Hello everyone and welcome,
Wow! What a weekend! We had an unprecedented four different FPUSA Central Regional Tournaments hosted by HOT. We worked hard for months to make these events the most successful. I’d like to say thank you to the stakeholders: the Federation of Petanque USA, the officers of the HOT club Jim Schwobel ,Micheal Hillis, David Bintiff, all the club members, Jeffrey and Linda Schryver for hosting us at the Bloor Ranch, all of the players who came as far as CA,FL,OH,NC, the Browning Hangar, the French Legation Museum, Terry Plemons for all courts set up, the Carolina, Dallas and San Antonio petanque clubs, Garry Jones for his expertise as a Regional referee and everyone who helped and participated. On behalf of the Heart of Texas Petanque Club a big THANK YOU to all of you merci. We could not have done it without you.
Concours: Doubles Men:
First place: Amine Najah/ Arsene Dupin
Second place: William Sabella/ Frosty Sabo
Third place: Rick Armstrong/ Michael Kauffman
Consolante: Doubles Men :
First place: Nicolas Bienvenu/ Michel Costa
Second place: Thierry Amisse/Hasu Patel
Concours: Doubles Women:
First place: Amy Bienvenu/ Jeanne Marie Browning
Second place: Marion Bermondy/ Linda Schryver
Third place: Mary Stratton/ Mitzi Gimenez
Consolante: Doubles Women:
First place: Shirley Jones/ Shannon Hodge
Concours: Singles Men:
First place Rick Armstrong
Second place: Walt Elder
Third place: Alain Gimenez
Fourth place: Olivier Simonet
Consolante: Singles Men:
First place: Amine Najah
Second place: Jim Schwobel
Concours: Singles Women:
First place: Shirley Jones
Second place: Shannon Hodge
Third place: Mitzi Gimenez
Consolante: Singles Women:
First place: Marion Bermondy
Second place: Cathy Poole
The winners in Singles Men and Singles Women. Bravo!
First place in Singles Men Rick Armstrong. Bravo!
First place in Doubles Men Amine Najah and Arsene Dupin. Bravo!
Runner up Men’s Doubles on left Frosty Sabo and William Sabella. Bravo!
First place in Singles Women Shirley Jones. Bravo!
Runner up Singles Women on left Shannon Hodge all the way from OH. thank for coming to Austin twice.
First place in Doubles Women Amy Bienvenu on right and Jeanne marie Browning on left. Bravo!
Third place for Men’s Doubles Mystical Michael and Rick Armstrong. Rick had to go so of course Michael took both medal and ran.
Runner-up Men Singles on left Walt Elder. Bravo!
First place Consolante Singles Women on left Marion Bermondy, Second place on right Cathy Poole
Alain Gimenez third place in Men’s Singles. Bravo!
Fourth place in Singles Men Olivier Simonet. Bravo!
Second place in Women Doubles on left Marion Bermondy and Linda Schryver on right. Bravo!
Third place in Women Doubles Mary Stratton on right Mitzi Gimenez on left. Bravo!
The boys from left to right: Michael, Pedro, Thierry, Alain.
Hasu Patel in action.
She was undefeated in Singles, fantastic!
Thank you Bloor Ranch for hosting us.
Around 6 AM before any one was around the courts were full of silence.
On left all the way from CA Frosty Sabo. Thank you for coming to Austin.
William Sabella all the way from FL, thank you for coming to Austin.
Two Friend battling for third place in Singles
Christophe Chambers on left finished fourth in the Men’s Singles.
Table master for both tournaments, Chris on right and Chris on left.
From left to right Pedro, David and Marie Claude.
Garry Jones from NC, Master referee. Thank you for helping make those tournaments a success. Bravo!
The calm before the storm.
Bravo Mary for your first FPUSA medal.
Susan in the circle and Michelle Healy from San Antonio club.
Proud to display the banner that Obut send us and arrived right on time the night before the Tournament. Merci!
Matt Curtis on right.
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