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Brian Sullivan Doubles & Michel Hourcastagnou Shooting Competition
This event moved from Croydon to Harrow this year and was able to increase the entry to 64 teams. Several Harrow members entered Jan, Fidel, Monty, Dave F, Fergal, Tom, Alan, Gordon, Simon & Vince. the event was held as a barrage in the morning and Main and Plate knockouts in the afternoon. Only one Harrow team got through to the main, Dave F and Fergal. All others were in the plate. Dave and Fergal were knocked out in the first round, as unfortunately the draw against Denmark 1 did not favour them. Gordon and Simon, having qualified for the quarter final had to withdraw as Simon had another engagement. Tom and Alan went onto play in the Semi final but as the light faded and tiredness set in they lost to the eventual plate winners.
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Martin Baker Singles - June 23 2012
On what turned out to be a reasonable day, weather wise, with only slight showers which did not stop play, 63 players turned up to play in this inaugural competition in memory of a good friend and pétanque player. Players ranged from very experienced players down to novices who came to have some fun while remembering all the good times.
Half the proceeds from the entry fees, along with profits from a raffle, will go to the Macmillan Nurses who were a great help to Martin.
The Baker Family have purchased a bench, suitably engraved, that will placed overlooking the piste where we all can sit and remember Martin.
The Harrow Observer also attended and took a lot of pictures, so take a look in the next edition.
After tea, coffee, pains au chocolat, brioche and croissants play started around 9:45 with the teams split into two groups of eight leagues of four. The format was barrage in the morning. Following a BBQ cooked by Mal with salads prepared by the Hanley family. (Mal is one of our three resident chefs along with Nick and Alan). The main and plate knock-outs commenced.
Again the rain held off and we were treated to some excellent pétanque, well those of us who were either knocked out or organising were, but equally well I hope that the players enjoyed their games.
Main winner - Sofiane Lachani
Runner up – Jean-Denis Scatena
Semi Finalists – Tom Creak and Didier Chassot
Plate Winner - Jerome Rousseau
Plate Runner up – Brian Stote
Best Lady – Claire White
Best Junior – Caitlin Baker
Best over 50 – Tom Creak
First Fanny - Emma Puddick
The biggest shock of the day, and he agrees with this was Tom Creak getting as far as he did, watch out Thames Valley in the league!
I hope to upload some pictures soon, I only managed to take a few of the presentation so will wait until I have some more.
A disapointing 4 teams turned up, however the sun shone and some good petanque was played
Doubles, can anyone provide me with the results please
HPC Season Launch - Melee 2012
Harrow opened its season with a mêlée with a variable number of players between 18 and 21 comprised of 12 members and a number of guests. Five rounds were played with an excellent BBQ and Hungarian Goulash cooked by Nick and Robert.
Thames Valley District Presentation Evening
This was held at Moor Hall Cookham on the 26th November, some 98 people attended, 8 from Harrow, who enjoyed a three course meal with dancing until 1am. There was also the presentation of the various trophies and a speech by the chairman of the district and the president of the region, something not to be missed!
Harrow teams received various awards, Harrow Lyons for winning division 2 of the league and Harrow Lyons for 2nd place in the league cup.
The chairman's award went to HPC member Alan Leadbeater.for his perseverance and loyalty
Harrow Invitation Doubles
This event was designed to encourage members to invite a friend to play. 11 teams turned up so a round robin was played. Again we were lucky with the weather.
HPC Season Launch - Melee 2011
Harrow opened its season with a well attended mêlée with 28 players made up of 12 members and guests. Four rounds were played before an excellent BBQ cooked by Alan.