The July Month end Melee was quite a change from the recent few weeks. By the time we were kicking off the puddles from overnight rain were just about dried up but a monstrous wind was blowing. Come back summer, all is forgiven.
The change in weather didn’t put so many off as 37 members turned up hoping to earn some points. As you can see above several were sporting memento tops from last weekend’s brilliant La British Open. Obviously some still hadn’t recovered from the hard work they put in over the weekend.
Only four members managed to win all three games and also it was notable that four members gained their first points of the year.
In fourth place with three wins and plus 11 points was Jane Farrar to gain her first four points of the year. Third place went to Peter Wharton with three wins and plus 21 points. Also his first points of the year. Ralph Clegg found good form to win all 3 with plus 25 points and gain his first points. However the Champion this month was Ian Fitton with 3 wins and plus 28 points. His 9 points takes him up the table into second place. Well done Ian. All of today’s results can be seen on the RESULTS PAGE of the blog.
WEDNESDAY 1st AUGUST is YORKSHIRE DAY and we thought it would be an ideal day to hold our first club Memorial Day to officially “open” our Memorial Bench and to take a moment to remember members of our club no longer playing with us. In the past year or so we have lost Amy Best, one of our original founding members. She was a hard working committee member arranging several of our Xmas Lunches. More recently we have lost Rod Armitage who whilst with us a relatively short time made a great impact in our club and was making a name as a very good player and a great friend of us all. Our bench will be a place where members can occasionally have a quiet sit and reflect on friends no longer with us and how our club has proven such a brilliant place for folk to meet friends and enjoy playing an excellent game together.
This is a little short notice but we have been rather distracted by our event last weekend. However, we think we should have a “faith” lunch and a melee competition to become the first holder of our Memorial Shield. It would be great if members bring food for lunch. Perhaps a little of what you want to eat yourself plus a little to contribute to the buffet table.
To get all of this in WE WILL START PROCEEDINGS AT 12 NOON instead of our usual 1pm. Don’t forget the Yorkshire dress code but please – no whippets.