Thursday, June 12, 2008

Eight days of tournaments in Nyons, France!

Our International Events Coordinator, Robert Pierre, tells us of series of Petanque and Provençale tournaments over 8 days in Nyons, France, October 4-12, 2008.

And, for the team representing the FPUSA, Nyons Petanque is providing complimentary lodging and meals for one team for the 5 th International de l'Olivier on October 4-5.

Here is the poster advertising the tournament and the rich purses for the winners. Teams from Monaco, Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium have already submitted entries. Enrollment is limited to 512 teams, and this one has proved to be very popular and well attended by top notch players, so now is the time to think about entering. (double-click on this poster to enlarge)

If you are interested to be on the official FPUSA team, please contact Robert Pierre,, no later than July 31, for more information and to begin the selection process, which includes approval from the FPUSA Sport Committee.

Note: Nyons is about an hour+ drive North from Avignon close to the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine growing region, and known for its very fine black olives.