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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SA State Singles Championships

Held 4th June at Club de Pétanque d’Adelaide.

Open Singles Champion:       Raja Jamaleddine

Runner Up:                             Greg Anderson

Semi-Finalists:                         Alexi Alexi
                                                    Brett Williams

Open Veterans Champion:      Brett Williams

Ladies Singles Champion:     Selina Dally

Runner Up:                             Rada Pierre

Third Place:                             Deb Rodda

Ladies Veterans Champion:    Rada Pierre

Consolante

Winner:                 Alain Rousse
Runner Up:           Anthony Pietsch

Conviviale

Winner:                 Glenis Head
Runner Up:           Stan Wilson

State Singles Results

Open Singles Champion:       Raja Jamaleddine with Adrian Clements (League President)

Ladies Singles Champion:     Selina Dally

Open Singles Runner Up: Greg Anderson

Ladies Singles Runner Up and Ladies Veterans Champion: Rada Pierre

After a frosty start, the 2016/17 State Singles Championships were held in cool but sunny conditions.

It was an evenly matched field of sixteen players that took to the pistes in the Open competition. No-one got through the preliminary rounds unscathed. In the absence of four-time Singles champion Lionel Chazal, the biggest question going into the day was whether Dominique Pierre could continue his run of consecutive state championship victories. Having already rewritten the record books, the only box left unticked for the reigning Singles, Doubles, Triples and Mixed Doubles champion was to claim all four titles within a single season. A win here would do it. However, all good things come to an end and that must remain a pinnacle as yet unclimbed.

The format used in the Open continues to mystify many but, like last year, it achieved its aims of bringing the cream to the top while keeping everybody else interested for as long as possible. Here, the role of the Round 6 games was particularly significant. This round was designed to correct any potential imbalance between the two pools in the original random draw. As it transpired, the top six players from Pool A all won their game against one of the top six players from Pool B, which would suggest that such a correction was definitely warranted in this case. Hence, five of the final eight came from Pool A and only three from Pool B.Continue reading

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

 

SA State Interclub Competition – Round 5 held at Prospect 30 April, 2017

Round 5 of the Interclub competition was held at Prospect in fine and mild conditions.

In the previous round we had seen something of a comeback by second-placed Club d’Adelaide, to keep them in contention, but this time around it was championship leader Eastern Suburbs who reasserted their dominance of this season’s competition.

It may be the case that no more than two teams from a club can score points towards the championship, but when you get five teams in the top nine, including first, second and fourth, it doesn’t leave a lot of points for everyone else. The cream of the crop on the day were the highly-credentialled trio of Raja Jamaleddine, Sukrit Vaswani (fresh from his win in the Australian Open) and Craig Stewart.Continue reading

SA State Interclub Competition – Round 4 held at Gawler, 12 March, 2017

It was a case of ‘third time lucky’. After two cancellations due to extreme heat, the Gawler club finally got the chance to host what was supposed to be Round 3, but turned out to be Round 4. This time around, the concern was more about getting too wet rather than getting too hot, but our luck held. The forecast thunderstorms did not eventuate and the only substantial shower of rain was conveniently timed during the luncheon interval.

Unfortunately, the improvised timing of this event — on a long weekend, in a period when Adelaide is abuzz with other attractions — meant there was a smaller than usual field of teams competing. However, with the regular number of championship points still up for grabs, this provided more opportunities for those who did attend.

Visiting players were very impressed with the new structures that have gone up since we were last at Gawler. A large verandah and generous shelters between the playing areas now provide covered areas for al fresco dining and, when required, a handy refuge from the sun or the rain. These developments add further amenity to what was already a very pleasant and attractive venue.

On the pistes, it was Club d’Adelaide who dominated this round, with their three teams all finishing in the top five. In particular, going home with an IOU (oops) for a gold medal, was their experienced trio of Tony Stojsic, Louis Oltarczy and Jean-Paul Bouyer. Well done guys.Continue reading

Club De Pétanque D’Adelaide Celebrates 40 years

On the 1st April 2017,  Club De Petanque D’Adelaide will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a dinner at the club.

The club, which is Australia’s oldest pétanque club, would love for as many as possible to come along and help celebrate this milestone.

As always dinner will be by our Master chefs Rada and Claudia, with entertainment provided by Tina.

So please save the date come along and celebrate …more information to follow.

Pre-bookings can be made through Tina at tinastockley@gmail.com or phone 0434604607

 

Press Release -International Pétanque Tournament to be held in Adelaide this March

The Eastern Suburbs Pétanque Club will host the Trans-Tasman Challenge at Unley Park Sports Club, 8 Northgate Street, Unley Park over the weekend of 18 & 19 March 2017.

The challenge is an annual competition between national teams representing Australia and New Zealand and alternates between the countries. This is the first time the event has been held in South Australia.

“We lodged an expression of interest to host this tournament last year and we won the bidding” ESP President Alexi Alexi said “It promotes Adelaide and it provides excitement for the Kiwis and Australians to come and do battle here in Adelaide. “It is the only international pétanque tournament held in Australia.”

The event promises a great weekend of International competition.

Trans Tasman Petanque Challenge in Adelaide – Press Release

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Trans Tasman 2017 at ESP

The 2017 Trans Tasman International competition will be held at the Eastern Suburbs Pétanque Club in Adelaide  at their piste at 8 Northgate St, Unley Park on March 18th and 19th.
Come along and see the best Australian and New Zealand players fight for their national honours.