SA State Interclub Competition – Round 5 held at Prospect 30 April, 2017

Round 5 of the Interclub competition was held at Prospect in fine and mild conditions.

In the previous round we had seen something of a comeback by second-placed Club d’Adelaide, to keep them in contention, but this time around it was championship leader Eastern Suburbs who reasserted their dominance of this season’s competition.

It may be the case that no more than two teams from a club can score points towards the championship, but when you get five teams in the top nine, including first, second and fourth, it doesn’t leave a lot of points for everyone else. The cream of the crop on the day were the highly-credentialled trio of Raja Jamaleddine, Sukrit Vaswani (fresh from his win in the Australian Open) and Craig Stewart.Continue reading

2017 Snake Cup

The revised date for the postponed Snake Cup at Prospect Pétanque is Sunday 21 May.

It has replaced the schedule Committee Cup.
All of the conditions are the same with our $500.00 cash and Trophies prizes.

Snake Cup Prospect Pétanque

PFA Easter Festival of Pétanque

Pétanque Federation of Australia held it’s Easter Festival of Pétanque April 13-16.  The event consisted of a shooting competition, singles, doubles and triples.   Three SA players competed in the tournament: Dave Lefer, Sukrit Vaswani and Lionel Chazal, all from Eastern Suburbs Pétanque.

They came away from the event with great results.

Lionel Chazel is the new Australian Shooting Champion.  Sukrit and Lionel are the new Australian Doubles Champions, and Dave (playing with Mohamed Qabba fom NSW) finished 3rd.

Australian Doubles Champions – Suki & Lionel

You can read a wrap up of the tournament here.

SA State Interclub Competition – Round 4 held at Gawler, 12 March, 2017

It was a case of ‘third time lucky’. After two cancellations due to extreme heat, the Gawler club finally got the chance to host what was supposed to be Round 3, but turned out to be Round 4. This time around, the concern was more about getting too wet rather than getting too hot, but our luck held. The forecast thunderstorms did not eventuate and the only substantial shower of rain was conveniently timed during the luncheon interval.

Unfortunately, the improvised timing of this event — on a long weekend, in a period when Adelaide is abuzz with other attractions — meant there was a smaller than usual field of teams competing. However, with the regular number of championship points still up for grabs, this provided more opportunities for those who did attend.

Visiting players were very impressed with the new structures that have gone up since we were last at Gawler. A large verandah and generous shelters between the playing areas now provide covered areas for al fresco dining and, when required, a handy refuge from the sun or the rain. These developments add further amenity to what was already a very pleasant and attractive venue.

On the pistes, it was Club d’Adelaide who dominated this round, with their three teams all finishing in the top five. In particular, going home with an IOU (oops) for a gold medal, was their experienced trio of Tony Stojsic, Louis Oltarczy and Jean-Paul Bouyer. Well done guys.Continue reading

Club De Pétanque D’Adelaide Celebrates 40 years

On the 1st April 2017,  Club De Petanque D’Adelaide will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a dinner at the club.

The club, which is Australia’s oldest pétanque club, would love for as many as possible to come along and help celebrate this milestone.

As always dinner will be by our Master chefs Rada and Claudia, with entertainment provided by Tina.

So please save the date come along and celebrate …more information to follow.

Pre-bookings can be made through Tina at tinastockley@gmail.com or phone 0434604607

 

SA State Interclub Competition – Adelaide Hills Pétanque Club 26 Feb, 2017

The history of League competition at Stirling is littered with tales of bitter cold and ‘fog so thick you couldn’t see the other end of the piste’, with a common perception that it always rains. Not so this year. After being greeted by a crisp morning chill (just to remind them where they were), the players soon warmed up in the summer sun en route to a very clement maximum of 24 degrees. Lovely.

Symbolic perhaps, but, more important than the weather, this day was particularly significant for the Adelaide Hills club and its relationship with the League. Last season we didn’t get to play there at all due to issues within the club. Then, when the club’s committee subsequently decided not to reaffiliate with the Federation, any members who wanted to participate in League events had no choice but to join another club, which meant there was no longer an AHP team in the interclub competition. It was a very sad state of affairs and there were fears that this loss to the petanque community might become permanent.

Fortunately, however, enough people cared enough to bring about a change in leadership and a subsequent change of direction. The emphasis is now on unity within and engagement without, just as it should be. This was most evident on the 26th, where it was clear that many enthusiastic members had gone to great lengths to ensure the occasion was a success. Their efforts were appreciated by all and everything ran smoothly throughout the day. Many visiting players commented how pleased they were to be back at this wonderful venue.Continue reading

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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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.