Friday, March 23, 2012
Posted by Baby Nubbins at 5:16 PM
|Abu captured with his winning wink!|
|The first time Hitesh comes down to play, in years... and he gets his portrait done!|
|I think Illy did a great job... especially capturing my special "English" on my boule|
|Maury's was the best, it really shows character!|
|Illy captured Sam's exhaustion (from the new baby) perfectly!|
Posted by Baby Nubbins at 5:05 PM
Thursday, March 22, 2012
As I was setting up the courts today a kid ambled over to inquire about the game. He played bocci before and wondered if this game was similar. After a couple of practice throws we brought him right into our afternoon game, and a good thing he was on my team because his pointing was fabulous. Christian was pointing, push-pointing, and he even shot a boule out!
|Sam attempts to win some points for his team|
|Christian, attending school, stopped by and inquired about the game. We brought him right into the competition. |
Good thing, too, because his pointing was excellent.
Posted by Baby Nubbins at 5:48 PM
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Posted by Baby Nubbins at 2:16 PM
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
|Pat and Nick talk while Fred tosses the cochonnet|
|Unfortunately we didn't have all of our boules today so Pat had to sit out the games. But that has been fixed as I reclaimed the extra boules from the vault petanque club|
|Tough pointing for Team Abu/Tom - while Sam dialed in rather rapidly|
Posted by Baby Nubbins at 2:50 PM
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
In the second game, Jeff & Fred were joined with Tim against the bullying Pat & Abu team. Pat & Abu ascended early out of the gate, gathering 8 points rather quickly to our 1 point. The courtyard echoed Abu's hearty laughs as they left us sitting on a single point - a point given to us in accident. But then Jeff won a carreau, which worked as an intimidation factor towards a gameplay turnaround. Team-Pat and Abu watched us gain point after point, his feet becoming colder and colder, and with a meeting coming due, Pat was in an anxious position after we tied the game up at 12 to 12.
Tommy Bahama and Brandon the Sax player came to watch us, and the final boule failed the re-take the point as Pat and Abu ran back to their offices victorious.
Posted by Baby Nubbins at 2:13 PM
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
|Team Abu seizes double victory against Team Pat in the first outdoor game of 2012|
|Score: Abu/Fred/Jeff 13/7 Pat/Maury 7/13|
Abu/Fred/Jeff 13/11 (7/5) Pat/aury/Tim 11/13 (5/7)
|The surface was admittedly a bit hard, and we're so used to the seam that runs down the center of the court in the indoor games that it took us time to adjust|
|Team Pat was stumped by Abu's excellent and crucial pointing. Sure, there were plenty of 1-point take-backs but in the end, we grabbed up all of the points, even greedily devouring 4 at one round.|
Posted by Baby Nubbins at 3:29 PM