Our Charity Melee took place on 13 August 23 in aid Alzheimer’s Research. 18 players took part in this event. The Isle of Wight team were unable to attend at short notice, but we did have visitors from Portchester and Muscliffe.
Play started at 10 am and the weather was kind. A buffet lunch was served at 12.30. Many thanks to Lois, Jackie Lee, Mari and Marion. many thanks also to the cake makers. Absolutely delicious and made about £50 for the charity.
The results were as follows: 1st Thomas Williams from Portchester, 2nd Gerry MacAleese, 3rd Bob Bish, 4th Paula Fauvel, 5th Sue MacAleese, 6th Don Power.
Great to see Don playing so well after his eye op. Carol and I ( Gary) narrowly avoiding a fanny loosing 13/1 against Don playing with Thomas
A very good time had by all, no one with 5 wins, but top 6 had 4. And we made over £200 in total for our chosen Charity Alzheimer’s Research. Well done Fareham.
Brilliant sunshine at 9 gave way to Mizzle for most of the morning, but we saw sunshine in afternoon. A light lunch was included in the entry fee.
14 players participated in many very tight games. Bob, Robert and Sheila went through to the main with 3 wins, joined by Daena on 2 wins and plus 20 after narrowly loosing to Sheila 12-13. With Daena beating Bob and Sheila beating Robert we saw a repeat match in a very entertaining Final. The result. 1st Sheila Hayward, Club Singles Champion.
2nd Daena Vincent. 3rd Bob and Robert. Consulate winner Jackie Churcher, and Plate Sue MacAleese. Gary Fannie’d Tim. And he looks delighted about it.
7 members of Fareham travelled to the north of Scotland, some 650 miles to play Petanque and catch up with old friends and make new ones
Sue and Gerry with Paul and Sheila, and Gary and Lois, took the opportunity to extend the trip to see some more of Scotland. Roz had to travel by train on Thursday evening as the original plan to travel was scuppered by a rail strike. This resulted in Malcolm driving to Aberdeen, about an hour away, to pick her up at 11.30 pm
On Friday we were welcomed by Malcolm and Shelly Mackenzie for a fish supper and to play Petanque at their home, overlooking McDuff harbour. A wood fire was built as the evening became a bit cool. Lovely, until we realised all our clothes stank of wood smoke, which lingered somewhat.
Saturday morning, we joined MacDuff Sharks for their usual Saturday Melee, in brilliant sunshine. Gary White won the match and was awarded a trophy and a gift of Petanque measure and Jacks. 2nd was Lou Robinson from MacDuff. 3rd was Malcolm Mackenzie.
We were invited to go to a Whisky tasting in the afternoon, later we played Bingo in the club room in the evening and had a very good time and picked up quite a few prizes.
Sunday was the main event. 11 Teams from across the region came to play. Fareham Fillies and Fareham Oaks played 5 games in pouring rain which gave way to cold scotch mist after lunch. Teams from Carnoustie and MacDuff played their first open event. Fochabers were 1st 5 wins plus 38 and Fareham Fillies 5 wins plus 32, 2nd . Just a few points in it.
An Indian meal was arranged for Sunday evening with some of the McDuff club. 20 people in all.
Many thanks to Malcolm and Shelly and all at MacDuff Petanque club. We have issued an invitation for them to come to us next time.