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Introducing a real international flavour
to the tournament, Matthias Laukart
(Left), a young German man travelling
in Australia with his girlfriend and
currently located in W.A., where he
has discovered a local club, Bayswater
Petanque Club, in the Perth area, won
the Championship.

He is currently enjoying games at the
Bayswater Club and encouraged one
of its members, Damien Lazar (Right), to fly over with him to compete in the event. Together they won the Men's Championship. Matthias is a licensed player in his home country.

The kitchen was crowded with generous
Camberwell members delivering delicious food
prepared by Caroline, Sue Gray's Daughter, who
has had years of experience working for providores,
only recently establishing her own catering
business. Our thanks go to Caroline for her efforts.
Please consider her for your next catering function.

The consistent weather, standard of play and the
delicious food on offer resulted in a great event
hosted by our Club.

Many club members generously donated their time
and effort, before, during and after the event. We
are lucky to have such people and we thank every one of them for their contribution.

The Women's Championship was won by Susan Begley of Boules Artistes Petanque Club and Murielle Xavier of France Petanque Club, both in New South Wales.

Top performers for our Club were:
Men’s competition
Thuy Nguyen and Antoine Buffet
- 3rd place in the Tournament
(Guy Mercier in the middle).
Men and Women turn Up the Heat
By Sandra Brown

The weather was hot, the competition was hot and the kitchen was smoking hot over the two days of the International Doubles' Championships hosted by CPCI on our Lynden Park pistes over the weekend of 6th and 7th February, 2016.
Women’s competition
Sandra Brown and Nicole Buffet 
- 8th place in the Tournament.

For the all the official results. click here. To view the rest of the snaps for the day (a whopping 60 images), click here.
Larking Around the Piste amid Birdsong
By Sandra Brown

What a great day we had on Sunday, 17 April, for our club's 2016 Mixed Doubles' Tournament at Lynden Park, warm and sunny with just a light breeze, our abundant birdlife providing a background chorus.
Our response to the recent bombing of Brussels.
A busy day on the Petanque Calendar saw the S-E Region Cup held at St. Andrew's Beach and the N-E Region Cup held at Gisborne take place on the same day.

We welcomed twenty four teams, drawn from St. Kilda, Dove, Weird, Hanging Rock, Long Beach and our own members, who participated in our event.
Our Club’s most successful were John and
Narelle Cook, 3rd in the Principale, followed
into 4th position by Ben Nicholson and Gloria
Wales.  In the Consolante Peter Barker and
Chris Butler were 3rd.  Antoine and Nicole
Buffet were 3rd in The Conviviale.

Click here for full results and here for the pics.

John Ross, wearing his fetching Chef's hat and
only some six weeks out from a knee
replacement, and Karen Riley manned the
barbecue.  Alma Claiborne attended to
tournament registrations and payment as well
as manning the kitchen at the beginning of the day.  Irene Scott and Sue Miller-Randle took over, joined later by Guy Mercier’s partner, Marianne Harris and her Sons, Sean and Campbell.  Jean Paul Ernst attended to the draw and scoring after each round. Sue Gray and Guy Mercier acted as Umpires.

We thank these good people for their efforts in hosting a successful day for all our visiting teams.
A Tussle Beside the River Derwent.
By Sandra Brown

Venturing over Bass Strait to play in the Biennial Hobart Tournament over the March long weekend has become a much looked forward to pursuit for many of our club members.  This year saw five go over, finding their way to Hobart via other activities in Tasmania in the case of Trish Ritman and Chris Butler, who completed the Freycinet Walk beforehand, and Sandra and Howard Brown who enjoyed a few days in Launceston exploring its environs and out into the Tamar Valley with its many attractions.  Gloria Wales was a “no nonsense” participant, jetting in and out of Hobart.  Our own Sue Gray was the official umpire.

The Hobart Club has no clubhouse and rises to the challenge of running a big tournament
nonetheless, arranging for lunches to be ordered and delivered by local establishments and having a coffee van in attendance for the morning on both the Sunday and Monday, which are the playing days. The Sailing Club adjacent to their
pistes was made available to them for welcome drinks and the presentations at the finish of the tournament.
We were all delighted when Peter Cuthbert, a former President of CPCI,and Andrea Bowles won the event. Also delighted to see Graeme and Laraine McIntyre win the Complementaire.  Congratulations to these players and to their St. Andrews Petanque Club for having such great success in the tournament.
Held on the Hobart Club’s pistes beside the Derwent River in Sandy Bay, this tournament attracts players from all around Australia;  2016 included participants from Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales, Canberra and, of course, Tasmania.
Saturday Winners for 2016

Here are the players who received prizes for being excellent on a Saturday afternoon.
~ 30 April 2016 ~
Howard, Hugh, Sandra, Thuy & Myriam.
~ 23 April 2016 ~
Baard, Ron, Nicole, Myriam & Gloria.
~ 7 May 2016 ~
Sue, Thuy, Trish, Keven, Narelle & Antoine.
~ 15 May 2016 ~
Keven, Sue, Gloria & (abs) John W.
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