Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shoafs at play

Ed Shoaf sent me this example of how well the pointers were doing at his home court in Charlotte, NC.  My eagle eye spotted the two solid boules as being Anne's, but Ed may actually have the point-- or at least a draw.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bo Johns (middle), from Zanesfield, OH, won the Sunday panache in Michigan, but Carolina Petanque's own Bob Moyer (right) finished a strong second place!

Congratulations to the winners!!!

Another Miller Park Sunday

Juan and Sue D.

Pleasant surprise!  Bobby and Peggy from Wadesboro

James brought his friend John w/ family

Rusty and Marcia all the way from Deep Gap

Bright, sunny day.  Hotdogs on the grill.  Petanque with good friends.  What could be better?

Home court play

Rebekah and Nelson came down to play in Saturday's heat.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wednesday play

We are beginning to get a few more players on Wednesday mornings at Miller Park (2500 Queen St, Winston-Salem, NC).  The fact that we have two courts in the shade up until about 2:00 PM is no doubt a contributing factor.  The play is a little slower paced too.  Come out and join us sometime!

(Stars of this Wednesday:  Rom and Nelson were mentioned most frequently as standouts both pointing and shooting.  Nice job, guys!)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

More new players

Al, Sherry, Fred, and Joe


Kate, Eric, and Bob

We were happy to have Sherry, who learned about us through the meetup group that Rebekah Ricardo started, join us for Sunday play.  Also, two walkups-- Kate and Eric-- joined us for a game.

Welcome, guys.  Come back soon-- and bring a friend!

Petanque social

Our hosts:  Marcia and Rusty Reed
The Reeds of Deep Gap, NC, located, as you might expect, deep in the NC mountains, invited their friends and neighbors, along with Carolina Petanque members and associates, to a social gathering to celebrate the opening of their beautiful new piste.

Eleven members of Carolina Petanque and 15 to 20 Deep Gap locals attended the combination teaching-playing-socializing event.  Some of the neighbors had already played a time or two, but most were completely new to the game.

Everyone had a great time and appreciated the generous hosts providing, not only a lovely place to play, but a delicious lunch of pulled-pork sandwiches, all the fixin's, and several varieties of desserts.  We hope to be invited back again soon.