The competition took place on the 14th of July. We thank all the people who came the competition, it was a wonderful day with lots of fun! Pea and Ham soup was served for lunch, which everyone enjoyed. Cake and coffee was also available throughout. The billiard team was once again lead by Harri Jumpponen who kept everything running smoothly.
Talvikki Jumpponen and Veikko Fadjukoff won in their respective bracket and continue to be our champions for another year.
All Placements are as follows: Women: 1st Talvikki Jumpponen, 2nd Terttu Jumpponen , 3rd Tara Jumpponen Men: 1st Veikko Fadjukoff , 2nd Raine Matikainen, 3rd Mauri Kankaampaa Youth: Caitlin Jumpponen
Next year we would love to see more females and youths participate, Caitlin wasn’t able to verse against any other youth so she won by default and entered as a competitor in the adult women’s category.
If you missed out, be sure to attend next year. You meet wonderful people, and you might just become one of our next champions!
It’s that time again, to battle it out at our annual Billiards Competition. Our current champions are: Talvikki Jumpponen and Veikko Fadjukoff. Do you have what it takes to take the title?!
The competition is on at the Finnish Hall,119 Pier St, Altona, this Sunday, the 14th of July. Registration starts at 10:00am, $5 entry fee to play. Competition starts at 10:30am in three categories: women, men, and youth.
Lunch is pea soup and pancakes served with coffee at around 1:00pm for $10 per person. Suomi shop, and bar will be open throughout the event.
The comp is always a great time. Come as a supporter or a participant, all welcome!
The Finnish Society celebrated midsummer on Saturday the 22nd of June. The night started at 3pm with people coming all the way to 6pm, just before we served the food.
People enjoyed the sauna, music and good company while waiting for the food to be served, which was amazing. Everybody enjoyed the smoked salmon and roast veggies. Safe to say, absolutely no one went hungry.
We had impromptu dancers enjoying themselves to some folk music, as well as some more modern songs which continued even as everyone helped pack up. Unfortunately we were unable to capture any photos of it. If you have some that you would like to share, post it to our Facebook page or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to see them!