Thursday, June 30, 2016

European Travelers

Kirk, Bo, and Parker traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, on the day after the recent airport terrorist bombing as the first leg of a trip that will include playing in the world's largest petanque tournament. La Marseillaise is celebrating its 55th year! They will have around 15,000 players participating in numerous villages, cities, and towns as participants try to work their way to the finals.

Best wishes and best of luck to the Edwards family. As always, they'll make Carolina Petanque proud!

Here is some more info from Kirk:

The 55th Mondial la Marseillaise a Petanque will be starting this Sunday on July 3rd. This is the largest petanque tournament in the world. Currently there are approximately 3000 triples teams signed up in the three categories of general, women’s and youth groups. By the end of the signup there will be around  4500. Carolina Petanque will have Bo Edwards competing in the women’s category with Shannon Hodge from Zanesfield Petanque Club and Celia Crittenden from Portland. Kirk and Parker Edwards will be in the general category and will be competing with Jim Schwobel from Austin. Best of luck at the Super Boule!
This is the link to La Marseillaise which will be reporting the scores and showing a live feed of the games at the port arena. You can also view prior year’s games and interviews which I highly recommend. Kirk, Parker and Jim are team number 163 unfortunately I was not able to find Bo’s team but will post later.
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~Kirk Edwards

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