Following our club Memorial Day/Yorkshire Day celebration on Saturday we were all back in action early Sunday morning to re-create the Yorkshire theme for a team event for clubs who are members of the newly constituted Yorkshire Region.
Seven clubs fielded teams in the three competitions running along side one another. There was a Mixed Pairs, an Open Pairs and a Mixed Triples competition.
The day started with rain drizzling down but once play began the weather improved and eventually finished in pleasant sunshine.
All results can be seen in the results section on the Yorkshire Region web page. While we didn’t feature in the trophy handout there were some very impressive performances from members playing their first ever serious competition. They gave some prominent, experienced players a real jolt. Well done and something to build on for the future.
Things warmed up with the help of hot bacon butties provided by Gordon. His team changed during the day as demands switched from cooking to playing but Carol & Clive McC, Mary and Roger L all chipped in fabulous support. When they weren’t cooking they were selling raffle tickets and keeping the refreshments going.
The terrains looked brilliant with our Yorkshire Flag and bunting adding to the gazebos.
It was great to see our longtime supporter and kit provider, TOG24, present and with samples of their superb clothing and also DC Petanque offering first class petanque equipment.
It was a Herculean task over the weekend putting up and taking down twice all of the flags, bunting, gazebos and putting out chairs etc. A massive thank you to all of the members that made this all possible and some who not only put in a shift helping but did it as well as trying to play in matches. A special thank you to Gordon W, Carol & Clive McC, Mary & Roger L who teamed up on the bacon butties, selling raffle tickets, keeping team and coffee supplies available and to Roger J who was there at the crack of dawn both days as well as late evening to get us ready in time.
WELL DONE HECKMONDWIKE MEMBERS.