The Inverleith Cash Pairs was held at Inverleith Petanque Club, Edinburgh.
So much for the Indian summer, Indian monsoon more like! However money talks so 26 players from Ayr (3), Edinburgh (8), Fochabers (4), Haddington (2), Perth (8) and Stirling (1) splashed their way to this year year’s competition making up thirteen teams – yes the dreaded odd number again!
Four leagues – three of three and one of four – were played before lunch and in the afternoon a Swiss for the top eight – top two from each league – for the main dosh and a league of five for the plate – less dosh.
Fasch – Robbie and John – dominated the afternoon play, as they did in the morning, playing most of their games on ’the hill’ a piste on which they are masters. They beat Chips – Shirley and Lynn – to 7, Champignons – Colin and Mags – to 1, and the Foreigners – Stephane and Istvan – to 4 to lift the top prize.
Giggly Girls – Dani and Susan – and Chips – Shirley and Lynn – fought it out for third place with the GG’s coming from behind to win 13-12
Christine C and John P came out on top of the league of five to win the Plate.
The Inverleith Cash Pairs –
Winners – Fasch – Robbie S and John W – Fochabers.
Runners up – Foreigners – Stephane M and Istvan P – Inverleith/Troon.
Third – Giggly Girls – Dani C and Susan A – Inverleith/B&Bs
Fourth – Chips – Shirley L and Lynn J – Fochabers
The Inverleith Less Cash Pairs –
Winners – Christine T and Allan M – Inverleith.
A fine if somewhat wet day out, bacon rolls for breakfast and mince and tatties with apple crumble to follow at lunch time, was enjoyed by all.