It was exciting to see such a huge number of players turn out at Prospect Petanque Club today for the first competition of the new season of the South Australian Petanque League Interclub Competition. It was the 20th time the competition was held, a record in the Petanque world of the southern hemisphere. We were very fortunate with the weather with very little wind and just a few drops of rain towards the end of the day.
Thirty three triples teams battled it out in two pools for three untimed games before lunch, up to 11 points and a further two untimed games after lunch up to 13 points. Prospect’s team of Van, Ha and Gavin topped the morning competition and went on to take out the Silver Medal after playing the Gold Medal winners, Deb, Raja and Lionel of Eastern Suburbs Petanque (ESP). The Bronze Medals were won by Rada, Dom and Kenny of Club De Petanque d’Adelaide. Medals were presented by Stan Wilson, President of the South Australian Petanque League.
So, after just one round of the competition, top of the ladder is ESP with 48 points, followed by Prospect with 42 points and third is Club De Petanque d’Adelaide with 30 points.
Many thanks and congratulations are due to all of the Prospect members who assisted with the preparation, facilitation and clearing up for this event. Special thanks to those who managed the kitchen and delivered a three course meal to such a big crowd.