As lockdown eases we are more able to return to playing competitions. 16 members took part in a club melee on Sunday 27th June. After five timed games, tnree players had a 100 per cent record of five wins. Malcolm Dowsett came third with a points difference of plus 39. He was only just behind Neil Hunt who had plus 40. Kevin Frost won the event with plus 44. Congratulations to those three, and thanks to all who took part in a successful and fun day.
The competition season is hotting up ! The Thursday Fours League got underway on 20th May with a win for our Reivers team over club rivals Riders. Since then Riders have secured a win and a draw, and Reivers two draws.
Further afield it was well done to Jill for finishing third in the Ladies Doubles at Rainworth, and to Wayne, Kevin, Brian and Paul in the Petanque England Veterans Doubles at Leicester. Also well done to Malcolm for reaching the semi-finals of the Gold competition at the Luton Doubles and to Keir & Jackie for winning the Silver. Further afield still, the club was well represented at the PE weekend in Gravesend. Wayne reached the quarter-finals in the Gold section of the Mens Doubles, with further success for Soeli and Jill in the International Womens’ Day Open Triples.
On a more domestic note, the club will be holding its annual pairs melée on Sunday 27th June, 09-30 for 10.00am start. Please put your name down on the sheet in the cabin so we know numbers for the day. There will be 5 timed games, and partners will be drawn at random before play commences. Entry fee will be just £1 per player.
However before then, on Sunday 20th June, the club will be hosting the 2nd Round of the Inter-Regional Qualifiers. Normal club play will be available in the afternoon, but remember the car park may well be full up. Volunteers will be welcomed next week to do some preparation for this event - weeding and general tidying up in particular. Can you all bring a raffle prize or two for both this event and the Nottingham Open weekend in July.
We now have a price list for club kit – see the sheet in the cabin, and remember you will need to pay up front before we place the order.
Also did you know that if you buy anything online it’s worth checking out the Easy Fundraising site first to see if your retailer is linked to the scheme ? Going in through that route raises money for the club – every little helps !
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