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.

SATURDAY COMPETITION – 17 July 2021

Eighteen players contested today’s Competition and Ha and Geoff both scored 13 in their two games. Neither of the players had a handicap to be accounted for and, after a count back, Ha took the prize money having only 5 points scored against her in both games, where Geoff had 12 points against him.

A good day, and the weather was kind to us.

The next Saturday Competition will be held on Saturday 21 August, commencing at 3.00 pm with registrations by 2.55pm.

MEMORIAL CUP – Sunday 20 June 2021

Twenty one teams registered for Prospect Petanque Club’s Memorial Cup – a day on which players from Prospect and the wider Petanque world are remembered for their input into the game. Teams were arranged in doubles and played three games before lunch, followed by finals (in three divisions) in the afternoon.

Principale Winners – Gavin and Van, with President Allan

Prospect was well represented in the finals, with both contending teams in the Principale Finals representing Prospect. This final was a hard battle for the players, with Marty and Richard leading a good way into the game to be overtaken by Gavin and Van who were the winners with a score of 13 – 10.

Prizes were also awarded for the Consolant and Convivial divisions.

……..and the weather was kind to us.

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!!!

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.

MARILYN IS THE SECOND WINNER OF OUR SATURDAY COMPETITION

We had 16 competitors in the second Saturday Competition today, 20 March in beautiful weather. Marilyn won both of her games, 13-6 and with her combined score of 26 was awarded the prize money. She was the only player to achieve this score so there was no need for a count back to decide our winner. A close second, with 25, were Denise S, Ann, Marty and Jan. We now have two players, Marilyn and Alison, with a 1 handicap to be deducted from their overall score next time around.

SATURDAY COMPETITION – Next competition 24 April, 3.00 pm

Normally held on the third Saturday of the month, April’s competition will be a week later on 24 April, as we will be celebrating the Club’s 25th Birthday on Saturday 17 April.

Register by 2.55 pm to join our Doubles competition. $2.00 entry, with the winner taking all. Two 45 minute doubles games, with teams decided by a bucket draw.

This will be our third Saturday Competition. Alison and Marilyn have both had wins and they now have a Handicap of 1, to be deducted from their overall score in our April competition.

We look forward to seeing you there.