Many thanks to Gordon and Pam for hosting a very pleasant afternoon/evening at their place where a few exciting social games of Petanque were played and a great meal was shared. Great to see some new faces there too.
A very successful event was held on Saturday Oct 6th with a record 25 teams participating.
The winners were the trio from St Kilda Club - Alexis Susser, Vikash Jaunky, Christophe Moretti in a close final against Jean Francois Veyssiere, Nicolas Demunck and Stephane Langlois also from St Kilda.
Special thanks to our major sponsor PRD Real Estate and to the numerous local businesses that donated goods for the Raffle (Thanks Gordon for all that work.)
A great day.
Instigated by Clive last year our bi-annual awards night celebrates the "best" player over the past 6 months. The inaugural winner was Michel.
This year the event was held at Gordon and Pam's place. A very convivial evening was had with the Awards ceremony conducted excellently by Gordon with assistance from Clive.
The winner? New member Phil McGrath!
Smythesdale had a team at the recent North West Cup at Halls Gap on April 22nd. We did reasonable well with 7th placing out of 12 teams.
We had three teams at the annual Avoca Doubles - Jeff and Clive, Chris and John and the Daves. The Daves ended up third in the Consulante. The other two teams did pretty well in the Sociale. Some photos.
We had eight players at the annual Apollo Bay tournament in February. The Daves and Jeff missed out on the Final by 1 mm! Ask them to explain!
Most club members gathered at Michel and Beryl's place on Dec 8th for a Xmas drink.
Great to see the two Daves there from Melbourne.
Big thanks you to Beryl and Michel for hosting and to Pam O for her beautiful jam that was given out to everyone.
Rory, Bec and Little Dave played at the Woodend/Hanging Rock tournament in November. They played some pretty stiff competition but managed to win one game. It was only Becs second tournament.
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