After a two year pandemic-enforced break our friends from The Henley Falaise & Liechlingen Twinning Association booked the Wallingford Boulodrome for their annual pétanque competition.
The event started with a picnic at 12:30pm in warm sunshine as our visitors took advantage of the open clubhouse for liquid refreshments.
With 20 guests in total we had a nice even number of players to run a three game Melee. After a short demonstration on how to play for those new to pétanque and an explanation on how to fill in the individual score cards we were all set to play.
Three 35min timed matches took us through to a 4pm finish. In no time Adrian had worked through all 20 score cards to announce the results.
Liz McEwen presented the prizes – a splendid Shield Trophy and bottle of wine for the winner and a large box of chocolates for the runner up.
A big thanks to Adrian and Val for helping to prepare, run and clear up after the event.