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Mine Are Bigger Than Yours!
By JP Ernst
It is always interesting to know a little about the pistes prepared for large international events.
Teams at the 2015 World Championships held in Thailand were confronted with a terrain covered with stones as large as a coch. And the lesson here is to play on whatever piste you are confronted with! ⛔
St. Kilda - What does she mean to you?
Read what Sandra Brown writes . . .
Quite late one evening after dining at Ristorante Massoni, my husband and I arrived back to our car parked on the kerb in Fitzroy Street, and were unable to start our car’s engine. RACV summoned, only to find some scoundrel had lifted the bonnet and stolen vital parts of the engine while we dined.
Saturday Winners for 2016
Here are the players who received prizes for being excellent on a Saturday afternoon. Scroll for the past winners.
Camberwell Does Well at Smythesdale
by JP Ernst
With the newly affiliated (PFA) Victorian petanque club at Smythesdale holding their inaugural Open Triples Tournament on the 15th October 2016 at the Woady Yaloak Recreational Reserve. Seven CPCI members joined the 20 teams for a boule of a time and came third in the Principale as well as second in the Complementaire.
Jean François, Eileen & Patrick.
Eric, Joel & Luc.
Louis, Laurent & Stephane.
Nicole, Antoine & Trish.
Ben, Zac & Guy.
Harry Cameron, one of our Junior Members, gives his discovery "the thumbs up" on his recent family vacation in Singapore over the school holidays. ⛔
Happy Discovery Gets A Thumbs Up!
A Rousing Retreat to Rural Avoca
By Sandra Brown
Ken and Joy Field away on the weekend of the Avoca Triples Tournament!!! UNTHINKABLE!!! However will they manage to run the tournament? Well, step up Debbie Hicks and Jane Scheggia, girl power, that’s how. Everything ran like clockwork. 43 teams, making 129 players, contested the main event, with extra numbers arriving on Sunday to play in the Social competition.
A contingent of fifteen CPCI members travelled up to Avoca to take part in the 22nd Avoca Triples’ Tournament over the weekend of 19/20 November, 2016 with the folk of Avoca turning on the usual warm
The first really hot weather of the Spring season arrived, with Saturday mid to high 20’s and Sunday mid 30’s. By Sunday late afternoon all players were utterly exhausted.
Congratulations to the Winners Pierrot Lubin, Arnaud Uppiah and Clifford Edouard.
Best CPCI performances came from Ben Nicholson, who teamed up with Jean Claude and Pascal Dufroux to come Third, and Baard Solnordal, Keven Diggens and Howard Brown who came Fifth.
This weekend away in the country, always a very agreeable distraction, is eagerly looked forward to each year. Same time, same place next Year for us pilgrims. Of course! ⛔
One Fine Day By Sandra Brown
With Spring this year bringing such variable weather, drenching rain one day and howling winds the next, we were pleased to be granted One Fine Day for our Club’s Annual Men’s and Women’s Triples Championship which was held on Sunday, 6th November, 2016. We welcomed players to our Club on a fine, cool day with the flower beds surrounding our pistes bursting with bountiful blooms and blossoms. A great day of competition ensued.
Many thanks to all players who patronised our event.
The Winners in the Men’s Competition were Bernard Bommarito, Vincent Ruiz and Danny Green. Camberwell’s Best Men’s Team was that of Peter Mangan, Howard Brown and Harry Cameron.
The Winners in the Women’s Competition were Kate Mangan, Eileen Marie and Elisa Papotto. Camberwell’s Best Women’s Team was that of Sandra Brown, Myriam Parsons and Sue Gray.
Click HERE for full Results. And HERE for the pictures.
John Ross and Charles Hepenstall cooked up a storm on the barbeque. Helen Dubberley and Maureen Innes-Will manned the kitchen. John Paul Ernst put in a hard day at “the office” calculating the scores and organising the draws for all rounds in his usual competent style. Peter Curtis acted as Umpire. Thanks to all these good people for their efforts. ⛔
New - Members' Profile Series
We are introducing a new Feature to our Club’s Website, a Members’ Profile Series.
At intervals we plan to publish a fresh Profile, which brings to mind a saying of Oscar Wilde, “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train”. We are confident you will find the Profiles of your fellow members an interesting read.
Baard Solnordal is the subject of our First Profile.