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
Nigel Manley – 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.