Sunday, March 29, 2009
Today's team composition was pretty fair: Tim has become an excellent shooter - he's reliable for 80 percent of his shots. Then Raphael is the very stable pointer - with his signature "Raphael Push Pointing" to move the enemy positions aside. I've been pointing better than shooting lately - perhaps due to the extreme distances of the cochonnet laid down by Monsieur Binkow whose tennis-arm puts the cochonnet at 14 meters!
Maury's strengths are definitely in the pointing realm coupled with strategy - but he's pushed adversary boules out of the way more frequently these days. Pat - always good as a mileu (all-around player with a very strong "Pat the Rocket" shot, and a mindful pointing. Kevin, also a great pointer - but his teams rely upon his expert surgical shooting to win them points.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
The second game - played to 7 points didn't turn out as well... with Pat/Maury/Mike sweeping 7 to zip.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
But then, it happened: the penny.
Pat eyed a lucky penny on the court, mentioned how his luck has changed, and it truly did. Before we knew it, Pat and Maury were zooming ahead, even with us, then passing us (we were stuck on 8 points)... with eventually an 11 to 11 set-up.
The final boules thrown... Victory to Pat and Maury 13/11
Monday, March 23, 2009
Today's game was a real nail-biter (VIDEO).
Maury, Pat and Kevin exchanged boule for boule throughout today's game against Hitesh, Jeff and Tim. Tim was shooting like a superstar, even successfully eliminating two boules (front and back) with one shot. But in the end, the 13/11 victory went to Maury's team.
Friday, March 20, 2009
On an interesting note, Hitesh mentioned today that Kevin's lousy shooting cost them both games on Thursday. "He is going to really need to practice before I'll partner up with him again" said H-man.