Today’s pairs snake competition confirmed two things we knew about petanque players in general and Heckmondwike members in particular. We are hardy and keen (perhaps even foolhardy) and that no-one is unbeatable when playing petanque.
In quite chilly conditions 41 members turned out for the three round snake competition. For the eagle-eyed mathematicians we did have one triple team.
Just two of the twenty teams didn’t register a victory and only one team won all three.
Three teams shared third place. With two wins and plus 12 points third place honours went to Jean McC with Gordon W, Ralph C with Stuart B, and Pam W with Janet S.
Second place went to Cath C with David W who scored two wins and plus 16 points.
However, todays champions, and the only team to win all three games were Bev W and Ian F. Congratulations and well done.
A special well done and thank you to everyone who turned out to play and for making it an enjoyable day of petanque.
The FULL RESULTS can be viewed in the RESULTS PAGE of this blog.
On SATURDAY 26th we play the first MONTH END MELEE of 2019. Following suggestions from members and a mini vote amongst those present today we will experiment with a modified and simplified system of just counting up games won to find 2019’s champion. It’s a fair chance that points difference will play a significant role as well this year but the overriding requirement is that you’ve got to be there to win. GOOD LUCK everyone.
COACHING – I have had notice from the Northern Lead Coach, Lee Edgar, that there will be a coaching day on Saturday 16th February at Hollicarrs Petanque Club. This session is open to everyone from any club in Northern Region. It is free for Northern Associate members. It’s about a one hour drive and near Selby. Cost for Non-members is £3. Lee has promised to arrange a session for us at Heckmondwike which may include Huddersfield and Mirfield members and is likely to be in March. More info to come.
For those still deep in thought about our CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT, Friday 22nd Feb, can you please let Jane know ASAP. Don’t worry if you haven’t made up a team yet we can sort it quite easily on the night. It’s a great evening with a lovely supper and the chance to complete conversations you start and never finish when playing petanque. Plus it makes a sizeable donation to our chosen charity.