Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mayflower Tournament at Bryant Park

It turned out to be a beautiful day for Petanque. We arrived early and got some good practice games in. Philippe, Jean Luc, Art, Jim and Judy won many of their early matches. Barbara came along to support the team, and graciously took these photos (after lunch - we were so engrossed we forgot about taking pictures prior!!)

This was a carousel doubles format and each player was randomly matched with another, changing partners each match. We played 2 matches, then broke for lunch. The final match decided who would be in the round of 16 and progress toward the finals.

We were close but, alas, did not make the final cut. Here are some photos from the afternoon....

Here's Philippe in action.

Here's Art in his bike shorts - it got very warm as the day progressed...

Judy and Gilbert couldn't win against the young lady to their right - she was a great shooter and got into the next round.

Here's Jean Luc in action...

And Jim with Thierry....

It was lots of fun...can't wait til the next tournament!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sundays in the Park

Sundays in the Park with PCW is catching on....We've seen many new faces during the past few weeks. Francoise, if you'd be so kind as to post your pictures! Games start at 1PM.

If you want to join the picnic before-hand, please be sure to bring some food to share.

Monday, August 25, 2008

LBNY Singles Tournament

Jean Luc Portal, and Philippe & Judy Rayer took part in the Singles tournament on Sunday, August 24th at Bryant Park. Philippe went 3 rounds in the Consolante tournament beating John & Frank, losing to Hugh in the semi-finals. Bravo Philippe. Judy and Jean Luc had a nice day with some challenging matches, and we all made some new acquaintences. As always, Ernesto was very helpful when answering our questions.

We spoke with many members who are interested in coming up to Croton Point Park to play on weekends, so we are looking at meeting at 1PM on either Saturdays or Sundays instead of the weeknights in the fall, as the light will be fading earlier and earlier. We will post the date and time on the banner once we have come to a decision. We hope to see many of you in Croton!

Here are a few pictures from the tournament:
Sunday in the park with LBNY

Philippe with his first match.

Judy with Tristam from Brooklyn Boule.

Jean Luc with his match.

Philippe again....

Jean Luc.....

Philippe and Ti, from Pelham - the winner of the Singles tournament

Philippe with Hugh, who lost in the finals of the Consolante Round

the cheering section deep in concentration!

Jon Rayer getting some practice in afterward,,,

Sunday, July 20, 2008

More photos from bastille day

At least, we all had the same shirt !

You better measure .. you never know ..

Still discussing the matter ...

does not look promising... these guys are really good

Thanks Francoise for posting these photos...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bastille Day July 13 th .

Some photos of the Bastille Day Tournament in
Brooklyn.... thanks Bernard!

Philippe, Paul and Jean Luc played our friends from LBNY, and although we lost
it was still a good match.

Bernard, Eduardo and Jim - ready to battle!

A fabulous time had by all!

If anyone has more photos please pass them along!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Article in Journal News Sunday July 13

We were featured in an article in the Journal News today. I have attached it in our links.

Today we had 2 teams compete in the Bastille Day Bar Tabac Tournament in Brooklyn. Although neither teams made it past the first round of 3 games, it was a glorious day. Pictures to follow.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Satellite LBNY club

We have decided to join forces with La Boule New Yorkaise as the Westchester satellite club. This way we will have proper insurance in the park, and have full entrance for all tournaments schedule by LBNY, as opposed to just the "open" tournaments. We hope to be hosting a tournament in Croton Point Park some time this summer or fall. Please come join us on Mondays and Fridays from 6-8 PM to play a game or two. It's always cool under the trees - but be sure to bring bug spray!