Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday morning coming down

After playing in Charlotte on Saturday, Shirley and I traveled the 40 odd miles on west to our Lincolnton home to do a little yard work and check on things over that way. We stayed over Saturday night and the two of us got in a little one-on-one six-boules play Sunday morning. Two games. I won't mention who won for fear of embarrassing someone.

August 20, 2016

Regular third-Saturday-of-the-month play at Nevin Park in Charlotte.

Training Day

 Cherri and Kaye joined us at our home in Lexington on Thursday for a practice day. They both wanted to get a little how-to instruction whereas we normally just assign teams and play against one another. They seemed to enjoy doing a few drills and learning a couple of rules and etiquette points throughout the morning. Bobby and Peggy joined us around lunchtime and participated in some time in the pool followed by a practice game later in the afternoon. Fun day.

August 17, 2016

Regular Wednesday morning play at Griffith Park in Winston-Salem.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Saturday in the park...

Marcia on the petanque terrain. Shade did not last long however.


MetLife Blimp

We started Saturday morning play at 9:00 AM on the petanque terrain, finally dry after the recent rains, but only lasted one game before the group wanted to move over to the shaded bocce courts. Even with a sun shelter, a large umbrella, and the early start time, it's just too hot for a lot of people in August in NC.

The bocce courts are over near the tree line and remain mostly shaded until at least noonish-- sometimes until one. So that's where we ended up playing. Guess we're stuck with that for a while yet.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Today at Griffith Park

We only had six players this morning at Griffith Park, but that was plenty for a fun morning and close, challenging games.

We were pleased to have a Parks & Rec intern, Colby, join in for a game. He seemed to be a natural. Although Colby, James, and I lost to Tom, Cherri, and Shirley, it was only 13-11.
-- Gary

Saturday morning at Miller Park

We continued with our "Hot Weather Schedule" by playing at 9:00 AM on Saturday morning as opposed to our usual Sunday afternoon play at Miller Park in Winston-Salem, NC.

We were very happy to have Rusty/Marcia all the way from Deep Gap and Gerard/Monique all the way from Charlotte.

Rusty/Marcia got their first NPL doubles win against Gerard/Monique in a very close game. Good job, both teams!