Tuesday, May 30, 2006
The size: about 100 mm and about 850 grams
a fantastic piece of petanque history
Monday, May 29, 2006
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Sunday, May 28, 2006
As the heat just piled on (it was 85 degrees) - members resorted to dipping their heads into the fountain (Jeff) drinking down endless giant cups of water from Au Bon Pain - and then, the free samples of pop from the Dr. Pepper trucks rolled in...
Saturday, May 27, 2006
VOM Pétanque hosting national championships; Valley women sweep; winter champs
By Steven Serafini
Thursday, May 25, 2006 8:27 PM PDT
5.26.06 -- The top pétanque players in the United States will be coming to Sonoma to compete in the National Championship Tournament, with the winner representing the USA in the World Pétanque Championships, slated for September in Grenoble, France.
On Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, the Valley of the Moon Pétanque Club will host players from New York, Florida, Southern California, Oregon and the Bay Area competing for the national title at the Henri Maysonnave Memorial Courts in Sonoma's Depot Park. The public is invited to watch all the top-level action.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Petanque decorations are all over this place, from petanque tiles, items on their menu in boule-shapes, to life-size bronze petanque players mounted high-up on the walls on either side of the bar, to various petanque posters and other regalia.
This is a definite stopover if you're ever in Argentina!
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Then Muhammed showed up and entered the mix, using his energetic pointing moves with great success.
The day, however, was won by TonyT, Sharon & Gene - who, with experience, pulled ahead 13/8
Monday, May 22, 2006
It's beginning to look like the club play is officially back in action at the MPC piste... as is the boule sorting! It was great to see old friends with smiles, along with a few more new ones too! The courts are sure to be busy this year...
Apparently its much warmer than I thought in Florida during the winter! The cold winter wear came out of the closet while our good friends, Michele and Jeanette visited our piste after returning to the "cold" of the Michigan spring... (P.S. I think I'm headed South with them next year!)
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Jack really held his own, knowing all of the rules, hitting the opposition's boule a number of times, and pointing very closely. He is going to show his Grandpa and his Dad the game, and no doubt soon they'll all return to play with the club.
Usually, an argument falls into the "nobody kept accurate score so now there's question as to who has what" or the "my boule is closest" without bothering to measure...
That's why a club president must ALWAYS be prepared with a ruler, a knowledge of the FPUSA Rules, and some sort of scorekeeper (or scoreboard).
Avoiding arguments is the best method for club longevity.
Alongside the petanque pistes at Campus Martius Park are sumptuous green lawns - perfect for pincnics, and even bocce (if anyone knows what that is... it's Italian Petanque).
When Dan struck the cochon out on to busy Woodward Avenue - Joe decided it was still in play. He got the point - and almost got nailed by a MACK too.