HOT NEWS! LAFAYETTE FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT

IMG_9722Hello everyone and welcome.

Road trip to Lafayette Louisiana.  For the last three years HOT has been sending teams from Austin to support La Boule Cadienne de  Lafayette tournament.  We won for the last three years.  This year  again we sent three teams but the results were different. We placed third in the main draw with Thierry Amisse and Earl Lowell, Rick Armstrong and Arsene Dupin won the consolante, Cecilia and Gerald Lankes finished fifth.   Every year  Bernard Champey, multiple Boule Lyonnaise champion,  will come  from France to help support running the tournament.  This year with his life time friend  Geraldine Ortis they decided to enter the tournament and let the President and members of La Boule  Cadienne run it themselves. With talent, Bernard and Geraldine  cleaned up everyone and took first place with ease. Lafayette is a great  mix of  French culture and their generosity is reflected in the ambiance of their tournament. We arrived on Saturday,  just in time to see the Children’s Tournament.  It was so impressive to see the next generation in action.  All the  main courts were played on,  including some of the kids playing sauvage style around the park. The had great trophy  cups for the first three teams. We were welcomed by Mike Leblanc le President du Club, practiced for few hours and went to experience great food and music. The next day Cajun,French, Belgium and Americans teams show up to enter a knock out tournament.  If you lost one game, you went into the Consolante bracket. No time to think, you had to be at your best right away!  You snooze you loose. Everyone played sauvage style and if you made  it to the semi final and final that would give you the opportunity  to play on their Carree  d’Honneur which consists of three nicely  groomed courts. The tournament finished around 6 pm.  La Boule Cadienne is always generous with their trophies and gifts. Everyone got a T-shirt of the event, as well the gifts donated by  Obut from  France if you placed and participated. Merci beaucoup Lafayette for another successful tournament see you next year.

Results:

Children results:

(1) Aline Malik & Arden Frantzen
(2) Ellis Hernandez & Griffin Babineaux
(3) Alexa Fowler & Ashton McReynolds
(4) Skyla Judice and Eleanor Szscepaniak

Adults results:

First place :Geraldine Ortis, Bernard Champey

Second place : Al  and Arlette  Guarisco

Third place :Thierry Amisse, Earl Lowell

Fourth place: Fred Belot and Julien Le Guen

Consolante:

First place : Arsene Dupin, Rick Armstrong

Second place : Colin Castille and Michel Trujillo

Third place: Muriel Castille and Francois Roissard

Fourth place: Eric Szczepaniak and Luk Servaes

 

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A+ Love Arsene

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One Response

  1. Congratulations to all the HoT players!

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