The SA Interclub competition has been leading a charmed life this season, when it comes to the
weather. For Round 2, we were very fortunate to strike the one window of fine and mild weather
in the middle of an extended wet spell. Things could have got awkward with so many players to
accommodate under COVID-Safe requirements, with limited shelter available. Instead, it turned
into another near-perfect day.
Participant numbers did not quite match the high reached in July, but the notable thing on this
occasion was that 19 of the 30 triples teams had also competed in the previous round with
exactly the same line-up. Team compositions have usually been more fluid in the past. (Less
people going away this year, perhaps?) Given also that it’s just a few years ago we were
struggling to even get 19 teams or more, this is undoubtedly a record.
As in Round 1, the day’s honours went to the Eastern Suburbs club. For the second time in a row,
the gold medals went to Alexi Alexi, Arwed Turon & Maurice Belz and they can now go into
Round 3 gunning for a ‘threepeat’. It is eight years since anyone has achieved a threepeat. (The
last time it happened, there were some familiar names amongst the culprits – Alexi and Arwed,
at that time playing with George Lainas). The silver medallists were Rada Pierre, Alain Rousse &
Dominique Pierre, while Tory McBride, Ray Drummond & Lionel Pujol took the bronze.
Alexi Alexi, Arwed Turon & Maurice Belz
Rada Pierre, Alain Rousse & Dom Pierre,
Tory McBride, Ray Drummond & Lionel Pujol
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
It just wouldn’t be League at Stirling without some precipitation, no matter what time of year it’s scheduled. Fortunately, this year the misty rain was so light that it was easily ignored and soon cleared to make way for a lovely sunny and mild afternoon. The varying condition of the playing surface as the pistes dried throughout the day presented an extra challenge to players.
After three rounds dominated by Club d’Adelaide, Round 4 was Prospect’s time to shine. Emulating Adelaide’s efforts in Round 2, Prospect has now become the second club to have ever achieved a clean sweep of the gold, silver and bronze medals. Congratulations to Dave Ward, Lionel Pujol & Tory McBride, winners on the day, and to Brett Williams, Martin Verdonk & Richard Voskamp and Heike & John Whitehorn & Alan Matthews respectively.Continue reading
As part of the Adelaide French Festival, volunteers from the South Australian Pétanque community we’re involved in “A French Weekend at Carrick Hill”. The setup by the Carrick Hill Trust around the pistes helped the volunteers to show off pétanque in the best light to the many visitors to the Festival.
Here are a few photos provided by the trust.
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 email@example.com.
More information is available on the attached flyer. Ambrose Pétanque
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.
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…
Game 2 of the Summer Series at the Prospect Pétanque Club will be held on the 4th of March at 6pm. Registration from 5.30pm, games commence at 6.00pm. There will be a prize for early registration by Thursday 2 March.
Game 1 was a great success, playing Pétanque in the COOL of the evening is the way to go.
It is a doubles by team competition with 3 hour long timed games.
The cost is $12 for the games and food.
Contact: Allan 0402339286 or Grant 0431412384