Sunday, December 30, 2007
SOUTH EAST MIXED “ TRIPLETTES “
JANUARY 20TH 2008.
INSCRIPTION: $ 20.00 BY PLAYER IF PAID AND RECEIVED BY THE
15TH OF JANUARY 2008, $ 25.00 AFTER THAT.
BRING YOUR LUNCH AND DRINKS.
9: 00 AM: REGISTRATION AND DRAWING OF THE TEAM.
9: 30 AM: STARTING OF THE GAME.
12: 00 PM: LUNCH.
1: 00 PM: CONTINUATION OF THE TOURNAMENT AND POSSIBLY A CONSOLANTE IF THE NUMBER OF TEAMS PERMITTED.
BREAKDOWN OF PRIZES: $ 20.00 INSCRIPTION PER PLAYER.
$ 5.00 FOR FPUSA
$ 15.00 TOWARD THE PRIZES.
3 FIRST PRIZE PLUS FPUSA MEDALS.
FOR YOUR REGISTRATIONS AND INFORMATION: JOHN ROLLAND, 5788 WIND DRIFT LANE, BOCA RATON, FL 33433. CELL: 954-425-2646.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Now that winter has set in for most of us, one group of players in Southern Oregon has devised a clever way to keep those boules warm all afternoon!
Monday, December 17, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
After Gilles Cannesse the Sarasota Club President talked to everyone and explained the Court Rules the games finally started. The games went on until the final game that was played under the lights in the driveway, and the Results were as Follow.
First Place Roger and John
Second Place Alex and Marieke
Third Place Gilles and Jean Jacques
Fourth Place Loi and Mario
Watch the Pictures:
First Place - Juan and Big Louis
Second Place - Roger and Ben
Third Place - Alain and Raquel
Fourth Place - Loi and Susan
After the Social Tournament it was time to Eat and have Fun, the Meal was prepared by Cristian Bousquet and served at the Pavilion in the Park. The night was not over yet since we also played some more Petanque at night under the lights in the rock hard dirt driveway leading up to the Pavilion. Playing was Finally over after 11:00 PM.
Here is a Link to the Pictures.
Monday, November 26, 2007
The Dinner will be held on Saturday December 1, 2007 as scheduled at 7:00 PM.
There will also be a Social in the park at 1:00 PM on Saturday December 1, 2007, some Players will be at the Park Practicing on Friday afternoon as well.
2007 FLORIDA'S CUP
Event - Florida Cup Double's Tournament
Date - Saturday, Sunday, December 1st and 2nd
Start Time - 9:00 AM Sharp
Place - LAKEVIEW PARK, SARASOTA FL.
Entry Fee per Team - $ 60 per Team
Closing Date - 11/30/2007
Your Payment and completed Entry Form must be Received by the Closing date Above at this Address:
Freddy Canesse, 4433 McIntosh Prk Dr., #507, Sarasota, FL. 34232.
Check or Money Order Payable to: Sarasota Club de Petanque.
- Friday afternoon, the 30th, complimentary Ricard (from the Club) and drawing for the Tournament
- Registration Fee includes a Sandwich and a Drink for Both Days.
- Prizes Minimum $1000
- Awards given out at the end of the Tournament.
- Starting Games 9:00AM Sharp.
- for Additional Info Contact: Freddy (941) 724-1847 or Email email@example.com
- No Late Entry Fee will be Accepted.
- Consolante Sunday will start at 9:00am, Prizes will be announced.
THE WINNERS OF THE FLORIDA'S CUP WILL RECEIVED THE MONEY PRIZE, THE CUP WILL GO TO THE FLORIDA CLUB THE HE OR SHE BELONGS TO, IF NOT BELONGING TO ANY CLUB THE CUP WILL REMAIN WITH THE HOSTING CLUB.
EACH TEAM MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE PLAYER AFFILIATED TO A FLORIDA CLUB.
SATURDAY EVENING, DINNER AT THE PAVILION UNDER THE STARS, $20 PER PERSON. DINNER WILL START AT 7:00PM. RICARD WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE CLUB. YOUR CHECK MUST INCLUDE HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE COMING TO THE DINNER.
FOR AN ENTRY FORM TO THE TOURNAMENT CONTACT YOUR CLUB PRESIDENT.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The sky was blue and the palm trees of our beautiful park were the 1st witnesses of the petanque meeting between a French and the American clubs. Although coming from all regions : Cuba, France, USA. ,Canada..., we all understood the same language : Petanque and friendship.
This meeting was the result of a 58 years old friendship between John Rolland, Pres.Boca Petanque 2000 and the VP. of the Fitou Petanque Club, Charley Sabatier whom together with the help of Jean Louis Fabre and Robert Mercadal, on the French side and on our side the Arpaia family created an unforgettable event.
Even though Boca Petanque 2000 is National Champion " Doublettes and Triplettes " that didn't impress the Fitounais club, ( Fitou is a small vineyard village in the Languedoc- roussillon region in the South of France ).Their 21 Petanque aficionados clearly tested our skills in this friendly setting.
We started in the morning in perfect weather conditions: 75 degrees F.
After a fabulous lunch with good wine and entertainment provided by Jeanette to the delight of everybody,
play continued and the exiting 13-12 final was a combination of French and American teams : Finalist, Raquel Garcia and Charley Sabatier, Champions : Claude Ozzanne and Gerard Galiano.
This whole day was a great success, the weather was still fantastic, but unfortunately we had to say goodbye to our French friends.
A big "thank you" to our volunteers.
Soon a French web-site about this event will be available
View lots of Pictures @ the Link Below.
Monday, November 12, 2007
1st Place Roger Arpaia and John Rolland
2nd Place Alex Cannesse and Mario Olivieri
3rd Place Marc Mailloux and Aaron Kianofsky
4th Place Raymond (Boom Boom) and Michel Couziac
1st Place Christian Cazenave, Juan Garcia and Mario Olivieri
2nd Place Laurant Di Meglio, Ben Gautier and Daniel Walsh
3rd Place Guy Labourie, Raymond Maestri and Michel Couziac
4th Place Roger Arpaia, John Rolland and Marc Vedrin
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
16700 JOG ROAD.
“ DOUBLETTES “ OPEN.
_ SATURDAY THE 17TH OF NOVEMBER 2007.
Boca Petanque 2000 club is receiving our the sister club from France, Le Fitounais Petanque Club ( Languedoc-Roussillon ) for a friendly “ doublettes “ tournament.
- 9:00AM: Inscription, $ 10.00 per player including lunch, bring your favorite drink.
- 9:15 AM : Drawing of the teams.
- 9:30 AM: Welcome ceremony.
- 9:45 AM: The tournament starts.
_- FRIDAY THE 16 TH OF NOVEMBER 2007.
- 3:00 PM: Practice and meet our French guests, “ amicale” petanque.
- 5:00 PM : Boca Petanque 2000 is offering PASTIS and nibbles.
- 7: 00 PM: Full course dinner at a famous Boca Raton restaurant, $ 35.00
including : tax and tip, drinks are available on a cash basis.
Besides our French guests a total of 25 seats are available,
Make early reservations.
FOR INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS, CALL :
CELL: 954 -425- 2646.
5788 WIND DRIFT LANE, BOCA RATON, FL 33433.
Regional “ doublettes and triplettes” November 10th and 11th 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
16700 JOG ROAD, ( ACROSS FROM THE MORIKAMI PARK )
FPUSA REGIONAL PETANQUE TOURNAMENT.
“DOUBLETTES AND TRIPLETTES “
SATURDAY ENTRY FEE : $ 25.00 PER PLAYER INCLUDING LUNCH, IF THE REGISTRATION IS RECEIVED PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 3RD ; $ 20.00
SUNDAY ENTRY FEE: $ 25.00 PER PLAYER . $20.00 IF THE REGISTRATION IS RECEIVED PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 3 RD. LUNCH AVAILABLE COURT SIDE.
PRIZE MONEY, WILL DEPEND ON HOW MANY TEAMS WILL REGISTER, 4 PRIZES AND FPUSA MEDALS FOR THE 3 FINALIST.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10TH, REGIONAL “ DOUBLETTES “.
--- TEAMS REGISTRATION ON OR BEFORE 9 AM.
--- 9 AM DRAWING OF THE TEAMS.
---9.15 AM PLAY STARTS.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11TH . REGIONAL “ TRIPLETTES “.
--- TEAMS REGISTRATION ON OR BEFORE 9 AM.
--- 9 AM DRAWING OF THE TEAMS.
--- 9.15 AM PLAY STARTS.
FPUSA LICENSE IS REQUIRED TO PLAY IN BOTH TOURNAMENTS.
FOR REGISTRATION : JOHN ROLLAND, 5788 WIND DRIFT LANE, BOCA RATON FLORIDA 33433 CELL 954-425-2646.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Juan Garcia took some great photos at the 2007 New York Petanque Open this past weekend, with the results as follows:
1st - Hery Rakotoarivony, Xavier Thibaud
2nd - Mamary Couli-Baly, Juan Garcia
3rd - Yacob Nour, Loi Nguyen
4th - Mark Kindschi, Mia Kanazawa
1st - Ziggy Kessouagni, Yves Chenette
2nd - Amadou Thiam, Roger Roy
3rd - PJ Malette, Erin McTaggart
4th - Chester Soliz, Simon Adamsdale
1st - Steve Ginsberg, Peter Crowley
2nd - Eric Bertin, Jeannot Ruperti
SLIDESHOW OF THE OPEN
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Organized by the VOMPC's Frank Pipal, Ed Porto and Dave Riffo, the event commenced with an afternoon technique clinic taught by that irreplaceable ambassador of petanuqe, Louis Toulon. This was followed by casual pick up games among the festive guests. As late afternoon turned to evening, tapas were served around the courts to everyone's delight, along with a fine selection of Spanish wines which had been donated by Dave.
But the main attraction was yet to come! While people were enjoying their games and imbibing on the delicious snack and refreshments, Frank, Dave and La Petanque Mariniere's Antonio Lofaro were busy preparing two large pans of authentic Spanish paella, accompanied by a tossed green salad and a host of homemade desserts by the event's Chef du Jour, Frank.
By the time the old schoolhouse "dinner bell" was rung, curiosity was getting the best of everyone. People had gathered around the bubbling, food-filled pans, sipping wines, enjoying the boom box medley of music, visiting — or dancing with — old friends and making new acquaintances.
Not a morsel of paellas was left when the raffle was held, won by Christine Cragg of La Petanque Mariniere. After helping themselves to desserts and coffee, the crowd settled back down for the live auction: a beautiful VOMPC carved magnum full of fine Zinfandel wine from Wellington Vineyards. Erin McTaggart, of Valley of the Moon, was the generous winner of the bidding.
Thanks go to Laura Anderson, Carol Davis, Teri Sirico and Gail Yeager for their help before and during the event, and to Gary Heinrichs who ran the very successful raffle ticket sale. Special appreciation goes to Dave Riffo, Peter Wellington and Frank Pipal for their generous donations.The net proceeds to the FPUSA General Fund topped $1,800 — not a bad take for all the fun that was had!
Vive le FPUSA!!
Louis's Technique Clinic
What it's all about!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Alec Stone Sweet, La Boule New Yorkaise (LBNY);
Joe Cortright, Portland Petanque Club (PPC)
Lavant Woolfe, Walla Walla Petanque Club. Walla Walla, Washington
Desmond Grattan, PPC
Peter Mathis, Valley of the Moon Petanque Club (VOMPC)
Juan Garcia, Boca Petanque 2000
Mamary Coulibaly, LBNY
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
- Italy and Tahiti
- Thailand Sarayoot Master
- Spain Lorenzo Mendez
- France Dylan Rocher Sweden Jessica Johansson
Coupe des Nations 2007
Semi Finals Canada - Germany
Quarter Finals United States - Vietnam - Estonia - Czech Republic
Monday, July 09, 2007
Monday, July 02, 2007
I just came back from Madrid, Spain visiting Family and the Old Neighborhood and of course sharpening my skills at my favorite Game "Petanque".
The top Prize for First Place is 2000 euros about $2600 and all the way to 16th place 75 Euros but they will have at least over 64 teams.