With the latest news and advice today the Northey Arms Boules Club has decided to suspend all Club activities until further notice.
Unfortunately this means no Club nights, no Dickos Doubles and no Spring Cup for now.
Hopefully we will get through this before the end of the season and get back to bouling soon. Meanwhile stay safe and hope to see you soon!
GWR Winter Doubles 1-3-20
Fresh from their latest (the only) victory in the European Cup Bob And Pete continued their run of good fortune seeing of the last two teams on the journey that was the Winter Doubles. Starting at 4th on the day this was already a very good position and with one result going their way during the day it meant that they jumped up a place to finish a very very creditable 3rd place.
Not forgetting Keith of course who whilst not playing in this round had apparently helped them along the way.
Well done Boys! Bring on the GWR Inter-regional qualifiers!
European Cup 29-2-20
Well that’s it done for another year. A great day out at Heart of England Hereford side based at the Seven Stars, Clehonger saw off our Eurocup challenge to get to the final round of the Plate competition.
In the opening triples Steve, Marie and Kevin came up against some super pointing opposition and great shooting whilst Bob, Pete and Graham also came up against a very strong triple with good local knowledge. With both teams losing the opening games it meant that we had to excel and take the win in all 3 double games. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be; Steve and Graham were well up and performing very well until their shooter got into his stride and the opposition came back to snatch the win. Kevin and Marie staged a late comeback but ended up on the losing side. That left the dynamic duo of Pete and Bob who took early advantage and after a few fortunate bounces were on the verge of winning for a nervy 10-15 minutes. Finally taking the win (the only win of the day). So out we went losing 4-1, but after a very warm welcome and refreshments in the cosy Seven Stars the players and loyal travelling supporters made the long trek home.
Thanks to Graham for the organisation and managing the squad. Bring on next year.
Congratulations to all our internal competition finalists, some great games en-route and good fun!
Singles Main – Steve Richman
Singles Plate – Kevin Ford
Drawn Pairs Main – Kath Morris and Thierry Sarkissian
Drawn Pairs Plate – Chrissie Edwards and Mike Curd
Very sad to hear that Nigel passed away on Sunday. A lovely man who played the game with a passion and was always so jolly.
Euro Cup (plate) finals 2019 will be held at the Worthing Petanque Club in Sussex on Sunday 28 April.
The four teams in the finals, of this national competition, will play each other in a round robin event of 2 triples and three doubles per round. The teams are Northey Arms Boules Club; Duke of Wellington PC (2) from Kent; Oxshott PC from Surrey and Arena PC from Nottinghamshire. Come on you Northey!!
Euro Cup 2019
In an exciting fourth round Eurocup match, the Northey Arms Boules Club ran out 4-1 winners over a strong Hereford side. They now go forward to the national finals. A fantastic result, played in great spirit by both teams. Congratulations to the Northey team.
After a slow start Alison, Mike and Steve made short work in their mixed triples match running out 13-2 winners. Pete, Bob and Graham came up against stronger resistance in their triples match but with Bob on form with his shooting they wore down the opposition eventually winning 13-7.
Alison and Mike set the pace with a great performance of pointing and shooting in their mixed doubles match, winning 13-7. Unfortunately Pete and Bob could not keep up the pace falling 9-13 to some resilient play by Hereford. An exciting and closely fought final doubles saw Steve and Graham involved in a see saw affair, but running out winners 13-12 in an exciting climax to a great match. (photos in the Gallery – Euro Cup 2019)
Northey Originals Finish third in GWR Winter League. In a strong field of 28 teams the “Originals” of Steve, Callum and Graham finished third in the GWR regional winter doubles competition. Played throughout the winter, at different locations in the region, the Originals won 22 of their 27 games. All of the five Northey teams that entered, had very creditable performances. Well done all.