2017/18 SA State Doubles Championships @ ESP

2017/18 SA State Doubles Championships

at:  Eastern Suburbs Pétanque Club                   23 July, 2017

This year’s State Doubles Championships were held at Eastern Suburbs in wintry conditions. Several periods of light but persistent rain kept players on their toes, as the characteristics of the playing surface changed throughout the day.

The Ladies competition culminated in a final between the two stand-out teams on the day. Rada Pierre and Shelley Li proved to be very worthy runners-up, but it was Deb Rodda and Selina Dally who took out the honours.

This must have been quite a relief for the latter pair after a very shaky start to the day, due mainly to having only one player in the opening game. However, Selina atoned for her indiscretion to retain the Doubles title she has held (with a variety of partners) since 2014. For Deb, the victory was a fitting way to celebrate ten years since her first win in this event.

In contrast, the Open competition was one where you needed to throw out the form guide and back some long-shots. Even Nostradamus could not have predicted how this one would pan out as, one by one, the favourites fell by the wayside. In the end, it was Richard Voskamp & Stan Wilson, together with Greg Anderson & Anthony Pietsch, who earned a place in the final.

The final was played under lights, in cold and wet conditions. It was not the most spectacular final we’ve seen, as the fatigue from a long and trying day started to take its toll. This may have helped the younger team of Greg & Anthony, as they grafted their way to a win. This is Anthony’s second state title and his first in Doubles. Greg, on the other hand, already had a complete set of Singles, Doubles and Triples trophies. He’s now made a start on acquiring a second set.


Ladies Doubles Champions:    Deb Rodda & Selina Dally

Runners-Up:                              Rada Pierre & Shelley Li

Third Place:                               Llianne Healey & Glenis Head

Open Doubles Champions:      Greg Anderson & Anthony Pietsch

Runners-Up:                              Richard Voskamp & Stan Wilson

Semi-Finalists:                          Will Swart & Raymond Beaumont

                                                       Alexi Alexi & Wendy Bensen

Consolante Winners:                  Wayne Twigden & John Luttrell

Consolante Runners-Up:            Raja Jamaleddine & Sukrit Vaswani

Conviviale Winners:                  Mike Read & Brian Tuckfield

Conviviale Runners-Up:            Anna O’Connor & Ray Drummond

SAPL Doubles Championship Results

State Doubles 2017-18


SA Doubles Championships 23rd July, 2017 @ ESP

The South Australian Doubles Championships will be held on Sunday   23rd July, 2017 at Eastern Suburbs Pétanque Club, 8 Northgate Street, Unley Park.

All entries to be received by Wednesday 19th July

Details on the attached Flyer for registering and the competition itself.

Note: This Tournament is open to PFA Licence holders only.

SA Doubles Flyer

SA Pétanque League Convocation to the 2017 Annual General Meeting

The SAPL Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, 29 July at 10 am in the Club de Pétanque d’Adelaide club rooms.

We have a legal requirement to hold an Annual General Meeting. However, the AGM should not
be considered a chore. It gives us all the opportunity to gather together, review the successes and
problems of the past year and to get new people involved in the administration of the League. In
this way we will all ensure that the League continues to prosper and grow with the support of clubs
and players in its activities and governance. Your Club will have one vote at the AGM, however all
your club members are welcome to attend and participate, please encourage them to do so.

This year the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are up for re-election.
If you know of anyone who would be interested in  standing for one of these positions please let me
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The Bastille Cup _ Sunday – 16th July – Club de Pétanque D’Adelaide – Greenhill Road

Once again the Club de Pétanque D’Adelaide invites everyone to join them in celebrating Bastille Day.

It is a day of wonderful French food cooked by Alain, prizes for the best French costumes, good pastis to drink, and some great games of pétanque.

So join them for a competition of Doubles by Team, with games commencing at 10.30.

Please register by Thursday the 13th of July.

See details in the attached flyer.Bastille cup