There was a great turnout for this year's annual Boules Championship held at the Mill Farm Bouleodrome on 7th August. Over 45 participants and spectators were there and 12 teams keenly competed for the much sought after Boules Remy Trophy.
Every team played a minimum of 3 games (whether they liked it or not) and over the evening there were some very impressive performances. Team Hanner must get particular mention. Jonathan lost a contact lens mid tournament, and Amy played with a child on one arm for most of the evening. In spite of this they made it to the final, eventually being defeated by Bless 'em All (Gill, Clare & Rob; the long the short and the tall).
Gill's decision to ditch other members of last year's winning team, the "Hippos", proved to be well judged, as Rob & Clare's skill and enthusiasm carried Bless' em All to an impressive win in the final. Another victim of Bless 'em All were hot favourites TOWIE (Michelle, Garry and Ronnie), who appeared to peak too soon.
In the plate competition final, former Hippos team member Dino, together with Mutts & Fizzy, was trounced by "Ain't Fussed" (David, Linda & Terry T). Gill may have to provide some coaching before next year's event. Inevitably there was a splash of rain, but not enough to dampen the enjoyment of the evening.