Friday, April 15, 2011

2011 Pan Am Men's Qualifier and Federation Cup -INFO-

Dear FPUSA members,

Here are the official entry forms for the tournaments on June 25 & 26th in Lafayette.

Federation Cup notes:

- The Federation Cup is a one-day select triples tournament, open to all FPUSA members.

- Membership and renewal requirements are noted on the form.

- Teams who are eliminated from the qualifier on Saturday, June 25th, have the option of playing in this tournament.

- Entry fees for those teams will come from their qualifier entry fees.

- Team shirts are encouraged, but not required, for teams playing in the Federation Cup — look like Big Dog, play like a Big Dog!

- If you are in need of a partner(s) for the Federation Cup, please contact Tournament Director Etienne Rijkheer prior to registration: We will do what we can to match you up.

Qualifier reminders:

- Please be mindful of the registration deadline. Entry forms must be received by June 18th. No guarantees can be made if your form comes in late. Please register early.

- If you are a non-citizen, or if you have previously been a member of another FIPJP Federation, please be sure that you submit the proper documentation for proof of US residency and verification of status of license. You may contact me,, or Secretary Frank Pipal,, if you have specific questions on that.

- Required signatures on the registration forms can be completed on site, but proper residency documentation must be provided in advance to ensure participation.

- Team shirts are required for both days of the Qualifier.

After the last game on Saturday, complimentary Wine and Hors d'Oeuvres will be offered to players in lieu of the earlier announced dinner plan. Previously sent in dinner reservation checks will be returned.

If you have any questions, please get in touch, or go to the Lamorinda Blog

Thanks and All the Best,



Ed Porto

FPUSA National Sport Director

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There is one addition and one reminder to
the eligibility requirements for this year's men's Qualifier and for the Federation Cup tournaments to be held in Lafayette, CA, June 25-26, 2011.

The addition is that the Qualifier is open to men only, by change of policy by the FIPJP, and the reminder is that male players under the age of 18 (juniors) are eligible to enter the Men's Qualifier and male and female players under the age of 18 are eligible to enter the Federation Cup.

Hope to see you there!

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011


A full weekend of tournaments graciously hosted by the Fresno Petanque Club. Have a look and make your selections for tournaments and offerings that will include a lot of relaxed conversations and good times.

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Players in the FPUSA NW Region will be interested to know of this tournament hosted by the Club Francais de Sacramento at their Rancho Cordova Courts. Typically the weather is nice this time of year and the club has shown itself to be a wonderful host for the many tournaments it has put on.

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