Saturday, May 24, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
There were 18 teams from various states up and down the east coast. Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Michigan were all represented, as well as teams from throughout North Carolina.
Pictured here are the Champions and Runners-up. They are (from left to right) Danny Daniels, Shirley Jones, Sue Daniels, and Gary Jones. Danny and Sue (from Rockwell, NC) were the Runners-up with a qualifying record of Won 5 & Lost 1 and a hard-fought victory over Joe Drago and Jacques Paraskevas ( from Maryland and Virginia, respectively) in the semi-finals. Joe and Jacques Won 6 and Lost 0 in the qualifying rounds.
Gary and Shirley (from Lexington, NC) were 5 & 1 in the qualifying rounds. They defeated Mark and Karen Rankin ( from the Virginia Boulefrogs delegation; also 5 & 1 in the qualifiers) in their semi-final match. They then went on to defeat Danny and Sue in what turned out to be an all-Carolina finals.
All the participants in the Consolation playoffs finished the qualifying rounds with records of 4 & 2. The Runners-up in the Consolation playoffs were Khalid Mesbah (now from Charlotte, NC, and formerly from New York) and Carol Cearley (from Lincolnton, NC). They defeated Bob Moyer and his son Josh Moyer (both from Winston-Salem, NC) in the semi-finals.
The Winners of the Consolation playoffs were Richard Taranto and Nora Lich from the Virginia Boulefrogs. They defeated Mamary Coulibaly ( from Philadelphia, PA, and recent winner of the National Doubles Tournament in Sarasota, FL) and Gisele Lich from the Boulefrogs in their semi-final. They then went on to defeat Khalid and Carol in the finals.
Also noteworthy was the team of John and Benedicte Whitworth. They were one of the other fine teams from the Virginia Boulefrogs. They finished the qualifying rounds with a 4 & 2 record, but failed to make the playoffs because their margins of victory were not quite as great as the playoff teams.
A job well done by all. Many more pictures and comments to come in the next few days.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Practice play at Miller Park begins tomorrow, Friday, at 2:00PM. Hope to see many of you there!
Monday, May 12, 2008
The first (annual?) CarolinaPetanque Open tournament is set for this weekend May16-18. It's still not too late to register. Just drop us an e-mail to CarolinaPetanque@yahoo.com and let us know how many people you're bringing.
The fun starts Friday afternoon around 2:00PM. We're expecting around a dozen people or more to be at the Miller Park courts for some preliminary practice play. Then on Saturday at 10:00AM it's registration time for the 10:30AM tournament.
Each team is guaranteed to play at least six games if we can get the sixth round started by 4:00PM. The top four teams will move on to the Champioship playoffs and teams five through eight will make up the Consolation playoff bracket.
With a free Friday night cocktail gathering, a free Saturday pizza lunch, and a free Saturday night mixed grill cookout, your nominal $15/person entry fee goes a long way. Not to mention the chance to win hundreds of dollars in prizes!
The following events are planned for Winston-Salem, NC:
Friday 2:00PM -- Preliminary play at Miller Park
Friday 7:30PM (come as early as 6:00 if you'd like!) -- Pre-tourney party at 621 N Spring St
Saturday 10:00AM -- Registration at Miller Park
Saturday 10:30AM -- Play begins
Saturday 12:30PM (approximate) -- Lunch
Saturday 5:00PM (approximate) -- Playoffs begin
Saturday 7:30PM -- Post-tourney meal & party at 621 N Spring St
Sunday 10:00AM -- Fun play at Miller Park
Miller Park on Google Maps
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
There are several very good restaurants in the area. The Bonefish Grill has an especially good reputation. It's at 300 S Stratford Rd. 336-724-4518. Then there's Nawab Indian Cuisine located at 129 S Stratford Rd. 336-725-3949. Or for Mexican, Pancho Villa's at 799 S Stratford Rd 336-768-6886. And Mi Pueblo at 644 S Stratford Rd 336-765-5174 is also very good.
There is also a K&W Cafeteria nearby at 3300 Healy Drive 336-768-1066. And an Olive Garden at 170 Hanes Mall Circle 336-765-9008.Hanes Mall itself is worth a visit. I believe it is the largest indoor shopping mall in the state. Check it out at shophanesmall.com.
Hope to see everyone at Bob's place on Friday the 16th!
621 N Spring St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101