Welcome to our Holiday Edition newsletter. We hope you are well and happy (and recovered) from the festive season. Come and unwind with a game of petanque and join us for some social events later in the month.
Jazz and Shiraz night
Enjoy an evening of Jazz on Friday the 13th January.
Gates open at 4pm, boules in the bucket. Games start at 5.30. After 2 games, there will be a dinner break. The club will supply a sausage sizzle (bread sausages and onion) or BYO dinner. Third game after dinner and the jazz continues.
Let us know if you are coming by using the RSVP button below. And while you are at it, include your favourite jazz tracks so Rex can add them to the playlist.
It gets hot out there on the pistes. Here are some tips to help you stay safe in the heat:
- Limit outdoor activity to the coolest part of the day - Protect yourself from the sun, cover exposed skin, use sunscreen and wear a hat. - Wear light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing made from natural fibres like cotton and linen. - Wear sunglasses. - Rest regularly in the shade. - Carry a water bottle and drink fluids frequently even if you’re not thirsty. - Eat smaller meals more often and cold meals such as salad.
To find out more, here is the link to the Better Health Channel webpage on heat stress.
Heatstroke is a medical emergency. Call 000 immediately.
Play day on Australia Day
Come along for a club competition day with wine prizes. Thursday January 26th Register by 10.45. First game at 11.00; lunch at 12.00; followed by two more games starting around 12.30. BYO food and drinks
Coaching dates for 2023
Our very popular couching program with Robert Pozzobon is back for 2023. Here are the dates for the year. For those who haven't attended the coaching, the sessions are a brilliant way to improve your petanque skills.
Look out for an email about week prior to each session asking if you would like to book a place.
Wednesday February 1st
Saturday March 4th
Friday April 15th
Wednesday May 3rd
Saturday June 3rd
Friday July 7th
Wednesday August 2nd
Saturday September 2nd
Friday October 6th
Wednesday November 1st
Mixed Doubles at CPC
We are hosting a Mixed Doubles Tournament on Sunday 5 February 2023. $20 to play. Form a team, join in, it promises to be a great day.
Format 5 games to be played to 13 points timed to 50 mins + one end; 3 games before lunch then 2 more games after 30 min. break No Finals, prizes to be awarded to top 3 teams plus 2 others
Online Registration closes 3 February 2023. Go to My petanque to register
Climb the club ladder
Here are the top 5 players on the ladder as of 14 December. (For the full ladder visit our website.)
Guy 2. Vinze 3. Mary D 4. Robert 5. Jenny
Give them a run for their money - you can still join in. Just add your name to the bottom of the ladder next time you are at the club and have a go.
We've tweaked the rules a little. You can challenge anyone on the ladder to increase opportunity for competition and play. Don't forget to send the result of a challenge to Rex to put on website and record in the results book kept alongside ladder or in office. And... for the best bit.. don't forget to move yourself up the ladder if your challenge succeeds.
What has our committee been up to? The minutes of our meetings are published on the website you can check them out here.
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