Sunday, September 19, 2010

2010 CarolinaPetanque Tournament

The 2010 version of CarolinaPetanque's club tournament was a Members Only Select Doubles competition. We had eleven teams competing in a full day of play. There were four qualifying rounds, followed by single elimination brackets in both Consolante and Concours classes. The top seven teams after qualifying rounds participated in Concours; the other four in Consolante.

The winners of the Consolante were Augustine Quilici and Juan Hernandez from Hickory, North Carolina. Runners-up were Terry and Sue Wien from Lexington, North Carolina.

The winners in Concours were Gary and Shirley Jones, also from Lexington. Runners-up were Walt Elder (Banner Elk, NC) and Khalid Mesbah (Concord, NC).

As noted in the previous blog posting, the event generated nine (9) new members for the club. New members came from Leesville and Pageland, South Carolina, and several North Carolina towns, including Wadesboro and Hickory.

We plan to try doing the same event again next year-- that's an indication of how well things went this year.

Membership drive--beyond expectations!

We chose a "Members Only" format for our 2010 CarolinaPetanque Club Tournament in large part to encourage membership. It seemed like a good bet that we would get at least one or two people who wanted to play in the tournament but, for various reasons, had never gotten around to formally joining our club.
The results were outstanding! We got 9 (yes, 9!) new members to join. We are really happy to have each and every one of them.
From top: Denise Carroll, JJ Carroll, Peggy Huffman, Bobby Huffman, Donna McClelland, Bob McClelland, Juan Hernandez, Marc Quilici, and Stacy Buff.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Labor Day Weekend in Florida

We had a great Labor Day Weekend visit with Philippe of Petanque America and Philippe Jubin's Amelia Island Boules group. Most of the shots here were of the Saturday morning play, but we've included one of Petanque America's Philippe at work in his office. Maybe this will silence all those who say that Philippe's job is all play and no work.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

If it's Wednesday night, it's tournament time in Florida!

that he's been having tournaments on a regular basis each Wednesday night at the Cafe Karibo in Amelia Island, Florida, and realizing that it was only a little over a thousand miles away, we decided to make the trip. So, we played our usual six hours or so with the Heart of Texas group on Sunday and took off for Florida on Monday morning. It was well worth the drive. If you find yourself within a thousand miles or so, you should make the trip!