The celebrations of Prospect Petanque Club’s 25th Birthday continued on Sunday 18 April with a Doubles competition. Seventeen teams competed in great weather and a friendly atmosphere. Three timed games were played before lunch to decide the competitors for the Principale, Consolante, Complementaire and Conviviale untimed games after lunch.
A feast fitting the occasion was prepared by Wendy Dewis and players enjoyed Arancini balls with a topping of pesto or truffle, followed by Roast Pork and 8 trimmings!! As if that wasn’t enough, delicious lemon tartlets followed for dessert. Many thanks to Wendy, ably assisted by her partner Alan, for this feast.
The day incorporated the traditional “Founder’s Cup” and Mike Mulvihill was remembered for his hard work in getting the Club established on what were the grounds of the Prospect Park Women’s Bowling Club. Mike was an avid wine collector and his widow, Valmai Nicoll (pictured at right), presented four bottles from his collection for presentation to the Winners and Runners Up of the Principale competition.
Congratulations to all competitors and especially to those who played in the Grand Finals:
Principale: Van Nguyen and Gavin Scott defeated Janet Jenkin and Michael Frodyma 13-2
Consolante: Ralph Foster and Jenny Key defeated David Jones and Marilyn Trebilcock 13-6
Complementaire: Dominique Pierre and Steve Hambour defeated Penny Lyons and Anthony Pietsch 13-4
Conviviale: Alan Matthews and Marty Verdonk defeated Roland Piek and Illiano Puccini 13-4
Robert Parkinson took out the big prize for the Summers Melee, with Ross Williams second and Jan Parkinson third. Well done everyone.
Now for the Autumn Melee, which kicked off last evening in perfect weather. Thanks to Wendy and Allan who served up crumbed or grilled whiting, with a wrap and coleslaw, followed by homemade pancakes with a delicious choice of toppings and cream.
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.
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.
It was a great day 8 teams of 6 players each tackled a 5 Round competition playing a mix of Triples, Doubles and Singles in either mixed or same sex matches.
In the end it was the Hills Hoisters who were successful over the fancied ESP Boulebusters.
Beaut all round day, great food, Stirring competition, well done to the Prospect team for organising and managing the day.
Consolante Winners the BTWarriors from Prospect, Martin Verdonk, Janet Jenkin, Gavin Scott, Melissa Scott, Carol Pascoe and behind is Michael Frodyma.
Well done team…next year the ‘big one’
The Consolante runners up, Prospect Treasures, Kym Wilson, Jan Parkinson, Marilyn Trebilcock, Richard Voskamp, missing Denise Steinborn, and Tim McCumsky..top effort for a restructured team at the last minute.
Prospect Petanque Club held in February their annual Committee Cup as a fundraiser for the bushfire recovery effort. All money raised from the day including donations is being donated by the club. The principal was played by Selina & Maurice vs two young guys Kevin Turco & Joris Sola from Montpellier France. The young guys took the match out convincingly very handy players.
The Prestige Cup is our first Club Tournament for the new 2020-2021 Season.
The game is Doubles by teams commencing 10.00 am registration from 9.30 am
Contact Allan 040233928, Kym 041469191 for registration.
All Covid Safe Rules will be incorporated.
Special thanks to our 24 year long sponsor Prestige Trophy and Badge.