Winter League success for petanque pairs

Bridlington Millau Petanque Club
Bridlington Millau Petanque Club

Four Bridlington-Millau Petanque Club members have finished in top positions in this season’s final encounter of the Yorkshire Winter Pairs League.

Losing just one match Aled Jones ended up in the runner-up position, while his fellow club member Robert Fox secured third place, with the all-Bridlington team of Beryl Hartley and Malcolm Oates in fifth spot out of 20 teams who entered at Stockton Fox PC on March 16.

Jones, who has won the league for the past three seasons in a row, could only manage second place overall this time with the much-coveted trophy going to Brandesburton PC’s Bill Vicker, his first success in the competition.

The 17th Yorkshire Winter Pairs League was decided over 10 hard-fought tournaments between October-March and attracted an impressive number of entrants from all across the North of England.

Bridlington-Millau Petanque Club began its summer season on March 23 with a short trip to Brandesburton PC for an open pairs competition.

What an impressive winning start it was, with the in-form Ted Beetham and his partner Pat Rowlands (Doncaster PC) superbly recording six wins out of six to grab the first place prize money, narrowly ahead of Fox and his team-mate Steve Meadowcroft (Mistral PC) in second place out of the 16 teams who entered on the day.

At a recent awards evening the following club members received top accolades: Ted Beetham was named Most Successful Player for 2013 with Simon Alvey being crowned the club’s Most Improved Player.

Both of them played excellent petanque and deserved to win.