Thursday, July 15, 2010

FPUSA National Triples, August 21-22, Portland, Or

The Portland Petanque Club is pleased to host the FPUSA National Triples Championship, August 21-22, 2010, on their home courts in Portland, Oregon. This is familiar ground to many out of town players who for some years have enjoyed playing for national doubles, triples, and WCQT titles on the varied terrain of its 18 courts.

The tournament for FPUSA players begins, as usual, with casual play on Friday afternoon, the 20th, then qualfying pool play on Saturday and eliminations and a consolante on Sunday, followed by an on site catered buffet dinner and the awarding of medals and prizes.

Souvenir T-shirts have been designed and ordered and can be purchased at the tournament.

Deadline for receipt of entry is August 17.

Any questions, please contact Tim Hruska-Larson, PPC Club President. Hope to see you!

For pdf downloads of the information:

Thursday, July 01, 2010

A week's worth of petanque in Canada!

Our good friend and player, Roger Arpaia, of the Boca 2000 club who coordinates activities for the week long Festival of Petanque of Salaberry de Valleyfield in Quebec, about 50 miles SW of Montreal, tells us that we players have only two weeks to register for the kick off tournament, the Ben Gauthier International Triplette.

To our amazement, we have learned that there are 72 gravel courts which are the site every year of a days long series of competitions, 23 July through August 1st.

There are several classes of tournaments to accommodate players of all skill levels and qualifications. No doubt some of the 9 different tournaments are for holders of Canadian federation licenses, but Roger emphasizes their welcome extends to Americans, too, so there will be spots for all entrants. Entry fees and prizes vary according to tournament. Camping is available, too.

This is as close to a "petanque immersion" as one can imagine, don't you think?

Complete information is available on the petanque club's website:

Roger can be contacted for details and questions: