Ann Wordsworth succeeded Terry Gibbons as BHPC President at the AGM held on Sunday 24 November. Joining the club in 2007, Ann has served on the Executive Committee in various roles, including Competitions Secretary and Membership Secretary. We wish Ann every success in her new role.
In addition and not withstanding, Ann was declared Woman Player of the Year. Congratulations!
Ann Wordsworth, New Club President
and Woman Player of the Year
PS The new Executive Committee and final Player of the Year table are now posted.
Ian Maynard, our Competitions Secretary, writes:
“Lovely sunny weather on Sunday encouraged competitors to hang around, many fitting in three matches. Just one remaining game, scheduled for next weekend, and the league will be complete. Thanks to all competitors for making it a success. So pleased we didn’t have the problem of teams withdrawing.
So for the roll of honour: Janice and David A plus Jill C and Ian won eight of their nine matches, both scoring 109 points. It was down to points conceded to separate the pairs: Janice and David conceded a miserly average of 4.375 points in the games they won. Jill and Ian’s average of 6 might have otherwise seemed OK! So congratulations to Janice and David A.
… Di and Mark also won more games than they lost to secure the third-place medals.”
PS The last match was played on Saturday 16 November.
See the final table in <Club Results>.
Look out for details of the coming Winter Singles League.
Yesterday, sadly, our team lost by 3 games to 2 to Royal (not Prince) Albert PC.
After the first round the teams were drawn at one game each: David, Gareth and Stephan won 13-5, while Ian, Janice and Tony lost 7-13.
In the second round, during which there was a huge downpour, two matches were played initially. Gareth and Tony won 13-3, including some “amazing” pointing by Tony. However, though leading up to the last end, David and Stephan disappointingly lost 12-13. Had the result been otherwise, the match would have been won and so there would have been no need for Ian and Janice to play. As it was they did, but, despite putting in a very doughty effort, lost 9-13.
Thus BHPC failed to get to the fourth round (of the last 16 clubs) which they succeeded in doing last year and the year before. An inquest will be held in due course.
Royal Albert PC - Alex, Dean, Lisa, Mark, Paul and Wayne – were excellent hosts and as friendly, cheerful and teetotal as ever. We wish them, our Sussex Pétanque colleagues, every success in the next round.
Our squad will be playing Prince Albert PC in Hastings at 1pm on Saturday 2 November in the third round of the Euro Cup for Clubs.
Here’s wishing David A, Gareth, Ian, Janice, Tony and Stephan all good boules.
Waitrose, BHPC’s official purveyor of groceries and the select Bahlsen Choco Leibniz (dark) biscuits, is currently undergoing major renovation causing excited anticipation among its numerous loyal patrons. However, we regret our previous report that the shopping aisles will be reorientated was inaccurate. We hope our readership, local, national and international, will appreciate being kept up-to-date with this important development in the city’s retail life which we are informed will be completed by the end of November.
The latest results table has just been posted.
Only ten games to go, and plenty of time for them to be played – and the current standings to change …
From pétanque as fun in the last post to the real McCoy today.
The final is between France (surprise, surprise) and Monaco.
The shooting competition (tir de précision) features the wonderful Claude Weibel (Monaco) and the two young titans of now, Dylan Rocher (France) and Diego Rizzi (Italy). Veiko Proos (Estonia) makes up the quartet.
We’re so lucky it’s raining so we can all enjoy a veritable feast of pétanque.
It’s just started. Enjoy!