ESP Players excel at the Australian Nationals Easter Championships

Congratulations

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.

Ambrose Pétanque Sat. 24th June Club De Pétanque D’Adelaide

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 tinastockley@gmail.com.
More information is available on the attached flyer.  Ambrose Pétanque

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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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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Prospect Pétanque Summer Series – 4 March

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

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Super 4 – Email from Andre Deramond

Dear all,

The PFA Board has finalised the entries for the first interstate Super 4

We are pleased to have for our first edition 23 teams or 92 players registered to participate in the event.

Each State league should now organise their qualification calendar

Final will be played at the Caulfield park petanque Club in Victoria on 3 – 4 September 2016.Continue reading