Bonus ball 31 March 2018

What a stonking finish to the year for number 39, Peter W. Third time winner in 12 months. Any tips for The National Peter?

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ABANDON SHIP

HOPE THIS MESSAGE IS NOT TOO LATE FOR YOU BUT THE HEAVY RAIN HAS PRODUCED LARGE PUDDLES ON THE TERRAIN. May be room for the odd game but the Month End Melee is cancelled.

MARCH MONTH END MELEE THIS SATURDAY plus AGM reminder

First of all just to remind everyone that it’s our Month End Melee this coming Saturday.

Secondly, and importantly, our AGM is 14th April. If you have any nominations for posts, proposals about club activities or any other item you feel is genuine AGM business then I need your topics and proposals by Friday 6th April so that they can be included in the Agenda and members can have time to consider them prior to the actual meeting.

A copy of the Agenda is now available to read in the PAPERWORK section of the blog. You will note that there are a couple of proposals put forward regarding changes to our members subscriptions. Along with the agenda there is a document “Members subscriptions – letter to members” which I ask you to read and consider. The letter is giving you the reasons why the committee feel that the proposed alteration to our subscriptions is a fair and necessary adjustment to the way we raise our club income. There will be a vote on this item at the AGM.

If anyone feels they want to offer a proposal on any topic please get in touch with me by Friday 6th April to be sure of getting it in the Agenda.

GENTS TRIUMPH AGAIN IN RECORD TURNOUT

The hint of double digit temperatures and dry terrains certainly helped but the lure of LADIES V GENTS competition must have been the major factor in getting a record turnout of 44 members today. Brilliantly equal numbers of gents and ladies. As ever the fabulous attendance and my lousy clerical abilities slowed the start of hostilities but eventually 10 teams from each camp set out in search of the ultimate glory. Anyone wondering why we didn’t have 11 teams of each ? Well we had virtually completed the draw when a latecomer arrived and we couldn’t bear the thought of starting again.

Well, it wasn’t quite Agincourt but the GENTS really did set off at a gallop winning the first round by 7 games to 3. Sadly, despite some excellent petanque and close run games, it didn’t get much better for the Ladies in the second and third rounds. The Gents eventually ran out winners 21games to Ladies 9 games. From what I played in and saw the scoreline does flatter the gents a little, but only a little. Modesty prevented us posing for a victory photo as gents to busy making sure they had a lift home and were going to get some lunch. Special congratulations to mens pairings of Alan Norfolk with Ken Hutchinson, Trevor May with Bill Barnett, and Roger Johnson with Alan Wallace and our triple team of Kevin Hepworth, Stuart Bolton and Clive McCulloch who all secured 3 fine wins apiece.

Next Saturday it’s Month End Melee and another chance to get some points on the board.

Please also remember to send me any proposals or topics you would like to include in our Agenda for the upcoming AGM.