Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The second game went better for us, with Brandon joining our team for a 13/8 victory.
NOTE: Aaron, Renaissance man that he is sported his authentic steampunk look on the piste today. Steampunk is a design/style which combines Victorian romantic times with contemporary technology. Think Jules Verne's Nautilus Submarine.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
See ya'll tomorrow!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Maury is in New York next week, and he'll try out the La Boule Newyorkaise pistes in Bryant Park. Have fun Maury!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
All in all, a nice day for boule.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The game began sunny - Jeff; Raphael; Pat verses Kevin; and the two Tims (Tim W. and Tim C.).
We were having a good ole time, but the dark clouds were fast approaching.
The score was up to 2 vs. 2; we talked about perhaps playing until 7 points - but we didn't even get there as the bits of hail came pelting down upon us.
Needless to say - Game Over! No Score!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tim W. is a fast learner, laying in great points and shots (!) on his first game.
We swept with a 13/2 victory... But we just couldn't hold them down and our opponents came through with their own 13/8 win.
The Campus Martius grounds may be a little too busy during the lunch hours so we'll probably be playing regularly on (as Pat prefers) the Cadillac Square pistes.
As you can see in the ranking chart, we've already had 25 games for the season, and it is only April ! Pat leads the pack, with im C. close behind. Next is Maury and then Kevin - a clear Honigman lock on the sport in Detroit. Once a player has 10 games under their belt, they'll be mixed into the top tier rankings.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The opposition's whole game was in pieces. Pointings were wandering way off their marks, there was no shooting whatsoever that connected, and add to this that we were playing on one of the trickier stretches of petaque piste in the park. It was just a no win situation.
Monday, April 13, 2009
It took a while, but we finally cracked the code to Kevin & Pat's downfall (not that it will matter much with the warm weather approaching)... COLD.
It was just cold enough to keep Kevin & Pat off their A-game, leaving Maury, Jeff & Tim to sweep in an easy victory 13/4
There were some rounds when it seemed the opposition would have done better using their feet rather than their hands!
But, I'm sure their Achille's Heel won't last for long, not with warmer weather setting in.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Game two brought Abu, Jeff and Rob against Kevin, David and Maury. Maury didn't show up until the end, but he was essential for their victory as the score was 8 to 4 (9 point game) and they were behind. My team was sitting with two boules closest to the cochonnet (we were out of boules) and Kevin wasn't able to shoot us away, but Maury laid in a point, taking away our victory and leaving their team in the game 8 to 5. Then in the last round, still 8 to 5, my team held the 9th point on our last boule, but Kevin was able to knock the cochonnet off the piste, giving his team 4 points (Article 13 of the Petanque Rules) 1 point for each of the 4 boules not yet played by his team. Well done!
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
The second game (played to 7 points) - was me and Pat against Maury, Kevin, and Tim.
That game was a runaway for Maury's team, until Pat and I came back to lead at 6 to 5. But then the final boule was rolled (Maury's) - giving them a 7/6 (13/12) victory.