La Bouillabaisse est Championne

The Final of the St Michael’s Cup took place on the evening of 9th September.

This is a Triples completion open to all, organised by HMPC. It raises money for St Michael’s Hospice, and this was the first holding of the event post COVID.

Following the League matches and semi-finals, the Final was between The Bouillabaisses and The Ale Trailers. Neither team had won the Cup before, so a new name on the Trophy was guaranteed. Both teams demonstrated the skills which had got them to the Final, but it was Bouillabaisses who took control of the match, with exceptional pointing, shooting and teamwork, and they went on to win convincingly.

The Trophy was presented by Felicity Wheeler, Fundraising Manager at St. Michael’s Hospice.

Congratulations to Sue, Maureen and Dennis.

We have a National Champion!

Some good news for the Club……

Charles Stewart was part of the Triples teams that won the National Veterans Triples Trophy in Leicester on 23/24 July.

The team was also made up of Alan Swift (Wetherby PC) and Richard Burrow (Leeds PC)

Charles is also the Regional President for Yorkshire Petanque.

(His involvement at Regional level, both organisationally and competitively, explains why Charles is not a frequent visitor to Club sessions at the Pierhead, and despite living close by!)

Oatlands Opening Event

The new terrain at Oatlands was officially opened on 19th June, 2022 with Harrogate hosting the annual match against Leeds for the Roy Cotton Trophy.

The weather was good, and following a series of competitive games, Leeds retained the trophy, after which the players and spectators enjoyed a barbecue and some social games.

With the larger terrain and clubhouse at Oatlands, this was the first time HMPC had been in a position to host the event.