Monday, July 21, 2014

Live from New York...

Damien Duchamp
Sonja Gill
Augustin and Susanne catching up a little with Fred

Tom and Carol with visiting grandchildren from Texas

Putting the club's new junior boules to good use!

We were happy to have Damien Duchamp from Brooklyn (La Boule New Yorkaise), along with his lovely girlfriend, Sonja Gill,  visit us on Sunday.  Damien and Sonja recently played in the Bastille Day tournament in New York and are now visiting a few days with family in Raleigh.  Damien contacted the club looking for weekend play in Raleigh, but I steered him towards Winston-Salem as the closest place guaranteed to have play on Sunday.

We also had a couple of young visitors from even further away-- Tom and Carol's granddaughters were in town from Houston, Texas.  Great-grandparents, Ronnie and Faye Rierson, were thrilled to see the girls and Faye spent a little time showing them how to throw the boules.  The club had only recently acquired some new La Franc Junior Boules from Philippe at Petanque America and was able to put them to good use for the first time on Sunday. 

Augustin and Susanne Quilici were there, too!  Everyone was very happy to see Augustin looking and playing well since he's been battling illness for quite a while now and has not been able to play often.  His pointing form was top-notch on Sunday, and he even seemed to be well on his way to regaining his shooting ability.  He's a better shooter at 3/4 speed than many in our club are at 100%!

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