Eight teams of six players competed in the annual Super Sixers Competition on Sunday 12 September. The weather was moderate at the beginning of the competition, lulling us into disbelieving what had been forecast for the day. The teams represented five Clubs and the competition was doubles and triples, men’s, women’s and mixed with Captains nominating the players for each game. It took a bit to keep up with who was playing with whom, against whom and where but the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all competitors. The only downer was the bad weather that had to be endured during play – it seemed to calm down while we were under cover for lunch!!
The Principale division was won by Prospect’s BT Warriers (Melissa, Gavin, Van, Janet, Marty and Michael) with 5 wins, from Runners Up Novar Gardens’ Purple Power (Jonathan, Selina, Judy, Giselle, Gary and Ryan) with 4 wins. Adelaide Hills – Hills Hoisters – (Anthony, Lleanne, Deb, Ross, Dirk and Greg) took out the Consulante division with 4 wins and the Runners Up were Eastern Suburbs – Boule Devant (Ray, Tory Sandy, Shiela, Shirley and Lionel) with 1 win.
A great day of something different, with a yummy lunch and nibbles. Many thanks to those involved in setting up and pulling down, and food preparation and serving and to our competition organiser, Allan Sanderson, for the many hours spent in preparing the game sheets and keeping track of the results.
We had wonderful weather for the Prospect Cup, with 17 teams competing. Preliminary games were held before lunch and teams were then divided into four Divisions – Principale, Consolante, Convivial and Friendly – for knock out games after lunch.
Melissa and Van took out the Prospect Cup from Deb and Ray. The Consolante Division was won by Jan and Allan with Giselle and Ryan runners up, while the Convivial Division was won by Anna and Nathan from Heike and John. The Friendly Division final was fought out by Janet and Michael and Lynda and Alain, with Janet and Michael taking home the wine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We had a great turnout for the June Saturday Competition, with 18 competitors. David and Van both scored 13 in their games and were the joint winners, sharing the prize money and both gaining a one point handicap for the remainder of this calendar year. Ha also scored well with a total score of 24.
Our next Saturday competition will be held on 17 July.
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.
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.
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 Gavin 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
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.