Thursday, July 01, 2010

A week's worth of petanque in Canada!

Our good friend and player, Roger Arpaia, of the Boca 2000 club who coordinates activities for the week long Festival of Petanque of Salaberry de Valleyfield in Quebec, about 50 miles SW of Montreal, tells us that we players have only two weeks to register for the kick off tournament, the Ben Gauthier International Triplette.

To our amazement, we have learned that there are 72 gravel courts which are the site every year of a days long series of competitions, 23 July through August 1st.

There are several classes of tournaments to accommodate players of all skill levels and qualifications. No doubt some of the 9 different tournaments are for holders of Canadian federation licenses, but Roger emphasizes their welcome extends to Americans, too, so there will be spots for all entrants. Entry fees and prizes vary according to tournament. Camping is available, too.

This is as close to a "petanque immersion" as one can imagine, don't you think?

Complete information is available on the petanque club's website:

Roger can be contacted for details and questions: