Monday, January 17, 2011

News from Florida

Some of you know our friend, John Hayes, from Tampa, Florida. He played in the 2010 Petanque America Open as Augustin Quilici's partner. He and Augustin were quite succesful at Amelia Island, going 5 and 0 on Saturday.

Well, John played in this past Sunday's Florida Cup Tournament in Sarasota, Florida. He partnered with a friend of his, Danny Massingale, from the Tampa area. They had a record of 2 and 3 on Sunday. Two of the three games they lost were to the Florida team of Juan Garcia and Gilles Canesse. Many of you will remember both of them from the Petanque America Tournament and know what really good players they are. [They went on to finish third in the Florida Cup tournament!]

With their two wins and point differential rankings, John and Danny were ranked 6th of the sixteen teams for the playoffs. That's a very good showing. Congratulations, John and Danny!

The only negative to this story is that John, a 2010 CarolinaPetanque member, has now moved his membership to the Sarasota club. One member of each team participating in the Cup had to be a Florida club member, and Danny is not FPUSA affiliated. Too bad for us; good for Sarasota!

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