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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

9 October 2011 Remembering Tino at La Pétanque Marinière

Click on this link to see Alain's report on the Tournament

Noah in action in his first game with Team Gilbert (Gilbert, Noah and Christine). Team Gilbert won 9/4

Team Gilbert made it to the Concours and came in a respectable fourth place.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

FPUSA La Boule d'Or 60+ Tournament - 25 September 2011

La Boule d'Or hosted the FPUSA Northwest Regional 2011 - 60 and over Doubles Tournament at their courts in Golden Gate Park on Sunday, 25 September. There were only eight teams competing but the competition was substantial.

The teams were:

Alain Gusella & Verena Rytter
Christine & Larry Cragg 
David Riffo & Bleys Rose
Joss & John Krauer
Peter Willington & Mike Cooper
Jean Decotigny & Genevieve Etallaz
Barbara & Gene Howard
Etienne Rijkheer & Bill Hansen

And the winners were:

First place:            Etienne Rijkheer & Bill Hansen
Second place:      Christine & Larry Cragg
Third place:           Peter Wellington & Mike Cooper
(L to R) Larry & Christine, Bill & Etienne, Umpire Antoine Lofaro, Peter & Mike

First place:              Alain Gusella & Verena Rytter
Second place:        Joss & John Krauer

Verena and Alain

John and Joss

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Our Bavarian Blast...

Sunday the 18th of September was a hot day at the Lamorinda Petanque Courts. Not only the weather but also our Bavarian Blast! We had 35 visitors of whom 26 played in four Doublette games. We planned to have 5 games, but because everyone was enjoying their lunch so much that we were only able to start again at 3 o'clock and only got four games in. 

Many thanks to all the people who pitched in to make this such a success: the preparation, lunch service and the cleanup afterwards. 

Everyone had a good time and after the ' formalities' the usual suspects stayed on and played until it was too dark to see.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Island Tournament - 21 August 2011

We had five visitors and eleven of our own and five lunch-only guests, making 21 people altogether. That was a rather disappointing turnout, but we did have a lot of fun anyway. Only nineteen in this picture because some left before the end of play.

It was a Melee Competition with the emphasis on fun and because we only had eight teams we were able to give everyone a prize. $$$ for the Petanquers and trophies for the Best Dressed Wahine and Best Dressed Kane

Tahitian Grass Regalia

Monday, August 15, 2011

La Pétanque Marinière Inter-Club Tournament..

Six Lamorinda Petanquers went across to La Pétanque Marinière  on Sunday 14 August to play in their annual Inter Club Tournament. Follow the link to read up on what happened...

Etienne, Beth and Daniel got through to the Concours but sadly were defeated 13-10 in the first round, so we went home to Lamorinda and played there for the rest of the afternoon. But we did have a lot of fun.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Winners are...

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a result.....

The exciting final match, saw the team of Juan Garcia (Boca Pétanque 2000), Ziggy Kessouagni (Chicago Pétanque Club) and Pascal Corchia (La Boule de Desert) triumph over Eric Bertin, Xavier Thibaud and Jean-Pierre Subrenat, all of the New York Pétanque Club.  
The Final Score

Go to the FPUSA Blog to see a report on the Tournament.

                                Second Place...
Xavier Thibaud, Jean Pierre Subrenat, Eric Bertin

                                Third Place...
Paul Porter,  Peter Paul Montague,  Brian Barton
 Click on these links for more pictures....

 From Juan Garcia:     
 From Brennan O'Brien: Day one:
                                   Day two: