Tuesday, January 29, 2013

After the storm

Just a couple of days after a rain/sleet/snow event in piedmont North Carolina, we were back on the courts at Miller Park in Winston-Salem.  The day was mid 40s and a little overcast, but the weather didn't seem to bother the ten of us who showed up to play.  Khalid made the trip from Charlotte and the Quilicis, Augustin and Susanne, drove over from Hickory.  The Winston group included Joseph, Gail, Bob, Fred, and Rom.  Of course Shirley and I came the thirty-odd miles from Lexington.

The usual number one court was still a little too soft from the precipitation, so we played in the picnic table overflow area and on the number two court which had drained much better than number one.  Our play areas were still a little on the soft side; but, not enough as to create much of a problem.

Khalid was telling me that, fresh from his tied-for-third-overall finish at the 2012 Petanque America Open, he hopes and plans to play a few more FPUSA sanctioned tournaments in 2013.  Here's wishing him the best.  He's a great representative for our club-- both in his superior skills and in projecting the competitive-but-friendly  attitude by which we hope our club is known .

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