1st Place-- Roger Arpaia and Frederic Penaranda
2nd Place-- Jacques Martinez and Juan Garcia
Consolante Winners-- Gary Jones and Shirley Jones
|Juan, Jacques, Roger, and Frederic|
|Eric and Gilles|
|Gary, Shirley, and Oh-La-La president, Jon Claessens|
|Any of you CarolinaPetanque members remember that guy on the right?|
|Philippe Boets, Petanque America owner, with the camera|
|Some of the Oh-La-La gang|
|Daniel Smith and Gary Weeks from Boules de Leon|
|Jacques and Juan|
An up-and-coming team from Boules de Leon in St. Augustine gave third place finishers Gilles and Eric one of the best matches of the afternoon before losing 13-12 in a two-and-a-half-hour marathon. Congratulations to Daniel Smith and Gary Weeks for a match well played.
Shirley and I only lost one game, to ultimate winners Roger and Frederic, but that was enough to drop us into the Consolante for elimination play. We really enjoyed our day. The host club is a beautiful facility with difficult, challenging terrain. We get a little spoiled playing most of the time at Miller Park on the smooth, level surface.