Thursday, September 15, 2016

Heading home




We dropped Barbara and Erin at the Bangor Airport before starting the 1000+ mile drive back ti North Carolina. We did take a few minutes to swing by Augusta to take a look at the courts of Mill Park Petanque. Nice. Hope we'll get a chance to play there someday.

Monday, 9/12/16

Heading home




Monday was an off day, so we explored the waters of Maine-- at least a little.

Sunday, 9/11/16

Let the games begin! Xavier lights the torch.
Gina/Shannon/Shirley. Team USA for 2016/17!


Boatyard play

Celia/Lisa/Erin

All smiles! Hard to tell who won. (Tish)



Silver in the Boatyard!

Mark/Mia/Max(not pictured) Gold!

Happy team!

Nice reward


Jo Ella fellow, John
Sunday. The big day. Gina/Shannon/Shirley were up to the challenge, but Kate Unkel, Kindle Loomis & Dindy Royster of Maine Boules Club were 2nd -final went down to the wire 13-12!

Saturday, 9/10/16






Some of the best women petanque players in USA!









Saturday was all about the women. The Inter-regional Select Triples Boatyard Tournament didn't begin until Sunday, but the women had a full day of petanque on Saturday to set the seeding for Sunday. There were eleven teams competing, so the schedule was to play four games in five rounds.

The top eight teams were to continue into Sunday in the WWCQT (Women's World Championship Qualifier Tournament) while the bottom three teams were placed into The Boatyard Tournament for Sunday.

After the dust settled, the top three teams were 1) Paula's 2) Tish's 3) Gina's. Paula's local team was 4-0 and so was Tish/Celia/Lisa, but Paula's differential was +27 versus +26 for Tish. Close! Gina/Shannon/Shirley were able to breeze through their first three games: 13-2, 13-0, and 13-3 only to lose their final game of the day to the strong team of Barbara/Erin/Alexandra at 3-13. Still, that was good enough to get them into third place in the seeding rounds.

Our other team with a Carolina Petanque player, Jan/Michelle/Bo, couldn't quite get it together on Saturday and slipped into the bottom three which put them into The Boatyard Tournament for Sunday play. Oh well, Sunday's a new day.

Friday, 9/9/16

Jan, Michelle, and Bo


National Umpires-- The Arbitres!



Mom and daughter-- But which is which?

Gina/Shannon/Shirley

Fun 



Evening at Deer Isle https://www.pilgrimsinn.com/

Thursday, 9/8/16

Bar Harbor



Our rental






We took a little drive over to Bar Harbor on Thursday morning just to see the scenery. There's a downtown touristy area that reminds you of places like Gatlinburg (TN) or Fredericksburg (TX). Then there's the harbor that is pure Maine. Wish we had been able to take more time to explore, but Petanque Practice waits for no one.

So, it's back to the courts for the afternoon.