Heart of Texas Club: April 18, 2015First place: Amine Najah and Arsene Dupin ( Heart of Texas Club) Second place: Nicolas Bienvenu and Michel Costa (San Antonio Club)
Third place: Mitzi and Alain Gimenez (Heart of Texas Club)
First place: Shannon Hodge ( Ohio, Zanesfield Club) and Celia Crittenden (Oregon, Portland Club)
Second place: Christian Garces (Heart of Texas club) Earl Lovell ( Carolina Petanque Club )
Third place: Linda Schryver and Jeffrey Schryver. ( Club Tanque Club )
First place: Louis Vacher and Menzina Churchman (Dallas Club)
Second place: Jeff Brown (Heart of Texas) Marion Bermondy (Heart of Texas Club) Third place: Alexis Bienvenu and Amy Bienvenu (San Antonio Club)
Zaytouna: April 19, 2015
First place: Cesar Maksoud and Karim Moumouni (Dallas Club)
Second place: Amine Najah and Arsene Dupin (Heart of Texas Club)
Third place: Mystical Micheal and Walt Elder. (Heart of Texas Club, Carolina Petanque Club)
Carolina Petanque had two players competing over the past weekend in Austin, Texas. Earl Lovell and his partner finished second in Consolante A at the Heart of Texas tournament on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, Walt Elder and his partner finished third in the Zaytouna Lounge tournament. Congratulations Earl and Walt!
We stopped by Miller Park to check on renovation progress, but there's not much new to report. It looks as though it will be a while yet. We'll try to be patient.
Meanwhile, there was a nice turnout across the way at Griffith Park. We kept four courts busy for most of the afternoon. It was nice to be back in Winston-Salem again after our late winter getaway to Florida.
We had 20 participants [plus me as Director & Umpire] on Saturday at the Wien home on High Rock Lake in Lexington, NC, for the 2015 Doubles Panache. We utilized all five of the available courts for five qualifying rounds of play where each player had a different partner in every round. At the end of the five rounds, only one player, Khalid Mesbah, managed to win five games. Teng Ly was also undefeated but had an 11-11 tie [timed games] to result in him being ranked #2 after qualifying.
Sue Wien had four out of five wins and qualified with a #3 ranking. Danny Daniels also had only one loss but was involved in the 11-11 tie game and thus finished with 3 wins and one tie to his credit-- good enough to get him the #4 ranking.
As announced at the beginning of play, seeds #1 and #2 teamed up to play against seeds #3 and #4 in the Championship Finals. Khalid and Teng managed to prevail as Danny & Sue W were a little slow in getting started, falling behind 8-0 after the first four ends. They played better in the last six ends and managed to get 3 points before Khalid/Teng made their 5 points needed for the win.
Congratulations to the championship team and to the runners-up. A big thank you goes out to all the participants and particularly to our hosts, Terry and Sue Wien.