Archives - April 2015
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Life’s near a beach!

The Apollo Bay Petanque Club is not as new to the sport as it is being a member of the Australian Petanque Federation and the Victorian Petanque League. As such, the Apollo Bay PC held its inaugural 2-day event, the Open Triples Competition, at a carpark situated on the foreshore in the town.

Amongst the 19 teams, comprising of 56
players (included a doubles team) there
were seven members from Camberwell. By
the end of the first day Patrick Hamon and
his team made it into the top eight and
Howard Brown’s and Kevin Diggens’ team
drafted into the Conviviale.

By the end of the second day, great joy
was to be had by Patrick, Virginie & Rob as they claimed first place in the Principale. Of the second eight Howard, Sandra and Baard progressed to claim second place in the Conviviale.
Not so Jolly Roger

Camberwell lost the Jolly Roger Trophy to Mt.Macedon PC this year, there I’ve said it... and only by three games! Was it the home ground advantage, the tribal ritual performed after lunch or the unfurling of the pirate flag?

The consensus amongst the Camberwell players is that the food offered up during the lunch break was far too deleterious for our own good. Chicken, sausages, salads and desserts consisting of cakes, biscuits and muffins caused us to waddle back onto the terrain unable to make headway against the oncoming storm that was the second half of the day.
 
Secretary's Report
April 2015
by Sue Gray

Changing over to Saturday's
Social Play

The change over from daylight
saving to EST is happening over the Easter Weekend, so CPC will start Saturday's Social Play on 4th April and will continue playing on Saturdays through to and including the first Saturday in December.

Effectively these changes give members eight months of Saturday afternoon play and four months of Friday evenings. The Committee has made these changes  to accommodate the majority of members’ preferences regarding social playing times.
You have to give it to them. For a small club of only eight members it had put together a pared down first tournament that was enjoyed by all those competing. Photographs of what went on can be seen here and the results here.

The locals play regularly on Friday afternoons at 4pm - either at the Youth Hostel (5 Pasco Street) or on the foreshore behind the carpark between the Surf Lifesaving Club and the Information Centre off the main road. Check out the ABPC website - www.apollobaypetanque.com.au
Victoria's Junior Squad Fundraiser
CPC raised $526.00 for Victoria's Junior Squad by turning its Mixed Doubles Tournament in early February into a fundraiser. Having fun was the emphasis of the day and it was wonderful to see the junior players, partnered by either their parents or coaches, take out the top prizes. Well done everyone!

Mt. Macedon wins the Jolly Roger

16 Camberwell members travelled to Gisborne on a beautiful sunny day in early March for the annual Jolly Roger Challenge. Congratulations (albeit begrudgingly) must go to Mt. Macedon PC who won 13 games to Camberwell's 11.

The competition was fierce but good natured, games scores were even after two rounds, then Mt. Macedon members turned on their renowned country hospitality. Camberwellians fell behind after lunch, some reckon they were nobbled by too much of a good thing. A great day was had by all!
Premiers Active April
This is a Victorian Government initiative to encourage people of all ages to become more active.

The City of Boroondara is promoting this by asking sporting clubs in the community to welcome anyone wanting to take part, to join them at the many and varied sporting venues in Boroondara. CPC has committed to three Saturdays in April, 11th, 18th and 25th.

All we have to do is make welcome and encourage anyone wanting to try petanque. Any new comers can join in our usual social games. We will need to teach and help them, which is what we always do anyway.

'Active April' will be promoted on the council's website. - www.activeapril.vic.gov.au
The only consolation is that prizes were handed out to the best players on both sides and that we have the advantage next year! Congrats, to MMPC for their skill and their warm welcome.

The forensic photography can be seen here
St. Andrews opens new pistes.

If you travel down to the very end of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and then continue heading in a south-westerly direction, not only will you end up in the ocean but also at the St. Andrews Beach Petanque Club. This was initially a small club that due to recent growth in membership and aspirations has needed to expand its terrain from 5 to 14 pistes. It has taken them three years to complete and in doing so they wanted to share their success with other players on Saturday the 28th March 2015.

Present by means of invitation included representatives from Portsea, Mornington Peninsula, Woodend-Hanging Rock, Longbeach and Camberwell.
What started as a dull morning, weather wise that is, turned into a brilliant blue sky day as the games got under way. By four o'clock it was all over and everyone lumbered off home, having spent a short but enjoyable time as guests of the St. Andrews Beach Petanque Club.

If you want to see their achievement for yourself, the next event will be a mixed triples tournament on the 12th April 2015. Check mypetanque.com for details or to pre-register.

To view a photographic record of the day, go here.
The day started with morning tea and
chatter while being musically entertained
by the Southern Peninsula Ukulele Band
after which Graeme McIntyre, the current
president, thanked all the supporters of
the project. This was followed by the
President of the St. Andrews Recreation
Centre, Ann Lee, officially opening the new
terrain by cutting a tri-coloured ribbon.

All the formalities over, it was time to bruise
the pistes with a couple of games. With 36
players the format was short and simple -
three games of random doubles to 13 points
or one hour, with a break for lunch.
Our Saturday's Begin for 2015.


And the winners were as follows:
  WOMEN
  First   Narelle
  Second   Rolande
  MEN
  First   Peter
  Second   Richard & Keven

The sun shone and the skies were blue, boules were flying, so where were you?

[RIGHT] Max was feeling like a giant compared to Beverly his partner for the first game.

There was a very good turn out for the first Saturday afternoon of Petanque. This is serious stuff as there are prizes on offer... wine!

[LEFT] To keep Ron L. on the straight and narrow, Chris and another Ron watched closely.