Melee Christmas


Congratulations to Joyce, winner of the December melee on 6th December at the Pierhead.

With 3 players achieving 4 wins out of 4, the winner was decided by a shoot-out.

With Christmas less than 3 weeks away, we celebrated with mince pies and mulled wine, which went down very well. Melee Christmas to one and all!

Friday Melees

Our melees are continuing through Autumn and Winter on the first Friday of the month at 12pm.
The first of these was held on 4th October. After an enjoyable series of games, with accompanying wine and nibbles, there was a 4-way tie.
The deciding shoot-out was won by Tony – well done.


Winter Melees

Thursday evening melees have been enjoyed by most of our members, winners have been- Tony, Tricia, Alan and Keith twice. Keith won the final melee and took the cup home.
Winter melees will be starting on 4th October from 12.00 and the 1st Friday of the month. £3 to enter with the usual wine and nibbles. Weather permitting of course!

Sue Howe

Well done, Charles!!

Sunday brought some success for Harrogate Montpellier PC in the 2019 Northern Pairs competition in Bridlington.

Club Captain and pairs partner, Richard Burrow from Leeds PC, were crowned  the 2019 Northern Pétanque Pairs Champions!

Winning all of their morning qualifying matches, they came through the knockout stage in the afternoon to win the final in froCSPaiirsnt of a large crowd of fellow competitors and spectators.

Charles commented, “We had great weather, and high quality competitive play.”

Roy Cotton memorial event


The annual RCMT event was held at Leeds PC in Headingley on Saturday, attracting 28 players and a ‘good crowd’ of Roy’s family and friends.

Roy was a founder member of the Leeds club, on Glen Road, with the Harrogate Chairman, Nigel Clay, in 2006. Roy sadly passed away in 2016.

After a round of triples and doubles, the ‘match’ was well won by the home team, who retained the Roy Cotton Memorial Trophy for another year.

Thanks to Leeds PC for their great hospitality!

The picture shows Paul Matthews receiving the trophy from Nigel.

We may be ready for a home fixture in 2020!




Roy Cotton Memorial Trophy event


Roy Cotton was a founder member of Leeds Petanque Club in 2006 with our Chairman, Nigel Clay.

The formation of Leeds PC has been directly responsible for the subsequent development of the clubs in Harrogate, Heckmondwike, Huddersfield, Mirfield and Thorner.

Roy sadly passed away in June 2106 and we have held an annual event in his memory at the Leeds club, on Glen Road in Headingley.

This year’s event will take place on Sunday September 8th from 11.00 am to approx. 2pm,

So, technically, it will be an option to the Club’s usual, Sunday morning session!

We appreciate that this is close to the WYC Final at the same venue, but we do hope members will be able support the event.

As well as the Trophy match there will be a barbeque and social play.

We need about 8-10 players for the Trophy match and the format will depend on the numbers available on both sides. So PLEASE get in tough with Charles Stewart if you are able to come, and want to play in the match. Also to be able to organise transport for those wanting a lift!




Well done Charles!!!

Charles + Alan

Congratulations to Club Captain, Charles Stewart (right), on a magnificent performance at last weekend’s Northern Region Singles & Shooting Championships

Having lost narrowly to Northern President, Alan Swift (left), in the Singles Final, Charles took the title of Northern Singles Shooting Champion 2019.

He will now represent the North in the National Championships! Bon chance, mon brave!!

For more details, click on the link below…..