Hello everyone and welcome.
When I first came to America in 1978, I though no one ever heard of the game of Petanque, when I first came to Austin in 1982 I though for sure no one ever heard of Petanque in TX. So I use to carry severals set of balls with me at all time just in case someone wanted to learn the game, but most of the time I will end up by practicing by myself. Now 32 years later there is many places where you can play in town like The French Legation Museum, Zaytouna Lounge, Paggi Square, the Hangar, Pease Park etc.. and now there is also three Petanque clubs in Austin. The first FPUSA Petanque club in Austin, founded in 2008 The Heart of Texas Petanque Club, The Legation Boules club and Club Tanque both just founded in 2014. The game is going strong in town for sure! Congratulation to the new addition of both clubs. The Legation Boules Club had their first Tournament this Sunday at the French Legation Museum, it was a Doublette about 12 teams were there, the teams were put together by the luck of the draw. The Tournament was organize by Ed Priest,John Luther,Marie Claude Briswalder and Peter Gray. Every teams played at least four games, the games were with time limit. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed themselves. A doublette distinguish themselves among the other teams, Christophe and Jacques they won against Rick and Jeff in the final. The trophy was a beautiful hand crafted wooden map of Texas and a Fleur de Lis design. Congratulation to all participants.
1st Place Christophe Chambers & Jacques Richard
2nd Place Rick Armstrong & Jeff Morris
3rd place Carolyn Cornell & Thierry Amisse
4th Place Hasu Patel & Gullaume Smith
A+ Love Arsene