Reporter 454, 19 June 2000
Teams of three have until Wednesday to sign up for this yearís Leeds boules tournament, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief. Games are to be played from now to mid-August, with the Finale Magnifique on September 13. Set on Britainís only inner-city piste de boules, at Bond Court, the contest involves about 150 players, usually including several University teams. Contact Alan Swift, 0113 268 1124.
In previous years, teams from the student union, the press office and, naturellement, the French Department have performed creditably in the quest for the famous Boule díOr de Leeds, currently held by the British Petanque Associationís northern region. Entries cost just £5 per team.
The cityís links with the game will be celebrated in October with the installation of a sculpture by Roger Burnett showing a boules player in a Yorkshire flat cap watched by a bemused Leeds family. The sculptor, incidentally, is taking on a series of student placements at his Sowerby Bridge studio: details on http://www.sculpturestudio.co.uk
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