October and November were really busy so there is a lot of catching up to do.
In October the start of the Winter Pairs was cancelled due to a real cats and dogs day, so the missed matches will be played as a 'double header' at the December meeting.
We had a birthday play day for JJ's 80th – some play first followed by prize giving – JJ had given me £80 for prizes so I had a lovely time spending it. We had 11 prizes in all including two for the youngest players – who were both 9 at the time, and one for the oldest player who is 87 and we had nibbles, made by members, in the clubhouse.
Early November saw us play the Euro Cup for Clubs against Hereford 1 which we won 4:1, now we must meet Hereford 2 in early December for the next round.
On the 17th November some of us went to the Thames Valley Presentation Dinner in Maidenhead when the awards to winners of the various competitions held throughout the year were presented. Mark Dowman and Chris Hurst won the lion's share for Petanque Wallingford, although the Red Kites were very happy to receive the Runners Up medals for the Sunday Leagues.
Below is a list of those awards won by PW:
Mark and Chris H - 1st in TV Winter Pairs,
Mark, Dave, Chris H, Chris S - 3rd in TV Regional Qualifiers for Hayling Island
Red Kites - Runners up in TV Weekend League
Mark, Dave, Chris S - 1st in TV Regional Triples
Mark, Dave - 3rd in TV Regional Pairs
Mark - 1st in TV Shooting
Mark - 1st in TV Singles
Ava, Mark - plate winners in TV mixed pairs
Sarah & Chris S – plate runners up in TV mixed pairs.