A Close Contest at the 'Drome
This year’s Denton Boules Championship, held at the Darrow Green Road Boulodrome last night, was as closely contested as in previous years.
Twelve teams, each of three players, entered the competition and competed in groups of three in the first round. Mercifully, the rain disappeared just in time, the barbecue was kept busy, the cyder flowed and a great evening was had by all.
The results were as follows:
- Winners of the tournament and now proud holders of the coveted Boules Remy Trophy — Chris & Crew — Chris Whipps, Doris Lambert, Davis Lambert.
- Runners up — Hungry Hippos — Gill Hipwell, Andy Hipwell, Amy Tufts
- Winners of the Plate competition — On the Pull — Jennifer Lambert, Rob Godsmark, Peter Grant/Shirley Pull.
- Runners up — Hedenham Heroes — Jane, William and George Hunt
Our boules correspondent commented “The high quality of play and competitive nature of many participants led to some hard fought games and quite a late night for the finalists. One can't help thinking, though, that last year’s winners Fitz (Mike, Andrea & Danielle) and up and coming newcomers LDKA (Bob, Avis & Eamon) may have misjudged the effect of the newly bottled 2009 & 2010 vintage Blackhand cyder on offer, on their performance in the later rounds”.