SAPL FORFEIT POLICY (Approved 19 March, 2022)

This policy applies to all tournaments run by the SAPL. Its purpose is to stipulate the score awarded to teams that win or lose a game by forfeit.

It applies to any instance where a team leaves a tournament prematurely or is unable to play, after the competition has started.

It applies irrespective of whether the team’s absence is due to tardiness, illness, disciplinary action or any other reason.Continue reading

News from Clare

Led by Kerry Lampard, a group of enthusiasts from Clare have been working for a number of years to try to establish a Pétanque piste in the area. I am pleased to report that at last they have succeeded and have installed some pistes in Melrose Park, Clare bordering White Hutt Road near to where the model engineers run their trains on the second and fourth weekend of each month and also close to the BMX track.

The official opening is planned for the near future. The group who ably supported SAPL at the recent Auburn French Fest have not yet formed a club, but I understand that this on the cards.

If you would like to throw a boule or two the area is open to the public and you will be most welcome to use the new pistes.

Well done for your efforts and welcome to the SA Pétanque Community.

Stan Wilson, President, South Australian Petanque League

South Australian Shooting Competition – 6th March 2021 – Novar Gardens Petanque Club

Open Men: Craig Stewart (Eastern Suburbs Petanque Club) – 32 points
Open Women: Selina Dally (Eastern Suburbs Petanque Club) – 18 points
Men Over 60: Lionel Pujol (Eastern Suburbs Petanque Club) – 13 points
Women Over 60: Tory McBride (Eastern Suburbs Petanque Club) – 9 points

Umpires: Peter Beaumont, Raymond Beaumont & Brett Williams
Scorer: Adrian Clements

ESP Players excel at the Australian Nationals Easter Championships


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

Interclub Results Round 4 – Adelaide Hills 25 February

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

Adelaide French Festival

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.