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March 2021 Newsletter



OPEN MIXED AND GENDER DOUBLES - 7 & 8 March


Hobart Petanque Club hosted an open event over the March long weekend. This attracted players from Bayside Boules, Gypsy and Derwent Petanque Clubs and Canberra players who were holidaying in Tasmania, alongside our own members.


The Sunday Mixed Doubles was won by Terry and Sue from Bayside Boules, with runners up Terri Branson and Eric Hartill. On Monday, the Men’s Doubles saw an all-Hobart Petanque Club final, with Eric and David Collins victorious over Viesuave and Stuart Commin. In the Women’s Doubles, after a valiant fight back, Giselle Whiteaker and Gillian Edmiston were winners in the last end over Bayside representatives Sue

and Anne.


Thank you to all those who contributed to the success of the weekend, especially Jenny Webb, our Tournament Director, and Graeme McDowell, who did a magnificent job scoring for the whole weekend.


BURNIE VISIT


A small group of Hobart Petanque players braved the wilds of the north-west to join Burnie Petanque Club for an afternoon of social pétanque. This was played melee style, similar to Bicheno, with individual scores calculated.


The winners were two Burnie players, Keith and Sharon, who finished on the same score of 33, with David Collins 1 point behind and Gary McIntosh 2 points away.


Members from both clubs joined for an evening meal at the Mallee Grill.


There will be a return visit in October, timed to coincide with the Tulip Festival and Burnie Shines.


MIXED TRIPLES COMPETITION COMING UP


The Triples championship is shaping up to be an interesting event. It is a mixed-triples being held on April 11 and an ideal opportunity for new players to join with more experienced players to get a feel for competitive play in a fun atmosphere.


We need a couple more teams to fill out the field, so please let Jenny Webb

know if you are interested in playing. Click here to email.


THURSDAY TWILIGHT GAMES


Sadly, with the end of daylight savings this weekend, Thursdays will revert to afternoon games, starting from 1pm. The twilight games finishing with pizza at the local pizza place have been very congenial and popular and will be missed, but with the nights closing in, all good things must come to an end - but only until later in the year, when twilight games will recommence.


EASTER PLAY


A number of players will be away over Easter, so the Sunday competition may likely be a social play day or, depending on numbers, our usual competition. Monday, being the first Monday of the month, will be an Easter Melee.

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