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The 2014 Australian
By Sandra Brown
The 2014 Australian Transplant Games were
held in the sporting capital of the world. . .
Camberwell Petanque Club hosted the
Transplant Games Petanque Singles event on
Saturday, 4 October, and we offered a big
welcome and our support to all participants
and wished them “Happy Petanqueing”.
November 2014 By Sue Gray
With the year drawing to a
close at CPC our attentions
are now focused on throwing
a great Christmas party.
This is our way of thanking
members for their help and
support throughout the year
and if it's as good as last
year's party we will be well pleased.
We have a great club with a growing member-
ship. Your new committee stands ready to
work together in maintaining the friendly
welcoming reputation that CPC is renowned for
in its promotion of social and competitive
Date Change for Camberwell Mixed
The 1st tournament in 2015 is the Camberwell
Mixed Doubles, please note the date has been
changed. It is to be held on Saturday 7th
February, starting around midday. A flyer will
be posted early in the new year, here as well
as on VPC's website.
Please keep yourselves informed.
Information is at your fingertips and we
encourage all members to regularly check the
two most informative petanque websites, our
very own onpisteup.com and VPCI's website
most up to date calendar with flyers attached.
So please keep yourselves informed and save
me from having to send out so many emails.
End of year party.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Christmas
party on Friday 5th December as well as on the
pistes for plenty of friendly competitive
pétanque in 2015.
So Who's Been a Naughty
Boy Then? By JP Ernst
It seems that not all has been well when it
comes to the behaviour of some of the players
on the piste and when it comes to the proper
use of the circle. Hence the Pétanque
Federation of Australia Umpire Commission
(PFAUC) has seen fit to issue two notices to all
PFAUC approved umpires to beef up their
vigilance of those who repeatedly flout the
rules at all future events. So be warned!
It dosen't hurt to brush up on the rules even if
you are an angel on the piste.
To read the notices select one of the
Our Club’s Annual Open Triples’ Champion-
ship took place on Sunday, 9th November.
Early cloud cover lifted to reveal a glorious
sunny day, with a light breeze, the trees
to the West in several shades of green
profiled against the azure sky.
A small field of eight teams had an enjoy-
able day with spirited competition. With
the exception of one team comprising
Rod Deakin, Geoff Shaw and Kerrie
Maddern from Long Beach, all others were
Camberwellians. Peter Mangan and Guy
Mercier acted as Umpires.
Alma Claiborne managed the needs
of everyone in the kitchen and
Colin and Helen McNamara cooked
the BBQ sausages and onions. We
are lucky to have generous
members who put their hand up for
Congratulations to Antoine & Nicole
Buffet who, together with Trish
Ritman, were the winning team.
Peter accepts his gift.
First place winners.
Nicole, Antoine & Trish
The official results can be found here and the photographs here.
The Futures Looking Bright for Australian
Petanque By Andre Deramond
I like to congratulate on behalf of
PFA our PFA/Vic coaches Stephane
Langlois and Guy Bahler for their
great contribution during the ISC
Stephane and Guy spent their
weekend coaching our PFA Youth
squad with great success.
The face of the Future of Petanque
in Australia (right) and the Victorian
The PFA Youth squad uniforms were sponsored by and paid for by
- La Parisienne Pates - Muriel Langlois
- Eastern roofing
- PFA Board
Please assist all your young players in your state, we have a fabulous group
of 25 to 30 youngsters of great quality.
PFA Youth Squad.
Camberwell, Beautiful one Day, Perfect the Next
By Sandra Brown
”Good Old Knees Up” By Sandra Brown
Christmas 2014 was celebrated with a ”Good Old Knees Up” at Lynden Park on
Friday evening, with 64 in attendance enjoying a delicious three course meal
with lots of conversation, friendship and good fun.
Don Miller, one of the founding members of our Club, standing amid tables
decorated for the festive season, spoke entertainingly of the many challenges
encountered on the way to establishing our Pétanque Club. The twists and
turns, promises and disappointments and, finally, the sheer hard work of laying
down pistes with only four workers on the first weekend, plus a few more the
next weekend who'd had the hard word put upon them. He congratulated our
members and Committee on making the club what it is today, commenting that
it is the most comfortable and hospitable venue for pétanque in Australia.
VPCI Launches Website
MyPetanque.com By JP Ernst
Most of us these days purchase items or book
holidays on the web. Now Petanque in Victoria
has a new online service introduced by VPCI
for a tournament via the internet.
Please read the details for each tournament
carefully as you may still register for some
tournaments on the day or by post.
Friday Afternoons Are Running Hot! By JP Ernst
If you have been wondering whether it's worth going to CPCI on Friday's, then
take a look at all these happy members enjoying themselves after slogging it
out on the piste. Good pétanque followed by a good meal with great company!
So until the end of March 2015 we warmly welcomed you to share in the good
times at Camberwell Pétanque Club over a couple of games and then a BYO
We welcomed new members celebrating Christmas for the first time with us,
Ron & Sue Jenkins, Steve & Trisha Roodhouse, Myriam Parsons, Adrien
Froidevaux and Thuy van Nguyen, accompanied by his Wife, Cuc.
Thanks to all contributors for the delicious feast, to Felix and Rolande
Hernandez for cooking the lamb in the Weber they brought from home, also to
Helen and Colin MacNamara for doing the lion’s share of the cleaning up.
Chris Butler, in charge of catering, and Alma Claiborne, in command of the
kitchen, had a plan, a roster and their vision was realized. A truly great
evening to celebrate the Festive Season and to pay tribute to another
successful year for CPC.
New Year, New Catalogue
for Obut By JP Ernst
The 2015 catalogue from Obut has just come
out with many changes to the both the size of
boules and accessories available.
Check them out for yourselves by selecting the