CLIVE MCCULLOCH was the star of the show in Heckmondwike Petanque Club’s first ever melee competition.
With three wins out of three and a plus-22 points difference McCulloch stormed to the win, while wife Carol was joint second along with Pat Jardwick on plus-17.
Club chairman Paul Simpkins also won all three of his games with plus-9 and surprisingly, Roger Farrar, who recently recorded the club’s first competitive win, was romped 13-0.
As membership numbers continue to rise for the Firth Park-based club – petanque is a form of boulles – 20 players took part in the competition.
Heckmondwike Petanque Club meet in Firth Park every Wednesday, 1pm, and Saturday, 10am. Coaching and equipment loan is free and new members are welcome.
It is now one of the biggest clubs in West Yorkshire and 10 members made their regional debut in a melee at Stockton-on-Forest, near York.
Janet Spencer and Alan Oxley finished joint sixth overall of the 43 players.
Roger and Jane Farrar, Clive and Carol McCulloch, Amy Best, Frank Huntley, Pat Hardwick and Ann Oxley also played.
On home ground, Steve Penny came out on top of an inter-club melee, winning all three matches.
Joint second were Roger and Alma Johnson with two wins each. Ralph Clegg was fourth, his plus-six score topping those who won one game.
On Saturday, as well as the usual 10am session, members are helping at the Firth Park open day with demonstrations and have-a-go-sessions.