Sunday, January 30, 2005
While Anita and Joyce look on, Eric expertly executes a shooting manuever. It was a tough game, but thankfully soft-spoken Joyce saved our team at least twice with well shot boules. Anita pointed like a pro - only to have Jeff take her boule on as a target.
An avid Bocce player for 18 years, Mike's enthusiasm on the Petanque piste may have converted him to boule. As luck would have it, a "bocce-ball" gift from a family friend happened to actually be Petanque boules. We look forward to seeing Mike use his Bocce strategies on us.
While new member Jim looks on, Joe shoots his boules. We had quite a turn-out this past Sunday. I look forward to more Monty Python-esque exchanges with Jim. What's next? Silly-Boule throwing and using pointed sticks for circle drawing...
Friday, January 28, 2005
Report from January 28, 2005 - Team LaChance Reporting
End of report
Saturday, January 22, 2005
President Joe Zajac at the Petanque Boulodrome on Saturday after a record snowfall. He wants everyone to know that he's had the path plowed and ready for our members to access the boulodrome. It is a good thing too, can you imagine how hard it would be to locate thrown boules in THAT snow?!
Friday, January 21, 2005
No - it was not a banner night for Team Integrale. But despite that, Team Integrale LaChance did conclude sixth consecutive victory in a Best of Nine series against Team Obut...Or is it the seventh consecutive loss? [In the monotony of reporting the seemingly endless series of defeats, even the staff here at Petanque Sports has lost count...]
Mssr. Zajac reports:
I'm trying to take the higher road by not reporting gory details... but I can't help but report that last night wasn't to be for Team LeChance! ;-)
Sunday, January 16, 2005
President Joe Zajac models the new Michigan Petanque T-Shirt - Notice the snazzy "Hand Holding the Boule" logo on the back and front. Order yours (it is on a very nice, heavy-weight cotton T-Shirt.) - The price? only $18 E-Mail Joe for yours...
While Jeanine points, Anita and Joyce look on. We had a very close set of three games on Sunday. Mike was teamed up with Anita and Jeanine - while Jeff had the good fortune to have Cathy and Joyce for his team. There were plenty of exciting moments - including very good shooting and pointing from these newest members of the Club. The score for the last of the three games was 12 to 12 - a real nail-biter. Of course the sportsmanship award goes to Mike, ever polite and soft-spoken.
Monday, January 10, 2005
Sunday, January 09, 2005
Thursday, January 06, 2005
Sunday, January 02, 2005
Today we were visited by Petanque enthusiasts - Charlie (Dad), Logan, Haley and little Alex. They have spent a considerable amount of time in France (Alex is even 1/2 French!) and today they had an enjoyable time re-living some of those South of France days playing Petanque at our club. I can tell Logan was very excited about playing boule - he was full of questions about membership, club hours, and what other types of cheesecake we may serve in the future. Haley played on my team and was a magnificent pointer. We really gave Charlie and Logan a run for the win (but Logan and Charlie beat us 13 to 3). Of course Alex enjoys Petanque as well, he has his own boule set and no doubt after a few more years of training, he'll outshine us all. We look forward to seeing you all soon. [Click on the Photo above to make it larger]
Two guests today included Walt (in another photo) and his wife Diane (seen here), and Bob (seen here pointing). Each played exceptionally well, especially since it was their first time. We are very easy-going at the club. You show-up when you wish, and we mix you into the next available teams.
This time Joe had company, Jeff. These two were locked in the Bordine Nursery after playing Petanque until 5:30 p.m. (knowing full well the gates lock at 5:00pm) Needless to say, the night watchman kindly unlocked the gate to let us go home. Otherwise, we may have played boule until morning. (preparation for the 24-hour world record?)