The presentation event for the 4th season of the Abbey Ales Bath Thursday Boules League took place at The Northey, Box. The league is organised by City of Bath Petanque Club, sponsored by Abbey Ales and is open to any teams of 4 based within 5 miles of the City centre.
The league was disrupted by rain during the season, but was eventually completed by playing in waterproofs. The Division 1 Champions were City of Bath Bears: Don Grimes, Esperanza and Chris Isaac, Jim Canham and Mark Gilbert. The runners up were the Compton team: Clive de Silva, Phil Woodham, John Murray, Martin Britton and Adi Williams.
The Division 2 champions were Reside: Cary Bush , Ben & Natasha Bower, Toby Martin and Georgina Barstow and the runners up were Barnhouse: Graham Cogswell and Tim Bolt. The Reside team will be promoted to Division 1 next season.
The finals of the league doubles and plate were played before the prize giving dinner on a surprisingly sunny evening. In the main doubles competition Clive de Silva & Phil Woodham beat Graham Cogswell & Tim Bolt. In the plate Adrian Dolan & Len West beat Fiona Starkey & Nigel Manley.
Organising committee Chair Diana Lockwood, praised the teams for theirsportsmanship and congeniality on the piste and for making the season apleasure despite the wet weather. Any teams interested in playing next season should contact Chris McGinn at: email@example.com