Colliers Cup

Hello All

The Colliers Cup is a pétanque event that has been running in Leeds city centre since 1999 at Bond Court.  It had to be cancelled in 2013 due to redevelopment of the area. It is organised by Alan Swift, President of Northern Pétanque.  All are welcome to take part.  For more information see: http://www.northernpetanque.co.uk/ColliersCup.aspx#


Our Club Chair, Paul, enters a team every year called Think Oblong and above are a couple of great pictures from the last game.

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Le trois jourers de pétanque

Three players were looking for a fourth to replace their mate who had left the club.

They eventually roped in a fourth, Raymond,  for a game each Sunday at 9 o’clock sharp.

Before the first game he said “Next Sunday I might be 10 minutes late so wait for me.”

On Sunday Raymond arrived bang on time but played all the games with his left hand.

As he left he said again “Next Sunday I may be 10 minutes late, wait for me.”

Again he arrived dead on 9’clock but played with his right hand. 

This continued for two months until his mates could no longer stand it.  He was always on time but played with a different hand each time.  They asked him for an explanation.

“Ah well” said Raymond “I’m a bit superstitious, when I wake up I look to see on which side my wife is sleeping. If it’s on her left side I play left handed. If it’s her right side, I play with my right hand”

“Ah Hah” cry his mates , “what if she is lying on her back?”

“In that case I’ll be 10 minutes late.”

Kirkstall Festival 2016 – volunteers required

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This coming Saturday 9th July the 2016 Kirkstall Festival is taking place from 11am till 5pm. As usual our club will be supporting the festival by playing and demonstrating Petanque to the general public on the purpose built terrain .

Meeting at 10.30am by the terrain located over to the right of the abbey below the tennis courts, please come and help if you can spare the time. Last year there were 25000 visitors making it one of the most popular community festivals in Leeds!