Bonus Ball 17 February 2018

The winning number this week is 56, Ann C. Congratulations Ann.



Just to remind you all that it’s month end melee this coming Saturday so points are up for grabs.

Also on SATURDAY MARCH 10th Lee Edgar is coming to do a coaching session again. This will focus mainly on TACTICS and GAME MANAGEMENT but with a short section on SHOOTING.

It’s a session that will be open for members of Huddersfield and Mirfield to join in so if you’re keen to join in please put your name on the list on the noticeboard in the pavilion or let me know and I’ll do it for you. I’m not certain how many will come from our neighbouring clubs but we should have plenty of space for the coaching and also normal social play for those who want to give it a miss.

If you are an EPA or Northern Associate member the coaching is FREE but if not it will cost you £3. If you feel you want to get the benefit of Northern Membership and free coaching it will cost £6 for the year. Let me know soon and I have forms available so you can join before the coaching day arrives.

Next Wednesday 28th FEB at 1.30pm we are due to get a visit from the Chief Executive of Kirklees Council plus a small team who are touring the Kirklees District and are keen to see what makes a crowd of mature Yorkshire folk turn out in freezing weather to play such a bizarre game. I’m sure we’re all “ard enuff”  to be there to give her a good reception and possibly a cup of tea.

You should also note that the Northern Winter League FINAL pairs event of the year, originally scheduled to be played at Stockton on the Forest, York on Sunday 18th March, has been moved to Heckmondwike instead. Several members are registered for this but now have the joy of playing on our home pistes. If anyone else wants to play, and get some good quality experience, you can register by contacting me. You don’t have to be a Northern associate member to play in this. It will be a 5 round Snake starting at 10.00am and probably lasting until around 3pm.



Just to let everyone know we now have our own Heckmondwike Petanque Club facebook page. It is intended to give everyone a tie-up to the world of petanque around us showing other competitions, other clubs activities and perhaps some action from some of them. Give it a try if you are happy to use facebook. Our blog will still run all of the goings on within our club. Facebook page is just a bit of an extension to see more petanque and how Heckmondwike is trying to get involved. Let me know if you struggle to find it and I’ll find an expert to help you.

Enjoyable Valentine Mixed Pairs

Fortunately the weather did not deliver the predicted rain and so our Valentines Mixed Pairs was played in only a chilly breeze. Even more fortunate was the fact that 12 ladies and 12 men turned out to play. So twelve mixed pairs took to the terrain and some close encounters took place with a few games lasting well over the hour.

As usual with a three round snake competition fortunes rise and fall. Three pairs went into the final round looking for the magical third win and ultimate glory. Sadly two of them didn’t quite make it. A very close 11-13 defeat and an even closer 12-13 defeat meant that only one pair achieved the dream three wins. And would you believe it, that was a 13-12 third win.

So on the podium in third place, with 2 wins and plus10 points, was Georgie Fitton and Alan Norfolk. An excellent performance. With 2 wins and plus 16 points Jean McCulloch and Fred Tidball took second place. Another very good performance. However, topping the podium with three wins and plus 12 points were Doreen and Ken Hutchinson. Well done you two.

Full results can be seen on the RESULTS PAGE of the blog.

Club Kit – New Items

Following a recent enquiry I am pleased to announce that club jackets are now available to order. Carol has sourced two styles:

  1. A lightweight, unlined jacket  in either sky blue or navy with club logo £12.00
  2. A heavier jacket with a fleece lining in navy only with club logo £20.00

An order for all items will be going in at the end of the month, so if there is anything you want please make sure you add it to the list which is on the noticeboard.