Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Three new players and James returns!

James Stevens

Sue, Kera, Rom, and Kerry


Clay pointing

Sunday at Miller Park in Winston-Salem, NC, saw the return of James Stevens to our group. James has been unable to play for about six months due to complications from abdominal surgery. We were all really happy to see him again. Though he lost some weight in his convalescing period, he looked healthy and played well. He said it was a little bit tiring, but that's to be expected for his first time back with the crowd.

Speaking of the crowd, we had seventeen players on Sunday-- definitely a nice crowd for an overcast, but still pleasant, day. We were particularly glad to entertain three new players on Sunday. Kerry brought a friend, Scott, who seemed to enjoy himself while learning our game. And Rebekah's MeetUp efforts continue to pay off-- we had two players who traveled in from opposite directions to play, Kera joined us from the west (near Asheville) while Clay came from the east (Chapel Hill). They were old friends who made the effort to meet sort of in the middle and play with us, though they had previously played in Brooklyn and were not first-timers to petanque.

Both Kera and Clay took membership application forms to look over, so don't be surprised if we see more of them in the future. Rebekah promised to make them aware of play in both the western and eastern parts of NC, so you people in Spruce Pine, Boone, Asheville, Crossnore, Deep Gap, Morganton, Hickory, Newton, Mebane, and Raleigh should keep us informed of play in your areas and we'll try to pass the word.

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