Well folks…we have had our first drop of snow (in November!?) so it must be time to organise our LPC 2016 Christmas Do. We hope you and your husbands, wives, partners, family and friends will be able to join us to celebrate another enjoyable, fun and friendly year at Leeds Pétanque club!
This year our Christmas do will be taking place at HEART – Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre at 7pm on Wednesday 14th December.
As you can see on the map above, the address of HEART is Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3HN
The cost is £20 for two courses and £23.50 for three courses from the delicious looking menu. Please click on and print off the menu here: lpc_xmasmenu_2016.
Please tick the options you would like using a separate sheet for the options of every member of your party. Please then return your completed menu choices sheet and full payment back by the end of the month (November) to Mike Bulmer or Paul.
We really hope you will all be able to come and join us for another fun filled evening.
On Sunday, Paul reports there was some close play in one of the groups and a measure was required. Ball on the right was touching the cochonnet and the one on the left about 1 mm off. Point to Carol, great point!
Cheers to Sam for the folllowing:
‘This video is well worth watching (click on video)
It is good quality and shows the state of the terrain and boule positions clearly.
It may illuminate some of the points that I am well known for pushing.
Positive attacking play with sensible consultative decision making.
Selection of the donnée.
Make the opposition use their boules by quality shooting with a high carreau rate.
Attacking boules behind the coche’
Next Sunday we are going to hold a melee competition – it has been a while since we have had a go but, from now on we are planning to hold one on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Playing in a competitive style will be good fun and support some of us to get more used to tournament play. We will publish the result on the web so you can see your progress in single, pairs and triples melee competitions.
Unfortunately, I won’t be there on Sunday but I’ll be ready for the next one! Paul and Neill will be setting it up and it would be great if members can get to the club on time so we can get three games in. Good luck everyone!
Next Tuesday evening, 27th September is the last Tuesday session this season folks!
Imagine what you could do with a whole spare evening!
Suggestions welcome ….
Yesterday, we held our first fantastic memorial match for Roy Cotton as a fitting tribute to celebrate his involvement in pétanque at our club and beyond. With a splash of rain, a ray of sunshine and a great turnout we held the match alongside a tasty BBQ.
A massive thank you to Roy’s family and friends who turned out in large numbers, despite the weather, and to Nigel and the Harrogate Montpellier club members for good games and coming up with the original match idea to dedicate such a beautifully designed trophy.
Thank you to Robin and Carol for the delicious BBQ and all our members for their contributions. It all made for a really special day that saw us win the first match and trophy.
Here are some photos of the day…look out for updates as more are received to post up:
Just a reminder to come on Sunday to support the Roy Cotton Memorial Match. If you can be at the club for 11am to help prepare for an 1130am start please.
It would be lovely to see a big turnout from members old and new. Roy gave lots of his time to get our club up and running, and provided many of us with tips on how to improve our game as well as being the club treasurer.
Hopefully, everyone will get a game and there will be a BBQ taking place. Plus do not forget there is a stunning trophy up for grabs between Harrogate and Leeds!
Look forward to seeing you there – 11am for 1130am start