Prospect had a great day at the Pierre Cup at the Club De Petanque Adelaide on the 12 November, Dave Ward with former Club member Jean Philippe Guglielmi won the prestigious Pierre Cup from Prospect members Alan Matthews and Wendy Dewis, their effort to reach the final was meritorious being Wendy’s first Cup final.
Club President Allan Sanderson with Club Vice President Brett Williams won the Consolante..Brett is missing from the photo due to an early commitment.
Alan Matthews and Wendy Dewis, runners-up for the Pierre Cup
Jean Philippe Guglielmi and Dave Ward, winners for the Pierre Cup 2017
Club President Allan Sanderson , winner for the Pierre Cup consolante
Great work done by Rada and Dominique Pierre and their support team for a great day.
Prospect Petanque was invited to take part in the Come and Try at the Prospect Spring Fair. This year, on October 28, the Fair was held at the Broadview Oval. The larger venue than in the past, and the fine weather, made it a very pleasant day.
When he stopped by for a chat, we complimented Prospect Mayor David O’Loughlin on the success of the Fair.
We had an hour slot at midday to demonstrate our game, which although on grass, worked well enough for the purpose. While we did not attract an overwhelming number of participants, the two lads in the photo spent a lot of time and showed keen interest. We were represented by President Allan, Marty, Janet and Mike, Richard, Geoff, David (Wilson), Denise (McCann), Mike (Mulvihill) and myself (Kym).
Prospect Petanque Club at the Prospect Spring Fair
Melbourne Cup Lunch at the Club is becoming quiet a tradition, this year 25 Members joined together for an enjoyable lunch.
Club ‘Bookie”.Carol Pascoe managed the Sweeps and organised the Prospect Club Melbourne Cup Race across the front veranda of the club ..no running involved just ‘skipping’ along to the lucky numbers drawn..the winner was..Jenny Rossiter, she also had the best hat..
Carol Pascoe and Jenny Rossiter
Please note in the left foreground of the table photo…Lucky Marty Verdonk checking his sweep horses..and.. he won ‘the big $2.00 sweep’.
Melbourne Cup Lunch
The popular Sixer Side event has been staged by our Club for the past 4 years, this year there were 6 Teams 3 of those were from our Club the most we have played in the 4 years.
This event offers players a Team approach to Petanque (they workout a Team Name eg, PisteAnts, Odds ‘N’ Sods, Thorns ‘N’ Roses Internationals, BouleBusters, and Prospectors, with each team playing 5 x 1 hour games and using a mix of Singles, Doubles and Triples games, in these games we have mixed Male/Female Teams and Same Sex teams in a variety of combinations.
Most players enjoy the concept, the Team Spirit it generates and the variety of matches played is more fun them a usual Cup.
The winners again for the third year in a row were BouleBusters a team from the Eastern Suburbs Club with the Prospect Prospectors finishing in second place.
BouleBusters team from the Eastern Suburbs Club
Prospectors : Selina, Dave, Tory, Alan, Lionel and Mike
Special thanks to Brett and Sue Williams for, Umpiring(Brett), and managing a hectic score desk ( Sue), also on hand were Kym Wilson (managing the bar and food help), Carol Pascoe Food help and Raffle) and Hieke Whitehorn for supplying food and help with serving.
Also to Trevor Palmer and Michael Fordmya for setting up the tables and chairs and many other tasksand Janet Jenkin for keeping track of the money in and out…and anyone else I’ve missed for helping out on the day.
This special event went really well for our Club.