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…
# 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.
Can everyone coming to today’s club session be aware that the main gate to the site has been damaged during the week so there will be no access to the car park.
The Club session is still on! Please just park outside on the road.
Paul has asked me to let everyone know that the Tuesday evening Club Sessions are now back to normal, EXCEPT they will begin at 6.30pm.
Looking forward to seeing you all again in September,
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,
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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.
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.