Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Eve

Halloween Eve 2011 at Miller Park in Winston-Salem, NC. We were glad to have numerous new players. Charlie and Dustin, who have played with us a time or two before, showed up planning to play bocce, but joined us for petanque instead. Dustin's parents, Kelly and Renon, were visiting him from Washington state, so they played as well.

Fred spotted a lone bocce player across the way practicing his game and went over to say hello. Turns out they knew each other, so Mark joined our group as well.

We also had Danny & Sue down from the NC mountains and Augustin, Susanne, and Marc from Hickory.

Bob M., Shirley, and myself rounded out the group until Tom showed up a little later on his way back from a visit with Wesley and new fiancee, Marcie, in Asheville.

Nice crowd and great weather.

Recent Play

Above:  Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2011, at Miller Park
Below:  Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Miller Park

Below:  Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Nevin Park Charlotte, NC

Below:  Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Lincolnton, NC

Below:  Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Lexington, NC

Below:  Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.  Terry & Sue Wien's new court in Lexington, NC.  (Pig is in front of Lexington Library.)

Below:  Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Miller Park 

Below:  Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, in Lincolnton, NC

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hickory, NC, last night

Shirley, Khalid, and I made the drive over to Hickory to play at Augustin & Susanne's place. We challenged Augustin, Marc, and Juan to triplettes on their home court. They proved to be up to the task, beating us 3 out of 4 games. The scores were respectable:





Can't get a lot closer than that!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Practice for the Island

Just like others from all over the US and abroad, we are practicing to make a good showing at Petanque America's November tournament at Amelia Island, Florida.