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The South Australian Pétanque League (SAPL) is the administrative body of its South Australian member clubs.
SAPL is affiliated through Pétanqe Federation Australia (PFA) with the Federation Internationale de Pétanque et Jeu Provencal (FIPJP), the world governing body of pétanque. South Australian members are eligible to participate in local, national and international competitions.The SAPL is responsible for an interclub competition and most major pétanque events held in South Australia. We endeavour to promote this wonderful game/sport, increase its participation in South Australia and to provide an environment and an organisational structure in which pétanque can be enjoyed.

South Australian Petanque League Incorporated - Rules of Association July 2012

South Australian Petanque League Incorporated - By Laws October 2012

An AGM is held during the each financial year which runs from 01July till 30June the following year.

A SAPL committee meeting is held each month. Each club is represented by members nominated by the respective Club committees.
[SAPL Committee Meeting Minutes]

Based in South Australia, the SAPL has 8 member clubs.

- Adelaide Hills Pétanque Inc
- Club De Pétanque d’Adelaide
- Coonawarra Pétanque Club
- Eastern Suburbs Pétanque Inc
- Feral Aussie Boulistes
- Gawler Pétanque Club
- Port Noarlunga Pétanque Inc
- Prospect Pétanque Inc

SAPL endeavours to:

- promote and foster the growth and development of pétanque in South Australia, as both recreational and competitive sport
- act as the coordinating body for all the affiliated clubs throughout South Australia
- assist with the provision of coaching to enhance player skills
- ensure a consistent approach to the game of pétanque
- provide umpiring qualifications from club through to national level


Interclub Format 2011-2012

NOTE! The Interclub Competition is a PFA sanctioned competition.

Format and Match Structure  (last revised Oct 2011)


INTERCLUB FORMAT 2010/2011

NOTE! The Interclub Competition is a NON sanctioned competition.

First Round

All registered teams placed in a random draw, to determine starting position.
All teams play 5 qualifying games. No Finals. Rank is determined by number of wins, then points difference.
Top 16 teams go into Division 1 for Round 2.
Remaining teams go into Division 2.
All players score Individual points for games won.
Teams 1 to 12 score Club points. No more than two teams from a club may score points.

Rounds 2 & 3

Division 1

Four pools of 4 teams
Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
8th 7th 6th 5th
9th 10th 11th 12th
16th 15th 14th 13th

 

 

 


Three qualifying games, played in pools
Top team from each pool plays for positions 1 to 4
Winner A plays Winner D, and Winner B plays Winner C (semi-finals)
Winners play for 1st. Losers play for 3rd.
Second in each pool play for position 5th to 8th.
Third in each pool play for positions 9th to 12th.
Fourth in each pool are relegated, but play for positions 13th to 16th.

Division 2
Because of the fluctuating number of teams, teams play 5 games, with deference to club not playing club, if possible.
Top 4 teams promoted to Division 1 for next round.

Individuals score points for each game won.
Club points are allocated to a team finishing in the top 12 in Division 1 & to a team finishing in the top 6 in Division 2.
Club points go to the player from a club, even in a mixed team.
Medals and wine to winning team in each division.
Wine to runners-up.

POINTS:    
Division 1 Division 2
Ranking Team Points Ranking Team Points
1st   30 1st   24
2nd   24 2nd   18
3rd   18 3rd   15
4th   15 4th   12
5th, 6th   12 5th     9
7th, 8th     9 6th     6
9th, 10th     6  
11th, 12th       3


                                                             
       

 

 

 

 


NO MORE THAN TWO TEAMS FROM A CLUB MAY SCORE POINTS IN A DIVISION.

Team positions are held by the CLUB. It is up to the Club to nominate which players fill that team.
In the case of a mixed team, the nominated team Captain holds the position.
So, if players miss a round, it is up to their club to arrange where they will play in the next round. 
A nominated member of the club is responsible for nominating teams to the Tournament Director before the event.
Club members who cannot form a team are to attempt to form a team with players from other clubs, but not to turn up at registration and expect the League to organise a team for them.
See Adrian for any further clarifications.

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Interclub Format Adjustment

(Modified 27 February 2010)

The committee of the League has approved a couple of minor adjustments to the format for State Interclub games, which will be in effect for Rounds 4,5 & 6 of the current season.
These adjustments are designed to make all matches more competitive, and ensure that club points earned are reflective of the teams’ efforts. There will still be 5 games played during the day, the first 3 games will still be in a pool of 4 and the two games after lunch will determine rank and club points. Thanks to Anthony Pietsch, of the Adelaide Hills club, for his work in putting these changes to the League.

Adrian Clements
Tournament Director

 

Interclub rounds – Division 1

Morning Games

Form Pools based on results in previous round, as is done now, but arrange games in each pool as:

Game I: a v d and b v c
Game II: a v c and b v d
Game III: a v b and c v d

where a, b, c and d are the four teams in a pool, ranked from highest seed to lowest seed.

Afternoon Games

In round 4, the winner of Pool A plays the winner of Pool D, and the winner of Pool B meets the winner of C. Similarly, A2 plays D2; B2 plays C2; A3 plays D3; and so on.

In round 5, winners play winners and losers play losers (as is done now).

‘Weighted’ Ranking System

The teams which lose both round 4 and 5 games get penalised , while those that win both of the afternoon games are rewarded, as follows:

rounds I-III

round IV

 

round V

 

Final Ranking

ClubPoints

Position in pool

1st

W

W

1

30

1st

W

L

2

24

1st

L

W

4

15

1st

L

L

6

12

2nd

W

W

3

18

2nd

W

L

5

12

2nd

L

W

8

9

2nd

L

L

10

6

3rd

W

W

7

9

3rd

W

L

9

6

3rd

L

W

12

3

3rd

L

L

14

- *

4th

W

W

11

3

4th

W

L

13

- *

4th

L

W

15

- *

4th

L

L

16

- *

  Relegated - *               

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Division II games will be played using the existing System.

NOTE! The Interclub Competition is a NON sanctioned competition.


South Australian Petanque League -Tournament Director -  [Refer - pfa policy]
>> Adrian Clements - clementsadrian@hotmail.com



28July08 SAPL President's Report 2007 – 2008

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Presidents Report 2007 – 2008

Despite the tempestuous beginning to this past 2007/2008 Petanque season, I am confident that this group of delegates will continue to foster the harmonious environment that was my objective for the last 12 months.

The current selection process that does not take into account a player’s performance in State League games has lead to these events I believe not being as well patronised a previous years and I urge that we continue to lobby to be autonomous when we select our State Coach and Teams.  Gawler hosted it’s first Interclub event this year and they must be commended for their promotion of our game into country areas.  ESP winners of the Interclub shield and Adelaide Hills have emerged as forces to be reckoned with. Well done to all who played and officiated at all State League events.  A two day event for State Titles seems to preclude some people from playing and the new calendar has State Title events as One Day Events. The hot weather meant rescheduling some Interclub games and caused disruption to normal club events, I thank all for their patience.  The new Calendar has taken this also into account

Although not a State League event The Coonawarra Classic was well patronised and we all look forward to that event every February – despite those pesky Victorians coming over the border!

Our Sixers team that went to Tempe in November performed well and narrowly missed out on first place.  One or two more wins would have done the trick.  A special mention must go to the unbeaten ladies team. The Veterans Team came a credible second.
Our National Triples teams did not fare as well this year, but once again the Men’s veterans team held up to be placed second.    Tim Whelan’s structured approach to handling this senior group of players certainly took all up a level and made us think a little more about our approach.

I thank all the Clubs for their contribution and details which were used in the compilation of our League Brochure.  (I took the liberty of sending a few of these off to PFA)  Hopefully these will be a valuable resource that we can update from time to time and use in the promotion of our sport.

I also would like to thank the many volunteers who fronted up for the Family Festival at the Wayville Showgrounds earlier this year.  The heat and the age of the participants did not auger well for our promotional aspirations, but it certainly showed that we can get our act together for any future activities.

The Presentation Dinner went smoothly and I hope that the tradition will continue.  With most players leaving league games as soon as they are eliminated, this official recognition of the achievers in our game was well received. A club venue was chosen to keep cost down but it appears that this should not be a concern in future. 
Well done to all those players who received awards and to all other participants in our state league games. 

Many thanks to Adrian Clements in compiling the season statistics and I take this opportunity to formally thank him for being our Tournament Director.  Having tried to run a cup or two I can assure you it is not a job to be taken lightly.

Thanks also to Ray and Peter Beaumont and their assistants for umpiring during our league games and making sure we all do the right thing.

Well done to Dave Ward for revamping and updating the SAPL Website.  As with Prospects site it is the place to go to if you are looking for the latest petanque news.  Naturally the website will only be as good as the information that is given to Dave so please forward him anything regarding your club, coaching and umpiring details so that it can be used by all in SA.

I believe that there will be some difficult times ahead with the expulsion of Clubs and the constraints placed upon us by PFA so I appeal to you all to stay positive, united and support each other.

Tina Stockley
24th July 2008

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