Thursday 28th July 2022
The Masters Inter Livery Petanque Competition was held for the first time at the initiative of The Distillers Company.
Eighteen 3-man teams entered, with our team comprising IPM Jerry Merton and PM Charles Miller and myself – on paper a powerful team, but, as the IPM pointed out, we upheld the finest Corinthian principles of the Company!
The event took place on a fine summer’s evening at the home of the London Petanque Club in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, with the Distillers passing the net proceeds to The Lord Mayors Appeal. Club members kindly gave guidance on the rules and refereed any controversial calls!
The plus side of being knocked out after 3 matches – we could relax, smoke, drink, picnic and encourage; the downside – missing out on The Master Distillers bottle of Master’s Cask Whisky and the Cask Trophy (donated by The Coopers Co)…which was won by The Vintners in a closely (and competitively) fought final against The Plaisterers.
There was talk of this becoming an annual event – a game for anyone and everyone and perhaps a chance for us to be more selective on a quality team!
Special thanks to The Distillers, the LPC and all involved.