Roy Cotton Memorial Trophy – 2019 Event

Yesterday we gathered for the annual match in memory of our good friend Roy Cotton, a large contingent from Harrogate, many club members and as our special guests, Roy’s family.

The match was hard fought, but friendly, with a round of 5 triples followed by a round of 7 pairs to enable everyone to have a game. Leeds came out on top winning 4 of the triples and 4 of the pairs, retaining the trophy for another year.

We had a magnificent spread for lunch with the amazing Robin and Carol providing an excellent bbq,much appreciated by everyone. Thanks to all club members who helped provide the impressive spread of food and drinks and helped out throughout the day, we did ourselves proud.

A great day that just got better as the sun came out in the afternoon, and enjoyed by all who attended.

Thank you everyone,


A few photos…


Dates for the diary!

# The West Yorkshire Cup Final is on Thursday 29 August at Glenn Road from 6.30.

It is between Heckmondwike and Harrogate (who knocked Leeds out in the previous round). Everyone welcome to watch what should be an interesting match.

# The Roy Cotton Memorial Trophy match will be held on Saturday 7 September from 11.00.

As usual Harrogate will bring a large contingent over to compete in friendly games for the Trophy. There will be a barbeque and contributions of food and drink from members are very welcome. Lets hope for a good day this year and  an enjoyable social event.

Access to the Pavilion

You will have noticed, if you have been to the club this week, that the pavilion is being used for a Holiday Club for young children. This would normally take place inside the school building, but this is not possible this year because of the building works taking place.

The school’s primary duty is towards the children and their safety, so for safeguarding reasons, access to the pavilion is not permitted until all the children have been collected from Holiday Club – some time after 6pm.

To accommodate this, the next match (v Wetherby onTuesday, 16/7/2019) will not start before 6.30pm, and Tuesday Club Sessions will now start at 6.30pm until the Holiday Club has finished.

Considering we were expecting to lose the “terrain” completely under the original development proposals, this represents a relatively very minor inconvenience. I’m sure you will all respect the school’s conditions, and help everyone make the best of the situation.

Thank you for your help in this,


Results of Melee held on June 2nd 2019

PositionNamePointsPoints difference
1Paul Matthews914
2Daniel De Burgo 68
3Gordon Cain67
4Pam Wilson64
5Nestor Matthews 64
6Don Dunlevey3-4
7Malcolm Brown3-8
8Kevin Colbeck0-7
9Janice Colbeck 0-11

Thanks again to Dan, for his IT input, and thank you to all who could come, and made it an enjoyable morning.

Hopefully, the next event won’t coincide with Qualifiers, or other competitions, and a more encouraging turnout will be possible.

West Yorkshire League Match on Tuesday 28th May v Huddersfield

After a hard match, interupted by some heavy rain which was taken as a coffee break, we won through 3-2

Thanks to the team – including Yvonne and Terry from Thorner – who all played well on a very fast terrain (even after the rain), and to Huddersfield Petanque Club for their hospitality.

I would like to say a big thank you to all the club members who I contacted and asked to play, in my efforts to get a team together – I was getting pretty desperate on the night before the match… and a big thanks to Richard Burrow for contacting his friends at Thorner at the last minute. We appreciate it is difficult to to commit to away matches, particularly with the travel, and at the odd times other teams play, with all our other commitments, – So thanks again and I look forward to seeing you at the Club soon.