HOT NEWS! HOT PETANQUE EXTRAVAGANZA!

Hello everyone and welcome.

Wow! What a day. Teams showed up around 8 am to start practicing on the courts that we finished setting up just an hour earlier. By the time we put up all the sponsors’s banners, the collectors items,prizes, trophies, and merchandize tables it was time to take the group picture and welcome everyone especially people coming from far away like France,Canada,Maine,CA,NM,TX etc… and give a quick rules reminder. All the teams captains went to select a number to know in which group and courts they were supposed to play in it was time to get going. The Hangar was in action all day until the final that finished around 7 pm. The HOT trophy stays in the club. Bravo Rick and Christophe for representing the club.

First place :Christophe Chambers and Rick Armstrong

Second place : Richard Fernandez and Patrick Blanco;

Third place: Greg Schryver and Lucas MC Clure.

Consolante

First place: Michel Costa and Nicolas Bienvenu

Second place :Tommy Wood and Mystical Magical Micheal

Third place :Amy Bienvenu and Francis Perrin

I will post more soon. Tomorrow there is still the Zaytouna tournament and I have to help to set up that one too. If you have any pictures of the HOT tournament please send them to me I will post them. Merci

A+ Love Arsene

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Christophe Chambers and Rick Armstrong

Christophe Chambers and Rick Armstrong

Second place from Dallas club Richard Fernandez and Patrick Blanco

Second place from Dallas club Richard Fernandez and Patrick Blanco

Lucas and Jeff

Third place Lucas MC Clure and Greg Schryver

The three winning teams.

The three winning teams.

Winner of the Consolante Michel Costa and Nicolas Bienvenu

Winner of the Consolante Michel Costa and Nicolas Bienvenue

Second place in the Consolante Tommy Wood and Magical Mystical Micheal

Second place in the Consolante Tommy Wood and Magical Mystical Micheal

Third place of the Consolante Francis Perrin and Amy Bienvenue

Third place of the Consolante Francis Perrin and Amy Bienvenue

Marie Claude Briswalder

Marie Claude Briswalder

The finalists. From left to right,Christophe Chambers,Richard Fernandez,Rick Armstrong,Patrick Blanco.

The finalists. From left to right,Christophe Chambers,Richard Fernandez,Rick Armstrong,Patrick Blanco.

Mayor Lee Leffingwell arriving at the Hangar

Mayor Lee Leffingwell arriving at the Hangar

Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Arsene talking about Petanque (Photo courtesy of Mark Greenberg)

Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Arsene talking about Petanque (Photo courtesy of Mark Greenberg)

Mayor Lee Leffingwell came to see us playing at everyone's surprise.

Mayor Lee Leffingwell came to see us playing at everyone’s surprise.

Mayor Lee Leffingwell trough a ball. He did learned the game in Provence.

Mayor Lee Leffingwell  at Petanque.. He did learned the game in Provence.

Mayor Lee Leffingwell throwing a few balls.  Too cool!

Mayor Lee Leffingwell throwing a few balls. Too cool!

Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Cecilia

Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Cecilia

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Looking at the collectors display table with original boule cloutees

Looking at the collectors display table with original boule cloutees

Not only did Rick won the tournament but he did set up the courts a 7 am

Not only did Rick won the tournament but he did set up the courts a 7 am

Trophy table

Trophy table

Les Bienvenue

Les Bienvenue

Dallas petanque club President Nicolas Taquet and

Jena Marie Browning and the Dallas petanque club President Nicolas Taquet

Jacques and Carolyne

Jacques and Carolyne

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Le roi! Cesar

Le roi! Cesar Maksoud

Guillermo, Christian and Sasha

Guillermo, Christian and Sasha

Thank you to the teams from San Antonio

Thank you to the teams from San Antonio

Constance et Raymond Fecteau and Lee Blanchard standing.

Constance et Raymond Fecteau and Lee Blanchard standing.

And I had a good grip on it but .....

And I had a good grip on it but …..

Constance Fecteau from Maine

Constance Fecteau from the Maine Petanque club

Fernando Triana and Stephen Johns

Fernando Triana and Stephen Johns

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Along ride from Lafayette Thomas Guilhot and Celine Coulpier

A long drive from Lafayette Thank you to both of you for coming to Austin
Thomas Guilhot and Celine Coulpier

Thomas Guilhot and Celine Coulpier

Thomas Guilhot and Celine Coulpier

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It was windy all day under the Hangar

It was windy all day under the Hangar

Watching the semi final.

Watching the semi final.

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A famous Austin magician Kent Cummins and his wife came to see some of the games.

A famous Austin magician Kent Cummins and his wife came to see some of the games.

Rudy and Alain

Rudy,Alain and Bleys

Fernado in actin.  The President of the San Antonio club

Fernado in actin. The President of the San Antonio club

Jim and Bill

Jim and Bill

Mystical Magical Micheal and Clark (The ded Bob Show)

Mystical Magical Micheal and Clark (The ded Bob Show)

Michelle and Mike from the SA club.

Michelle and Mike from the SA club.

The fashion boss of petanque arriving at the Hangar Michel Costa

The fashion boss of petanque arriving at the Hangar Michel Costa

Thierry Amisse at one of the tables of gifts for participants

Thierry Amisse at one of the tables of gifts for participants

A major thank you to Evelyne Wood who at the registration and score table all day long.

A major thank you to Evelyne Wood who at the registration and score table all day long.

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Collector boules display had Henry Salvador boule cloutees.

Collector boules display had Henry Salvador boule cloutees.

Abbdhul and his son

Abbdhul and his son

Thank you to the sponsors.

Thank you to the sponsors.

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Nicolas and Amine.

Nicolas and Amine.

Yep we won!  yehaaaa

Yep we won! yehaaaa

3 Responses

  1. Congratulations Rick and Christophe! Were there many people from Canada there? I’m Canadian.

  2. Hmmm… Yep. That’ll do. I’m not picky. 😉

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