Wednesday, April 17, 2013


 SE Regional Tournament  60 + Over at the Boca 2000 Courts

1st Place  Bernard Martin and Claude Lauhle  

2nd Place Joella Manalan and Christian Cote

3rd place Francis Cheru and Michell Crouzillat

The FPUSA Medals were given out  by Louis Giscard d'Estaing candidate for french congress representing the french people living in the US and Canada.

Photos By: Stephan Soilleux

Monday, April 15, 2013

National Singles/Mixed Triples - Results -

Nationals in Florida

The Nationals Men and Women Singles together with the National Mix Triples were held at The Boca 2000 Courts in FL. on Sat 6th and Sun 7th of April this year.
 There were a total of 26 MEN and 5 WOMEN to batle it out for the top Prize.

National Men Singles

1st Francis Cheru (SFPC)

2nd Artem Zuev (LAPC)

3rd Claude Laulhe (Boca 2000)

National Women Singles

1st Gina Teator DeJoy (Maine Boules)

2nd Diana Jacobs (LAPC)

3rd Cynthia Stroud (Maine Boules)

 National Mixed Triples

1st Christian Cote, Linda Cote and Mark Vedrine

2nd Alec Stone Sweet, John Rolland and Marieke Rolland

3rd Gilles Canesse, Philippe Tripoul and Gina Teator DeJoy

Congratulations to ALL!!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

5th Annual Heart Of Texas Petanque Open Doublette

5th Annual Heart Of Texas Petanque Open Doublette

The Heart of Texas Petanque Club held its 5th Annual HOT Petanque Open on Saturday April 6th 2013. 32 teams from coast to coast descended on Austin to compete for cash & prizes and the honor of having your name engraved on the HOT Open Trophy. Teams from Maine, California, New Mexico, Louisiana, Colorado, Canada & France were represented, as well as Texas with teams from Dallas, San Antonio and Austin.

The day started chilly with an overcast sky. After 3 qualifying games in group play, the field was split into concours and consolante. By afternoon the sun was out but the wind had picked up, blowing dirt around and making it harder to focus. The final once again pitted Heart of Texas against Dallas Petanque. After falling behind 0-6 to the strong Dallas team, the Heart of Texans battled back, eventually pulling ahead 9-8. In the final round, with Dallas out of boules and Heart's 12th point on the ground, Heart of Texas has 2 boules left to win the game. With the last boule, the jack is pushed back (yikes)...... to HOT's own boules (whew) making 2 points, and winning the match. When all was said and done, a great time was had by all.

The following day, Zaytouna Lounge hosted their monthly petanque tournament to coincide with the HOT OPEN weekend. 24 teams, many from the previous day, showed up to compete. After 5 qualifying rounds, 8 teams moved on to the 1/4 finals. At the end of the day, another team from Heart of Texas won the day over a talented San Antonio team.

Its wonderful to see the level of play rising here in the Lone Star State. Y'all should come see us now, y'hear?

HOT Petanque Open results:
First place: Christophe Chambers / Rick Armstrong  (Austin)
Second place: Richard Fernandez / Patrick Blanco  (Dallas)

Third place: Greg Schryver / Lucas McClure  (Austin)

First place: Michel Costa / Nicolas Bienvenu    (San Antonio)
Second place: Tommy Wood / Michael Kaufman  (Austin)
Third place: Amy Bienvenu / Francis Perrin    (San Antonio)

Zaytouna Tourney results:
First Place: Amine Najah and Arsene Dupin  (Austin)
Second place: Nicolas Bienvenu and Michel Costa   (San Antonio)
Third place: Bill Baker and Cesar Maksoud  (Dallas)

(Photos courtesy Arsene Dupin)

2013 HOT Petanque Tournament participants

Trophy Table
The Hangar in action
HOT Petanque Open Winners: Christophe & Rick
2nd Place:  Patrick & Richard
3rd Place: Greg & Lucas
Consolante Winners:  Michel & Nicolas
Consolante 2nd Place:  Tommy & Michael
Consolante 3rd Place: Francis & Amy
Zaytouna Lounge
third round action
Zaytouna Winners:  Amine & Arsene
2nd Place: Nicolas & Michel
3rd Place: Cesar & Bill

Monday, April 08, 2013

The new Tournament Information and Petanque Partner Finder site is a centralized collection of information about upcoming FPUSA National and Regional Tournaments as well as Open Tournaments

For FPUSA Tournaments you will find Tournament Entry Forms, and if the information has been provided, accommodation and hospitality information. If a club has requested Partner Finder, you will find that as well.

For Open Tournaments you will find the name of the tournament, dates and where it is being held as well as links to websites, Google maps, Facebook pages and more.
As an FPUSA Member Club hosting a tournament you can have information posted by Adding your Tournament.  Adding of Open Tournaments at this time is limited to tournaments that will most likely attract  participants from across the USA or Internationally or other weekend-long events. See fine examples of this on the Open Tournaments page.

To get the most from this facility you are encouraged to Subscribe to the service. 
By Subscribing, you will receive email notification when information about upcoming FPUSA and Open Tournaments is posted.

Click here to go to there and Subscribe. 

Saturday, April 06, 2013

At your service…

Please see the new links in the right hand column for fun and handy access to info from FPUSA and images from our Clubs. 

Thanks to NW Regional Counselor Dan Feaster (Redwood Empire Boules Club) for putting the photo site together. Instructions for photo posting will be sent to all FPUSA clubs in the near future - once Dan gets done moving!!

And a big and hearty Thanks to NW Regional Counselor and Sport Committee Member Etienne Rijkheer (Lamorinda Petanque Club) for designing and maintaining the Partner Finder/Tourney info site!