Monday, July 23, 2007

Detroit Petanque Club Gets Expert from Marseilles

Pat A., may not have been playing petanque for long, but boule is in his blood. His grandparents were major petanque players in Marseille years ago.

"They won all of their games," Pat boasted proudly, "and these were big money games. They even left me a set of boules which I plan to use to carry on their legacy."

With plenty of wins under his belt, Pat is well on his way to standing in the same circles as his relatives.

Today, teamed up with Mike D., he challenged Tim, Tom, and Jeff W. to a no-holds-barred match which ended in a 13/8 victory for Pat's team.

"When Pat finds himself in a squeeze - he doesn't crumble, but instead, turns up the heat by taking some risks - which usually result in a solid hit or point," woefully admitted Detroit Petanque club president, Jeff W. who was on the losing team today.

Check out Pat's boule stance, and challenge him and the others at the petanque games held each weekday (12-1pm) at Cadillac Square Park (right next to Campus Martius Park).

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