PUK- TRIP 25th TO 28th October 2019

Report from Colin Sams

The annual trip to play in the International event on Saturday by PUK nr. Haarlem in Holland, was a fantastic experience as per usual.

A team of Eastern region, plus Sussex players made the trip to the fantastic PUK bouledrome, which has a large number of pistes indoors and outdoors.

Their Website is as follows http://puk-haarlem.nl/

There are also many pictures of the weekend on the FB page of Eastern, and Petanque England.

There were entries from France, Holland, Morocco, Indonesia plus the UK.

On Saturday we played against the above in an all day competition.

The results went against us, with some splendid teams from the aforementioned countries, and we finished one place above the bottom team.

However from the arrival on the Friday our hosts looked after us by feeding us and taking time to entertain us in the evenings.

On the Sunday all the UK players were paired with a Dutch club player in a very fun competition.

The results did not matter it was a wonderful weekend with the nicest people.

We would of course liked to have done better on the Saturday, as some of the teams we played against had very experienced International players who have and are still having great success in the game.

We look forward to next year.