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.

2016/17 SA State Triples Championships

held at: Eastern Suburbs Pétanque Club       12 February, 2017

State Triples Champions:      Rada Pierre, Dominique Pierre & Tomas Heredia

Runners-Up:                            Lionel Chazal, Raja Jamaleddine & Nick Armstrong

Semi-Finalists:                        Alexi Alexi, George Lainas & Arwed Turon

Alain Rousse, Antonio Stojsic & Adrian Clements

Consolante Winners:             Sukrit Vaswani, Craig Stewart & Ray Drummond

Consolante Runner-Up:       Martin Verdonk, Richard Voskamp & Garry Karklins

Conviviale Winners:             Allan Sanderson, Brett Williams & Ray Beaumont

After two cancelled League days due to unfortunately-timed hot weather, we finally got lucky. The State Triples Championship was held in ideal conditions.

The day ran smoothly and it was little surprise that it came down to a final involving the form team of recent times, Rada & Dominique Pierre and Tomas Heredia on the one hand, versus the young guns and proven performers, Lionel Chazal, Raja Jamaleddine and Nick Armstrong on the other.

Ultimately, it was the former who took home the title, in a case of experience triumphing over youthful exuberance. Or perhaps the latter ‘spent too many petrol-tickets’ in a very tense semi-final, when they were forced to claw their way back from a 2-10 deficit against Alexi, Arwed and George, who appeared to be peaking at the right time. Or perhaps their unpopular choice of piste for the final backfired on them. Or perhaps you just can’t beat current form.

The historical significance of this result cannot be overstated…

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SA Pétanque League Convocation to the 2016 Annual General Meeting

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.

Each club affiliated to SAPL will, in the near future, receive a formal invitation to be represented at the SAPL Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 28 July at 7 pm in the Club de Petanque d’Adelaide club rooms.Continue reading

SA State Singles Championships – 5 June, 2016

held at:   Club de Pétanque d’Adelaide

This year’s State Singles got off to a soggy start but, fortunately, the rain cleared after an hour or so and it was largely fine for the rest of the day. A small but high quality field of contestants took to the pistes for what would prove to be a memorable day.

The Open competition was played with a slightly different format this year. It may have been a little difficult to follow but it achieved its aims of bringing the cream to the top while keeping everybody else interested for as long as possible. Despite a few upsets along the way, there were not too many surprises in the early rounds. Similarly, in the middle stages, most games were won by the higher-ranked favourites. It was all going according to script — right up to the final…Continue reading