Regional Event

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Click on post  title to see all comments. Thanks to Janet for picture.

January 18th dawned clear and very very cold. Club members were at the terrain early getting it ready for visitors from around the region for another heat (if that’s the right word) in the Northern Winter Pairs. And they turned up.

44 players plus another few supporters and during the day we saw a few club members dropping in for a look but having enough sense not to play. It was bitterly cold and the terrain was covered in a severe frost. We were advised not to rake it so we began with an all white surface. By the end of the day it was all grey. In between it froze solid, melted, broke up and made accurate pointing difficult. However over 5 rounds the better players came through and Northern President Alan Swift and his partner England international Angie Gaughan won the substantial first prize of £50. On the way we saw sunshine, rain, sleet and snow showers and by 3pm most folk are happy to be getting back into nice warm cars and going home.

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Update – the full results can be seen on Northern Petanque website. Highlights are clearly Hope & Dope team made up of club members Roger & Jane Farrar who won 4 of their 5 matches. The lower end of the results sheet was filled with plenty of HPC members but after exposure to severe weather and some of the best players in the northern region several still said they enjoyed it. We’ll do the same in the summer when it will be hopefully much warmer.

4 thoughts on “Regional Event

  1. clive1westley

    Well done to the Huddersfield club who hosted their first Northern event brilliantly, except for the weather. Just relieved to get the use of my fingers back and be able to pass on my congratulations to you.

  2. Roy Henstock

    Couldn’t see ‘ Leave a reply’ so using the ‘Comment’ box! Enjoyed the day. The winter conditions were slightly less challenging than my inability to point with any accuracy at all! I do know were I went wrong though – I turned up! Will send pics shortly.

  3. David Mawdesley

    Well done Huddersfield. The only snag on the day was the string! Good to see and play against experienced players and note the many different techniques. Match of the day for me was Julie and Martin’s 13-12 victory against a team who would have won the competition but for that last match defeat.


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