A fantastic end of year BBQ was held at the Rec. Reserve on Dec 20th. Jeff won the Half year championship presented by Clive Williams who now has his name on the cup. A big thanks to everyone who came and participated. A good social night!
The Club put on a demo game of petanque at the launch of Learmonth Cider on Sunday 29th November. It was a great day and many thanks to Club members Mike Croome and Linda Davey for organising it.
The Cidery incorporates a very nice playing area that easily accommodates two pistes.
Two teams of three played off. Jeff (subbing for Gerry), Michel and Phil B beat Jack, John and Mike S in a very tight game (in the end!). Mike C and Linda provided some very entertaining and informative commentary to the enthralled audience. Afterwards a number of games ensued.
Lots of great Cider and food was consumed. The weather was kind. Thanks to everyone. Thanks too to Phil Cormie the inspiration behind the new Cidery at Learmonth
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daThis year we weren't able to conduct our annual Morisset Cup Open Triples tournament. However we were able to invite some players from local regional clubs to come and play a pop up game on the Saturday 31st Oct. We had representatives from four clubs - Smythesdale, Ballarat, Grampians and Woodend. Some pics follow. The wining club was Grampians!
During the COVID lockdown where we could only exercise with one other person we ran a singles tournament over a couple of weeks where two people played each other in a public space (with Council approval and a friendly police visit). The season's performances are in the following table (if you can read it! Try clicking on it!)
Finals were held on Sep 16th with Chis playing Jack in one semi and John playing Andres in the other. Chris and John played in the final with John being the winner!
Our annual tournament was again successful this year with 18 teams (4 others dropped out at the last minute) competing in pretty horrendous weather - strong winds and very cold. Luckily there wasn't a lot of rain and the comp finished in good time.
All results are available at MyPetanque.com
The raffle was a big success with so many excellent prizes donated by Club Members. Some photos below.
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Individual results from Sunday Oct 6th 2019 saw the first of our annual family days where club members (licenced and social) and their friends gathered for a day of Petanque and friendship. It was a great success with over 40 people attending - 36 of them playing petanque. It was Clive's idea so a big thanks to him. Much work in organising the event went into it particularly by Gordon (who bought a fair few to the day!). Big thanks to Gordon. Also Beryl who organised the food. Excellent BBQ food it was too. Everyone chipped in to get the lunch done and the clean up at the end of the day. Winners of the Inaugural Doubles championship (using the rules of the day) were Big Dave Walker and John Sexton. The day was a fundraising one for the club too. Thanks to the sponsors who donated gift Vouchers to the winners and some others. Some pics below. Click on one and you can scroll through the others in a larger format. Individual results at the bottom.
This year we are introducing an Intra-Club Annual Doubles Tournament. This will occur on Sunday October 6th. The comp is open to Club members - licenced and social - and their friends and family. It will be an out of the hat set of four games with the highest aggregate being the winner. A BBQ will be put on by the Club as well. Put the date in your diary.
Our Annual Triples Tournament will be on Saturday October 26th this year. This is open to all comers.
2016: Stephane Langlois, Louis Fennolar and Laurent Fossaert
2017: Brian Fitzpatrick, Glen Bovell and Dave Walker
2018: Alexis Susser, Vikash Jaunky and Christophe Moretti
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