Petanque in the Park – Novar Gardens – October 22

Our newest Club, the Novar Gardens Petanque Club, warmly invites everyone to join them on October 22nd for their first ever SAPL (non sanctioned) calendar event ‘Petanque in the Park’.

The club is situated at 489 Anzac Highway, Novar Gardens.

The Time: 9.30am for a 10.00 start.

The format: Open gender Doubles – 5 games

The cost: $15 for  the games, a BBQ Lunch, Entertainment and Afternoon Tea.

Registration: By Thursday 19 October 6pm to info@novargardenspetanque.com.au

or for further information Toivo – 0419 998 581 or Jon – 0418 831 446.

 

 

Pétanque in the Park Flyer – 22 October 2017

SAPL Mixed Doubles Championsips

The SAPL Mixed Doubles competition was held at the Club de Petanque d’Adelaide​ on the 24 September.

This year’s SAPL Mixed Doubles Championship was well-attended, attracting a strong field of 22 teams. The conditions were windy, but mostly fine and dry.

The new champions in this format are Selina Dally & Nick Armstrong. Their draw in the morning session was far from easy, but Selina & Nick got through undefeated and they went on to finish the day the same way they started — with a hard-fought win over runners-up, Deb Rodda & Lionel Chazal.

We all knew it was only a matter of time before Nick, one of the most promising young players on the scene, would take home his first state title. This breakthrough achievement was well-deserved, and having come tantalisingly close in previous Open Doubles and Open Triples championships would only have added to the sweetness of the moment.

As for Selina, she is an unstoppable force at the moment. When this event was held for the first time last year, Dominique Pierre became the first player in SAPL history to concurrently hold three state titles. With victories in Ladies Singles and Ladies Doubles already under her belt this year, Selina is now the first female player to do so. Of course, Dom went on to achieve ‘absolute legend’ status by also winning the Triples and making it a complete set. Can Selina do the same? We’ll find out in February.Continue reading

South Australian Mixed Doubles Championship – 24th Sept

The South Australian Mixed Doubles Championship is to be held on Sunday 24th Sept, 2017, hosted by Club de Pétanque dÁdelaide.

Entry fee $10 per player.
Payment accepted on the day from 9.00am. Games start at 9.30am.

Enter by sending your team details to Anthony, by email anthony.pietsch@gmail.com or SMS 0468 431 963, by Wednesday 20/9/2017.

This Tournament is open to PFA Licence holders only.

Bar Licence applies (No BYO please). Lunch will be available.

The playing format will remain flexible until final entry numbers are known.
There will be a consolante for those who do not qualify for the finals.

If unable to attend after registering please contact Tournament Director Anthony Pietsch ASAP
anthony.pietsch@gmail.com or phone 0468 431 963 so appropriate alterations to the draw can be made.

SA Mixed Doubles Flyer

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.

Results

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
know with a short Bio by the 15 July.Continue reading

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

 

Ambrose Pétanque Sat. 24th June Club De Pétanque D’Adelaide

Please note the changed date for the attached competition.

If you are after something a bit different and a day of interesting and varied Pétanque for all players come to the Club De Pétanque D’Adelaide on Saturday 24th of June.

The competition, which will commence at 2pm, consists of 6 games to 13, 2 singles, a doubles and a triples before dinner, and another doubles and triples after dinner.

Teams can either be nominated before the day, or will be nominated by draw into doubles and triples teams.

Depending on numbers, there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, highest ranked Veteran, Female, Junior and Newcomer.

The cost, including dinner is $15.

For more information or to nominate & for catering purposes , contact Tina at 0434 604 607 or tinastockley@gmail.com.
More information is available on the attached flyer.  Ambrose Pétanque

Snake Cup at Prospect

‘Keeping the Tradition Alive’ was the theme for the 12th Annual Snake Cup at the Prospect Pétanque Club on 21 May 2017.

The event is in honour of Jake McKee who we unfortunately lost in a car accident at 18 years of age.  Jake was a prodigious pétanque talent who captained the Australian Pétanque Junior Team to the World Junior Championships in Lyon France in 2000.

Thirty Six Players were involved in this years event including the ‘Cream’ of South Australian Pétanque, Australian Champions, State Champions, and Australian National Team Representatives.

The standard of play was outstanding – in particular the Principale Final that went down to the wire, the last end was of incredible standard.

The winners –  Dominick Pierre, Thomas Heredia and Alain Rousse – played the most amazing final end every shot they played was of outstanding quality enabling them to surge to a great win.

This Cup has a tradition of encouraging the various levels of Pétanque by all our players with prizes being awarded to the winners and runners up in each division.

The Results

Principale:  D.Pierre/ T.Heredia /A.Rousse defeated D.LeFer/S.Vaswani/l.Chazal 13-11.

Consolante:  L.Pujol/V.McBride/D.Ward defeated M.Frodyma/J. Jenkin/T.Palmer 13-9.

Conviviale:  M. Verdonk/G.Ashmeade/B.Williams defeated A.Pietsch/S.Dally/G.Karklins 13-3.

A great day put on by the Prospect Club, lots of help behind the scenes, beaut food, great company,  challenging Pétanque all round equals an outstanding day.

Allan Sanderson for Prospect Pétanque.

The Snake Cup Winners

The Runners Up

 

PFA Easter Festival of Pétanque

Pétanque Federation of Australia held it’s Easter Festival of Pétanque April 13-16.  The event consisted of a shooting competition, singles, doubles and triples.   Three SA players competed in the tournament: Dave Lefer, Sukrit Vaswani and Lionel Chazal, all from Eastern Suburbs Pétanque.

They came away from the event with great results.

Lionel Chazel is the new Australian Shooting Champion.  Sukrit and Lionel are the new Australian Doubles Champions, and Dave (playing with Mohamed Qabba fom NSW) finished 3rd.

Australian Doubles Champions – Suki & Lionel

You can read a wrap up of the tournament here.