Saturday 10th June is earmarked for the Ladies day in Yorkshire. Following a successful first year in 2022 this is being held again at Stockton on the Forest. A small entry fee and some prize money with no men allowed except in servile positions. See the advert at this link
St Patricks Day
Winner of the melee this afternoon was Pete. Only 2 players won all 3 games and Pete had a points difference of 17 whereas Claire had 15. Pherris was 3rd.
Midweek Pairs Triumph
Without doubt this was a huge success. On the day 21 teams entered when about 10 were expected and at the beginning of the day the weather looked better than the forecast. There were teams from Heckmondwike, Huddersfield, Mirfield, Lightcliffe, Rainworth, Leeds & Harrogate. 3 HPC members were among the top teams.
Nell & Roger won the £30 first prize followed by Migs and Rosanna, Robin & Rita, Richard & Neil, Gordon & Ian and Tony & Darren all picking up smaller prizes down to 6th place.
Next Midweek event is at Huddersfield on Wednesday 12th April at 1030 when we’re hosting a 4 round triples. Only £9 per team with small cash prizes. Turn up on the day. Hours of entertainment for just £3 per person.
Westow is north east of York and has had a pétanque terrain for many years but it’s time to move on to a new location. It’s all explained in the story of the crowdfunder they’ve set up which has a video and much more information which you can see at this link below:
Huddersfield used a crowdfunder 5 years ago to build the log cabin and flat area, buy tables and chairs and other items. We raised over £1,100 some from members, some from other pétanque players around the country and some from anonymous donors. If everyone gives just £10 to Westow there’s a good chance they will reach their £2,000 target. They’re nearly a third of the way already.
Joyce & Roy 1st & 2nd
St David’s Day Shotgun Pairs had Joyce and Moira winning first prize (3 wins +22) and Phil & Roy taking second place (3 wins & +19 and winning a tie break for 2nd/3rd place). Welsh themed prizes were awarded.