On the 6th November 2022 I attended the first “Come and Try day” organised by the Bordertown Bowling Club who have decided to embark on the journey to incorporate Pétanque into the activities they offer.
Saturday the 15th of October 2022 was the formal opening of the facility following the recent completion of construction. The opening was performed by Kerry Lampard the Clare resident who masterminded the construction of the facility, Stan Wilson, President of the South Australian Petanque League (SAPL), and the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Mayor, Wayne Thomas.Continue reading
The 2022-2023 SA State Doubles Championship was held at the Prospect Petanque Club on 23 October 2022:
- Open Doubles Champions: Raja Jamaleddine & Lionel Chazal
- Women’s Doubles Champions: Selina Dally & Ha Nguyen
The South Australian Petanque League held the 2022-2023 South Australian State Doubles Championship on Sunday 23rd October 2022. The tournament was hosted by the Prospect Petanque Club.
SAPL President Stan Wilson has created this photo essay. The Tournament Director’s report will follow.Continue reading
Seventy-eight players took part in this year’s State Triples Championship, which is almost certainly a record attendance for this event. It was a diverse crowd, including thirteen previous title holders and about the same number of players entering their first SAPL championship. In the middle of what has been another wet month, we were fortunate to strike a full day of fine weather.Continue reading
INTERSTATE CHALLENGE 2022 – SOUTH AUSTRALIAN OPEN TEAM
The SA Open team have convincingly won the Interstate Challenge, held at Mount Martha Petanque Club on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.Continue reading
The list of South Australian PFA accredited umpires has been updated: SA Umpires
There are 12 umpires on the list who are members of 6 of the 8 clubs affiliated with the SAPL.
South Australia has the most umpires of any Australian state.
The 2021-2022 SAPL Interclub competition had 140 participants and the player rankings are available for download below.
The players in the top 10 positions:
Download complete rankings (PDF): SAPL Interclub 2021-2022 – Player Rankings
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
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