Petanque tournament set for finale

Petanque players (s)
Petanque players (s)

Harrogate’s petanque tournament will draw to a close on September 24, with the winner in line to take home the Saint Michael’s Cup and Plate.

The tournament, organised by Harrogate Montpellier Petanque Club, began this spring, and teams have played throughout the summer.

A total of 16 teams took part, and raised £300 for Saint Michael’s Hospice.

The Saint Michael’s Cup will be awarded to the winning team at Pierhead Bouledrome at the top of Montpellier Hill on September 24 from 6pm onwards

The Plate will then be awarded to the winners of the runners-up competition.

Club chairman Nigel Clay said: “Last year’s tournament was badly affected by the wet weather, but this year we have been very fortunate, with lots of warm, dry days to play the matches.

“Petanque is a very enjoyable sport, and it has been rewarding to see an increasing number of people participating. It’s a very accessible and sociable game for all ages, and a very easy way to make new friends.

For more information about the tournament, or about the club, visit