The first Friday melee of the season will be at 12 noon on Friday 18th June.
Melees will be held on the FIRST THURSDAY of every month, starting on Thursday 3rd June, 6pm start, please be prompt.
£3 cash per person.
Wine, soft drinks and crisps etc included.
Please bring your own small glass / drink receptacle.
Also please bring your hand sanitiser for cleaning hands before sharing food.
We appreciate that some may still be concerned about taking part in group activities, but for those that wish to we will be starting Cub sessions from Tuesday next week (18th). and then the normal program of Tuesday and Thursday evenings plus Friday lunchtimes and Sunday mornings.
Hopefully there will be advice from the national body within the next few days as to any restrictions for play that they would recommend.
We are still hopeful of having Oatlands up and running by mid-summer, as our development has been delayed by urgent site drainage work which needs to precede our installation.
Club sessions at the Pierhead are –
Tuesday from 6pm
Thursday from 6pm
Friday from 12 noon
Sunday from 11am
We will be posting snapshots of the piste bookings made on WhatsApp to the website.
This will give a clearer picture of when pistes are available, although WhatsApp will remain the only way to get the up to date picture.
Thanks to Nigel for compiling the spreadsheet.
The Government has announced the ‘Stay Alert’ phase in their Co-Vid 19 strategy, providing limited scope for sporting activities. This has now been actioned by Petanque England. Club sessions remain suspended until further notice, and individual Club members should make their own decision if they feel it is safe to play, and by taking the appropriate actions and safeguards at The PIerhead.
The most important restriction is that you can only play as singles and, in our case, only one game per terrain.
The Pierhead is a very public area and as such:
– Individual risk assessments should include both contact with surfaces and the proximity of any other people, and, In this respect,
the storage tower must not be used.
– We need to be seen to be complying consistently with the official guidelines at all times.
PE have suggested booking court time, but we believe that is impractical and would suggest:
- (Joining and…) Using the Members’ WhatsApp Group to inform when you intend to play,
- Giving way to others who arrive to play, in reasonable time.
Best wishes and stay safe
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, melees, the St Michael’s Cup and the West Yorkshire League. Development of the Oatlands facility is also on hold.
Hopefully everyone can stay healthy and we can resume activities later in 2020.
It was CELEBRATION DAY for the winner of the March Melee, held on Friday 6th March, with a perfect 4 wins out of 4, is was……… BOB. It was a HEARTBREAKER as everyone else was TRAMPLED UNDERFOOT.
On a chilly day we kept warm with some petanque, some mulled wine, some snacks and even some dancing.
This month’s melee champion was Sue with a perfect 4 wins out of 4. No shoot-out was required!
Some of us went for a late lunch to celebrate Graham’s birthday.
HMPC will be opening a second site in 2020 at Oatlands, Harrogate.
Read all about it here, and look out for more Oatlands updates on this page.
The New Year got off to a great start with fine weather for the traditional New Year’s Day meeting at the Pierhead.
This was followed by more good weather for the January Melee on 3rd January. As in December we enjoyed mulled wine, mince pies and other festive treats before the exciting finish.
With two players tied on 25 points, the first Melee Champion of 2020 was decided by the inevitable shootout. It was Helen who took home the bubbly. So much for dry January.