Friday, December 21, 2007
For those of you getting new boules for Christmas, congratulations.
For those who have not yet, I'm sure Phillipe is waiting by the phone as we speak, anticipating your very call.
To Jeff, Joe, and all the crew of Detroit and Michigan Petanque Clubs, Merry Christmas and pray for an early spring.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Not many people know this, but all of our club members wear body armor, pack heat, and we have to play inside an electrified cage.
Despite these safeguards, we lose about 2 players each week due to snipers; pitbull dog attacks; and nearby drug-deals gone bad.
In fact, if our club weren't part of FPUSA, the federation insurance would have been about $2 for the entire collection of petanque clubs. Sorry guys...
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Are you man enough? Are you woman enough? Are you wacky enough? Be a part of this coming winter's COLDEST, WILDEST Tournament. The "BOULER-BEAR SINGLES".
Chicago Petanque Club
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Thank you for the information you sent to me about petanque in the Detroit area. I had a great Sunday afternoon playing petanque with some of the players in the Michigan Petanque Club up in Royal Oak park. The were very hospital and friendly and let me both borrow boules and winsome games. One of the players I met was Joe Zajac the president of theclub. Unfortunately the battery in my camera was dead so I could not take anyphotos. Instead I’ve sent you some from the Boule-center we have in Gothenburg.
If you or any other player from Detroit come to Gothenburg please let me know and I will introduce you or them the petanque player here.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
We just couldn't let go of the seemingly last day of play before the traces of snow start to touch down this week (as is predicted). Daylight-savings time even cut yet another hour, and we decided to call it a season about 5:30 tonight... next winter, a glow-in-the-dark cochonette, a heater? We can only wait and hope!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
The Detroit Marathon ran Sunday, and the local Military ROTC cadets came out in force to help with the set-up. They spent a few hours marching around, singing in unison, packing and unpacking, moving canopy tents, and keeping us all safe.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Article 3— Approved Jacks
Jacks [Cochonnets] are made entirely of wood or of synthetic material which carry the maker’s mark and have secured confirmation by the F.I.P.J.P. that they comply exactly with the relevant specification.
Their diameter must be between 25 mm (minimum) and 35 mm (maximum).
Jacks may be painted any color.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The second game, the revenge match, began badly for Jeff, with Arnold getting some early points, and advancing to a 0/7 position... This ole cowpoke ain't done yet! Not in my town, even with my bum leg, I ain't gonna give up!
POW! POW! the score advanced for me, POW! POW! POW! 12/7 ... then the final... 13/7 Got yah!