Friday, March 18, 2011

Today's Petanque: a close shave...

Playing boule upon the uneven surface which is mostly hard-packed clay, at Campus Martius Park can be a challenge - but not one that isn't entertaining. Until a fresh layer of gravel is raked in for the season, the players will need to read the ground very carefully. Boules that look like they'll stop close to the cochonnet end up rolling an extra 2 feet; and the pits and "ravines" make for a putt-putt experience at times.

Today's game was excellent. Both teams pretty much exchanged point for point keeping an even pace until near the end. We were "playing near the wall" for a bit - which narrows the available angles for throwing. Sam laid in a close boule with his plombee, but Maury, up to the challenge, took the close spot with his own boule.

Fred has become noticebly more aggressive in his petanque play - shooting multiple times to dislodge a disadvantageous position. Nick was our team's anchor, placing very close pointer boules and keeping our opponents in shooting mode.

Have a splendid weekend.


No comments: