Friday, July 27, 2012

Challenge Robert Pierre August 25 & 26, 2012 NYPC

Dear Club Presidents and All,

As a few of you are already aware, we wanted to make sure that neither you nor your members will miss the opportunity to spend two days with the best player of the moment in the world!

... Not yet 21 years old, he has a fantastic bio. Here are a few (but not all) of his achievements:
-World Champion Young 1991, 2005, 2006, 2007
-French Champion Cadets 2005
-European Champion Cadets in doubles and triples 2006
-French Champion Juniors 2008
-European Champion Junior 2008
-Ligue Champion senior 2009
-Millau Tête à Tête champion 2010
-Champion Mondial La Marseillaise 2010
-French Champion doubles 2011
-European Champion Senior Triples 2011
-European Champion Espoirs Triples 2011
-Champion Mondial La Marseillaise 2012
-French Champion Mixte double 2012
-Finalist Europetanque d'Azur 2012
-Selected to represent FRANCE at the incoming World Championship 2012

We are offering you a chance of a lifetime to be with and compete against a Pétanque phenomenon.

You can check videos of him in action :

Shooting =>

French Championship Mixed Doubles July 2012 (He shot 30 boules, missed ONE, touches ONE, hits 30 with a large majority of carreaux) =>


Friday 24th Exhibition at Bryant Park, NYC, between 3:00 PM and 6:00PM where Dylan will delight the audience with his skills

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th Double Tournament at the NYPC courts in Prospect Park. Concours + Consolante, numerous prizes for all.

For more details, please go to our website:

For Hotels: A few hotels in Brooklyn, but none are in walking distance from the terrains. We recommend that you also check some hotels outside of the Lincoln Tunnel, in NJ. Close enough from the courts, and cheaper than in Manhattan. The following websites are just for your information and help:

See you all.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Results: FPUSA's NW regional doubles on June 24

June 24, 2012 at Redwood Empire Boules Club, Fort Bragg, California

Report from REBC's Dan Feaster:

This is new link to tournament photos:

Men’s Concours
First Place: Mickey Coughlin (REBC) Dan Feaster (REBC)
Second Place: Peter Mathis (VOMPC) Steve Paulsen (VOMPC)
Third Place: Bleys Rose (Petaluma Valley) Tom Parkinson (REBC)
Men’s Consolante
First Place: Jean-Claude Etallaz (La Pétanque Marinière) Jean Claude Bunand (LA Boule D’OR)
Second Place: Hans Kurz (VOMPC) Michael Cooper (VOMPC)
Third Place: Frank Menhams (REBC) Obe Brown (REBC)
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Women’s Concours
First Place: Holly Sammons (VOMPC) Shannon Bowman (VOMPC)
Second Place: Antonia Paulsen (La Pétanque Marinière) Verena Rytter (La Pétanque Marinière)
Third Place: Christine Cragg (La Pétanque Marinière) Teri Sirico (petaluma Valley)
Women’s Consolante
First Place: Barbara Howard (REBC) Nan Walter (REBC)
Second Place: Carolina Jones (Lamorinda) Beth Lysten (Lamorinda)

In addition, on the preceding Saturday, REBC and the Noyo yo yos co-sponsored an open, select doubles event to honor a prominent North coast petanque player.
Skip Wollenberg Memorial Tournament Results
June 23, 2012 at Redwood Empire Boules Club, Fort Bragg, California
First Place: Hans Kurz (VOMPC) Michael Cooper (VOMPC)
Second Place: Peter Gealey (REBC) Larry Kellogg (REBC)
Third Place: Holly Sammons (VOMPC) Shannon Bowman (VOMPC)
Fourth Place: Kevin McGill (Sacramento Petanque) Helen McGill (Sacramento Petanque)
First Place: Peter Mathis (VOMPC) Steve Paulsen (VOMPC)
Second Place: Ron Hock (REBC) Mike Stewart (REBC)
Third Place: Joe Martin (Noyo Yoyos) Charles Reinhart (Noyo Yoyos)

A total of 27 teams competed in each event. Both events were held on courts alongside the new C.V. Starr aquatic Center in The seaside city of Fort Bragg.
Petanque players came from Oregon as well as the Northern California cities of San Francisco, San Rafael, Sonoma, Petaluma and sacramento. Even France was represented! The North Coast communities of Ukiah, Willits, Sea Ranch, fort Bragg, Mendocino, Little River and Albion were well represented in the first FPUSA event ever held in fort Bragg.
Eight NW clubs were represented: Redwood Empire Boules Club, Club Francais de Sacramento, Lamorinda Petanque Club, Boule d’Or (San Francisco), La Petanque Mariniere (Marin), Valley of the Moon Petanque Club (Sonoma), Petaluma Valley Petanque Club, Rogue Bouligans (Williams, OR).