Gorgeous blue sky for our open air AGM. All business transacted efficiently and at a distance and there was time afterwards for some social games with over 20 members. Next Sunday is Monthly melee as usual.
Jane has acquired a boule that doesn’t belong to her. She plays with an Obut Match 690 but one of her boules is now an Obut Match 700. She’s only ever played at Huddersfield so someone has accidentally picked up her boule instead of their own and she has done the same. as the patterns are similar. If members could check their boules and see if they have an odd boule we can arrange a swap and everyone will be happy. Jane’s unique reference is E458.
Following the utter confusion and mixed messaging of the last few days the Government has re-issued its guidance and stated that there is no lockdown and no travel restrictions in Kirklees and the other 7 affected local authorities.
In light of this our AGM will take place as previously planned at 12:00 noon on Sunday May 30th. Please remember that as the Rule of 6 still applies indoors, the meeting will be held outside on the terrain.
The Club has just found out that Kirklees entered new restrictions last Friday meaning no-one should move in or out of the area and residents should revert to similar social distancing measures as before. The club has no option but to close all formal club activity immediately until further notice. Clubhouse is closed, AGM is postponed and there will be no organised club sessions until there is clarity and revised Government advice. Members living in Kirklees may play informally if they are happy to do so. Members from outside of Kirklees should not visit the club.
Tuesday 18th May was the first of our classic competitions to find the club champions for 2021. A 3 round snake with a final between the best 2 took only a part of the afternoon as singles are fairly quick affairs and several social games were played after the main event.
Three players had won all 3 games in the snake – Jan, Paul & Robin. The final between Paul and Robin and despite being 1-7 down Paul came out on top 13-8. This year we played without handicaps/starts as previous years. Winner received a Gold Medal and an enormous trophy. Club Pairs and Club Triples to follow as we return to normal play.
Sun was promised. Rain arrived. Only 2 rounds were played as most had had enough after 2 rounds. Winner on the day was new member Andrew followed by Richard and Pauline. Cumulative points table follows.
At the moment the key date is 29th March subject to later confirmation by the Government. We will be using once again our Government approved ‘Play Safe Guidelines’ and these will be updated and re-issued in plenty of time before we play.
This will allow us to play pétanque without limit on numbers as long as our guidelines are followed. When not playing, ie when members are at the club but not on the piste, the Rule of Six will once again apply. You must stay in a group of not more than six people and must not move between groups at any time during the session of play. The Club House will remain closed. If members need to enter to pick up gear this should be done quickly and not if anyone else is inside. Masks must be worn inside the club house. The park toilets remain closed and the cafe, when open, will be providing take away service only.
Our Playing Calendar remains in abeyance except for the Member’s Monthly Mêlée’s which we aim to re-start on Sunday April 4th, Easter Sunday, organised by Christine A & Jan followed with May 2nd organised by Sue C, Richard and Nigel. The final event of Round #1 will be played on June 6th.
All of this is subject to there being no change to the key date of March 29th.