Saturday, September 03, 2011
Today was the day of the Christchurch Singles, and the day dawned with a minus 2 and a clear sky. Well, it turned out to be one of the best days, absolutely no wind, clear blue sky with a blazing sun to quickly warm us up. It wasn't long before we were in Tshirt and shorts - truly fantastic petanque weather. Lorraine and I look as though we've come from the ski fields - both sporting a glamorous tan at a fraction of the cost :-) Before the start of the tournament the organisers took us all through the house playing rules. And instead of telling us when a boule is out, etc we voted on the various options available. This uber democratic process was much appreciated by yours truly as you can imagine. Mainlanders are so relaxed and practical, North Islanders could learn a thing or two. Anyway, a big congratulations to Graig Mcenzie who won the final against the title holder Brian Westerbeek 13/10.