FINAL ROUND OF INTERCLUB COMPETITION 2021-2022 held at Novar Gardens Sunday 26 June – with Prospect the winners

The last round of the South Australian Petanque League was hosted by Novar Gardens Pétanque Club last Sunday 26 June. It was a tight tussle for the final positions with Gavin, Ha & Van of Prospect, 30 points, taking first place, with Kathy, Miriam & Roland (Novar Gardens), 24 points, coming in second while Judy, Giselle & Jean Luc (Novar Gardens) took third place with 21 points.

The top club for 2021-2022 in the SAPL Interclub Competition is Eastern Suburbs Petanque Club, who held a very strong position coming into this final round. Trophies were presented by SAPL’s President, Stan Wilson.

Many thanks to everyone at Novar Gardens Petanque Club for their hospitality and the efforts they put into making the event happen.

MEMORIAL CUP – Sunday 19 June

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.

Many thanks to all who contributed to the day.


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.

FIFTH INTERCLUB COMPETITION – Prospect Petanque Club – 29 May

Twenty nine Triples Teams fronted for today’s State League Interclub Competition at Prospect Petanque Club. The weather held out for us, with the first drops of rain falling as the final words of the presentation were being uttered, though we needed to turn the lights on and it was just after 5.00 pm! Not long now till the Winter Solstice, which Mr Google says will be at 6.43 pm on Tuesday 21 June.

An Eastern Suburbs Petanque (ESP) team, made up of Raja, Arwed and Craig took out the top honours and earned 30 points for their Club, followed by Gavin, Ha and Van of Prospect (24 points) and another ESP team of Ray, Lionel and Deb came in third (18 points).

Other Prospect teams to gain points were Janet, Michael and Martyn (15 points), Richard, David and David (12 points), Maureen, Richard and Kym (9 points) and Stan, Glennis and Jan (6 points), though only the top two scoring teams from each Club are counted in the League ladder.

The League ladder after today’s games is: (1) ESP – 147, (2) Prospect – 126, (equal 3rd) Adelaide Hills and Club de Petanque Adelaide. The sixth, and final, competition for the current League calendar will be held at Novar Gardens on 26 June.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the day, whether it was in preparation, running of the event or packing up.

MAY SATURDAY COMPETITION played in perfect weather

Many thanks to Robert and anyone who assisted him with Saturday’s Competition. A great turnout of players, with 26 competing to make a take home prize pool of $52. Four previous 2022 winners each had a handicap of one point and three of these players were part of the competition.

At the end of two doubles games, there were three players with the perfect score of 26 – Peter, Dee (regular visitors from ESP), Van and Ha – Van’s score was reduced by 1 point as a previous winner, so a count back was required to decide the winner from Peter, Dee and Ha . Dee had 10 points scored against her, Ha 9 points and the ultimate winner, with heavy pockets on the way home, was Peter who had 8 points scored against him in the two games. Congratulations, Peter.

Thanks to all players for supporting the Competition and making it so much fun. The next Saturday Competition, with no Election (that I know of!), will be held on 18 June. See you there.

SAPL STATE MIXED DOUBLES COMPETITION played at Adelaide on Sunday 1 May

SAPL State Mixed Doubles was hosted by the Adelaide Club in wonderful weather, with 25 teams taking part in the competition.

Three games were played in the morning and the results determined what Division the players would contest in the afternoon. In the Grand Final of the Principale Division, Rada & Dominique Pierre played Deb Rodda & Raja Jamaleddine, with Rada & Dom winning the title of 2022 State Mixed Doubles Champions. Alexi Alexi & Selina Dally won the Consolante Division, while the Knock Out challenge was won by Dirk Seret & Colleen Holy. Janet Jenkins & Michael Frodyma (of Prospect) won the Convivial.

Well done Club De Petanque D’Adelaide for hosting the Competition and many thanks to all those who contributed to the catering and organisation, and special thanks to raffles.


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.

Heike won the April Saturday Competition
Gavin, Melissa and Van with their Nationals Championships medals