Sunday, April 09, 2017

Start of the Pétanque season in Stockport

Boules club back in action at Alexandra Park.

Today saw the start of the 2017 Pétanque season in Stockport as 18 members of the Woodstock Pétanque Club met on the terrain at Alexandra Park in Edgeley.

Petanque action at Alexandra Park in Edgeley
Club organiser Jackie B in action on the Edgeley piste

It was marvellous to be back out and playing pétanque in some wonderful weather. In my match-up I was drawn to play in a triples game alongside Carol H and newcomer Hilary 2. In a very close match against David W, Jackie and Paul we picked up the win 13-10.

Petanque action at Alexandra Park in Edgeley
Carol H pointing a shot on the way to victory

It was my third ever win at the club, and the second teaming up with Carol H. My record at Woodstock Pétanque Club is now 3 wins and 4 defeats, with a 'winning streak of sorts' carried over from last year.

Petanque action at Alexandra Park in Edgeley
Club stalwart Andrew Smith plays a shot in our pre-match warm up

The Woodstock Pétanque Club meets-up from 1pm on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. New players are very welcome. It costs just £10 for the annual membership, with a £1 fee per week when you play - with prizes up for grabs for results over the three games played.

Check out the Woodstock Pétanque Club website, on Twitter as well as the Pétanque in Manchester Facebook Group for more info and to check on playing dates.

The Friends of Alexandra Park are also on Facebook so do give them a like and a follow too.

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