Archives - April 2014
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Camberwell Petanque Club
Secretary's Report 
April 2014 
By Sue Gray
Another Successful Event For Camberwell.
By John-Paul Ernst
rounds, all the teams went straight into it without as much as a whimper. I remember having to look outside to ensure myself that the events had actually started on time.

The number of qualifying games where the scores where 13/4 and lower, came in at 36% for the men and 35.6% for the women.

On Sunday, to keep the Principale, Complémentaire, Consolante and Finals in their respective areas, the pistes had been re-numbered accordingly. It was either that or manually assign pistes. Sunday’s events came with a little twist, only 8 teams were be allowed to progress to the Principale in 2 Poules and there would be no play-off for third place in the Finals.
ith only a few days before the Australian International Doubles Open Championships, the number of registered players came to 29 men’s and 17 women’s teams, 92 players in all. And here’s where they would come from:
  Victoria 54
  New South Wales 20
  South Australia 9
  Western Australia 6
  Tasmania 2
  Sweden 1
For the Saturday, the pistes were numbered to keep the two qualifying events apart and at the same time give the players an opportunity to experience a variety of surfaces. The format for Saturday would be as announced, five timed rounds.

When the time came to begin the first qualifying

Weeks of preparation came to a close on the Friday before the Championships and the weather forecast was in our favour for the entire weekend. All that the Camberwell Petanque Club needed were for the competitors to arrive.
Once the Principale had got under way, it was time for the Consolante events to begin.  All nine remaining women’s teams confirmed their participation in this event, with only 19 men’s teams continuing on.

An additional feature to the Consolante scoring was the use of the
food to eat throughout the event and the licenced bar had been well utilized.

So a big cheer goes to all those who came in early for the work that needed to be done before each day’s events, and to those who gave of their time to keep the tournament and the Lynden Park facility going throughout the weekend.

As one observer put it: ’Congratulations to Camberwell for so successfully running such fantastic competitions at their wonderful new venue.’

Go here for the pictures of the event, here for pictures of the winners and here for the complete results.

Buchholz Number ranking method.

It’s a measure for the strength of the opponents: a high BHN indicates that the entry has played against strong players.  When two or more entries have the same number of matches won, the entry with the higher Buchholz number is ahead in the ranking.
At the end of the day it was a delight to have both Don Miller (left) and Christian Draschler (right), founding members of CPC, to present the medals and trophies to the respective winner of each event. CPC congratulates all the winners and thanks everyone that participated.

The catering ensured that there was plenty of good healthy
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suppose it had to happen . . . . CPC has a Facebook account and now a Twitter Account as we
Camberwell Petanque Club Goes Tweet, Tweet.
By John-Paul Ernst

It can be found using @CamPetClub whilst on Twitter or using your internet browser.
Onpisteup Undergoes A Modification.
By John-Paul Ernst
o as to enable there to be additional information that will be useful to the

The changes effect only the drop-down menu at the top of each page. You will find that additional pages have been added while other pages have been moved.
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There are two new pages named Practical and Viewpoint. On the Practical page there will be information that further enhance our understanding of the techniques and equipment used, while on the Viewpoint page a better understanding of some of the rules will be provided.
It's Camberwell’s turn for a road trip to Avoca for the annual Trusty Tape Challenge on 12th & 13th April where the Pyrenees Petanque Club are hosting the event and stand ready to defend their trophy. Camberwell has around 20 members heading off for a weekend of fun and friendship but none the less they are full of determination to win back possession of that Trusty Tape for 2014.

CPC is holding an Open Fun Day on Sunday 4th May, inviting local residents to come join us and try their hand at playing petanque, the idea being to have some fun and give it a go.  Starting at 10.00 am and running through to 2.00 pm, there will be a free sausage sizzle and live music.  We would like as many of you as possible to come along to help welcome our neighbours and to teach them how our game is played.  Also, bring along any friends, children or grandchildren that might like to have a go at playing petanque.
ith the summer weather all but over Autumn began at Camberwell Petanque  Club with a very successful International
Doubles Tournament that went off without a hitch, thanks to all those willing volunteers who helped make the weekend so enjoyable.  I thank you one and all for your tireless contributions of time and effort.
Daylight savings is fast drawing to a close which means we will be changing over to Saturday Social Play on the 5th  April. Saturday's format is the same as usual: BYO lunch around 12:00
to 12:30 pm, play starting at 1:00 pm SHARP with 3 timed 45-minute games and changing partners after each game. There will be a $5 registration fee and wine prizes for the top male and female players on the day.
You'll also notice that both a Twitter and a Facebook icon have been placed on the web site header. Be a follower!!!!

Why Twitter? Because one of the issues of attracting younger players is communication. So being able to instantly update them of what's happening with game days (even update player during tournaments) will encourage more participation.
Victoria Petanque Club's Inc. has a very good website that you can find it at with a comprehensive calendar covering all tournaments throughout the state. I encourage you to check it out if you haven’t already" There is a link here in our website.

A YouTube link as also been added above with a preset search for petanque videos.

Commitee Members should note that Google Docs can be accessed via the Google Drive icon next to the the Twitter icon. You will be required to enter you username and password.
Camberwell By The Narrowest Of Margins.
By Sue Gray
he annual Jolly Roger Challenge took place at Camberwell last Saturday 24th
Everyone's a winner, we all enjoyed a great day of pétanque and friendship. Camberwell 15 wins to Mt Macedon’s 13 wins.

For more pictures of the Jolly Roger go here.
We started play around 10:00 a.m. after welcoming our visitors and enjoying a catch up over a cuppa. Mt Macedon was in front by a few games after 2 rounds when we broke for a lunch of soup, sandwiches and a variety of goodies.

When the bell rang at the end of round 4 Camberwell had 14 wins to Mt Macedon 13, with only one last game score due in, that game was 10/10 so it all hinged on the last end. I don't think the guys were aware of the scores so there was no pressure.
Richard Tarlinton (R) gladly accepts the Jolly Roger Trophy from Lindsay Kinghorn.
May. The weather was fine, the company was exceptionally friendly and the contest hard fought.
members of the petanque community, it has been necessary to make a small change to this web site.