Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Beautiful Day for Petanque - Hardly Any Takers...

Despite the weather person (you have to be PC these days) saying rain rain rain... it was really nice weather out at Cadillac Park this afternoon. I was pretty much practicing for a while (except for the constant 2 questions asked of me: A) What is the name of that game? B) What do you have to do? Normally, I'd take this as a recruitment opportunity - but then Abu stepped up for a few games...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Petanque - April 12th & 13th

The Gravel Report: the grounds at Campus Martius and Cadillac Square will be groomed over the next few days. There will be hardening compound added to the ground as well as a top layer of gravel and raking. As such, despite the nice weather, we won't be able to play at those two parks until probably Monday (April 18). We do, however, have a third park (down near the Detroit River at the Ren. Cen.) which we have used for playing. If folks are up for trying that park on Thursday & Friday let me know. Excellent playing on Tuesday and Wednesday. Real precision pointing.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Two Fun Games at Campus Martius Park

NOTE: Heather B. the manager for the groundskeepers for Campus Martius Park and Cadillac Square Park, told me that she has arranged for the regraveling and hardening process to begin tomorrow through Wednesday. We will not be playing petanque until the surface is dry, so we'll play our next game on Thursday (April 14th).

Today's games were really competitive with Tim C. being the MVP for the first game (we had 5 boules of points in one of the rounds!) and the second game's MVP shared out between Sam O. and Fred K. Sam was putting in the crucial close first boule - and the opposition just could seem to find the distance. Maury B. was puttingin some dangerously close curve boules, and Pat A. was slamming away some of the boules - but by the time they decided to shoot - they were low on "ammo" Nice games guys! See you Thursday.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Skunked! Painful...

I (Jeff) was throwing terribly, and the points were adding up... by the time Sam stepping into the game, it was 8 to zero. Poor Sam, we didn't accumulate a darn thing, and Pat and Tim took the game 13 to 0 - a skunking!

On the revenge, we did a bit better, but still lost to the Honigman twins, 13-6.

On a brighter note, the 55 degrees was very welcome, and hopefully a sign that our daily game playing will soon start.

Friday, April 01, 2011

April Fool's Boules

Maury was the smart one, he took his big win and left town, literally! Sam and I were left fighting to get momentum in the second game - but Pat and Tim took home the 7 points for the win. (This last game may be under protest as my team mate was distracted by Pat's yammerings about some club in Chicago).