Monday, January 5, 2015

Legation Boules Club Tournament

The Legation Boules Club held its first tournament of the new year on Saturday at the historic  French Legation Museum in downtown Austin, Texas, and Shirley and I were lucky enough to be included.  It was a one day event with four qualifying rounds based upon a random draw with the top four teams proceeding directly to the Concours Semi-Finals.  (There was no Consolante.)

The qualifying rounds were time-limited games of one hour duration plus only the end already begun.

After four rounds, there were two teams with perfect 4-0 W/L records.  Based upon point differentials, the team of Thierry Amisse and Hasu Patel ended up with the number one ranking followed by the team of Amine Najah and Arsene Dupin.

There was only one team with a 3-1 W/L record.  Therefore, the team of Christophe Chambers and Rudy Vallee was seeded number three.

There were several teams that finished qualifying with 2-2 W/L records.  Of these, two teams tied for the best point differential showing. They were the team of Terry Plemons and Linda Schryver and the team of Peter Gray and Mary Stratton.  Peter and Mary won a single-end playoff to advance to the final four.

Semi-Finals Bracket Play

Thierry/Hasu over Peter/Mary
Amine/Arsene over Christophe/Rudy


Amine/Arsene over Thierry/Hasu

Congratulations to all the winners.  Shirley and I had a great time but lost three of our four qualifying games.  We had a tough draw and had to play our first three games against Christophe/Rudy, Terry/Linda, and Thierry/Hasu.  There are many very good teams here and we always have to be at the top of our game to win against them.

[Thanks to Ed Priest for sharing the pictures posted here.  Shirley forgot her camera again!]

Mary presenting the Championship medals to Arsene and Amine

Hasu and Thierry




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