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.
The Summer Melee kicked off this evening, with more than 30 participants and a delicious meal of a choice of a variety of Kransky sausages, with a vegetable medley in a hot dog roll. Thanks Allan for this and the ice cream for dessert.
The winners of the Spring competition were announced and first up was Megan, who came third, followed by Carol, second and Van took out the first prize. Well done.
The final Prospect Petanque Melee match for the 2017 winter season was played on Wednesday September 6.
Despite it being spring, the cold winter weather persisted, although brightened up by a full moon occasionally visible through the clouds. Almost twenty members enjoyed the night, including Tory and Lionel making a welcome return home from their international season.
Games for the Winter 2017 Super-Melee Final Round
Chef Alan served chicken schnitzel from the bbq, and John brought along a wonderful batch of scones that Heike had made for us. The results of the winter Melee will be announced at the first match of the new season on October 4. Alan suggests that there may be a crab feast that night, if conditions are favourable.
With great relish, Alan announced that he had successfully picked Melbourne to come 9th in the AFL draw. However, so had Wendy and David Palmer, and so the prize money was divided three ways. For the rest of us: better luck next time.
Winners of the AFL 2017 draw : David Palmer and Alan Matthews