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.

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.


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.


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.

INTERCLUB ROUND 3 hosted by Gawler Petanque Club

We had a touch of summer today for the third round of the Interclub competition, with 22 teams vying for points for their Club.

Prospect was represented by three teams comprising Janet, Michael and Marty, Brett, Allan S and David and Stan, Glenis and Jan. Kym was also there making up the numbers for an Adelaide Hills team, with Prospect to share any points gained in the final rankings.

After finishing at the top of the ladder after the three pre-lunch games, Janet, Michael and Marty went on to second place in the overall competition, winning 24 points for Prospect in the competition. Club de Petanque Adelaide, represented by Tina, Jean-Paul and Louis were the overall winners and 30 points went CPA’s way. Prospect also scored 3 points by Kym’s participation with his Adelaide Hills teammates, who finished 16th in the final rankings.

Thank you to Gawler for a wonderful day, with a great lunch of leg ham, chicken and fresh salads, and plenty of shade which was very much appreciated by those of us who were taken by surprise by the very warm conditions after the cool days we have been having.


The South Australian Petanque League State Doubles Championships were hosted at Prospect today. The weather was wonderful, with full sunshine and a light breeze.

Seventy two players were involved in the competition, which was divided into Open A, Open B and Women’s for the four preliminary games which were all timed games. The ensuing games were untimed, now divided into the Open competition and Consolante and Convivial for the men’s and mixed teams and one division for the Women’s competition.

The Open doubles was won by Maurice & Alexi in a tight tussle against Van and Gavin 13/12, with the win coming from a 12 all tie. The Open Consolante was won by Melissa Scott & Allan Sanderson, again from a 12 all tie. The Women’s doubles was won by Giselle & Judy Whiteaker, runners up were Rada Pierre & Tina Stockley. Women’s Consolante winners were Anna O’Connor & Tory McBride. The Open Convivial was won by Ray Drummond & Gary Hosie. Trophies and prizes were presented by the SAPL President, Stan Wilson.

It was great to have so many spectators for the final games, which were played well after 7.00 pm after a 9.30 am start to the day’s competition. A wonderful distraction to the competition were the families in Halloween costumes in the street and the adjoining park, which had hundreds of celebrating visitors during the day.

Well done, Prospect, for hosting this event and thanks to all who contributed to the day.


Prospect had seven teams participating in Sunday’s Interclub Triples competition, with Van, Gavin and Melissa coming in second in the final results.

During the day Van was presented with the South Australia Petanque League Best New Player award from last season.

STATE TRIPLES COMPETITION – 28 and 29 August – Prospect takes out two Divisions

Two wins for Prospect at the State Triples at Eastern Suburbs Petanque Club. Melissa, Gavin and Van won the Consolante and Janet, Michael and Marty won the Convivial. All after one and a half days of competition, rain and the lights being turned on to see out the final match of the Convivial division in which Prospect was up 12 points to 6 when Novar Gardens started to make a come back to bring the game to 12 all. A breathtaking finish to see Prospect hold on to take out the division. Well done to all players, officials and ESP for hosting the event.


Prospect Petanque Club hosted Round 5 of the State Triples Competition on Sunday 30 May in beautiful weather. There were 27 teams from six Clubs and they played to 11 points for the first three games before lunch and then to 13 points after lunch. The final games were hard fought and had to be played under lights, with Adelaide Hills Petanque Club taking out the honours for both first and third place, with FAB (Ferral Aussie Boulistes) Petanque Club second.

The table after this round has Eastern Suburbs in first place with 216 points, followed by Club De Petanque D’Adelaide (167 points) and Adelaide Hills Petanque have moved from fourth place to third after their successful day at Prospect.

Round 6, the final round for this current League competition, will be held at Gawler Petanque Club on 27 June.

The winners – Adelaide Hills Petanque Club


Melissa and Gavin Scott and Van Tai Nguyen took out yesterday’s fourth round of the Interclub Competition, to score the maximum 30 points for Prospect Petanque. We also gained 18 points for 5th position by Heike and John Whitehorn with Allan Sanderson.

This result moves Prospect up to third position on the premiership table. We had five teams competing and all played well. The scoring system only allows our first two places to be counted on the day. Anna Phillips, Kym Wilson and Richard Huntley just missed out when they won 3 of their 5 games.

Let’s do it again Prospect.

Gavan Melissa and Van