Monday, February 24, 2014

South Florida Petanque Club in Lake Worth, Florida hosted the 2014 FPUSA SOUTHEAST Inter-Regional 65 Over/Under Select Doubles tournament on Sunday, 23 February. 
"We had 18 entries and all went well until the rains came, but the sun came back out and we finished before dark and had a good time."

GOLD: Roger Arpaia/Gerard Galliano

SILVER: Roger Arpaia/Gerard Galliano

BRONZE: Christian Coté/Michel Crouzillat

Marc Vedrines, Claude Lopez, Gerard Galliano, Roger Arpaia, Michel Crouzillat, Christian Coté

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Southeast Inter-Regional Mixed Triples

7 teams competed on February15 at the Sarasota Club de Petanque in Sarasota, FL

GOLD  Gilbert Salomón/Jacki Bax/Renée Bax

SILVER  Claude Laughley/Bernard Martin/Mareike Rolland 

BRONZE  John Rolland/Jean -Michel Laughley/Adga Moutard. 




Wednesday, February 05, 2014

SE Regional Triples

15 teams competed at Boca Petanque 2000 on Febraury 1st. Another good turnout and a good day of competition.

The Medalists…

GOLD:  (with host John Rolland) JP Herault, Claude Laulhe, Bernard Martin



SILVER:    Philippe Tripoul, Roger Arpaia, Gerard Galiano 


BRONZE:   Michel Robichaud, Claude Lopez, Gilles Lachance 


In fourth place, by  score of 13-12:  John Rolland, Francis Cherru, Jacques Martinez




Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Southeast Inter-Regional Mixed Doubles

14 teams competed on January 25th at the South Florida Petanque Club in Lake Worth.

GOLD Claude Lauhle/Marieke Rolland

SILVER Guy Labouyrie/Yolande Goupil

BRONZE Jean-Claude Cortes/Pierrette Sucur

4th Aaron Kianofsky/Joella Manalan

(left to right in photo below...)


C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

Friday, January 24, 2014

1st International Tête à Tête: "Trophée Henri BERNARD"
1st & 2nd February 2014, in Nice, France
Joseph Hassoune of La Boule New Yorkaise will be competing in this Tournament.
Follow the progress of the Tournament here.
Watch a live video stream of the Tournament here

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Result of 2014 FPUSA Southeast Inter-regional Doubles Tournament held at Boca Petanque 2000 on 18 January, 2014:

1st: Claude Laulhe- Bernard Martin.
2nd: Roger Arpaia- Gerard Galiano.
3rd: Gilles Canesse- Eric Moutard.

18 teams competed. Result supplied by John Rolland. If someone wants to add some more details or photos, please feel free to add comments!


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Happy 2014 - Time to Renew Your Membership!


Dear Members,
Please renew your membership with your club before the end of this month to avoid the $5 late fee.

Thanks!
The Management

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Recent Juniors Events: Illinois and Florida

Here's a couple bits of Juniors news from the weekend of October 26th…

Downers Grove Illinois: Downers Grove North Petanque Meet

By Chicago Petanque Club · Updated on Sunday
It was a sunny, cool, day of sizzling pointing and blazing shooting in Downers Grove. The plentiful, tasty pastries and hot chocolate made it the perfect petanque day with the Downers Grove North French club. Fun time for all. Thanks to the CPC for making this event possible!
Our man Ziggy giving a few pointers to the students.

Fernandina Beach, Florida: Amelia Island Boules Club

In an effort to introduce and promote petanque to all ages of the population, as well as maintain our favorable relationship with the City and Community, the Amelia Island Boules Club reaches out to the County’s High Schools. Saturday, we held the second annual County-wide High School Tournament, with teams representing the schools competing against each other. A picture is worth a thousand words—you only need to look at the picture below to see that a great time was had by all!

As a result of the club's efforts, the Amelia Island Boules Club now boasst 130 members, born in every decade from the 1920’s to 2000, and has been the largest club in the U.S. for the past two years. Keep up the good work!
Players strike a pose with booster, Philippe Boets.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Petanque In the USA



Federation of Petanque, USA is a non-profit sports organization whose purpose is to build a national body of FPUSA - affiliated clubs and individuals dedicated to spreading, practicing and enjoying Petanque, a worldwide outdoor bowling game of modern French derivation via ancient Greece and Rome.

A gracious thank you to Dexter Darden for his participation on the project and a big thank you to all the petanque enthusiasts who have made it into the final creation. This would not be possible without your support and generosity. Also a special thank you to the Kitt family.

Created by Artem Zuev. Written by Karina Morgenstein.

Friday, October 04, 2013


Visit the New FPUSA Facebook page, 'like' us and get get petanque news and information from FPUSA Clubs.



Monday, September 30, 2013




The Women's Team  is in Montauban! They will play their first game on Friday, 4 October at 2:00PM. You can follow their progress on the Web by going to http://www.ffpjp.info/index.php/programme-championnat-monde to see the playing schedule and all the tabulated results.

You will also be able to watch Web-TV FFPJP and catch various games live. Go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ to figure out the time difference for your area.

Etats Unis - United States
Cragg Christine -  Chef de Délégation
Garrett Narin - Joueur 1
Hall Barbara  - Joueur 2
Stroud Cynthia - Joueur 3
McTaggart Erin -  Joueur 4
Malette Pierre - Coach



Saturday, September 21, 2013

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These clubs will be hosting Marco Foyot on his tour of the United States
Starting in Zanesfield,OH October 2 and finishing in Austin,TX October 27


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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

On September 7th and 8th, 2013, 14 doubles teams and 9 Mixed Triples teams gathered in Blue Hill, Maine to compete in the Federation Petanque USA Northeast Regional Select Doubles and Mixed Triples tournament.  The tournament was hosted by the Maine Boules Club, whose home is located in the Boatyard at Webbers Cove.

Select Doubles Concour results

First place: Mark Kindschi (MBC)  and Mia Kanazawa (MBC)
2. Kate Brideau (LBNY) and  Lucien Rakotojaona (LBNY)
3.   Guy Rabarijaona  (LBNY) and Rafik Blida (LBNY)
4.  Special mention must be given to Team Julie Jo Fehrle (MBC) and Dindy Royster(MBC) (who awed everyone with her pointing skills)

Doubles Consolante

First place:  Frank Bianco (MBC)  and Russ Dischinger (MBC)
2.  Paula Hogan (MBC) and Debbie Barry (MBC)

Mixed Triples Concour

First place:  Joseph Hassoune (LBNY), Kasia Sliz (LBNY), Rafik Blida (LBNY)
2.  Ernesto Santos (LBNY), Kate Brideau (LBNY), Guy Rabarijaona (LBNY)
3.  Max Mattes (MBC), Kate Unkel (MBC),  Jetsun Penkalski (MBC)

Mixed Triples Consolante

First place:  Frank and Diane Bianco (MBC),Marty Dischinger (MBC)
2.  Mark Kindschi (MBC), Lucien Rakotojaona (LBNY),  Mia Kanazawa (MBC)

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Men's and Women's National Triples Qualification Tournament -INFO-


 
Dear Fellow FPUSA Members,
Some of you have been waiting patiently for information and registration for the upcoming Men's and Women's Qualification tournaments that will be held in Sarasota, Lake Worth, FL (respectively) on the weekend of November 2nd & 3rd.
But wait no longer - Sport Committee Member Etienne Rijkheer has put together packages for both tournaments on a new Qualifiers web page.

 
  Eligibility for these tournaments must be verified, so please be mindful of the early registration deadlines.

Thanks again for your support of FPUSA.

Best wishes,
Ed Porto
President, FPUSA



Thanks to All the Volunteers at Our Host Clubs!
   
And Good Luck to All Players!
 
 

Monday, August 12, 2013

FPUSA's NW Regional Select Triples event Aug 12, 2013




Here are results from the event in San Rafael, CA., hosted by La Petanque Mariniere: 

Concours:
First place: Gilles Karpowicz/Carlos Couto/Pierre Palaneado – $70 each player
Second place: Pao Lee/Chan Yiong/Kise Lee – $50 each player
Third place: Mickey Coughlin/Nicole Coughlin/Holly Sammons – $30 each player


Consolante:
First place: Paul Moua/Ly Pao Nhia Yi/Poe Lee – $30 for each player
Second place: Jean-Claude Etallaz/Carolina Jones/Etienne Rijkheer – $20 each player


A total of 15 teams of triples competed in the day-long event directed by Verena Rytter. 
Players represented a number of club in the Northwest region including La Petanque Mariniere, Valley of the Moon Petanque Club, Redwood Empire Boules, Lamorinda Petanque Club, Petaluma Valley Petanque Club and Sacramento Petanque Club.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

FPUSA's NW Regional Men's & Women's Singles Event June 16, 2013


The tournament hosted by the Lamorinda Petanque Club at their courts in Lafayette, CA, attracted eight women and 20 men from seven different clubs as far away as Portland, OR.

 

The results:



Women's Singles: 

Concours
Gold -  Barbara Hall of Valley of the Moon Petanque Club
Silver - Nicole Coughlin of Redwood Empire Boules Club
Bronze - Teri Sirico of Petaluma Valley Petanque Club

Consolante

First place - Janet Kirtland of Portland Petanque Club
Second place - Carolina Jones of Lamorinda Petanque Club


Men's Singles: 

Concours
Gold - Poe Lee of Club francaise de Sacramento
Silver - Yor Lee of Club francaise de Sacramento
Bronze - Carlos Couto of Lamorinda Petanque Club
Fourth place - Paul Moua of Club francaise de Sacramento

Consolante

First place - Bee Moua of Club francaise de Sacramento
Second place - Bleys Rose  of Petaluma Valley Petanque Club
Third place - Paul Kos of La Boule d'Or

Etienne Rijkheer, organizer of the tournament and a FPUSA board member, said the event was especially notable for the playing erformance of  10-year-old Noah Sonet of the Lamorinda Petanque Club who competed in his first regional tournament.

"He gave a focused and competitive performance," Etienne observed. "He was narrowly beaten in the Consolante by the eventual winner Bee Moua with a score of 12 to 13."

Here is link to photos from the event:

Monday, May 20, 2013

FPUSA NATIONALS: MEN'S, WOMEN'S & MIXED DOUBLES IN SONOMA, CA.

For the first time in a decade, the FPUSA's big doubles event returned to the city of Sonoma in a two-day event hosted by the Valley of the Moon Petanque Club.

The winners:

Men's Doubles
First place:
Paul Yang and By Vang
Both of the Fresno Petanque Club
Second place:
Pierre Agnesse and Philippe Agnesse
Both of Portland (OR) Petanque Club
Third place:
Joseph Hassoune and Robert Dunn
Both of La Boule New Yorkaise

Women's Doubles
First place:
Narin Garrett (Valley of the Moon)
Cynthia Stroud (Maine Boules Club)
Second place:
Holly Sammons and Shannon Bowman
Both of Valley of the Moon
Third place:
Barbara Hall and Erin McTaggart
Both of Valley of the Moon.

Mixed Doubles
First place:
Narin Garrett (Valley of the Moon)
Ernesto Santos (La Boule New Yorkaise)
Second place:
Barbara Hall (Valley of the Moon)
Xavier Thibaud (New York Petanque Club)
Third place:
Tish and John Harris
Both of Oakhurst (CA) Petanque Club


Here is a link to a news story in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
http://bit.ly/16EtARz
Here is a link to a news story in the Sonoma Index Tribune:
http://bit.ly/13VHTxj
Here is a link to a story on the Sonoma Patch:
http://bit.ly/ZaT3g8





Friday, May 03, 2013

SW Regional Mixed Tournaments

(April 27-28) Fresno Petanque Club hosted the SW Regional Mixed Doubles and SW Regional Mixed Triples. It was a perfect Fresno weekend, sunny, but not too hot. Blessed are those shade trees! The excitement level was high and a great time was had by all!

Thank you, FPC, for hosting another wonderful tournament!

Results for doubles (18 teams):
Gold - Michel Yang and Chue Thao, Fresno Petanque Club
Silver - By Vang and Mai Lee, Fresno Petanque Club 
Bronze - Paul Yang and Chia Vang, Fresno Petanque Club


Triples (12 teams):
Gold - Paul Yang, By Vang and Mai Lee, Fresno Petanque Club
Silver - Nicolas Kau Yang, Thomas Moua, and Chue Thao, Fresno Petanque Club
Bronze - Mark Greenberg, Tiare Ferrari and William Widmaier, Los Angeles Petanque Club

NW Regional "65 Over/Under"

(April 21) Lamorinda Petanque Club hosted 22 teams for the NW Regional "65 Over/Under" Mixed Doubles.

The medalists were:
Gold - Patrick Vaslet + Holly Sammons, Valley of the Moon (below)
Silver - Mickey Coughlin, Redwood Empire + Jocelyn Krauer, La Boule d'Or
Bronze - Peter Mathis, Valley of the Moon + Carolina Jones, Lamorinda

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL!

 photo by Alain Efron

FPUSA NE Regional Singles and Triples

(April 20-21) FPUSA Regionals returned to The Big Apple on a cool spring weekend at the Parade Grounds in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

21 Players competed on Saturday. The medalists were:
Gold - Joseph Hassoune LBNY
Silver - 2nd Eric Bertin NYPC
Bronze -  Steve Ginsberg LBNY

9 Triplettes competed on Sunday. The medalists were:
Gold - Xavier Thibaud NYPC, Lucien Rakotojaona LBNY, Philippe Menier NYPC (below)
Silver - Eric Bertin NYPC, Thierry Julliard NYPC, Bill Harris NYPC
Bronze - Rafik Blida LBNY, Tiana Rarivoson LBNY, Charles Kossi LBNY

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL!



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

SE REG. “60+OVER” SELECT DOUBLES -Results-



 SE Regional Tournament  60 + Over at the Boca 2000 Courts


1st Place  Bernard Martin and Claude Lauhle  

2nd Place Joella Manalan and Christian Cote

3rd place Francis Cheru and Michell Crouzillat

The FPUSA Medals were given out  by Louis Giscard d'Estaing candidate for french congress representing the french people living in the US and Canada.





Photos By: Stephan Soilleux





Monday, April 15, 2013

National Singles/Mixed Triples - Results -

Nationals in Florida



The Nationals Men and Women Singles together with the National Mix Triples were held at The Boca 2000 Courts in FL. on Sat 6th and Sun 7th of April this year.
 There were a total of 26 MEN and 5 WOMEN to batle it out for the top Prize.


National Men Singles


1st Francis Cheru (SFPC)

2nd Artem Zuev (LAPC)

3rd Claude Laulhe (Boca 2000)



National Women Singles

1st Gina Teator DeJoy (Maine Boules)

2nd Diana Jacobs (LAPC)

3rd Cynthia Stroud (Maine Boules)



 National Mixed Triples

1st Christian Cote, Linda Cote and Mark Vedrine

2nd Alec Stone Sweet, John Rolland and Marieke Rolland

3rd Gilles Canesse, Philippe Tripoul and Gina Teator DeJoy









Congratulations to ALL!!!






Wednesday, April 10, 2013

5th Annual Heart Of Texas Petanque Open Doublette



5th Annual Heart Of Texas Petanque Open Doublette

The Heart of Texas Petanque Club held its 5th Annual HOT Petanque Open on Saturday April 6th 2013. 32 teams from coast to coast descended on Austin to compete for cash & prizes and the honor of having your name engraved on the HOT Open Trophy. Teams from Maine, California, New Mexico, Louisiana, Colorado, Canada & France were represented, as well as Texas with teams from Dallas, San Antonio and Austin.
 

The day started chilly with an overcast sky. After 3 qualifying games in group play, the field was split into concours and consolante. By afternoon the sun was out but the wind had picked up, blowing dirt around and making it harder to focus. The final once again pitted Heart of Texas against Dallas Petanque. After falling behind 0-6 to the strong Dallas team, the Heart of Texans battled back, eventually pulling ahead 9-8. In the final round, with Dallas out of boules and Heart's 12th point on the ground, Heart of Texas has 2 boules left to win the game. With the last boule, the jack is pushed back (yikes)...... to HOT's own boules (whew) making 2 points, and winning the match. When all was said and done, a great time was had by all.
 

The following day, Zaytouna Lounge hosted their monthly petanque tournament to coincide with the HOT OPEN weekend. 24 teams, many from the previous day, showed up to compete. After 5 qualifying rounds, 8 teams moved on to the 1/4 finals. At the end of the day, another team from Heart of Texas won the day over a talented San Antonio team.

Its wonderful to see the level of play rising here in the Lone Star State. Y'all should come see us now, y'hear?


HOT Petanque Open results:
First place: Christophe Chambers / Rick Armstrong  (Austin)
Second place: Richard Fernandez / Patrick Blanco  (Dallas)

Third place: Greg Schryver / Lucas McClure  (Austin)

Consolante:
First place: Michel Costa / Nicolas Bienvenu    (San Antonio)
Second place: Tommy Wood / Michael Kaufman  (Austin)
Third place: Amy Bienvenu / Francis Perrin    (San Antonio)

Zaytouna Tourney results:
First Place: Amine Najah and Arsene Dupin  (Austin)
Second place: Nicolas Bienvenu and Michel Costa   (San Antonio)
Third place: Bill Baker and Cesar Maksoud  (Dallas)


(Photos courtesy Arsene Dupin)

2013 HOT Petanque Tournament participants

Trophy Table
The Hangar in action
HOT Petanque Open Winners: Christophe & Rick
2nd Place:  Patrick & Richard
3rd Place: Greg & Lucas
Consolante Winners:  Michel & Nicolas
Consolante 2nd Place:  Tommy & Michael
Consolante 3rd Place: Francis & Amy
Zaytouna Lounge
third round action
Zaytouna Winners:  Amine & Arsene
2nd Place: Nicolas & Michel
3rd Place: Cesar & Bill

Monday, April 08, 2013

The new Tournament Information and Petanque Partner Finder site is a centralized collection of information about upcoming FPUSA National and Regional Tournaments as well as Open Tournaments

For FPUSA Tournaments you will find Tournament Entry Forms, and if the information has been provided, accommodation and hospitality information. If a club has requested Partner Finder, you will find that as well.

For Open Tournaments you will find the name of the tournament, dates and where it is being held as well as links to websites, Google maps, Facebook pages and more.
As an FPUSA Member Club hosting a tournament you can have information posted by Adding your Tournament.  Adding of Open Tournaments at this time is limited to tournaments that will most likely attract  participants from across the USA or Internationally or other weekend-long events. See fine examples of this on the Open Tournaments page.


To get the most from this facility you are encouraged to Subscribe to the service. 
By Subscribing, you will receive email notification when information about upcoming FPUSA and Open Tournaments is posted.

Click here to go to there and Subscribe. 

Saturday, April 06, 2013

At your service…

Please see the new links in the right hand column for fun and handy access to info from FPUSA and images from our Clubs. 

Thanks to NW Regional Counselor Dan Feaster (Redwood Empire Boules Club) for putting the photo site together. Instructions for photo posting will be sent to all FPUSA clubs in the near future - once Dan gets done moving!!

And a big and hearty Thanks to NW Regional Counselor and Sport Committee Member Etienne Rijkheer (Lamorinda Petanque Club) for designing and maintaining the Partner Finder/Tourney info site!






Monday, March 18, 2013

OHLALA Club Petanque Tournament

The Guy Salanon Memorial Petanque Tournament.

On Sunday March 17th the OHLALA Club from Lake Mary Florida inaugurated their brand new courts for the Guy Salanon Memorial Tournament.

The Club members worked very hard with Jon Claessens at the Lead to transform and empty lot into an array of beautiful challenging courts and not the usual flat and leveled terrain.
 There were a total of 16 Double Teams from mostly the SE, 2 Teams from North Carolina, Amelia Island, St. Augustine, Del Ray Beach, Sarasota, Seaside, Miami and of course the Local Club in Orlando, Fl.

OHLALA is one of the latest clubs to be formed in Florida and already have a beautiful place to meet and play in such a short time they have become part of our Petanque Family they are definitely have become a very close Club.
 The day started on the cool side but quickly warmed up to upper 70's the Tournament started promptly right after Club President Jon Claessens announcements. The First Game started at 9:10am.
 There were going to be a total of 3 Qualifying Games before Lunch with Top 8 Teams advancing to the Main Concours and the remaining 8 Teams to the Consolante.

The Results of the Tournament were as Follow:

1st Place Roger Arpaia and Frederic Peñaranda

2nd Place Jacques Martinez and Juan Garcia

3rd Place Gilles Canesse and Eric Moutard

Winners of the Consolante were Gary and Shirley Jones

 Great Organization and a  Club that will grow for sure  in the years to come, everyone makes you feel like you are in your own Club.
 Thanks to all it was a great Petanque Weekend.

Tournament Pictures