SUPER SIXERS COMPETITION 2021 – teams soldiered on through wind, rain and (a little) hail

Eight teams of six players competed in the annual Super Sixers Competition on Sunday 12 September. The weather was moderate at the beginning of the competition, lulling us into disbelieving what had been forecast for the day. The teams represented five Clubs and the competition was doubles and triples, men’s, women’s and mixed with Captains nominating the players for each game. It took a bit to keep up with who was playing with whom, against whom and where but the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all competitors. The only downer was the bad weather that had to be endured during play – it seemed to calm down while we were under cover for lunch!!

The Principale division was won by Prospect’s BT Warriers (Melissa, Gavin, Van, Janet, Marty and Michael) with 5 wins, from Runners Up Novar Gardens’ Purple Power (Jonathan, Selina, Judy, Giselle, Gary and Ryan) with 4 wins. Adelaide Hills – Hills Hoisters – (Anthony, Lleanne, Deb, Ross, Dirk and Greg) took out the Consulante division with 4 wins and the Runners Up were Eastern Suburbs – Boule Devant (Ray, Tory Sandy, Shiela, Shirley and Lionel) with 1 win.

A great day of something different, with a yummy lunch and nibbles. Many thanks to those involved in setting up and pulling down, and food preparation and serving and to our competition organiser, Allan Sanderson, for the many hours spent in preparing the game sheets and keeping track of the results.

LAURIE IS 90!!!

A wonderful crowd today for Laurie Anderson’s celebration for his 90th birthday. Laurie was born on 31/7/1931 and the recent lockdown meant his celebrations had to be postponed until today. His family and Club friends gathered to celebrate and Laurie was presented with a medal for being “Our Saturday Hero”.

Laurie was born in Bo’ness Scotland (20mins from Edinburgh) and arrived in Australia in January, 1971. His daughter Liz and son John attended the celebrations and his son Bill joined in during the speeches by phone.

We all wish Laurie many happy, healthy years to come.

STATE TRIPLES COMPETITION – 28 and 29 August – Prospect takes out two Divisions

Two wins for Prospect at the State Triples at Eastern Suburbs Petanque Club. Melissa, Gavin and Van won the Consolante and Janet, Michael and Marty won the Convivial. All after one and a half days of competition, rain and the lights being turned on to see out the final match of the Convivial division in which Prospect was up 12 points to 6 when Novar Gardens started to make a come back to bring the game to 12 all. A breathtaking finish to see Prospect hold on to take out the division. Well done to all players, officials and ESP for hosting the event.

JOHN IS OUR AUGUST WINNER IN THE SATURDAY COMPETITION

We had wonderful sunshine and a great crowd for this month’s Saturday Competition with 28 players competing, making a very healthy prize pool. Four players scored 13 in both of their games – Alison, Richard H, John and Van. Alison and Van each have a one point handicap, having won a previous competition, so it was then a count back between Richard H and John. John took the booty home, having only 3 points scored against him while Richard H had 18.

The September Saturday Competition will be held on 18 September. 3.00 pm kick off, with registrations by 2.55 pm, please.

Many members took the opportunity to get some coaching tips from Gavin, Glenis and Stan prior to the Competition. Glenis and Stan focused on Pointing skills and will look at Shooting next session which will be held on 4 September. Due to the State Triples Competition coaching will not be held next Saturday, 28 August.

SATURDAY COMPETITION – this coming Saturday 21 August – 3.00 pm – preceded by COACHING from 2.30 pm – 3.00 pm.

The August Saturday Competition will be held this coming Saturday, 21 August at 3.00 pm, with registrations by 2.55 pm, please. $2 to enter and the winner takes it all. We play two doubles games, with teams drawn from a bucket.

Previous winners, who all have a handicap of 1 point to be taken off their total score, are Alison, Marilyn, Allan S, Robert, Robyn, David, Van and Ha.

COACHING will be available prior to the Competition, from 2.30 pm. Gavin will work with experienced players and Stan and Glennis will be covering Pointing with beginners or anyone who wants to review this aspect of the game.

OUR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WAS HELD THIS EVENING – with a Raffle to raise funds for THE LONGEST TABLE

We had a good attendance at the AGM, with reports presented and Office Bearers and Committee Members elected. Members were treated to a complimentary hamburger, cooked by Marty and Michael, followed by a scrummy dessert of Waffles, Caramelised Banana and Ice Cream, thanks to Sophie.

During the evening Wendy sold raffle tickets to raise funds for Cancer Research as part of The Longest Table initiative. Wendy supplied three hampers for prizes – Wine, Food and Mystery. The Wine hamper was won by James, Gavin won the Food hamper and Yvonne the Mystery hamper. We are all waiting to see Yvonne on Saturday to find out what was in her hamper.

Wendy’s daughter, Karen, is hoping to raise $5000 and you can help her do this at https://www.thelongesttable.com.au/table/a-little-bit-fancy-degustation/

PROSPECT CUP – 15 August 2021 – with a brand new Cup

We had wonderful weather for the Prospect Cup, with 17 teams competing. Preliminary games were held before lunch and teams were then divided into four Divisions – Principale, Consolante, Convivial and Friendly – for knock out games after lunch.

Melissa and Van took out the Prospect Cup from Deb and Ray. The Consolante Division was won by Jan and Allan with Giselle and Ryan runners up, while the Convivial Division was won by Anna and Nathan from Heike and John. The Friendly Division final was fought out by Janet and Michael and Lynda and Alain, with Janet and Michael taking home the wine.

Well done to everyone for a great competition.

Melissa and Van – Winners of Prospect Cup 2021

PRESTIGE CUP 18 July 2021 – Sponsored by Prestige Trophy, Badge & Engraving

Twenty four teams contested the annual Prestige Cup on Sunday 18 July, with the trophies for the Principale division sponsored by our very loyal sponsor, Prestige Trophy, Badge & Engraving on Main North Road, Nailsworth. It was a doubles competition which made for busy pistes.

The Club was also very generous with prizes, rewarding winners and runners up in six divisions – Principale, Consolante, Convivial, Friendly 1, Friendly 2, and Friendly 3.

Principale Winners – Van and Gavin

Thanks go to all concerned with the planning and running of the day and to Prestige for the medals and beautifully engraved wine glasses which were awarded to Van and Gavin, winners of the Principale division.