Bosley take triple crown

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS -

TUG OF WAR ALAN KNOTT

BOSLEY Tug of War Club re­cently com­peted at the York­shire Open Cham­pi­onships at the Coun­try­side Live agri­cul­tural show in Har­ro­gate.

The team took a small squad of pullers to the event, and were up against a num­ber of other teams from Lan­cashire and York­shire.

Bosley com­peted in two men’s weight classes, the 640 and 680kg.

The first weight class was the 640kg com­pe­ti­tion, with Bosley start­ing with a very close and ex­cit­ing pull against the very strong Bills­bor­row team from Lan­cashire, who reached the fi­nal of the Na­tional Young Farm­ers’ event this year.

Bills­bor­row took the first end, but Bosley won the next two, in a match that sapped the en­ergy of both teams.

To­wards the lat­ter stages of the com­pe­ti­tion, Bosley and another Lan­cashire team, Lon­gridge, emerged as the top two teams, and they had another tough match, go­ing all the way to three ends.

Again Bosley lost the first end but bat­tled hard to take the next two ends, fin­ish­ing as win­ners, with Lon­gridge end­ing as run­ners-up.

Bosley then com­peted in the 680kg com­pe­ti­tion. This weight was split into two groups, with the top two from each group pro­gress­ing to the semi­fi­nals.

Bosley did make the fi­nal four, along with Bills­bor­row, Chip­ping, and Up­per Wharfedale.

Bills­bor­row de­feated Chip­ping in their semi­fi­nal, and Bosley beat Up­per Wharfedale in the other.

The fi­nal was another ex­cit­ing pull be­tween Bills­bor­row and Bosley, with Bills­bor­row com­ing very close to tak­ing the first end, only for Bosley to take it all the way back over the line.

Another hard-fought sec­ond end saw Bosley take vic­tory.

Bosley also had mem­bers of the team com­pet­ing in the mixed ‘4+4’ event, is a rel­a­tively new weight class in which mixed teams com­pete.

Bosley joined forces with the ladies from Peni­s­tone in York­shire to com­pete in this 660kg weight class and they per­formed strongly to win with­out los­ing a sin­gle end.

This was Bosley’s fi­nal out­door event of the 2014 sea­son and the team is now hold­ing win­ter train­ing ses­sions once a week on Wed­nes­day evenings at 8pm. Th­ese train­ing ses­sions are open to any­one and those look­ing for more in­for­ma­tion should call 07976 591222.

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