Sunday, January 27, 2008

Chicago's First Annual BoulerBear Games

Chicago's First Annual BoulerBear Games

The First Annual Midwinter BoulerBear Games in Chicago was a rather invigorating and spirited event.

Before the games could even begin, much shoveling was needed just to get down to a playable surface... a frozen and fast surface. As soon as the games began, it was very apparent that heavy backspin would be the technique of the day.

The ever-famous Abramski Gas-fueled Boule Warmer saved our fingers from falling off. The event would not have been possible without the Boule Warmer. It was also discovered that heating up an extra boule and putting it in your pocket felt really nice. And if you put it in your pants pocket, it felt ESPECIALLY nice.

Lunch at a local, warm restaurant and our PRE-PRE-season club meeting followed the event. A grand time was had by all.

A photo album of the event can found at

Monday, January 07, 2008

Mother Natures Offers Up a Petanque Day for Detroit

When the weather report for Monday spoke of nearly 60 degrees I knew we could sneak in an unexpected winter-time petanque game.

I quickly e-mailed the likely suspects to play in Detroit - knowing I couldn't reach everyone in time...

...and we had a full triplette! Pat A.; and Tim C. came by after Abu M. beat me solidly in the first game of the 2008 season (13/9).

The next game went badly for my team, Deric T. by chance was walking the Cadillac Square route home and joined in on the game along with Troy (from Pat & Tim's firm).

Jeff/Troy/Deric were in a strong lead, with 9 to ZERO...

...but that didn't last long... Abu had to return to work, so Pat and Tim doubled their efforts, pulling ahead to a 12/11 standing!
...the final... 13/9... Wow... a great comeback... but this is only the first of many many games for the 2008 season.
As this is out of season, please check with me via e-mail: to see if a weekday game is going on. Our usual season should start regularly towards the end of April.