We welcomed Bill Duthie visiting our club last Sunday. Bill plays at both Troon Pétanque club on the West coast of Scotland and Tweed Valley Pétanque club in Peebleshire almost vertically opposite but inland from Troon and below Edinburgh.
It was great to see Bill and play some games, and we hope he will visit again soon. We’ve all been invited to visit one of his clubs in the future and a fun England v Scotland pétanque match is on the cards! Pictured above are his club fixture cards. Thanks Bill.
Huddersfield Pétanque Club are holding an open Midsummer Mêlée on Thursday at 10:00am.
This will be a 5 round event. Entry £2 with prizes of £20, £10 & £5.
As usual, the sun came out yesterday for the Kirkstall Festival along with 20000 plus people. As always, the festival was superbly run and we had our fair share of visitors experiencing pétanque for the first time. Thanks to all our members who helped out on the day (Roseanna, Ann, Mike, Gavin, Steve, Richard & our Chair, Paul who brought all the kit down as well) and thanks to Alan Crump and Roger Moran, who are the main organisers of the festival, for inviting us again and doing such a great job. Finally, thanks to all volunteers who run it and all the festival goers who had a go at pétanque. It was a really fun day and great to see the terrain is still in good shape. Hope to be back again next year!
Just a reminder we’re playing pétanque today from 10.30am at the Kirkstall Festival. It’s a fantastic day so if you’re free and able come down please do so and enjoy the fun…
Next Saturday 11th July it’s the 35th Annual Kirkstall Festival taking place in the grounds of the 12th century Abbey. Same as last year, we will be demonstrating pétanque to the festival goers on the purpose built terrain.
Meeting at 10.30am by the terrain which is located over to the right of the abbey below the tennis courts, please come and help if you can spare the time. The festival runs from 11am to 5pm and last year there were 25000 visitors making it one of the most popular community festivals in Leeds!