Monday, August 20, 2012

Women's World Championship Qualifier

Here  is additional info on the tournament weekend. 

Simultaneous with the 2-day Women's Qualifier will be 2 one-day tournaments open to members of any FPUSA club. 

Saturday Sept. 8 melee triples

Sunday Sept. 9 select doubles

Registration is $10 per person for each tournament.
All entrance $ will be distributed to top teams in the concours & consolantes.

Please contact Andre Strong  by Friday Sept 7 if you plan on participating by email (, and register on site by 8:30 the morning of the tournament. 

Awards dinner
At approx. 6pm on Sunday Sept. 9 will be a Down East Lobster dinner, on site, at the Boatyard Grill. Features steamed mussels, 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 lb. lobster, corn on the cob, red potatoes, salad and dessert. Price is $40 tax & tip included. If lobster is not desired alternatives will be available, please let us know in advance your preferences, Boatyard Grill will also be taking orders each morning for box lunches with a variety of sandwiches ($7 - $9). 

Maine Boules Club will be providing free coffee & pastries each morning and bottled water during the day.
MBC does not have a website but you can follow the club at MAINE BOULES CLUB on Facebook to see what the terrain looks like and for updates on weather predictions, photos, results etc.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Results: FPUSA’s NW regional triples melee on Aug. 12

FPUSA Northwest Regional Triples Melee Results

August 12, 2012 at La Petanque Mariniere courts, San Rafael, CA

The event drew 54 players in 18 teams of triplettes from across the Northwest region.

The final results and prize money:


1st place: Kevin Evoy/Phim Nielsen/Tamara Efron: $73.00 each

2nd place: Paul Moua/Pierre Bremont/Christine Cragg: $41.00 each

3rd place: Steve Jones/Jean-Michel Poulnot/Simone Furlan: $31:00 each


1st place: Steven Paulsen/Patick Vaslet/Helen McGill: $31:00 each

2nd place: Yor Lee/Larry Cragg/Christine Jones: $20.00 each

3rd place: Alain Gusella/Antonia Paulsen/Nan Walker: $13.00 each

Antoine Lofaro served as the event's sole umpire and credit for smooth organization is due to Verena Rytter, Bart Zachofsky and David Riffo.

For color commentary on the event, see the blog by La Petanque Mariniere’s digital scribe, Alain Efron, at his site:

Monday, August 06, 2012

FPUSA NW Region results for Mixed Triples and Singles

FPUSA NW Region Mixed Triples winners
(Lto R) Philippe, Isabelle,& Pierre Agnesse, Jen Sliker, Wally Peppel, & Joe Martin, Nicole & Mickey Coughlin, Doug Colleton)

Over the weekend of July 28-29, 2012, the Portland Petanque Club hosted the FPUSA NW Region Mixed Triples and Men's and Women's singles.

Participating clubs included those from Oregon (EPIC, Rogue Bouligans), Washington(SPC, Edmonds, Walla Walla), and Northern California (REBC), all included in the FPUSA NW Region. 

The tournament began with a Friday afternoon "apero" and the drawing to place the 14 mixed triples teams into the Saturday morning qualifying games. 

Saturday, the matches got underway and after a break for lunch, the afternoon the 8 team concours and 6 team consolante commenced. By about 6pm the winning teams emerged. 

Mixed Triples
1st Place- Mickey and Nicole Coughlin and Doug Colleton (all REBC)
2nd Place- Joe Martin, Jen Sliker, Wally Peppel (all PPC)
3rd Place- Pierre, Isabelle, Philippe Agnesse (all PPC)
4th Place Shaughn McClug, Celia Crittenden (both PPC), J. Prince (REBC)

A well attended catered dinner at the club followed and players stayed until dark playing pick up games.

Sunday morning, both the Men's and the Women's singles commenced with 24 players in the men's and 8 in the women's.

Singles games go the fastest, so by 4:30PM, we had our winners.

In the Men's Singles, it was:

1st- Thai Nguyen (PPC)
2nd- Joe Martin (PPC)
3rd- Mickey Coughlin (REBC)
4th- Tim Larson (PPC)

And for the Women's Singles:

1. Celia Crittenden (PPC)
2. Jeed Chaiboonruang EPIC)