Pictures from Boules on Tuesday 14th June 2016
At long last Spring has sprung and the boules season is here. Omniboules – the University of Bath boules team - will be playing in the Bath League de Petanque again, thanks to funding by Omnibus, the Staff Society. The first match is this coming Tuesday 10th May in Queen Square in Bath, with play starting at 6pm. This will feature friendly matches, alongside nibbles and drinks (cheese, salami, pastis) and entertainment. In previous years this has been a really fun occasion, so if you are free please come along. No special clothing, footwear or knowledge of the game are required, but festive berets, blousons, baguettes, strings of onions etc are all appreciated.
In each match we field a team of three players, and we should play 3 matches during an evening, so up to nine people can get the chance to play. If there are more than nine of us, I’m happy to stay with the pastis and salami while cheering you on.
If you hope to attend on the 10th, please email me M.B.Reed@bath.ac.uk so I know who to expect. We should find each other and sign in at 5.45pm, play starts at 6pm (let me know if you’ll arrive later).
I have updated the Omniboules website:
including a link to information about the 2016 season, received today from the League Organisers.
In addition to playing in Queen Sq, we can have lunchtime practices at Claverton Community Hall, in good weather. I’ll send an email next week about this.
The next League meeting, when the serious matches start, is the following Tuesday 17th May; the meetings thereafter are every Tuesday fortnight. If you are emailing me about the 10th, and can also advise on your availability for the 17th, please do so. Note that spouses, partners, colleagues, friends are all welcome to join in. If you are not yet on the omniboules mail-list, let me know and I’ll add you.
This is a last and final call for anyone willing to captain the Omniboules team to play in the Bath League de Petanque this season. Omniboules is a mail-list of people who enjoy a game of boules. The League matches are every second Tuesday at 6pm in Queen Square, running from May to September. No experience of captaining, or of playing boules, or of anything else is needed, beyond an ability to hold one’s pint of cider steady in one hand while throwing the boule with the other.
The Captaincy mainly involves sending out pre-match reminders to the omniboules mail-list, to check who will be able to come. You should be free to play fairly regularly yourself – though a jobshare arrangement is possible.
The deadline for registering in the Bath League is 25th April (next Monday). In no-one volunteers by then, we would still be able to meet for lunchtime practices at Claverton Hall in good weather, and we could try to arrange friendly matches with local teams.
Please contact Martin Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the end of this week if you are willing to captain, or if you want to be added to the omniboules mail-list.