Keep Calm and Play Petanque
The “Inspired Trophy” Event was played on Sunday 8th March. The event attracted 24 teams with a wide range of experience.
The “Inspired Trophy” was initiated after the receipt of money from Sport England enabling the club chalet and lower terrain to be built. The teams played in a league format in the morning, and based on the results, the afternoon games were played on a knockout basis.
The afternoon grouping was a Gold, Silver and Bronze format and a consolage for each section. Everyone who entered played at least 5 games and the cash prizes were across the board, with all the entrance monies being paid as prizes.
The morning games started at 10.00am, and the weather held until shortly before lunch. To complete the league, competitors played during the late morning rain. The reward for finishing, was to then enjoy the warmth of the Clubhouse and food provided by Jeff.
It was great to see and hear the enjoyment of 2 fathers with their 11 year old daughters, and to see England players shooting out boules and others accurately pointing.
The rain changed the way the terrain played during the day and everyone enjoyed the challenge of adapting their throws.
Whilst a rain free day would have been ideal, the participants all complimented the club organisers on a well run event.