News In The World Of Pétanque
October 2013 By Sue Gray
Congratulations to Ariadne Ernest (c), Josie
Petrolo, Kate Mangan, Elizabeth Sowter, and
their Chef de Délégation, Warren Sowter.
Australians Come Third at World Games By John-Paul Ernst
he final results of the Cup of Nations and
the World Championships held in France
John-Paul came third at the
Mount Macedon Open Triples
Competition held on the 13th
of October 2013.
Camberwell Does it Again at MMPC
By John-Paul Ernst
Camberwell team made
up of Sue, Patrick and
Not only were the opponents
a challenge, but so was the
Dispite the weather, the
competition was a success
Friday's twilight games have started well with
lots of members in attendance. It's great to
have that friendly social gathering after the
games for a casual BBQ.
The Trusty Tape Challenge is back on the
calendar. CPC members will be setting off to
Avoca to try to win back that trophy. The date
set for this road trip is April 12th & 13th, 2014.
(The weekend before Easter)
The Committee is trying to arrange some
Saturday events, especially for those who are
unable to make Fridays. It is difficult at this
time of year with the club facility being hired
out on quite a few Saturdays between now
and Christmas but we are working on it.
Speaking of Christmas, don't forget to put
Friday, 6th December into your diaries so as
not to miss CPCI's Christmas Party.
he tournament season is well under way;
make sure you check the calendar online
so as not to miss out. There
is a tournament pretty much
every weekend from now
until early December. Take
special note of Sunday 10th
Nov for the 'Camberwell
Open Triples.' The flyer will
be sent to you soon but can
also be viewed online.
(Montauban) for both Women and Juniors, are
(Images sourced from FOTONUM)
Aussie team with trophies
Australia (Yellow) with the Moroccan Team
CPC @ National Doubles Championships
by John-Paul Ernst
wo members of CPC
competed at the NDC
held at Rockingham WA in
October 2013. Richard and
Ian (pictured) came 18th
whilst Sue and Glenis came
15th in the qualifying
The girls then played in the
Social in which they finished
as the best women's team,
although they ranked 7th.
The full results of the National Doubles Championships are here.
The Australian and Moroccan teams met in the
Semi Finals with the result being 11-13
respectively. Morocco progressed onto the
Finals, beating the Tunisia B team 13-10.
Team Morocco consisted of Ouabba Latifa (c),
Lefhal Elalaoui Bouchra, Ghariz Karima, Zay
Hajar, Driouch Aziza (Coach) and their Chef de
Délégation, Daoudi Najat.
Moroccan team with trophies.
and the brownie points certainly go to the Mount Macedon club, with a little
help from yours truly.
More Success @ Bali
By John-Paul Ernst
n the way home from a successful
European visit, the Australian Woman's
Triples team stopped over in Indonesia to
compete at the 17th Asian Petanque
Championship. Their efforts resulted in winning
a bronze medal in the Nation Cup event.
So we congratulate Joyce Anderson, Jacqueline
Nemorin, Libby Sowter, Kate Mangan and their
Delegate/Coach Robin Anderson for another
Information is somewhat thin at the moment,
however to view all the competition results, go
• Results of CPC Open Triples
• New Education & Training Links
• Events of Special Interest
• Results of Interstate Challenge
• Results of PPC (Avoca) Tournament
• New Gallery Images.
Among our membership are those for whom the annual pilgrimage is a tradition,
with Barbi and Baard Solnordal being the original pilgrims in 1998. Mary and
Keven Diggens and Trish Ritman, together with her late Husband, Hein, soon
joined them. Others have followed.
Ken Field expressed gratitude for the ongoing patronage of Camberwellians.
A Fruitful Venture at the 19th Avoca Triples
By Sandra Brown
he chance of friendly competition in the bucolic surrounds of Avoca was
sufficient to entice fifteen of our members to make the journey last
weekend, 16th and 17th November, 2013, for the annual staging of the Avoca
A weekend away in a Victorian
country town, such as Avoca, is
something to relish. This is wine
country with many vineyards offering
cellar door sales and wine tastings.
Accommodation is available in the
town and also in nearby hamlets,
such as Moonambel and
Amphitheatre. Travel to the action
on the piste is via small country
roads with their retained roadside
vegetation which makes for a very
The spending of our discretionary
funds is a welcome boost to the
2013 saw the 19th staging of this
popular event by the Pyrenees
Petanque Club; the inaugural event
was held in 1994.
30 teams (90 players) registered on
Saturday for the event, with players
from as far away as Newcastle and
Adelaide, and an additional 5 teams
(15 players) entered on Sunday for
the Social Competition.
105 registrations all up, from ten
affiliated clubs and two non-
affiliated clubs, together with some
The folk at Avoca put on an excellent tournament which attracts many good
players offering keen competition.
Camberwell ladies, Barbi, Mary and Sandra, were very excited with their 3rd in
the Principale, Antoine, Nicole and Trish were 2nd in the Consolante, and Gloria
Wales was a member of the team (that included Pierette Mayor & Danielle
Bommarito) which came 2nd in the Social.
The official results can be found here and photographs here.