South Aussie Players chosen to represent Australia

Congratulations to the following SA players:

Lionel Chaza, Deb Rodda and Selina Dally 

The three players have been selected to represent Australia at an International level, Lionel at the Men’s World Championship in Canada in September and Deb and Selena in the Asian Championships in Kuala Lumpur in July.

Men’s World Championship ( Australian Team)

  • Lionel Chazal (SA)
  • Harold Dercy (NSW)
  • Frederic Vencatasamy (VIC)
  • Laurent Fossaert(VIC)

The following players have been named as emergencies in case of a  withdrawal

  • Pierrot Lubin
  • Francois Hitie
  • Tim Stevenson
  • Dennis Masson

Patrick Dufresne was appointed coach of the team.

Women’s Team for Asian Championship

  • Deb Rodda (SA)
  • Selina Dally (SA)
  • Cathy Ayre (NSW)
  • Christine Caseris (WA)

Coach & Delegate-Jim Ayre to be approached by Neil to see if he is available.

Interclub Competition Round 5 Gawler 29 April

Round 5 was held in ideal conditions. In the picturesque green surrounds of the Gawler Petanue Club, the weather was absolutely perfect — sunny and mild from start to finish. It’s just a shame there weren’t more players there to appreciate it.

Stars of the day were a local team comprising two seasoned veterans and a rookie: John Gejas, Glenis Head & Belinda Kopania.

Undefeated, they finished with a classic victory over this season’s dominant team, Messieurs Bouyer, Rousse & Oltarczy. The latter had to be content with third place on this occasion. Congratulations in particular to Belinda, taking home a gold medal in just her second outing, and to Glenis for her first Interclub gold. Well done also to Adrian Clements, Wayne Twigden & Ernie Palmer, in the silver medal position.Continue reading

State Singles Championship

This year’s State Singles Championships were held in unseasonably warm conditions which proved quite taxing in the morning session, but an afternoon wind shift offered some relief later in the day.
The most notable thing about this year’s Open was the evenness of the competition. It was a strong and larger than average field, but a few players who have dominated proceedings in the past were absent this time around. The result was a day full of epic battles and close results. The stats tell the story…
Of the fifty games played in the morning session, half of them went to a score of 13|9 or higher. Across all games after lunch, this ratio was again exactly 50%. Historically, we would normally expect it to be more like 25-30%. Breaking it down further, about a quarter of all games had scores of 13|12 or 13|11 — three times the number of games less than 13|3.
Unfortunately, one consequence of so many close games was that the competition proceeded more slowly than expected. It made for a long day, with the final played under lights and finishing more than two hours later than other occasions where the same format has been used.
The new State Open Singles Champion is Lionel Pujol, who peaked at the right time and lasted the distance when others around him were flagging. In particular, his victory over Alexi Alexi in the final bucked the day’s trend towards close games.Continue reading

ESP Players excel at the Australian Nationals Easter Championships

Congratulations

Wendy Bensen Deb Rodda & Selina Dally runners up ladies Triples at the Australian Nationals Easter Championships in Melbourne. And double congratulations to Deb, runner up ladies doubles with Cathy Ayre. Go girls!

Well done from the SA Pétanque community

Wendy Bensen Deb Rodda & Selina Dally

Deb Rodda & Cathy Ayre

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

Christos Cup at FAB

Christos Cup

Sunday 15th October 2017 at the FAB Piste, Rundle ParK

FAB’s Christos Cup is a legacy to undoubtedly  the club’s and Adelaide’s most colourful character
Christos Juhanson1943 ~ 2005

FOR DRAW & CATERING PURPOSES:
PLEASE register your Triples Team no later than Tuesday 10th October
Email: ahambour21@gmail.com or Mob: 0402 109 308
Registration fees will be collected at 10.00am on the day for a prompt 10.30am start
Game Fees: $3.00 for Members, $5.00 for Most Welcome Visitors
A chicken & salad lunch will be available for $10
For catering purposes – please let us know if you will be partaking in lunch when registering
Cash & wine prizes for winners
BYO DRINKS & PERSONALITY
DRESS UP IN HONOUR OF CHRISTOS IF YOU WISH
Please Bring Your Own Chairs & Tables.

Christos Cup 2017

Fund raising for the Australian Junior World Pétanque Championship Team

The PFA has it’s first fund-raising effort in association with the Australian Sports Foundation is the HELP GET OUR JUNIORS TO CHINA campaign.

They are looking to raise $10,000 to cover the travel costs of their  4 junior players Bronson Romani, Logan Romani, Zac Diep Nicholson and Khrishika Ramjuttun who are representing Australia in the Junior World Championships in Kaihua, Zhejiang Province, China in November.

The PFA really needs all your help with this, otherwise the cost of getting these great young players to the championship falls on their parents.

The link to the PFA Development Fund is here.

Please share the attached flyer and spread the word with your community of friends, business contacts and any other potential sponsors, it doesn’t matter how big or small the donation is, they will all help to get these guys to China.

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

 

Spicy Bites @ ESP July 9

Spicy Bites is when we celebrate all things Mahesh: it’s a doubles competition, register as a team or if you don’t have a partner let us know and we will put you together with someone.

There will be great prizes and an awesome lunch organised by Suki and his mother, Shireen.

Play starts at 10.30am. Cost is $15 per person for play and lunch.

Please confirm if you are playing by Wednesday 5 July, so we can get numbers for catering.

You can register by email to espetanque@outlook.com or Deb on 0418 832 600

Everyone is welcome to play.

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