Way back in mid March members tried to predict which AFL team would end up in ninth position in the Minor Premiership ladder. Carlton ended up in that position with 48 points and 108.3% and three members had tipped them to do so – Wendy, Glenis and Jan and the prize pool was shared out this evening at the October Melee. Marilyn had tipped the Bulldogs to do so and it was their percentage score of 108.9% that gave them the eighth position ahead of Carlton. St Kilda came in 10th with 44 points and 99.3% and they were Yvonne and Denis’s pick.

Thanks to all members who participated in the competition.

Jan and Wendy with their winnings

SEPTEMBER SATURDAY COMPETITION – Two winners in poor weather

Sixteen players braved the harsh weather to compete in our September Saturday Competition. Four of these players had handicaps from previous wins during the year – Melissa (1), Richard V (1), Heike (1) and Peter (2), however, these handicaps did not impact on the overall outcome. John and Marty each finished the day with 26 points and a count back did not split them as they both only conceded 4 points to their opponents over the two games. So the kitty was shared by John and Marty.

Many thanks to David for overseeing things.

Our next Saturday competition will be held on 15 October, commencing at 3.00 pm, with registrations by 2.55 pm.

Joint Winners – John and Marty


Prospect Petanque Club congratulates our members, Ha and Van Nguyen, on their excellent performance in last weekend’s Interstate Challenge at Mt Martha, Vic. They competed in the Open Competition and their team won 19 of the 21 games played, achieving 49 game points, 16 points ahead of the second placed team, Victoria.

A wonderful achievement for the team and for South Australian Petanque.

The South Australian Team – Winners!!!


Prospect players featured well in the list of winners in Sunday’s State Triples Competition, hosted by Club De Petanque d’Adelaide (Adelaide) on Sunday. Prospect’s Van Nguyen, partnered with Raja Jamaleddine and Lionel Chazal of ESP, took out the State Triples Championship in the Grand Final against Rada and Domenique Pierre and Kenny May, of Adelaide Club.

Another Prospect player, Michael Frodyma, partnered by Haejung Jang and Peter Masri, also of ESP, was Runner Up in the Consolante Division, while Prospect’s Han Nguyen, partnered with Jonathon Giddings and Selena Dally, of Novar Gardens won the Challenge Division.

Congratulations to all prize winners and many thanks must go to all who organised and contributed to the day, especially Anthony for looking after the results and the Adelaide crew for the beautiful three course meal they prepared and served.


In wonderful weather, Richard Voskamp took out today’s Saturday Competition and took home the prize kitty. Five players achieved the maximum score of 26 points after two games – Kevin, Richard V, Peter (ESP), Van and John and three of these players had handicaps to be deducted from these scores. This left Richard V and John with 26 points, so it was a countback to decide the winner. John had 11 points scored against him(8 in his first game and 3 in the second game), while Richard V had 10 points scored against him (6 in the first game and 4 in the second game), which gave him the prize. Richard now will join the players who have handicaps for the remainder of 2022.

A great competition, played in great weather and with great comradery.

Our September Saturday Competition will be held on 17 September, at 3.00 pm, with registrations by 2.55 pm.

Richard V – August’s Saturday Competition Winner


Prospect is well represented in the upcoming Interstate Challenge to be held at Mt Martha Petanque and Bowls Club, Victoria, at the end of August. They are Melissa Scott and Van Nguyen, who will team up with Lionel, Raja and Deb Rodda of Eastern Suburbs Petanque Club and Selena Dally of Novar Gardens. Both Melissa and Van have won State Singles Competitions earlier in the year.

We wish them every success in the competition and a safe and enjoyable trip.

PRESTIGE CUP – Sunday 14 August

Prestige Trophy, Badge and Engraving of Main North Road, Nailsworth again sponsored today’s Prestige Cup, for the 26th successive year. The Club is very grateful for this continued support.

The weather did not turn out to be quite as bad as was envisaged early in the day, which allowed the three timed games before lunch to be played in the dry. These games determined who would play in the Principal, Consolante, Convivial and Friendly division Semi and Grand Finals after lunch.

The teams in the Principal division were Marty and Richard, Haejung and Peter, Ray and Pierre and Giselle and Jean Luc, and it was Haejung and Peter who took the trophies home after defeating Giselle and Jean Luc in the Principal Final.

The Consolante division comprised Ha and Van, Sandy and Judith, Judy and Roland and Ernie and Wayne, with Ha and Van being awarded the prize, having defeated Judy and Roland 13-6 in the Grand Final.

Players in the Convivial Semi-Finals were Rada and Domenique, Kym and Allan, David and Dave and Heike and John, and it was Rada and Domenique who won the Grand Final from Heike and John 13-9.

The fourth division was won by Janet and Michael who defeated Miriam and Kathy 13-3 in the Grand Final.

Prizes were also awarded for the Best Performing Women’s team and Best Performing Mixed team (for players who had not won in the top division) and Miriam and Kathy took out the Women’s prize and Janet and Michael were the Mixed team winners.

A good day of friendly competition, and many thanks go to the Club members who assisted with the preparation, conduct and cleaning up as the day could not have been held without their assistance and to Prestige Trophy, Badge and Engraving for the medals and beautiful engraved glassware that they supplied.

MELEE WINNERS ANNOUNCED – Summer and Autumn Competitions

The winners of the Summer and Autumn Melee Competitions were announced at Wednesday evening’s start to the next season’s competition. David received first prize in the Summer Competition, followed by Brett (Cheryl) second and Marilyn third. The Autumn winners were Van (first), Melissa (2nd) and Brett (3rd). Well done everyone.

The number of competitors was significantly down on the usual number, possibly due to the weather forecast, but we were lucky to only have a very short rain shower and the usual two games were able to be completed.

Thanks are due to Yvonne and Jacques for catering for us, with Dutch Pea and Ham soup, with croutons (a very hearty and delightfully tasty feast), followed by pancakes with strawberry sauce and ice cream. A wonderful winter menu……….and, to add to our feast, Melissa shared her birthday with us with a cheesecake for sharing. We all went home suitably nourished and due to do some extra steps!! Thanks also to anyone who assisted with running the Melee and/or with the kitchen clean up.


During the Annual General Meeting, held in the Clubrooms on Wednesday 27 July, Life Membership was conferred on Marty Verdonk. Marty has been a Committee member since the inception of the Club, was Treasurer for some six years and continues to assist in so many ways. He ensures there is something for people to eat on a Wednesday evening, and organises the food at least twice each month. Marty also puts out and takes in the rubbish bins, and he also ensures the lawns are cut very regularly, particularly if there is to be a competition or function at the Club and he wages a constant war with any weeds that come up in the pistes. He willingly puts his hand up for projects that the Committee undertakes and maintains the clubhouse indoor painting with patch ups when marks are detected.

Congratulations and thanks, Marty, and we all look forward to your company (and assistance) for many more years to come.

Martyn Verdonk, Life Member, with President Allan Sanderson


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.