PROSPECT PETANQUE HOSTED ROUND 5 OF STATE TRIPLES COMPETITION on 30 May

Prospect Petanque Club hosted Round 5 of the State Triples Competition on Sunday 30 May in beautiful weather. There were 27 teams from six Clubs and they played to 11 points for the first three games before lunch and then to 13 points after lunch. The final games were hard fought and had to be played under lights, with Adelaide Hills Petanque Club taking out the honours for both first and third place, with FAB (Ferral Aussie Boulistes) Petanque Club second.

The table after this round has Eastern Suburbs in first place with 216 points, followed by Club De Petanque D’Adelaide (167 points) and Adelaide Hills Petanque have moved from fourth place to third after their successful day at Prospect.

Round 6, the final round for this current League competition, will be held at Gawler Petanque Club on 27 June.

The winners – Adelaide Hills Petanque Club

A GREAT PLACE TO CELEBRATE

Wyatt, a very happy two year old, and his family and friends, had a wonderful time when they used Prospect Petanque Clubrooms to celebrate his 2nd birthday recently. It had a Construction theme as Wyatt loves trucks and his guests were able to “demolish” a building (made of cardboard boxes decorated as a brick wall) with the basketball that was hanging from the pergola roof. Lots of time was also spent bulldozing the sand with the many dump trucks and dozers. If the children tired of the construction activities, they went next door to the playground.

The guests wore colourful hi vis vests and hard hats and the decorations all followed the construction theme.

Prospect Petanque members assisted with the bar service and heating of the afternoon tea.

Great to see our Clubrooms so much enjoyed.

MAY SATURDAY COMPETITION WINNER

We had a good turnout in beautiful autumn weather for the May Saturday Competition, with 16 members competing and two players scoring a perfect score in both games. Both Robyn and Van won both of their games to score 26 points, with Robyn taking home the booty after the count back as she had 2 points scored against her while Van had 10 points against him over the two games. It was the first time that both Van and Robyn had been a part of the Saturday Competition.

Alison and Heike were close behind with 25 points each, though Alison’s handicapped score was 24 points.

Thanks must go to David for getting things going and to Sue for her score and time keeping.

Our next Saturday Competition will be held on 19 June at 3.00 pm, with registrations by 2.55 pm.

ALLAN AND ROBERT SHARE THE PRIZE AT PROSPECT PETANQUE’S THIRD SATURDAY COMPETITION

Fourteen members contested the third Saturday Competition in perfect weather this afternoon. We had two players, Allan and Robert, win both of their games to score 26 points and they both had 8 points scored against them. It was decided that they would share the prizemoney and both now have a one point handicap to be deducted from their score in future Saturday competitions. There are now four players with a 1 shot handicap – Alison, Marilyn, Allan and Robert.

Our next Saturday competition will be held on Saturday 15 May, commencing at 3.00 pm with registrations by 2.55 pm. The pistes remain open for anyone who does not want to compete and would like a game.

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!!!

25th BIRTHDAY HIGH TEA AT PROSPECT PETANQUE CLUB

Prospect Petanque Club celebrated their 25th Birthday today with a High Tea held in wonderful weather out in our wonderful surroundings. About 40 members, past and present, attended to see the Mayor of Prospect, David O’Loughlin, cut the cake and President, Allan Sanderson give a summary of the beginnings of the Club and the progress made over the years. A highlight of the Afternoon Tea were the petite biscuits that Wendy Dewey created with the Club logo imprinted on them.

Six lucky attendees won a commemorative bottle of red wine.

The celebrations will continue tomorrow, Sunday 18 April, with a Doubles competition with approximately 30 teams registered to compete.

FACCI visit to Prospect Petanque Club 8 April 2021

Prospect Petanque welcomed members of the SA Chapter of French-Australian Chamber of Commerce (FACCI) yesterday, 8 April, 2021 when they joined us for a late afternoon of games, refreshment and socialising.

There was good competition between the players and good form was shown by our visitors and members.

Thank you to the members of FACCI who attended and to the many Club members who assisted with the preparation and running of this visit. We look forward to welcoming FACCI again.

SUMMER MELEE WINNERS

Robert Parkinson took out the big prize for the Summers Melee, with Ross Williams second and Jan Parkinson third. Well done everyone.

Now for the Autumn Melee, which kicked off last evening in perfect weather. Thanks to Wendy and Allan who served up crumbed or grilled whiting, with a wrap and coleslaw, followed by homemade pancakes with a delicious choice of toppings and cream.

PROSPECT AT THE NATIONAL PETANQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

Prospect Petanque had representation in the singles, doubles and triples competitions at the National Petanque Championships 2021, held over the Easter weekend at Novar Gardens Club. Our most successful day was the final day when the Doubles finals were held and we had three teams that all made the finals series after the preliminary rounds. They were Melissa Scott and Janet Jenkin in the open Women’s Doubles,  Gavin Scott and Van Tie Nguyen in the Open Doubles, and Brett Williams and Allan Sanderson in the 60+ Open Doubles.

Our men’s teams had success in the Quarterfinals and progressed to the Semi-Finals. Our Women’s team went straight into the semi-final due to numbers in the women’s draw. Unfortunately, that’s where our progress stopped, and all teams lost their semi-final. Our men’s team received an equal third place medal, a creditable performance losing narrowly to the eventual winners.

Earlier in the Championships, Allan Sanderson played in the 60+ open Singles, and the open 60+ Triples with players from other clubs. In both of these events, Allan reached the Final series and was knocked out in the Quarter Finals.

Another notable Prospect performance was by David Jones. David nominated slightly late in the application process, and while he should have played in the 60+ Singles on the first day, his late nomination was accepted but he had to play in the Open Singles, the toughest draw of all. He didn’t win a game but scored creditably and gained some great experience by playing against some of the best players in Australia. Well done David.

Also, Umpire and player Brett Williams put in a sterling effort in the Umpire’s uniform over the 4 days of the tournament, plus he was a sound partner to Allan Sanderson in the Doubles. Well done Brett.