Message from Paul…

Sunday Session #3

I trust you are all well and ready for another game of petanque or two.
We have found a new terrain, that plays more than a little bit rough, on Woodhouse Moor and are proposing to have a session this coming Sunday (21 June) morning at 11.00. There is plenty of space so we can maintain Petanque England Covid protocol’s see below.
The location is adjacent to Cliff Road on the space used for the circus, fair and university open day parking. If heading into town take the first left turn after the Hyde Park traffic lights, Cliff Road, and park up. The terrain is adjacent to the road. Its rather a large area so we have worked hard to find the best/least worst spot for playing
 There are no “facilities” so please come pre-prepared.

The weather forecast is not too bad so hopefully we can stay dry, if not we can shelter under the trees  

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday morning.

Paul & Charles

…and just in case you didn’t know, you will need to bring your own coche – then there is no need to handle anyone else’s equipment at all (even should you wish to!)

Hope to see you tomorrow!


Message from Sam Porter…

                                        The old bugger is going at last.

After three months of aggravation our move is finally on.  We are off to Sussex on the 12th June.

I would just like to wish you, one and all, the very best for the future and thank you all for the enjoyment of your company and competition over the past years. I hope to meet up with at least some of you again next year.

At 80 it is unlikely that I will make the cut for the inter regionals again especially in Southern but I am hoping to give the Open a go next year.  So farewell all and thanks for your friendship. I will miss you all. Stay safe and as I have always said “ If it’s closer than yours ..shoot it”


I’m sure you’ll all want to join me in wishing Sam all the very best for his new life in Sussex, and I’m sure that, like me, you will have enjoyed both playing with Sam, and playing against him – and also benefitted from his insights into the game, both physical and psychological!!

It’s been so long now, since we were able to get together, I thought I’d include some memories of Sam in our company at various events – so we can remember how much he haas contributed to our club, and so we can remember how much fun we used to have!!

Hopefully, all this nonsense will soon be over, with all of us and our loved ones safely through it, and we can get on with the serious, and often not so serious, game of pétanque!

Sam, I hope you enjoy the memories, too!



Important Notice re Coronavirus

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well, and looking after yourselves in the present uncomfortable situation.

Paul has asked me to post this message concerning club activities for the foreseeable future.


In Line with Government Advice on Coronavirus, the Committee has decided to suspend all club activities until further notice. This includes all regular club sessions, and both the York and West Yorkshire Leagues.

Hopefully everyone can stay healthy and we can resume activities later in 2020.

Petanque England / Northern Associate Licences

Paul received a message from Roger Nunns re the above, which he has asked me to pass along – so here it is:-

To: Paul Matthews

Good afternoon

Could you please contact your members and remind those that have either PE licence or Northern Associate licence that it is time to renew them.
There is no change in the cost from last year. £30 for PE and £8 for associate membership.

Thank you

Roger Nunns
Northern Membership Secretary/Treasurer

Happy New Year to all,


Christmas Meal

You already know that the LPC Christmas Meal/Celebration/Party/Do will be at Salvo’s Salumeria on Tuesday 26th November. You have already informed me of your menu choices, and, hopefully, passed on the necessary funds to Marjie.

Like me, you now can’t wait for the moment to arrive… but, WHEN is the moment???

We suggest you arrive at 7:00pm, so that you can order drinks and find your places, ready for dinner to be served from 7:30pm.

Dress Code: Happy smiling face and cheerful disposition!

Enjoy yourselves!


Christmas Meal 2019 – UPDATE

First of All – The date of the event has now been finalised. It will be Tuesday, November 26th. If this date is inconvenient for you, please accept our apologies. It was the date when most people were available.

Secondly, and equally important, the menu has changed. Then new menu is below.

Time is running short, now, so we need to know your new menu choices as quickly as possible. Might I suggest that you email your choices to me in the format:-

Name: Primi option / Secundi option / Dolce option

eg for me, Malcolm Brown: Carne / Branzino / Tiramisu

Even if you have already sent your choices from the previous menu, please send your choices from this menu to me at

Marjie is collecting the payments, so if you haven’t already paid, please see her with your funds as soon as possible.

Lastly, a belt and braces approach will ensure everyone gets the necessary information. So, I will also be emailing this information to all members whose email address is known to the club. Please accept my apologies again for badgering (even bludgeoning!) everyone, but time IS running short.

I’m looking forward to your replies, and to seeing everyone have a really good time on November 26th.

Christmas Meal 2019

You may already have heard via Paul, or Marjie, that there are plans afoot – albeit in the preliminary stages – to celebrate another year of fun, friendship and petanque (not to mention Christmas!) by having a bit of a do at Salvo’s. The price is £28 per person.

The date will be either 26 November, or 3rd December – still to be decided, based on the most acceptable date.

Please let Marjie know if you would like to attend; if you are bringing anyone with you (spouse, partner, significant other, boyfriend, girlfriend, or all of the above!); and your possible and preferred dates. Her email address is

You will also need to let her know your menu choices – a link to the menu form is shown below.

Perhaps you can print off the linked page adding names and ticking boxes as required and email it / hand it / post it to Marjie, along with your payment.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.


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…