We remembered members who have passed during Sunday’s Memorial Cup and 22 doubles teams battled it out over 4 games to qualify for the 12 positions available in the Principale, Consolante and Convivale semi-finals.
The Principale Grand Final was won by Van Nguyen (Prospect) and Jean-Luc Gonnet, from Runners Up Gavin and Melissa Scott (Prospect) 13-9.
The Novar Gardens team of Ryan Vinter and Gary Hosie took the honours in the Consolante from Prospect’s Glenis and Stan Wilson, while Ha Nguyen (Prospect) with Haejung Jang battled it out against Prospect’s Richard Voskamp and Martin Verdonk to take out the Convivial Grand Final, 7-2.
Miriam Pieke and Kathy Gepp were awarded medals and wine as the Best Performing Ladies Team.
Of the twenty eight players this afternoon, five of them started the competition with a one point handicap, having won a previous Saturday Competition in 2022. It was wonderful to have such a big group of competitors, which brought the prize pool up to $56 – winner takes it all. The three players – Heike, Peter M and Van – who ended the day with the perfect score of 26 all had a one point handicap, so it was up to a count back to decide the winner. Peter M was the clear winner, having had no points scored against him, while Van had 7 points scored against him and Heike conceded 15 points. Peter now has a 2 point handicap for the remainder of 2022. A great competition, in great weather, sheltering under the newly constructed verandah which gives a bright, clean look to the front of the clubrooms.
Then it was into the clubhouse to sing “Happy Birthday” to Marilyn and also to Richard H, and to feast on the tasty cakes provided by Ann. Thank you, Ann.
Our July Saturday Competition will be held on 16 July at 3.00 pm, registrations by 2.55 pm on the day.
Well done to Club de Petanque D’Adelaide for persevering with their 2+1 Competition today in very challenging weather conditions. There was a determined attitude from 36 players as they donned their wet weather gear for three 40 minute games before lunch, and then finals after lunch. Games went to 11 to shorten the time players were in the wet.
The Principale semi-finalists were Gavin, Van and Ha (Prospect) v Peter,HaeJung and Rada (ESP/Adelaide) and Dom, Alain and Joan (Adelaide) v Judy, Giselle and Jean-Luc (Novar Gardens) and the Consolante competition comprised Fran, Dee and Shannon (Adelaide), Lee, Denise and Jan (Prospect), Pete, Sue and Rob and Allan, Sandy and Lynda (Adelaide).
The Novar Gardens team of Judy, Giselle and Jean-Luc took out the Principale prize from Prospect’s Ha, Van and Gavin in a hard fought game which was 7v7 at one point to go to 12 v 11, with Prospect ahead. Then came Jean-Luc’s boule to take out the game 13 v 11 for the Novar Gardens team.
In the Consolante division Lee, Denise and Jan of Prospect took home the wine when they defeated Allan, Sandy and Lynda of Adelaide 13 v 11.
A challenging day weather-wise, but enjoyable nonetheless. Thank you, Club de Petaque D’Adelaide for wonderful hosting yet again.
Work on the new verandah has commenced, with the removal of the old verandah on Thursday and some new fascia boards have been installed. Work was halted on the construction, however, due to a hold up in the delivery of the required materials.
It looks better already!! Thanks to Prospect City Council for their support of this project. We look forward to posting photos of the new construction very shortly.