Tuesday, July 25, 2017

French Culture Festival

Jeanne Morel (on the right)

Third- Maggie and Rick

Second- Bill and Michel

Winners- Khalid and Guillaume

Sunday, July 16, 2017, Carolina Petanque participated in the first Charlotte French Culture Festival at Nevin Park. One of our Charlotte members, Jeanne Morel, was instrumental in organizing the sponsorship of the French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas, Carolina Petanque, The International House, and the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte to make the idea a reality.

As part of the festival, we decided to hold a "mini-tournament" for petanque players consisting of eight select doubles teams in a single elimination knockout format. We were limited in the number of teams we could include by the number of courts we have at Nevin Park (five), and by the fact that we wanted to have instruction and demonstration for festival attendees throughout the day.

The tournament results:
3rd- Rick and Maggie
2nd- Michel and Bill
1st- Guillaume and Khalid

Our instructional courts were jammed from morning until late afternoon. The pictures above should give you some idea. Thanks to all the Carolina Petanque members who attended and helped. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun.

Great job, Jeanne, and thanks for including us in your event.


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