Petanque

Chairman: Mary Manders-Trett

Secretary:Christine Godsell (candegodsell@tiscali.co.uk )

Treasurer: Jim Brewer

Committee Members: John Howell, Mary Manders-Trett, Eric Reynolds, Howard Samuels, Brenda Thomas

History of the Petanque Club

4th Sept 1995  – Date of meeting to discuss setting up of a Petanque Club

Officers elected: Captain: Bob Thomas, Secretary: David Ward, Treasurer: Edward Catchpole.

Estimated cost £500.00 to be raised by subs and grants (Les Chattel & Dennis Herbert to organise)

Early Oct 1995  Piste was excavated on the Playing Field (15m x 9M) 9th Oct 1995   Main ballast was laid

13/14th Oct 1995  Membrane fitted, top grit layer put down

14th Oct 1995 First boules thrown

15th Oct 1995 First playing session with 15 members.

We have playing sessions throughout the year on Wednesday and Friday afternoons at 2pm and Sunday mornings at 10am.

During May to September, we change from Friday afternoons to Friday evenings at 6pm.

The “piste” can be found behind the Village Hall and next to the children’s play area. New members and visitors are always welcome and boules are always available to borrow, please ask any committee member for more information or just turn up at the playing times mentioned.

Membership is £6:00 per year.

We have two teams, Gotherington Meteors and Gotherington All Stars both teams play in the Cotswold Petanque League.

The result, and current standings, can be found here.

Captain of Gotherington Meteors is Howard Samuels (01242 672492) Captain of Gotherington All Stars is Robert Arthur (01684 274304)

2014 Season Prizes Shutter Shield – Jim Brewer

Shutter Plate   – Christine Godsell

Gotherington Stores Cup – Mary and Ed Manders-Trett

Individual Melee – Mary Manders-Trett

Autumn Averages – Christine Godsell

Founders Cup – John Stroud

Rena & Gerald Williams Rose Bowl for Player of the Year – Ed Manders-Trett

As usual, we have months of events or competitions planned.If you have not tried Petanque, or don’t even know what it is, contact one of us and find out or just come along to one of the sessions mentioned on the back of Topics. This is a game to suit all ages, from older teens to geriatrics, male or female, so come as a family if you like.
We have spare boules (balls) and will be very happy to share our enthusiasm for the game. The rules are easy and remember, we all had to start somewhere. We were pretty useless at first but it is amazing how quickly
you get the hang of it. It matters not a jot if you are no good to start with. If you can hold a steel ball in one hand and throw in front of you – you are about 60% of the way there! And don’t worry, you certainly do not have to commit to every session or pre-book, so come and watch, talk to us, or join in. We would love to see you.

BoulePlayers1985 Gloucestershire Echo, Monday August 28th 1995