FIFTH INTERCLUB COMPETITION – Prospect Petanque Club – 29 May

Twenty nine Triples Teams fronted for today’s State League Interclub Competition at Prospect Petanque Club. The weather held out for us, with the first drops of rain falling as the final words of the presentation were being uttered, though we needed to turn the lights on and it was just after 5.00 pm! Not long now till the Winter Solstice, which Mr Google says will be at 6.43 pm on Tuesday 21 June.

An Eastern Suburbs Petanque (ESP) team, made up of Raja, Arwed and Craig took out the top honours and earned 30 points for their Club, followed by Gavin, Ha and Van of Prospect (24 points) and another ESP team of Ray, Lionel and Deb came in third (18 points).

Other Prospect teams to gain points were Janet, Michael and Martyn (15 points), Richard, David and David (12 points), Maureen, Richard and Kym (9 points) and Stan, Glennis and Jan (6 points), though only the top two scoring teams from each Club are counted in the League ladder.

The League ladder after today’s games is: (1) ESP – 147, (2) Prospect – 126, (equal 3rd) Adelaide Hills and Club de Petanque Adelaide. The sixth, and final, competition for the current League calendar will be held at Novar Gardens on 26 June.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the day, whether it was in preparation, running of the event or packing up.

MAY SATURDAY COMPETITION played in perfect weather

Many thanks to Robert and anyone who assisted him with Saturday’s Competition. A great turnout of players, with 26 competing to make a take home prize pool of $52. Four previous 2022 winners each had a handicap of one point and three of these players were part of the competition.

At the end of two doubles games, there were three players with the perfect score of 26 – Peter, Dee (regular visitors from ESP), Van and Ha – Van’s score was reduced by 1 point as a previous winner, so a count back was required to decide the winner from Peter, Dee and Ha . Dee had 10 points scored against her, Ha 9 points and the ultimate winner, with heavy pockets on the way home, was Peter who had 8 points scored against him in the two games. Congratulations, Peter.

Thanks to all players for supporting the Competition and making it so much fun. The next Saturday Competition, with no Election (that I know of!), will be held on 18 June. See you there.

SAPL STATE MIXED DOUBLES COMPETITION played at Adelaide on Sunday 1 May

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.

APRIL SATURDAY COMPETITION AND CELEBRATIONS FOR OUR NATIONAL WINNERS

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.

Heike won the April Saturday Competition
Gavin, Melissa and Van with their Nationals Championships medals

PROSPECT MEMBERS’ SUCCESS AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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.

FOUNDERS CUP – 10 April 2022

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.

A BIG DAY AT PROSPECT PETANQUE – including the March Saturday Competition and a Walkabout Prospect and Dinner

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.

Van – our March 2022 Saturday Competition Winner

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.

PROSPECT’S VAN NGUYEN TO REPRESENT SA IN NATIONAL SHOOTING COMPETITION AT EASTER

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.

A great competition coming up at Easter.

CLUB DE PETANQUE D’ADELAIDE’S FOUNDATION CUP in their 45th birthday year

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.