Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year 2009!




Monday, December 29, 2008

SE Regional Triples Tournaments




BOCA PETANQUE 2000.

SE REGIONAL MELEE TRIPLES.

SATURDAY JANUARY 10TH.

Registration fee per player: $10.00 before the 1/9/2009, $ 15.00 after.


SE REGIONAL SELECT TRIPLES.

SUNDAY JANUARY 11TH.

Registration fee per team: $ 60.00 before the 1/9/2009, $ 75.00 after.

Prizes: All the money collected ( after the $ 5.00 fee to FPUSA ) will be going towards the main tournament and the consolante.

Bring your lunch and drinks.

FRIDAY JANUARY 9TH.

From 2PM on: petanque practice, 5 PM drawing of the teams and Pastis served, compliments of Boca Petanque Club.

For information and registration:

John Rolland: 954-425-2646.

Friday, December 19, 2008

2nd Annual Chicago "Polar Bear", Jan 10th

What a contrast from the Florida posting just below, to this one from last year's "Polar Bear" tournament in Chicago. Playing in snow and ice is not for the faint of heart, but then, we petanquers are know for being a little "fou"(crazy).

On January 10th, the next Polar Bear is scheduled and if you are in the Windy City, try your hand at winter petanque.

What is their secret to having a successful tournament? Have a look at this photo and you'll see it, the boule warmer.
Dan Danielson, President of the Chcago Petanque Club says it this way:
"SNOW! It builds character...
and makes characters go outside and lob steel boules into the air.

We are having our 2nd Annual Winter "Polar-Boule" Games on Jan 10th. The weather can not stop us. The secret is to have a boule-warmer griil and keep one boule in your pants pocket. (I know hiding a boule is against the rules, but it sure does feel good.)"

For more info: www.chicagopetanque.com

See the photos from last winters event at Flickr.

Winter Petanque Chicago Style
http://www.flickr.com/groups/938624@N24/

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Florida's Trophy Tournament


There was a big turnout of Players for the Saturday afternoon practice session, we all played until sundown.
Sunday started setting up the Courts under a little of a cool weather for us but there was plenty of help and we were ready to warm up quickly. There as a total of 18 Double Teams as far North as Canada and New York but mostly from Florida. We Played 3 games in the morning and 16 Teams Qualified for the afternoon Single Elimination Rounds. The Final was fought by the Defending Champs Roger Arpaia / John Rolland VS Yannis Devert / Laurent DiMeglio even though the first beat the second by a landslide in the preliminary round that was not the case in this Final to 15. After the Dust settled the Results were as Follow:

1st Yannis Devert / Laurent DiMeglio

2nd Roger Arpaia / John Rolland

3rd Gerard Galliano / Mark Vedrin

4th Gilles Canesse / Pierre Lallinec

For more Pictures of the Event: