PROSPECT CELEBRATE DOUBLE TITLES IN THE RECENT STATE SINGLES COMPETITION

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.

Go Prospect!

2022 STATE SINGLES COMPETITION – PROSPECT TAKES OUT BOTH MEN’S AND WOMEN’S STATE SINGLES TITLES

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.

A great day for Prospect.

THREE PLAYERS WITH A PERFECT SCORE in the February Saturday Competition

We had 25 competitors, making a prize pool of $50, for today’s February Saturday Competition. In wonderful weather, Peter (a very welcome visitor), Ha and Kevin managed a perfect score in both of their games and it came to a count back to decide the winner. Peter had 11 points scored against him, Ha 10 points and Kevin had 9 points against, so it was Kevin who had to carry home the sizeable kitty. For Kevin, it was his first game since he played in the November Saturday Competition – makes you wonder about “practice makes perfect”?? Peter had a deja vous experience as he also lost out on the prize after a count back in January. Well done to all competitors. Our next Saturday Competition will be on 19 March, so it’s a case of getting your vote in for the State Elections early enough to be at the Club to register for the competition by 2.55 pm.

Thanks are given to Yvonne who provided the food last Wednesday evening – tuna mornay, either plain or curried, with either white or brown rice and followed by a delicious dessert. Not only did Yvonne do all of the preparation, serving and cleaning up, but she insists on donating all of the ingredients. A mighty job, Yvonne.

The winner – Kevin
Ha, Kevin and Peter – all scored full points for both games

2022 COMMITTEE CUP – A great day was had by all!

Twenty five teams took up the challenge of this year’s doubles Committee Cup at Prospect Petanque Club. Three timed games were played before lunch, with players divided into Principale, Consolante and Convivial for the post lunch finals.

The players to make the grade to participate in the Principale finals were Selina and Craig, Alain and Jean Paul, Peter and Haejung, Deb and Anna, Rada and Domenic, Ray and Lionel, Jean-Luc and Van and Gavin. The team taking home the beautifully inscribed wine glasses, medals and wine were Alain and Jean Paul, from Adelaide Club after an excellent final against Van and Gavin.

The semi-finalists in the Consolante group were Melissa and Janet, Roland and Iliano, Peter and Sue and Bruce and David, with Bruce and David taking the Final from Melissa and Janet.

The semi-finalists in the Convivial group were Miriam and Kathy, Richard and Dee, Judith and Sandy and Jean and Kenny, with Jean and Kenny being the victors in this group.

The prize for the highest achieving women’s team went to Deb and Anna and the best performing couple were Peter and Haejung.

Thank you to all players for joining in the day, and to Club members who assisted with the set up, organisation and running of the competition and packing up and who looked after the bar and food. It couldn’t happen without you.

SPRING MELEE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Summer Melee kicked off this evening, with more than 30 participants and a delicious meal of a choice of a variety of Kransky sausages, with a vegetable medley in a hot dog roll. Thanks Allan for this and the ice cream for dessert.

The winners of the Spring competition were announced and first up was Megan, who came third, followed by Carol, second and Van took out the first prize. Well done.

Carol, Megan, Van and Allan

COMMITTEE CUP at CLUB DE PETANQUE D’ADELAIDE – 16 January

Prospect had three teams in Adelaide’s Committee Cup, with Gavin and Melissa qualifying for the Principal competition after lunch. They played their semi-final against Garry and Selina of Novar Gardens and went down 13 v 8 in a very hard fought game. The Final was to be contested by Garry and Selina and Jean Luc and Ryan, also of Novar Gardens.

The afternoon’s competition was impacted by a large tree crashing down in the nearby Tree Climb and, by some miracle, no one was injured. There were at least three small children who had to be retrieved from the platform which surrounded the tree, in very close proximity to where the break occurred. The tree could have ‘kicked back’, or broken in a different place, or fallen to the ground (none of which occurred) and there would certainly have been a very different outcome.

Well done to Club De Petanque D’Adelaide for a wonderful, well organised and hospitable day.

2022 SATURDAY COMPETITION OFF TO A FLYING START

We had 20 competitors in this month’s Saturday Competition, including 2 visitors who have very recently arrived from Sydney – Peter and Hae Jung. Peter tied with Michael after two games to both have a score of 26, but Michael took home the kitty of $40 as he only had 7 points scored against him, while Peter’s opponents scored 12 points. Michael now has a handicap of 1 point for the rest of this calendar year, or until he wins again this year to add to his handicap.

It was good to see such a good opening to the Saturday Competition, during these times of uncertainty caused by Covid and we had wonderful weather. A cool breeze to be enjoyed, once you got out of the sun.

The next Saturday Competition will be held on 19 February.

DECEMBER SATURDAY COMPETITION

For the first time this year we had a player win the Saturday Competition for a second time. Melissa won both of her games, as did Marilyn, and they both had a one handicap to be deducted. This took them back to 25 to join Stan, who also had a score of 25. The winner was decided by count back, with Melissa only having 3 points scored against her, while Stan conceded 9 points and Marilyn conceded 11 points. Congratulations to Melissa, who took home the prize kitty.

The LAURIE ANDERSON CUP was also decided on Saturday, with Marilyn getting her name on the trophy. The Laurie Anderson Cup was awarded to the player with the most points, excluding handicaps, over the entire year’s competition. Before Saturday’s games, Marilyn had 166 points and Robert had 165. When teams were drawn, Marilyn and Robert were in opposing teams, with Marilyn and her partner winning the game. Marilyn ended with a final score of 192 and Robert had a score of 170. Well done and congratulations, Marilyn.

Members (we had 18 in Saturday’s competition) in attendance were keen for the competition to continue in 2022, so it is ‘game on’ on Saturday 15 January. Register by 2.55 pm for a 3.00 pm, for 2 x 45 minute doubles games, teams drawn from the bucket. $2/player entry, with the winner taking home the prize pool. All handicaps from 2021 will be scrapped with everyone starting afresh in 2022.

December’s winner – Melissa

CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2021 – Another wonderful celebration at Prospect Petanque Club

More than 60 members gathered for Christmas Lunch today, spread between inside the Club and the verandah to be within Covid-19 limitations. We were all treated to a complimentary drink at the bar to get the event rolling before we enjoyed the wonderful hot meal that the Committee had organised. We had pork, turkey, ham, roast potatoes, carrots and pumpkin, and a special turkey and pea dish, with every condiment imaginable (crackling, gravy, cranberry and apple sauce to name a few.)

Dessert was home made plum pudding, with custard and/or ice cream and/or pavlova topped with cream and seasonal fruit. Before dessert was served, we had a rousing rendition of an Aussie Twelve Days of Christmas with koalas and kangaroos being gifted rather than the more traditional partridge and pear tree. It all made for a great atmosphere and good cheer. To finish off the meal, a cheese platter was available.

Many thanks to those who contributed in setting up the clubrooms, preparing and serving the food and clearing up afterwards.