SAPL State Mixed Doubles was hosted by the Adelaide Club in wonderful weather, with 25 teams taking part in the competition.
Three games were played in the morning and the results determined what Division the players would contest in the afternoon. In the Grand Final of the Principale Division, Rada & Dominique Pierre played Deb Rodda & Raja Jamaleddine, with Rada & Dom winning the title of 2022 State Mixed Doubles Champions. Alexi Alexi & Selina Dally won the Consolante Division, while the Knock Out challenge was won by Dirk Seret & Colleen Holy. Janet Jenkins & Michael Frodyma (of Prospect) won the Convivial.
Well done Club De Petanque D’Adelaide for hosting the Competition and many thanks to all those who contributed to the catering and organisation, and special thanks to raffles.
In wonderful weather conditions, 25 players took to the pistes to find the winner of the April Saturday Competition. After two 45 minute doubles games, with teams selected by a draw from the boules buckets, we had three players with the perfect score of 26. Marty, Heike and Ann all scored 13 in each of their games, so it was a count back to determine the winner of the $50 prize pool. Ann had 14 points scores against her in her two games, Marty’s opponents scored 6 in each of his games and Heike only had 7 points scored against her, so it was Heike who took home the prize money. Well done to all participants and thank you for making it a great day.
Then came the Club celebration of our members’ success at last weekend’s Nationals competitions. Van Nguyen and Gavin Scott (with Harold from NSW) took out the Open Men’s Triples Championship and Melissa Scott (with two interstate players) came second in the Open Women’s Triples Championship. Our President, Allan Sanderson, very proudly announced that the win in the Open Men’s Triples Championship is the first Seniors National Championship in the Club’s 26 year history. A complimentary drink and a burger and dessert was enjoyed by all members – thank you to the Committee for organising and supplying these refreshments which made for a great Club celebration.
We congratulate our Prospect members who came home winners in this weekend’s National Championships, held at Novar Gardens Club.
Van Nguyen and Gavin Scott, of Prospect, were joined by Harold of NSW and took out the Men’s Open Triples Championship, while Melissa Scott (Prospect), with two interstate players, was second in the Women’s Open Triples Championship.
A great weekend of petanque and friendship, and we thank Novar Gardens for hosting the competition and everyone who contributed to the preparation, running and pack up – a BIG job well done.
Twenty one teams contested today’s Founders Cup, a doubles competition in honour of the founder of Prospect Petanque Club, Mike Mulvihill. The weather was kind to us, with a light breeze to be enjoyed in the shade.
Three games were played before lunch with Selena and Ryan, of Novar Gardens Club, finishing on top of the ladder. It was a knock out competition after lunch, again with timed games, with Principale, Consolante and Convivial divisions.
In the Principale division, the semi-finalists were Selina and Ryan, Deric and Bruce, Roland and Illiano and Alain and Jean Paul, which led to a Grand Final between Deric and Bruce and Alain and Jean Paul, with Alain and Jean Paul (Club de’Petanque Adelaide) taking out the competition. They each received a medal, a beautifully engraved beer stein and a bottle of red wine.
Consolante semi-finalists were Peter and Ian, Allan and Sandy, Gavin and Ha and Giselle and Jean Luc, with Gavin and Ha (Prospect) taking out the Grand Final from Peter and Ian.
The semi-finalists in the Convivial division were Kenny and Jean, Lee and Jan and Judy and Sue, with Judy and Sue (Novar Gardens) winning the Grand Final against Kenny and Jean.
Many thanks to all competitors and those who assisted in the setting up, running and packing up for the Cup and a big thank you to those who helped out with the lunch and refreshments.
Our Saturday Competition is usually held on the third Saturday of the month, but as the third Saturday of April is during Easter, the Competition will be held on 23 April. See you then – register by 2.55 pm to join in the competition.
A record 29 players competed in this month’s Saturday Competition, which included five visitors. At $2/player entry fee, that made a prize pool of $58. Three players finished with the perfect score of 26 – Robyn, John and Van – so a count back was again needed this month to decide the winner. John had 11 points scored against him, Robyn 9 points and Van’s opponents did not score any points – so it was Van who went home with heavy pockets. We now have three members with a one point handicap – Michael, Kevin and Van, so their overall scores next month will be reduced by one point. A great competition in great weather conditions, if you could manage to get in the shade!!
Our April Saturday Competition will be held on 16 April, commencing at 3.00 pm with registrations by 2.55 pm.
Seventeen members stayed on to participate in the Walkabout Prospect – a walking version of the car rallies that were so popular in the 1970s. Everyone set out enthusiastically with their question sheets and pens, looking for answers to 21 questions. One member returned very happy that she had learned some interesting facts about the area during her walk. A family were using the BBQ in the playground next door, to find themselves visited by 17 PPC members looking for the answer to the question “How can you get assistance if the electric BBQ is faulty?” The winner of the Walkabout Prospect was Jacques with 18 questions out of 21 correct, followed by Kym with 17.5 out of 21 and Julia, a visitor, took out the prize for the first home.
Iced water was available for the returning walkers and a Road Signs Quiz was distributed once people had caught their breath. There were 9 signs to recognise and interpret and some of the results of the quiz indicated there is room for some revision!! Dinner comprised Quiche, chips and salad, followed by Fruit Salad and Ice Cream.
Many thanks to everyone for making the day so successful.
Van Nguyen scored 33 points this morning at Novar Gardens Petanque club in the qualifying session for the National Competition and will be SA’s representative in the upcoming National Shooting Competition. Well done Van.
SAs representative in the Women’s National competition will be Haejung, a frequent visitor to Prospect. Haejung scored 34 points this morning.
Many thanks to the organisers of the qualifying session and to the umpires.
It was a full house at Adelaide Club today for their Foundation Cup and further celebrations of their 45th Birthday. After three timed matches before lunch, the teams were divided into four divisions – Principal, Consolante, Convivial and Complimentaire. Prospect’s Janet and Michael headed the Principal division, with Gavin and Van and Brett and Allan playing in the Consolante division and Yvonne and Jan contesting the Complimentaire competition.
Janet and Michael qualified for the Principal Final against Ray and Lionel and it was Ray and Lionel who took home the trophies and wine. Gavin and Van fought out the Consolante Final against Jean-Luc and Gary and won the game 13-1. Yvonne and Jan were awarded the prize in the Complimentaire division. All presentations were done by two representatives from Bunnings, one of the Club’s recent sponsors.
During the day SAPL took the opportunity to present Melissa and Van their trophies from last week’s State Singles Open and Women’s Competitions which have been engraved with their names.
Many thanks to Adelaide for their fantastic hospitality and efficient running of the competition and for feeding so many people, under strict Covid rules, with a wholesome meal.
The Committee hosted an Afternoon Tea today to celebrate and recognise Van Nguyen’s and Melissa Scott’s success in last weekend’s State Singles Competition. Van took out the State Open Singles Competition and Melissa made it a back-to-back victory in the State Women’s Singles Competition, the first time that anyone has done this in SAPL Women’s competitions.
Congratulations to Van Nguyen, who won today’s State Men’s Singles Title from Arwed Turon (13-7), and to Melissa Scott, who took out the State Women’s Singles Title against Giselle Whiteaker. Melissa made it back-to-back Titles, having won the competition in 2021. A wonderful effort, Melissa.
Melissa took a 6-0 lead from Giselle who came back for the next three ends, until Melissa took control again and took out the game 13-7.
Another finalist for Prospect was Gavin Scott who was Runner Up in the Consolante division.