August Melee

28 members took part in the monthly Melee.  

Five members won all 3 games – Didier 3 wins nicely in front with +26, then a very close contest with second place Sue W +17, third Fred +15, fourth Brendan +14 and fifth Dominique +13.  Cumulative totals below this list. E&OE.

1/ 13 points Didier        3 wins +26 

2/ 12 points Sue  W      3 wins +17 

3/ 11 points Fred           3 wins +15 

4/ 10 points Brendan     3 wins +14 

5/  9 points Dominque   3 wins +13 

6/  8 points Christine     2 wins +11 

7/  7 points Roy H         2 wins +9 

8=/  5.5 points Jane S     2 wins +7 

8=/  5.5 points Yvonne    2 wins +7 

10/ 4 points Neil            2 wins +6 

11/ 3 points Jim    2 wins +5 

12/ 2 points Moira         2 wins +4 

13/ 1 point Roy F          2 wins -1

Yorkshire Clubs Event

A squad of 7 played in this tournament. It was the same format as last year when we came 3rd. A pairs, a mixed pairs and a mixed triple. Our squad this year was Brendan & Roy, Robin and Rita, Mike, Moira & Paul. There were 8 clubs represented.

Roy and Brendan made it to the Gold final knockout winning all their 3 morning games but they went out at the semifinal stage; Robin & Rita made the Gold final but also lost in the semis. Mike, Moira & Paul made it to the Silver Final where they lost in the final.

Overall Stockton Fox won the best club prize with Harrogate second. We came joint 4th with Wetherby just one point away from the Top 3. The event will run next summer as well.

Speed Melee

From our reporter Graham in the Junction

What a night!! Great petanque, great company. 14 turned up and Jan P organised the melee. Others helped set the terrain up. Good team effort. Results are 4th Jackie, 3rd Marie, 2nd Reg and 1st Graham! (had great partners).

Club Pairs Champions

Today’s Club Pairs was played in rather different conditions to last Tuesday’s West Yorks Cup match. the temperature was 20+ degrees cooler and we had rain, rain, and more rain. However 14 pairs braved the inclement weather and we had quite a long break between games 2 and 3. At least no triple and no bye. 

The last game was going to provide the winner with Nell/Brendan playing Maureen/Sue, both on 2 wins – all the others back in the Clubhouse had lost a game. 

Finally Nell/Brendan won with 3 wins +10, second was Maureen/Sue with 2 wins +8 and third Andy S partnering our potential new member Phil 2 wins +6 – a very creditable performance for a new player. 

It was nice that all pairs achieved a least 1 win. 

1  Nell/Brendan   3 wins +10 

2  Maureen/Sue   2 wins +8 

3  Andy S/ Phil – don’t know surname yet 2 wins +6 

4  Marie/Sandie 2 wins +5 

5  Nigel/Jane G 2 wins -1