Trans Tasman 2017 at ESP

The 2017 Trans Tasman International competition will be held at the Eastern Suburbs Pétanque Club in Adelaide  at their piste at 8 Northgate St, Unley Park on March 18th and 19th.
Come along and see the best Australian and New Zealand players fight for their national honours.

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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Novar Gardens Pétanque Club – Pétanque in the Park

The newest club to join the SA Pétanque League will be holding a community event on  February 26th at 10am
Their address is  489 Anzac Hwy, Novar Gardens.

No experience is necessary, just come along and have fun,

For more information or to register, email info@novargardenspetanque.com.au or call 0419 998 851 Toivo – 0418 831 446 Jon.

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SA Pétanque League Convocation to the 2016 Annual General Meeting

We have a legal requirement to hold an Annual General Meeting. However, the AGM should not be considered a chore. It gives us all the opportunity to gather together, review the successes and problems of the past year and to get new people involved in the administration of the League. In this way we will all ensure that the League continues to prosper and grow with the support of clubs and players in its activities and governance.

Each club affiliated to SAPL will, in the near future, receive a formal invitation to be represented at the SAPL Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 28 July at 7 pm in the Club de Petanque d’Adelaide club rooms.Continue reading

SA State Singles Championships – 5 June, 2016

held at:   Club de Pétanque d’Adelaide

This year’s State Singles got off to a soggy start but, fortunately, the rain cleared after an hour or so and it was largely fine for the rest of the day. A small but high quality field of contestants took to the pistes for what would prove to be a memorable day.

The Open competition was played with a slightly different format this year. It may have been a little difficult to follow but it achieved its aims of bringing the cream to the top while keeping everybody else interested for as long as possible. Despite a few upsets along the way, there were not too many surprises in the early rounds. Similarly, in the middle stages, most games were won by the higher-ranked favourites. It was all going according to script — right up to the final…Continue reading

SA Interclub Competition Round 5-held at Gawler Pétanque Club 17 April

Those who ventured to Gawler for Round 5 were rewarded with some idyllic weather. On the pistes, the rewards also came for some but were a little elusive for others.

Just to recap, last season it was Allan Sanderson, Brett Williams and Mike Mulvihill, from Prospect, who were gunning for the ‘three-peat’ of consecutive gold medals. They got within a whisker of pulling it off but, in the third leg, they fell at the last hurdle and had to settle for silver.Continue reading

Expressions of Interest for hosting International and National Events

The PFA Board seeks expression of interest for the following International and National events.

 A League or a club can apply for event

  •  Trans Tasman 2017 to be played in Australia Date March to May
  • PFA Petanque Carnival (Easter) Date 14 to 18 April 2017
    • This event will be held over 4 to 5 days at one venue and PFA would run

    • Shooting

    • Single

    • Double

    • Triple

  • PFA would consider holding event at same venue for 3 years.

  • PFA State Super 4 competition for 2017 –  Dates  2 – 3 September 2017

 Expression of interest to be sent to Terry Dando –

 PFA Secretary at tdando@vtown.com.au by 15 July 2016

Criteria for hosting are at http://www.petanquefederationaustralia.com/#!eoi-to-host/c1x69

Petanque Federation Australia Membership Update – Email from PFA

Dear Members,
You would be thrilled to note that our membership has passed the 1600 mark and stands officially at 1604 as at the 5th April 2016 and more applications have just been received.

Please note the following for membership applications.
All new membership applications received from the date of the Annual General Meeting held at Bexley(March 25th 2016) will only be $10.This membership will expire on June 30th 2016 when memberships can be renewed. N.B. Members who have paid the $30 from the March 25th 2016 date will be credited $20 towards their membership for 2016-2017.Please forward this note to those new members who have joined recently.
Thanking you .
Regards
Terry Dando
Secretary
Petanque Federation Australia