25th BIRTHDAY – JOIN US FOR HIGH TEA – SATURDAY 17 APRIL, 3.30 pm

Prospect Petanque Club will celebrate their 25th Birthday on Saturday 17th April with a High Tea and a complimentary drink. Come along and celebrate this milestone with fellow members. Pistes will be available for use and High Tea will be served during the afternoon.

As we will be celebrating our birthday, the Saturday Competition (usually held on the third Saturday of the month), will be postposed until the following Saturday, 24 April. Games commence at 3.00 pm, with registrations by 2.55 pm please.

PROSPECT PETANQUE TRIUMPHS IN THE FOURTH ROUND OF THE INTERCLUB COMPETITION

Melissa and Gavin Scott and Van Tai Nguyen took out yesterday’s fourth round of the Interclub Competition, to score the maximum 30 points for Prospect Petanque. We also gained 18 points for 5th position by Heike and John Whitehorn with Allan Sanderson.

This result moves Prospect up to third position on the premiership table. We had five teams competing and all played well. The scoring system only allows our first two places to be counted on the day. Anna Phillips, Kym Wilson and Richard Huntley just missed out when they won 3 of their 5 games.

Let’s do it again Prospect.

Gavan Melissa and Van

MARILYN IS THE SECOND WINNER OF OUR SATURDAY COMPETITION

We had 16 competitors in the second Saturday Competition today, 20 March in beautiful weather. Marilyn won both of her games, 13-6 and with her combined score of 26 was awarded the prize money. She was the only player to achieve this score so there was no need for a count back to decide our winner. A close second, with 25, were Denise S, Ann, Marty and Jan. We now have two players, Marilyn and Alison, with a 1 handicap to be deducted from their overall score next time around.

A VERY SUCCESSFUL DAY FOR PROSPECT PETANQUE AT CHATEAU DORRIEN

Prospect had a very successful day at Chateau Dorrien last Sunday, 14 March, with winners in all sections of the competition. Melissa and Van were Runners Up in the Principale section after a tight match and were beaten at the post 11/13. The Consulant final was an all Prospect match, with Marty and David taking first prize from Michael and Janet. Also, Gavin and John were Runners Up in the Convivial.

It was a big day, with 26 teams competing, and our thanks go to Gawler Club for conducting the event and Chateau Dorrien for their hospitality and generosity. Our prize winners came home with some very good wines and lots of medals!

LIFE MEMBERSHIP AWARDED TO BRETT WILLIAMS

Mike, Valmai, Brett and Sue planting a tree (2004)

Congratulations to Brett Williams, whose Life Membership was unanimously conferred at the February Committee Meeting. Many thanks Brett for all of your contributions over the years. Brett joins our President, Allan Sanderson, on the Life Membership Roll and we look forward to many more years of your association with the Club.

SATURDAY COMPETITION – Next competition 24 April, 3.00 pm

Normally held on the third Saturday of the month, April’s competition will be a week later on 24 April, as we will be celebrating the Club’s 25th Birthday on Saturday 17 April.

Register by 2.55 pm to join our Doubles competition. $2.00 entry, with the winner taking all. Two 45 minute doubles games, with teams decided by a bucket draw.

This will be our third Saturday Competition. Alison and Marilyn have both had wins and they now have a Handicap of 1, to be deducted from their overall score in our April competition.

We look forward to seeing you there.

PFA Rules 2021 – one of the changes

A recent change that has been made to the game rules relates to the position of the landed jack and it is outlined in Article 7 of the International Rules:

3) That the jack must be a minimum of 50 cm from any obstacle and from the end line of the lane, it must also be a minimum of 1.5 metres from another circle or jack in use. (note: no minimum distance is required from the “side” line that separates the lanes or the dead ball lines at the side of the lanes).

Alison is the winner of our Inaugural Saturday Competition

Allison

Congratulations to Alison for winning the first of our Saturday Competitions, with Richard very close behind her. Alison won both her games, to score 26, as did Richard, but Alison only had 11 points scored against her while Richard had 14. A great afternoon’s competition, enjoyed by 16 Club members.

Look out for the next competition on Saturday 20 March, and be sure to register by 2.55 pm.

Saturday Doubles Competition

Saturday 20 February will see the start of a new Saturday competition and, if all goes well, it will be held on the third Saturday of each month. Games will commence at 3.00 pm, with two 45 minute doubles games played with a short rest between them and a new draw for teams for the second game.
Teams will comprise a male and female team drawn from ‘boules in the bucket’.

Players will accumulate an individual score and if there is a tie for a winner after the two games, players will play off over 5 ends. Entry is $2/person to create the prize pool and it will be winner takes it all.

Then, on the third Saturday of March we will do it all again with a new prize pool and new teams

See you there!! or just come along to watch or play your own game.