Saint Michael's Cup and Plate Competition


Our major annual competition is in support Saint Michael's Hospice, Harrogate, and is sponsored by the Ellis Bates Group.

It is to open to anybody to make up teams of three from local Companies, Organisations, Community/Voluntary Groups, Schools, Sport Clubs or just people you know!  

St Michael's Cup 2015 

St Michael's Cup Final: Mange Tout Rodney beat Les Loques  13-5

St Michael's Plate Final:  Raging Boules beat Boules d'Argent  13-8

Congratulations to Mange Tout Rodney - Saint Michael's Cup Winners 2015. At their fourth attempt Jon Park, Jon and Tim Swales overcame last year's winners, Les Loques by 13 points to 5 at the Pierhead on Thursday evening.  Playing some excellent, boules, Mange Tout were always in control of the match and deserved victors. Les Loques team members Keith Peters, David Whitelaw and Bill Lee, acknowledging they were outplayed on the night, have already declared their intent to regain the trophy in 2016! 
Congratulations also to Raging Boules, who beat Boules d'Argent in the Plate Final 13-8. The match was closer than the score suggests. Swinging one way then the other to get to 8 points all, before Raging Boules scored the 5 points needed to win the match.
Thank you to all the teams who took part in this year's competition and we hope to see you again next year! Thank you also for your support of Saint Michael's Hospice with the donations made to enter the competition. As some payments were made direct to Saint Michael's, we do not have an exact record of how much we raised but this should be about £300. If you have still to donate, please send your payment direct to SMH, referencing to 'Saint Michael's Cup'.










Knock-out Stages, St Michael's Cup

Under the Coche vs Boulevard of Broken Dreams.  Result:  13-7

Semi Finalists Under the Coche vs Les Loques  Result:  9-13

Les Loques vs CNG Fireboules.  Result:   13-4

The Unpredictaboules vs Mojos.  Result:  4-13

Semi Finalists Mojos vs Mange Tout Rodney  Result:  1-13

Les Franglais vs Mange Tout Rodney.  Result:  4-13


Knock-out Stages, St Michael's Plate

CNG Great Boules of Fire vs Rock up and Fling.  Result:  13-7

                   Semi Finalists CNG Great Boules of Fire vs Raging Boules  Result:  1-13

Boules in a China Shop vs Raging Boules.  Result:  7-13

Ellis Bates Advisorboules vs Drop Stitch.  Result:  7-13

         Semi Finalists Drop Stitch vs Boules d'Argent  Result:  3-13

Boules d'Argent vs Les Grand Conilles.  Result:  13-7


Role of Honour 

Year       St Michael's Cup                                          St. Michael's Plate

              Winners                     Runners Up               Winners               Runners Up

 2012     Swinging Pensioners    Vodka Red Bull          

 2013     Raging Boules             Mange Tout Rodney    CNG Fireboules       Plantabulous

 2014     Les Loques                 Raging Boules             CNG Fireboules      CNG Great Boules

                                                                                                           of Fire