For all tournaments there were three morning qualifying games to 11 points and afterwards, half or more of the teams in each tournament advanced to the concours, the remainder to well fought consolantes.
One nice touch, indicative of the Fresno Club's bent toward marketing and promotion, a drawing for the raffle that had been ongoing for a number of weeks that will be used to send our junior team to a high level tournament in Luxembourg, since the worlds juniors was cancelled for this year. First prize was $1000 and much donated merchandise from local merchants complemented cash winning tickets.
With plenty of daylight left on Sunday afternoon, all the winners had their medals and prize money, and were looking for the exits and resumption of their "day jobs" on Monday.
A wonderful weekend, full of the camaraderie and good play that keeps us coming to these get togethers and thinking of the next one.
A big thank you to Fresno Petanque, and hope to see you on the courts.
Here are the results:
Mickey and Nicole Coughlin, Redwood Empire Boules Club
Jimmy Simpson and Karen Petrina, Fresno Petanque Club
Peter Mathis and Holly Sammons, Redwood Empire Boules Club
4th Place- Paul Yang & Joyce Simpson
In the Mixed Consolante
1st - Deborah & Greg Lapp
2nd - John Morris & Helen McGill
3rd - Barbara Howard & Pascal Tisseur
4th - Ted Haynish & Anne Robertson
Ed Porto, Petaluma Valley Petanque Club and Roger Arpaia, Boca Petanque 2000
Paul Yang and By Vang, Fresno Petanque Club
Peter Mathis and Mickey and Coughlin, Redwood Empire Boules Club
4th Place- Tim Motooka & Alain Gusella
In the Men's Consolante
1st - Thai Nguyen & David Johnstone
2nd - John Morris & Vic Bianchi
3rd - Ed Loughmiller & Carl Motschiedler
4th - John Harris & George Lewis
Cynthia Stroud, Maine Boules Club and Diana Jacobs, Los Angeles Petanque Club
Antonia Paulsen, La Petanque Mariniere and Pim Nielsen, La Boule d'Or
Lisa Vaughan, Club Francais de Sacamento and Tish Harris, Oakhurst Petanque Club.
In the Women's Consolante
1st - Karen Petryna & Anne Robertson
2nd - Mary Albright & Helen McGill
Mickey & Nicole, 1st in Mixed