Sunday, November 21, 2010

FPUSA 2010 National Doubles

Hello Everyone—
I finally managed to squeeze in some time to start posting to our blog. Hopefully, I can periodically report on some of the stories concerning our wonderful sport when I come across them. Let me start by posting a summary of the FPUSA National Doubles tournaments that were held in New York City back in late Sept. Ahhh—I remember it like it was only yesterday.....


FPUSA National Doubles Saturday Sept. 25th 2010 hosted by New York Petanque Club

On Saturday the National Mixed doublet was held at the beautiful new Paul Ricard petanque courts located in Prospect park, Brooklyn. Thanks to a strong contingent from Maine Boules Club, we managed to gather together 20 teams for the contest. 3 games were played in the morning, followed by a lunch provided by one of the club’s sponsors—P’tit Paris.

After lunch, we took 12 teams forward into the concours, with 8 teams going to the consolante. The final was played right into the evening and finished under the lights from nearby lamp posts and car headlights. Such is the chance we take when booking one-day tournaments late in the year. With entry fees and purse incentives, FPUSA was able to give out $1100 dollars in prize money. Not bad for a mixed doublette.

On Sunday it was 2 separate tournaments, the Men’s doubles and the Women’s doubles. The women’s contest fielded 8 solid teams, while on the men’s side 22 teams competed. After lunch, 4 women’s teams and 14 men’s teams moved on to the concours playoffs. There was $900 available to the men and $200 dollars for the women. Of course the first three places in all tournaments received FPUSA medals as well.

men's and women's action

Overall, it was a great weekend with a nice turnout. Everyone celebrated the end of the tourney with a complimentary aperitif provided by NYPC sponsor RICARD. Goodbyes were said, and then players disappeared into the New York night.

Cynthia & Susan (Maine) win the women's gold... mixed final finishes by the light of the moon.

FPUSA National Mixed Doubles Results: Saturday Sept. 25th 2010


1) Richard “Ti” Meas / Lorissa Rinehart LBNY

2) Yngve Biltsted / Leyla Biltsted LBNY

3) Xavier Thibaud / Holly Sammons NYPC / Willits

4) Diane Bianco / Joe Martin Maine / Portland OR


1) Erin McTaggart / Mike Menefee Willits

2) Alec Stone Sweet / Narin Garrett LBNY / Willits

FPUSA National Womens Doubles Results: Sunday Sept. 26th 2010


1) Cynthia Stroud / Susan Shaw Maine

2) Holly Sammons / Shannon Bowman Lamorinda /Willits

3) Mia Kanazawa / Kate Unkel Maine

4) Narin Garrett / Kate Brideau Willits / LBNY


1) Lorissa Rinehart / Erin McTaggart LBNY / Willits

2) Peggy Matsuda / M. J. Campbell Mann Petanque Mariniere / Maine

FPUSA National Mens Doubles Results: Sunday Sept. 26th 2010


1) Eric Bertin / Xavier Thibaud NYPC

2) Amadou Thiam / Charlie Kossi LBNY

3) Emile Boujeke / Steve Ginsberg LBNY / NYPC

4) Bill Harris / Nick Mullendore NYPC


1) Gilles Ray / Antoine Ray NYPC

2) Jean Pierre Subrenat / Franck Labasse NYPC