Abandon ship

In case any hardy souls out there are thinking of playing this afternoon this is to advise you to take a snorkel and flippers. The terrain has been inspected and is well and truly waterlogged so social play is cancelled and the clubhouse will not be open. Hopefully normal service will be resumed on Saturday.

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13/30 event

20 plus members turned out this morning for the annual 13/30 event with Roger F looking to retain the title. The whistle blew and we were off. The morning wasn’t entirely without incident, however, everyone made it through more or less unscathed. The victor with most points was Gordon and in second place with not quite as many points as Gordon was Ralph.  I have no idea what the other places were. There is a photo of Gordon receiving his trophy, unfortunately I don’t have it. We sang a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday to Christine K, whose birthday it was on 1 January as it is every year and ate delicious cake. A good time was had by nearly all. Note to self record pertinent facts next time.

Speed Boules 6 January 2018

We have just the thing to warm you on a chilly, January morning. This coming Saturday is our 13/30 melee organised by our very own Roger J. All will be made clear on the day (hopefully).  Just remember speed is of the essence. Leave your measures at home and make sure you have your running shoes on.

The end of another petanque year.

An exciting, eventful and very enjoyable year ended with members once again proving that our weather holds no fears for the determined petanque player.

On Wednesday this last week 15 hardy members enjoyed three rounds in glorious sunshine and a balmy 2 degrees. The only complaints came when trying to point to a coche sat in front of a brilliant sun.

Today 24 members dodged the puddles, a few showers and a positively sweltering 5 degrees to play out 2017. Well done everyone.

In ending the year it just remains to wish all of our members a very happy and healthy new year. 2018 promises to be just as exciting as we hope to get our floodlights installed on our new terrains and we also hope to host a couple of major petanque championship events.

As you might guess from the pic above, Kath & I are slipping away for a couple of weeks of hopefully warmer days so see you soon. Best Wishes to everyone at Hecky Petanque.