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Saturday Winners for 2016

Here are the players who received prizes for being excellent on a Saturday afternoon.  Scroll  for the past winners.
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Larking Around the Piste amid Birdsong
By Sandra Brown

What a great day we had on Sunday, 17 April, for our club's 2016 Mixed Doubles' Tournament at Lynden Park, warm and sunny with just a light breeze, our abundant birdlife providing a background chorus.
A busy day on the Petanque Calendar saw the S-E Region Cup held at St. Andrew's Beach and the N-E Region Cup held at Gisborne take place on the same day.

We welcomed twenty four teams, drawn from St. Kilda, Dove, Weird, Hanging Rock, Long Beach and our own members, who participated in our event.
Our Club’s most successful were John and
Narelle Cook, 3rd in the Principale, followed
into 4th position by Ben Nicholson and Gloria
Wales.  In the Consolante Peter Barker and
Chris Butler were 3rd.  Antoine and Nicole
Buffet were 3rd in The Conviviale.

Click HERE for full results and HERE for the

John Ross, wearing his fetching Chef's hat
and only some six weeks out from a knee
replacement, and Karen Riley manned the
barbecue.  Alma Claiborne attended to
tournament registrations and payment as well
as manning the kitchen at the beginning of the day.  Irene Scott and Sue Miller-Randle took over, joined later by Guy Mercier’s partner, Marianne Harris and her Sons, Sean and Campbell.  Jean Paul Ernst attended to the draw and scoring after each round. Sue Gray and Guy Mercier acted as Umpires.

We thank these good people for their efforts in hosting a successful day for all our visiting teams.  ⛔
Not Quite Bacchanalian, But Celebrating the Early Signs of Spring Nonetheless   By Sandra Brown

On Sunday, 21st August 2016, our Club hosted its Annual Doubles’ Tournament, attracting players from Dove, Weird, St. Kilda, St. Andrews and Caulfield, plus our own members, making it a very competitive field.  Most teams were of two men, as well as several mixed teams and one all-female team.

Spring is just around the corner.  The wattles are in bloom at Lynden Park, as are the magnolias in neighbouring gardens.  We’ve welcomed a few warmer days after a cold and wet Winter.

The day was mainly fine, although we did play through some rain in the afternoon.  After the tournament had been run and won and presentations had been made, and visiting players had departed, only a small band of Camber-wellians remained to clear up.  That’s when the heavens opened up with hail and torrential rain which absolutely obliterated visibility.  The pistes rapidly filled with water, submerging the dividers, and appearing to be one vast body of water, a flood of almost biblical proportion, lacking only an ark and resident Lynden Park animals emerging from the bushes in pairs.

Thanks to the timing of the Weather Gods, an enjoyable day’s petanque was had by all.  Congratulations to the Winners, Stephane Langlois and Laurent Fossaert from the St. Kilda Club.

Click HERE for all results.

Thanks to all those members who did a great job clearing the pistes and tidying our garden in preparation for the event, Terry Barter, Sue Gray, Bev Grigg, Ron and Sue Jenkins, Christian Draschler, Alma Claiborne, Peter Barker, John Ross, Ken Anderson, Trish Ritman, Jean Paul Ernst, Howard and Sandra Brown and Guy Mercier.

Jean Paul attended to the draw and all the scoring throughout the tournament and Trish Ritman was our Umpire.  All ran smoothly, thanks to their efforts.

Barbecued sausages and onions, as well as teas and coffees, were provided throughout the day by Sue Gray, Helen Dubberley and Karen Riley.  Our thanks to them for looking after the players’ needs.  ⛔
Eat Your Heart Out Hillary Clinton, You've Been Trumped!  By Sandra Brown

Yes, that's right.  By our own Terry Barter,
longtime member of Camberwell Petanque Club and
former President, who has been invited to join
the Board of Victoria Petanque Clubs Inc. (VPCI)
becoming the first woman to join the Committee.

VPCI is the entity, which attends to all matters
of administration of registered Petanque Clubs in
the State of Victoria. 

Congratulations Terry!
CPC All Over the 60+ Mixed Doubles Results
By JP Ernst

There were 26 entants in the 60 plus Mixed Doubles Tournament held at Camberwell, Caulfied and Dove over three days.

Of those 26, CPC members made about half the players and so there was a good chance of taking a great deal of the booty home.

The results can be seen HERE.  ⛔
Laurent & Stephane came first in the Principale.
CPC's Howard & Harry came first in the Sociale.
If it's not onpisteup then it's not on!
Camberwell Petanque Club