After this years West Yorkshire League , won by Heckmondwike, a knock-out cup competition was held. The format was interesting in that teams of six were required with 3 male and 3 female players. The initial game was a triple with the men and women playing as a triple and the second games being mixed pairs, making for a different format to the usual league play.
Leeds were drawn against Heckmondwike in the first round, and after some very close games, Leeds won 4-1
Leeds were then against Harrogate in the final, played at Heckmondwike as a neutral venue (big thanks to Clive and his club for thier hospitality).
Leeds won both the triples, after some very competitive play and an interruption for a heavy shower. The doubles were equally challenging and although Harrogate won two out of the three Leeds won the match 3-2!
Paul Simpkins was there to present both the League and Cup trophies after the match.
A big thanks to Paul for organising the league again this year and well done team!
Kirkstall Festival is this Saturday 14th July from 11am to 5pm!
We will be down there as usual playing some games and demonstrating Petanque. Hopefully as many of you as possible will be able to come along to help and to enjoy the festival and the good weather!
See you Saturday!
Unfortunately we won’t be doing the Leeds Waterfront Festival this year due to a number of absences. There will be a normal club session this Sunday 24th June.
Details of the Kirkstall Festival will be here soon!
Just a reminder it is our club open day tomorrow starting at 11am. Please invite friends and family to join us to have a go at playing Pétanque.
We have the BBQ and some of you have kindly offered to bring other bits of food. Please bring what you can; salads, pies, cakes, biscuits and drinks etc. all welcome.
We are meeting a bit earlier tomorrow, at around 1030am, to get setup if you can come help out.
Please note; a photographer who works on some local magazines has asked if he can take some pictures tomorrow. He is called Ivor and will ask your individual permission if he can takes snaps of you. We hope you won’t mind and it may be helpful to attract some more members if they are published.
See you there,
Following on from Sam’s interesting update on the banning of jeans for Pétanque players in France taking part in competitions. The Daily Telegraph paper picked on the story and commented on ‘bouliganism’; fiery incidents happening between Petanque players.
Have a read here: news
Pleased to say I’ve never witnessed any bouliganism at our club…
Looking forward to our Open Day on Sunday. See you there,
On Sunday 6th May from 11am we have our Club Open Day taking place. Please invite your friends and family to join us to try out a game of pétanque. We will also be holding another fantastic barbecue thanks to Robin and Carol. So come along with all your mates and keep your fingers crossed for good weather!
Beyond the BBQ please can our kind and generous members bring salads, Spanish frattas, drinks and cakes.
Please bring a dish if you can. If you can come early to help set it all up as well that would be great too.
See you there,