The Oxshott Petanque Club Winter Melee held on Saturday 4th January, 2020 was blessed with dry, chilly weather.  The 46 competitors soon warmed up when the competition commenced.   There was a happy buzz and great interaction between all the participators from arrival to departure.

Upon arrival, the competitors enjoyed a hot drink and one of Jeff’s excellent bacon rolls. Once registered, players randomly drew for their playing partners and opposition for the three games.  Raffle tickets were also sold for the generously donated prizes.

After a short briefing on the terrain, the games commenced, and the winners in each section were established after 3 games.  Laughter and chatter prevailed with new acquaintances being made and previous ones renewed.  It was then back to the clubhouse for a very delicious and warming soup and roll prepared by Jeff and Maire.

Following the raffle, the results were announced:-

  • The Best Junior was Matt Gibson 
  • The competitor who won no games with the highest points difference was Krystyna Gray (Richmond U3A)
  • The competitors who won one game with the highest points difference were Jeanette Stewart (Richmond U3A) and Gill Sterry (Oxshott PC)
  • The competitor who won two games with the highest points was Pam Cannon (Oxshott PC)
  • The overall winner who won all three games and had the highest  points difference was Richard Foulsham (Oxshott PC)

Richard received the ‘Winter Melee’ trophy and chose the Charity (Prostate Cancer) for the profit made from part of the entry fee and 100% raffle takings.  An impressive sum of  £315.00 will be going to the Charity. Thanks to all those who bought raffle tickets for this great cause.

We were delighted to received a letter of thanks from Prostate Cancer UK – click here to view.

Report by Stuart Cursley (Organiser of the OPC Winter Melee)