules before next Sundays’s competition.

Every picture tells a story

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3 new England internationals aka defibrillators

The big Triples event of our summer went the way of the experienced players. 11 Teams played 5 games each and shared prize money of £90. The raffle and associated donation plus a 10% cut from entry fees meant the club made over £70 for club funds. Every one had a good day but no local team claimed a prize. There’ll be another similar event over winter.

Thanks to everyone who who turned up early and stayed on to clear up. Eventual winners had a near thing in round 2 when the Welsh Wizards nearly did for them. Photos later.

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Terrain improvements

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Some new additions are on view in this picture. A gravelled area in front of the shed to avoid the clagging mud of last winter and a parasol with a metal base to shade players or spectators from the sun. We asked KMC to put in the gravel area and they did so. They also put in a wheelchair  ramp as well. The club applied for a grant to pay for the minor works and have received 50% of the cost already. Parasol from Wilkinsons (£20) Base from the depths of Roy’s garage (£0). KMC also supplied 2 large bags of limestone chippings to assist in remodelling some terrains.

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Christine beats Christine to become Singles Champion

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20 members entered today’s singles competition. The handicaps awarded proved about right. Roy played Pat (handicap 3) in first round and Kevin (handicap 2) in the second round and won 13-12 in both cases which would suggest we got the figures right.
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Only two players won 3 games so the final was between Christine A ( 3w +11) and Christine K (3w + 19). In the early stages it was nip and tuck with the game swinging first one way then the other then at end 6 Christine K started to build a lead with the game finishing 13-9 to K.

Club Singles title up for grabs.

single-300x222This Sunday 14th August is the club singles competition. You’re on your own in a 3 round competition and the best 2 players will meet in the final to win a trophy to take away and keep.

To even out the experience and skill levels of the players some players will have a start. Novices and new members will almost all start on +7 so when they begin any game they will start on 7 points. Starts (or handicaps) are always applied at the beginning of a game so a game could be 7-3 before a boule is thrown.

Better more experienced players will start from scratch (0) so it’s possible for a less experienced player to beat a more experienced one. Don’t forget that each game only has 6 boules in it so it will be quick and sometimes brutal. If you shoot twice and miss you only have one boule left to rescue that end. There will be upsets. Here’s the list.

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Aidan 7 Kevin 2
Ailsa 7 Maggie B 7
Alasdair 4 Maggie P 4
Amanda 3 Malcolm 3
Andy 7 Margaret 7
Anne 6 Marie 0
Barrie 4 Martin 5
Becky 7 Martin G 4
Brendan 0 Martin L 3
Brian 3 Melvyn 3
Christine A 4 Michael K 4
Christine K 4 Michael 7
Daniel 0 Mick 4
David 7 Pat 3
David M 0 Paul 0
David W 4 Pauline 3
Dianne 6 Polly 5
Edwina 7 Phil 4
Elaine 6 Reg 4
Elizabeth 4 Richard 6
Frank 7 Rita S 3
Fred 5 Rita W 3
Geertje 4 Robin 0
Hazel 4 Roger 0
Jack 4 Roy 0
Jackie 7 Sandie 4
Jane 3 Sandra B 2
Jane 4 Sandra L 5
Janet 4 Steven 6
Jeannet 7 Sue 3
Jennifer 7 Ted 0
John 6 Tim 5
Julie L 4 Yvonne 2
Julie W 5

There will still be room for casual play after this event.