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Hello everyone and welcome.

This summer we have a bunch of members from HOT who are going to travel to Europe and also going to go to visit Jo Sanchez in France at the St Genevieve des Bois Petanque club, located only a few train stations from downtown Paris. ( don’t look for a website they don’t have one?)  They are lucky to go and experience a slice of the level of French players. Jo is quite a character  in the senior triplette tournament just a few weeks ago they almost made it to the final of the department of Essonne.  If you win the department you are qualified  to be able to compete to become Champion of France. But the team finished in the top six instead. It is quite an achievement, he was the only senior at age 77 everyone else is around 65 to 68.  I have had the great opportunity to play with some of his teammate and believe me it is a high level of Petanque, they never give up.  Soon again on June 12 he will have the opportunity to compete again, this time in doublette with the club President Mr   Manuel Antunes. You guys are in for a barrel of  good time.  The tournament’s  season is started all over France, there is tournaments  everywhere every single weekends until December 8. A+ Love Arsene From left to right:Christian Pannetier,Michel, Jo Sanchez, Manuel Antunes

From left to right: Christian Pannetier, Michel Mutti, Jo Sanchez, Manuel Antunes.


Madame et Monsieur Antunes.

Madame et Monsieur Antunes.






Jo is third from the left Photo was taken in  Kouba Algeria when he was 15 and  won his first  Lyonnaise Quadrette. Notice his pointer tie.

From left to right Miguel, Lambale, Jo, Poin.  In Kouba Algeria when Jo was 15 years old and won his first Lyonnaise Quadrette. Notice his pointer tie.


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