2022-2023 SA State Precision Shooting Championship – Photo Essay

The SA State Precision Shooting Championships were held at Novar Gardens Petanque Club on Saturday 4th February 2023, when the previous day had been the coldest February day in Adelaide for over 20 years and the Saturday was only slightly warmer.

Precision Shooting is a difficult discipline to master as it requires not only great boule control but also nerves of steel as the pressure to perform is enormous. It is equally difficult to judge as there are so many points that need to be watched; feet, time, landing spot and finishing position which is why four umpires are required in a formal competition.

Seventeen hopefuls gathered, representing players in the Female and Male 60+ Divisions also some in the Open Ladies and Men’s Divisions. The event was overseen by four officiating umpires and a scorer. It was good to see a number of interested spectators for the event.

The set up for the SA State Precision Shooting Championship, with Umpire Raymond Beaumont.


  • Over 60 Women: M. Peik.
  • Over 60 Men: 1st R. Peik, 2nd D. Seret
  • Open Women: 1st H. Jang, 2nd S. Dally, 3rd W. Bensen, 4th G. Whiteaker, 5th H. Nguyen.
  • Open Men: 1st L. Chazal, 2nd V. Nguyen, 2nd C. Puccini, 4th C. Stewart, 5th K. Maski, 6th V. Bulone, 7th N. Armstrong, 8th J-L. Gonnet, 9th  K. May.

L Chazal will be named the 2022-2023 Open Men’s South Australian Precision Shooting Champion.

When I was preparing this report, I Googled the collective noun for a group of Umpires The number one suggestion was a “Myopia” of umpires. I decided that perhaps our umpire cohort may get annoyed at this and chose a “Pool” of Umpires, they are shown below.

L to R: Raymond  Beaumont, Brett Williams, Peter Beaumont, Dirk Seret, Terry Hall, Michael Read and umpire and Scorer Adrian Clements.

Stan Wilson, President SAPL


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

An update to the 2022-23 Calendar has been released

The 2022-23 SAPL Calendar has been updated with the following changes:

  • The Coonawarra Classic will be held on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February 2023 at Coonawarra.
  • The Foundation Cup will be held on Sunday 5th February 2023 at the Club de Petanque d’Adelaide.
  • The Committee Cup will be held on Sunday 8th January 2023 at Prospect Petanque Club.
  • The SA State Shooting competition will be held on Saturday 4th February 2023 (venue to be announced).

Clink the link to view and download the updated calendar:    SA Petanque Calendar 2022-23 – Version 2 – 04-11-2022