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November Melee

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.

WinsDiffPts
Christine32313
Margaret31212
Yvonne31011
Sue C21610
Alasdair2118.5
Andy2118.5
Maureen297
Brendan2-16
Phil135
Graham114
Amanda102.5
Denise102.5
Pauline1-21
Robin1-3
Jane1-5
Kevin1-8
Jackie1-8
Keith 1-11
Nell1-11
Claire1-12
Rita1-17
Sue W1-18
Pete00

And these are the cumulative scores.

NameJulAugSepOctNovDecTotalBest
Maureen 134137 3733
Sue C 551110 3126
Christine  13 13 2626
Yvonne 668.511 31.525.5
Alasdair 906.58.5 2424
Keith 10.538.5  2222
Margaret   8 12 2020
Nigel 1203  1515
Phil 71.5 5 13.513.5
Brendan   6.56 12.512.5
Kevin  12   1212
Robin   12  1212
Leonora  11   1111
Melvyn 10.5    10.510.5
Roy   10  1010
Sandy  10   1010
Andy    8.5 8.58.5
Mark 8    88
Jackie  7   77
Jan 11.54  6.56.5
Richard   5  55
Graham    5 55
Amanda 2  2.5 4.54.5
Reg 4    44
Cathy 3    33
Denise    2.5 2.52.5
David   2  22
Rita   1  11
Pauline    1 11
Jack  0   00
Jane G  0   00
Marie  0   00
Pete  0   00
NJulAugSepOctNovDecTotalBest
Maureen 134137 3733
Sue C 551110 3126
Christine  13 13 2626
Yvonne 668.511 31.525.5
Alasdair 906.58.5 2424
Keith 10.538.5  2222
Margaret   8 12 2020
Nigel 1203  1515
Phil 71.5 5 13.513.5
Brendan   6.56 12.512.5
Kevin  12   1212
Robin   12  1212
Leonora  11   1111
Yvonne    11 1111
Melvyn 10.5    10.510.5
Roy   10  1010
Sandy  10   1010
Andy    8.5 8.58.5
Mark 8    88
Jackie  7   77
Jan 11.54  6.56.5
Richard   5  55
Graham    5 55
Amanda 2  2.5 4.54.5
Reg 4    44
Cathy 3    33
Denise    2.5 2.52.5
David   2  22
Rita   1  11
Pauline    1 11
Jack  0   00
Jane G  0   00
Marie  0   00
Pete  0   00

Taster session

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.

Rain then sun then wind then rain

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.

Charity Melee and Raffle

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.

October Melee winner is Maureen

Apologies for delay to results. the first email got lost and had to be sent again Friday.

WPts
Maureen31613
Robin3812
Sue C3611
Roy21010
Keith268.5
Yvonne268.5
Brendan256.5
Alasdair256.5
Richard235
Jan2-14
Nigel2-73
David1-72
Rita-61
Marie-9
Pauline-9
Amanda-16
Jane-17
October result above and Cumulative table below. E & OE
NameJulAugSepOctNovDecTotalBest
Maureen 13413  30 
Keith 10.538.5  22 
Sue C 5511  21 
Yvonne 668.5  20.5 
Alastair 906.5  15.5 
Nigel 1203  15 
Christine  13   13 
Kevin  12   12 
Robin   12  12 
Leonora  11   11 
Melvyn 10.5    10.5 
Roy   10  10 
Sandy  10   10 
Phil 71.5   8.5 
Margaret   8   8 
Mark 8    8 
Jackie  7   7 
Brendan   6.5  6.5 
Jan 11.54  6.5 
Richard   5  5 
Reg 4    4 
Cathy 3    3 
Amanda 2    2 
David   2  2 
Rita   1  1 
Jack  0   0 
Jane G  0   0 
Marie  0   0 
Pete  0   0 

Club Triples Champions

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.

Club Melee September

 WDiff 
Christine32413
Kevin31612
Leonora3711
Sandy21410
Dominique279
Margaret268
Jackie 247
Yvonne2-16
Sue C2-25
Maureen2-44
Keith113
Jan1-11.5
Phil1-11.5
Jack1-3 
Alistair1-5 
Marie1-8 
Nigel1-9 
Didier0-10 
Pete0-16 
Amanda0-16 
Jane G0-20

Cumulative

NameJulAugSepOctNovDecTotalBest
Maureen 134   17 
Keith 10.53   13.5 
Christine  13   13 
Kevin  12   12 
Nigel 120   12 
Yvonne 66   12 
Leonora  11   11 
Melvyn 10.5    10.5 
Sandy  10   10 
Sue C 55   10 
Alastair 90   9 
Phil 71.5   8.5 
Margaret   8   8 
Mark 8    8 
Jackie  7   7 
Reg 4    4 
Cathy 3    3 
Jan 11.5   2.5 
Amanda 20   2 
Jack  0   0 
Jane G  0   0 
Marie  0   0 
Pete  0   0 

L’après-midi de fromage et vin.

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.