25th Birthday Competition at Prospect Petanque Club

The celebrations of Prospect Petanque Club’s 25th Birthday continued on Sunday 18 April with a Doubles competition. Seventeen teams competed in great weather and a friendly atmosphere. Three timed games were played before lunch to decide the competitors for the Principale, Consolante, Complementaire and Conviviale untimed games after lunch.

A feast fitting the occasion was prepared by Wendy Dewis and players enjoyed Arancini balls with a topping of pesto or truffle, followed by Roast Pork and 8 trimmings!! As if that wasn’t enough, delicious lemon tartlets followed for dessert. Many thanks to Wendy, ably assisted by her partner Alan, for this feast.

The day incorporated the traditional “Founder’s Cup” and Mike Mulvihill was remembered for his hard work in getting the Club established on what were the grounds of the Prospect Park Women’s Bowling Club. Mike was an avid wine collector and his widow, Valmai Nicoll (pictured at right), presented four bottles from his collection for presentation to the Winners and Runners Up of the Principale competition.

Congratulations to all competitors and especially to those who played in the Grand Finals:

Principale: Van Nguyen and Gavan Scott defeated Janet Jenkin and Michael Frodyma 13-2

Consolante: Ralph Foster and Jenny Key defeated David Jones and Marilyn Trebilcock 13-6

Complementaire: Dominique Pierre and Steve Hambour defeated Penny Lyons and Anthony Pietsch 13-4

Conviviale: Alan Matthews and Marty Verdonk defeated Roland Piek and Illiano Puccini 13-4

Now for the next 25 years!!!

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