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.
As our coaches will be taking part in the State Triples Competition this coming weekend, there will no be no coaching at the Club. Sorry for any inconvenience and see you the following Saturday 4 September at 2.30 pm.
We had wonderful sunshine and a great crowd for this month’s Saturday Competition with 28 players competing, making a very healthy prize pool. Four players scored 13 in both of their games – Alison, Richard H, John and Van. Alison and Van each have a one point handicap, having won a previous competition, so it was then a count back between Richard H and John. John took the booty home, having only 3 points scored against him while Richard H had 18.
The September Saturday Competition will be held on 18 September. 3.00 pm kick off, with registrations by 2.55 pm, please.
Many members took the opportunity to get some coaching tips from Gavin, Glenis and Stan prior to the Competition. Glenis and Stan focused on Pointing skills and will look at Shooting next session which will be held on 4 September. Due to the State Triples Competition coaching will not be held next Saturday, 28 August.
The August Saturday Competition will be held this coming Saturday, 21 August at 3.00 pm, with registrations by 2.55 pm, please. $2 to enter and the winner takes it all. We play two doubles games, with teams drawn from a bucket.
Previous winners, who all have a handicap of 1 point to be taken off their total score, are Alison, Marilyn, Allan S, Robert, Robyn, David, Van and Ha.
COACHING will be available prior to the Competition, from 2.30 pm. Gavin will work with experienced players and Stan and Glennis will be covering Pointing with beginners or anyone who wants to review this aspect of the game.
We had a good attendance at the AGM, with reports presented and Office Bearers and Committee Members elected. Members were treated to a complimentary hamburger, cooked by Marty and Michael, followed by a scrummy dessert of Waffles, Caramelised Banana and Ice Cream, thanks to Sophie.
During the evening Wendy sold raffle tickets to raise funds for Cancer Research as part of The Longest Table initiative. Wendy supplied three hampers for prizes – Wine, Food and Mystery. The Wine hamper was won by James, Gavin won the Food hamper and Yvonne the Mystery hamper. We are all waiting to see Yvonne on Saturday to find out what was in her hamper.
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.