It was a full house at Adelaide Club today for their Foundation Cup and further celebrations of their 45th Birthday. After three timed matches before lunch, the teams were divided into four divisions – Principal, Consolante, Convivial and Complimentaire. Prospect’s Janet and Michael headed the Principal division, with Gavin and Van and Brett and Allan playing in the Consolante division and Yvonne and Jan contesting the Complimentaire competition.

Janet and Michael qualified for the Principal Final against Ray and Lionel and it was Ray and Lionel who took home the trophies and wine. Gavin and Van fought out the Consolante Final against Jean-Luc and Gary and won the game 13-1. Yvonne and Jan were awarded the prize in the Complimentaire division. All presentations were done by two representatives from Bunnings, one of the Club’s recent sponsors.

During the day SAPL took the opportunity to present Melissa and Van their trophies from last week’s State Singles Open and Women’s Competitions which have been engraved with their names.

Many thanks to Adelaide for their fantastic hospitality and efficient running of the competition and for feeding so many people, under strict Covid rules, with a wholesome meal.


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!


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.


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