Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Maury is M.V.P. for today

Really some unbelievable pointing today. Maury B. saved us at least three times with almost impossible pointing situations in clinch (last boule) rolls. One time his boule actually rolled over the stationary cochonnet and tapped away an opponent's boule which was sitting there at 1 cm ! It was in slow motion (just enough velocity to do that trick). But the other team had... Abu and Brian G. two very tough pointers. It was anyone's game until the final boule rolled in at 13/11.

Welcome to new players, Scott T. and Ken. Both extremely good pointers right from the first throw. Hope to see you soon.

In other news, Brandon, with just enough games under his belt - TOPS the rankings table unseating long standing champion, Pat A. I'm sure Pat will be eager to compete against Brandon and bring him down. With only 10 games on him, Brandon needs to keep winning every game to stap up there.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Scott T. Joins Us from Miller Canfield

Team Miller Canfield can count another player (bringing the tally to 2) against Honigman for petanque playing. Scott pointed great right away - and doubtless will be working his skillset towards shooting before long.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Maury's Team Caught Up and Beat Us

Hal and I were doing rather nicely, maintaining a health 3 or 4 point lead on our opponents. But then they started gaining on us, getting a point here and there until it was a 10 to 10 match. The final set-up offered up 3 points, and it was all over (for us). The game today was, I felt, particularly competitive because we played most round (ends) close (in distance). This allowed for everyone to both point (and shoot) comfortably. Yes, mixing it up is part of the game, but typically, when the cochonnet is kept at 7 meters or so, the games become alomost a boule-for boule exchange. Tim W. was shooting perfect today. There were situations where I was setting up a defensive placement of boules feeling the we couldn't be "unseated" - and then BLAMMO! Tim smacks in a solid boule shot and way we went.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Whatta Day - and Knight!

First of all, congrats to the New York Yankees... they've done it again!

Secondly, as it gets colder, we should still be seeing players at the piste in Cadillac Square, but hopefully wearing sensible winter gear. Some players have found fingerless gloves (really just 1 fingerless glove) to be effective at both keeping the boule hand warm and offering some dexterity. I've used close-fitting velcro-closure gloves with the fingers partially trimmed off on the left glove (i'm a lefty) with some positive results.

See you down there!