Interclub Competition Round 5 at Eastern Suburbs Pétanque Club – 31 Mar, 2019

There were no worries about the hot weather policy this time, as the weather for Round 5 was unseasonably cool for March. A few spots of light rain punctuated the morning session but the sun came out later, making for a very pleasant afternoon.

The competition was once again dominated by Eastern Suburbs, as has been the trend all season. In fact, this was the fourth time in five rounds that the club has scored more than fifty championship points and it has now amassed an awesome total and secured the title with one round yet to play.

On this occasion it was Nick Armstrong, Alexi Alexi & Arwed Turon taking out the day’s honours – the third gold medal for Alexi and Arwed this season. In second place were Deb Rodda, Selina Dally & Wendy Bensen, while Anna O’Connor, Marcus Marndaz & Ray Drummond  finished third to complete the ESP trifecta. Surprisingly perhaps, in light of their strong record, this is the first time Eastern Suburbs have ever taken all the medals in a clean sweep.

The very successful teams from ESP

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South Aussie Players chosen to represent Australia

Congratulations to the following SA players:

Lionel Chazal, 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.

Dom’s success hits the papers.

After his success in the State Triples competition, Dominique Pierre has been the subject of an article in yesterday’s Sunday Mail (complete with a photo!).

Well done Dom, not only has your success been lauded, but the profile of the game we love has been raised, complete with a mention of the Trans Tasman competition on March 18 and 19.