Details of this new championship are on their website http://labritishopenpetanque.uk/

The event starts with qualifying rounds on the Saturday afternoon, 21st July, followed by a social evening of games, shooting event, food and a drinks licence, before the main events get underway on the Sunday (finish by early evening).

Plenty of nearby budget accommodation too (details on the website). This is a brand new event at a fantastic and relatively new venue with 24 international sized pitches, floodlights and clubhouse.

We really want to make this the 'must attend' championships in the north of England. We have a Facebook site and Twitter feed, as well as our website, and hope to bolster the prize money through sponsorship.

We would love all four of the home nations to be represented, as well as overseas - we already have a team from Belgium, a Slovakian and an SPA team entered, and the season has barely started! Close to Leeds Bradford and Manchester airports, and support with transfers quite possible. Any questions, please call me on 01765 634650 Hope you will join us!

Matt Blyton