Saturday, February 23, 2013

New Petanque Group Forming in the "City of Brotherly Love!"

Petanque enthusiast Bill Craig is leading an effort to establish a petanque club in Philadelphia. Here is his announcement and an invitation to join the online group…

    A Meetup group has been recently created for those in and around Philadelphia who are interested in pétanque.  People come together to play every Sunday at Clark Park in West Philadelphia, not far from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.  For more details and to sign-up :

The organizers of the Meetup group and several other regular players plan to soon establish a Philadelphia region pétanque club associated with FPUSA.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

First SW Regional to be hosted by Las Vegas Petanque!

Sunday, March 31, 2013
Welcome to the Las Vegas Petanque Club! 
We are looking forward to playing with petanque players from other cities in the Southwest Region on Sunday March 31, 2013. We play on a terrain made of decomposed granite that is relatively flat, mostly hard (no rain!) but with some softer spots and some stones too. In the morning we will offer coffee and cookies, at lunch we will provide sandwiches, and after the games: apero! Note that there is no store around. Let us know if you are spending several days in town ...
Directions to Bruce Trent Park, 1600 North Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89128
Anywhere from the Strip (Las Vegas Blvd) go North on Interstate 15. Merge onto US-95 N via EXIT 42A toward Reno. Take EXIT 81A toward Summerlin Pkwy. From Summerlin Pkwy, take 3rd exit, the Rampart Blvd exit North. Stay on the right. Pass Angel Park golf course, and turn right into the park (before the traffic light of Vegas Drive). In the park, at the T, turn left and park. We play along the tennis courts.
To select a hotel, view that has a map with them, or compare with search engines like and then check direct with the hotels.
Hotels close by:
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, 221 N Rampart Blvd · Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
Suncoast Hotel & Casino, 9090 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89145
Off the strip (8-12 minutes away):
Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel, 2101 Texas Star Ln, North Las Vegas
Santa Fe Station Hotel Casino, 4949 North Rancho, Las Vegas, NV 89130
La Quinta Inn & Suites, 7101 Cascade Valley Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89128-0455
Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, 11011 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135  -- if you want to be away from the Strip and very clo
se to visit Red Rock Canyon.
Across I-15
Palace Station Hotel Casino, 2411 West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Any hotel casino Downtown Las Vegas about 15 minutes away:
Golden Nugget Hotel Casino, 129 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Four Queens Hotel And Casino, 202 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Golden Gate Hotel and Casino, 1 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Furthest hotel South on the strip about 20 minutes away:
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Do not hesitate to contact us should you have questions! We are awaiting for your registration forms so we can organize better our first tournament.
A bientôt ...

Monday, February 11, 2013

SE Regional Doubles - Results -

Another great Tournament day in South Florida even though some people complaint of being on the cool side at times it looked that it was going to rain but never happened.
 There were a total of 20 Doubles Teams from St Augustine, Orlando, Sarasota, Lakeworth Boca and Miami and after the long day of playing the results were as follow:

1st Place - Roger Arpaia and Frederic Penaranda

2nd Place - Marieke & John Rolland

3rd Place - Aaron Kianofsky and Jo Ella Manalan

                              Pictures by: Jose.