In wonderful weather conditions, 25 players took to the pistes to find the winner of the April Saturday Competition. After two 45 minute doubles games, with teams selected by a draw from the boules buckets, we had three players with the perfect score of 26. Marty, Heike and Ann all scored 13 in each of their games, so it was a count back to determine the winner of the $50 prize pool. Ann had 14 points scores against her in her two games, Marty’s opponents scored 6 in each of his games and Heike only had 7 points scored against her, so it was Heike who took home the prize money. Well done to all participants and thank you for making it a great day.
Then came the Club celebration of our members’ success at last weekend’s Nationals competitions. Van Nguyen and Gavin Scott (with Harold from NSW) took out the Open Men’s Triples Championship and Melissa Scott (with two interstate players) came second in the Open Women’s Triples Championship. Our President, Allan Sanderson, very proudly announced that the win in the Open Men’s Triples Championship is the first Seniors National Championship in the Club’s 26 year history. A complimentary drink and a burger and dessert was enjoyed by all members – thank you to the Committee for organising and supplying these refreshments which made for a great Club celebration.
We congratulate our Prospect members who came home winners in this weekend’s National Championships, held at Novar Gardens Club.
Van Nguyen and Gavin Scott, of Prospect, were joined by Harold of NSW and took out the Men’s Open Triples Championship, while Melissa Scott (Prospect), with two interstate players, was second in the Women’s Open Triples Championship.
A great weekend of petanque and friendship, and we thank Novar Gardens for hosting the competition and everyone who contributed to the preparation, running and pack up – a BIG job well done.
Twenty one teams contested today’s Founders Cup, a doubles competition in honour of the founder of Prospect Petanque Club, Mike Mulvihill. The weather was kind to us, with a light breeze to be enjoyed in the shade.
Three games were played before lunch with Selena and Ryan, of Novar Gardens Club, finishing on top of the ladder. It was a knock out competition after lunch, again with timed games, with Principale, Consolante and Convivial divisions.
In the Principale division, the semi-finalists were Selina and Ryan, Deric and Bruce, Roland and Illiano and Alain and Jean Paul, which led to a Grand Final between Deric and Bruce and Alain and Jean Paul, with Alain and Jean Paul (Club de’Petanque Adelaide) taking out the competition. They each received a medal, a beautifully engraved beer stein and a bottle of red wine.
Consolante semi-finalists were Peter and Ian, Allan and Sandy, Gavin and Ha and Giselle and Jean Luc, with Gavin and Ha (Prospect) taking out the Grand Final from Peter and Ian.
The semi-finalists in the Convivial division were Kenny and Jean, Lee and Jan and Judy and Sue, with Judy and Sue (Novar Gardens) winning the Grand Final against Kenny and Jean.
Many thanks to all competitors and those who assisted in the setting up, running and packing up for the Cup and a big thank you to those who helped out with the lunch and refreshments.
Our Saturday Competition is usually held on the third Saturday of the month, but as the third Saturday of April is during Easter, the Competition will be held on 23 April. See you then – register by 2.55 pm to join in the competition.