2021-2022 InterClub Competition Round 5 – Novar Gardens Petanque Club – 26th June 2022

The fifth and final round of another COVID-interrupted Interclub season was held in June – the reserve day on the calendar. The conditions were better than average in what has been a very wet month. A couple of early showers had players scurrying for brollies and raincoats, but they were only brief and most of the day was fine and sunny.

It was not the closest end result we’ve had, but this has been a very competitive season throughout. Coming into the deciding round, all of the top positions were up for grabs and five clubs were still a mathematical chance to take the title. However, Eastern Suburbs had put themselves in the box seat in Round 4. This time they missed out on the podium positions, but two teams in the top six earned them enough points to hold on to their advantage. Congratulations ESP on your fourth consecutive championship title.Continue reading

2021-2022 InterClub Competition Round 4 – Prospect Petanque Club – 29th May 2022

The penultimate SAPL Interclub round was held at Prospect with 29 teams in attendance. The weather was surprisingly pleasant – cool but fine with plenty of nice sunshine. After some ominous forecasts in the days leading up, we were fortunate that the approaching big storm waited until the evening before it hit.

The championship race has been very tight up to this point, with five clubs all jostling for the top positions. On this occasion, it was Eastern Suburbs who seized the initiative. With three teams finishing in the top six, the club has pulled away from the chasing pack and opened up a commanding lead at the top of the table. While not impossible, it would take something special from another club to catch them from here, with one round to go.Continue reading

2021-2022 InterClub Competition Round 3 – Eastern Suburbs Petanque Club – 27th March 2022

Round 3 was held at Eastern Suburbs, belatedly because of two COVID-related cancellations in the season so far. (Under normal circumstances, this would have been Round 5). The conditions were fine and sunny. The maximum temperature was only just over 30˚ but it felt quite hot in the sun, especially after such a mild summer.
The Interclub Championship is still well and truly up for grabs, with two rounds to go (under a revised schedule). However, there is one title that is already all but decided. The title of ‘most competitive season in the history of the competition’ must surely go to 2021/22. We’ve had some close finishes before, but this season so far has been extraordinary…
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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