Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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 .
Friday, January 25, 2013
Assuming the mantle for 2013 is Kirk Edwards. Kirk has been playing a more and more active role in the club of late. He expanded his annual invitational July tournament in Spruce Pine to include all of CarolinaPetanque for the first time in 2012. He has also assumed a national role within the FPUSA in the promotion of youth petanque in this country. He has some innovative ideas for the club to consider in 2013, more about which at a later date.
Thanks to both Bob and Kirk for volunteering to serve.
Our other loss was to the eventual runners-up, Brian and Abdul. They also played well and had even beaten Jacques and Matt in a qualifying round.
Congratulations to the winners and to Amine for a great venue and well-run tournament!