Tuesday, September 9, 2014

By: Rebekah Ricardo

Here's the update from Sunday's play: 

We got there early and were all set up by 12:30.  Those attending were Nelson, Rebekah, Bob, Gail, Danny and Sue, Fred, Rom, Terry, Marc and Augustin, and a new player named Teng Lye.  Teng recently moved from California where he was an active member of a petanque club out there and has competed in several tournaments.  He's a good player and a very nice person.   He brought his wife, a mother or mother-in-law, and 3-4 of his children.  He found out about us from the Internet--probably just a Google search. 

Suzanne came back from shopping and sat watching us play a couple of games.  It was good to see them!

Teng Lye lives in Newton, I think?  So Hickory is the closest city to him.  He and Marc talked and they exchanged contact info so that Teng can play some in Hickory with the Quelicis.   However, I'm hoping he will still come back and play occasionally with us.  I didn't think to ask y'all for some business cards to hand out in your absence, but I got Teng's contact information (no e-mail address) and I will text him info on the BBQ tourney, the blog, and Facebook.
I don't think we'll do Wednesday play this week due to several people being unavailable.

Attached are photos.  There was nothing special about food because I was too busy sewing all weekend to do anything.  Might bring something next Sunday.  Will try to also bring my better camera--just used my cell phone yesterday.
Miss y'all and hope all continues to go well out there.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Zaytouna tournament


Hasu, Rudy, Walt, and Alain
Amine on the landing

Terry and Linda
We traveled into Austin Saturday for an evening petanque tournament at the Zaytouna Lounge, a Moroccan style tea house/hookah bar/petanque venue owned and operated by our Texas friend Amine Najah.  Nighttime play provided a welcome relief from the oppressive heat of the day.  It was a very pleasant way to spend an evening.

Shirley and I didn't fare too well, going only one for three against some good players.  The teams were pretty evenly matched though-- only one team won all three qualifying games and only two other teams managed to win two of three.

The good news is that the shooter/captain of the winning team was Carolina Petanque's own Walt Elder!  Don't let his TEXAS shirt fool you, he's still a member of our club with roots in the Boone, NC, area.  Congratulations to winners Walt and Alain and to the runners-up team of Hasu and Rudy.  Nice job guys.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Birthday petanque in Philly!

Carolina Petanque!
Kirk Edwards pointing on his birthday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Mamary Coulibaly on extreme left.)  Here's another picture of Mamary ("Mo") when he and Juan Garcia won the Heart of Texas Open back in 2010!

French Legation

View of the Capitol Building from the French Legation

Sunday play at the French Legation in the heart of Austin in the heart of Texas!

Paggi Square

Lydia, Carolyn, and Jenna
Thierry and Mike
Amine, Gary, Susan, and Terry

Jim and Terry

Earl and Jim
Saturday, August 30, 2014, at  Paggi Square in Austin, Texas.  We drove over for morning play.  The Texas groups prefer morning or evening play this time of year.  Temperatures routinely hit 99+ degrees most days. 

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!!!