HOT NEWS! PETANQUE FROM OUTER SPACE.

Hello everyone and welcome.

A few weeks ago Michelle Healy from the San Antonio Petanque club, send me an email telling me that she and her son Kent will take a cruise to France and that Marseille will be one of the towns that they will visit for a day. And she wanted to know if I knew of a place  to see any games or for that matter maybe play a game or two. I suggested le Boulodrome of La pointe Rouge. And she happened to show up on June 16th at one of the biggest tournaments in that region that celebrates the  death of their club president two years ago. Somehow Michelle and her son found their way with the help of the local police without speaking a word of French and when they got to the Boulodrome, at the beginning, everyone looked at them as if they were aliens who came down from outer space but somehow knew about petanque. Nicolas Bienvenu  from the SA club had written in French a few sentence explaining that she does play petanque, that did help immensely.  All the players gathered around her noticing that she even had in hand her own set of boules and could not  believe that she  had travelled around  world with them  and was ready to play. So they got a player who spoke a little English and translated the fact that they wanted to play a few games if possible.  When the smoke settled down they offered then sausage and beer she even helped with the draw for the composition of the teams and had a great time playing games and watching some of the competition before going back to the Cruise ship.  Michelle opened up the relationship with Texas and Marseille, Sweet!

Speaking about Marseille  Le mondial is around the corner, keep an eye on Boulistenaute for live footage.

Mondial La Marseillaise à Pétanque(13)
7 au 11 juillet 2013
Organisé par: LA MARSEILLAISE
E.D. Triplettes
Dotation: 150 000  Euro

A+ Love  Arsene

 

Michelle first point in Marseille!

Michelle first point in Marseille!

Official referee Roger-Jacques BOSCO

Official referee Roger-Jacques BOSCO

 

Michelle et les Marseillais

Michelle et les Marseillais

The courts

The courts,tournament time.

 

Kent and Coco

Kent and Coco

Redone(the man on the right, spoke fabulous English) and local color.

Redone(the man on the right, spoke fabulous English) and local color.

 

The courts

The courts

 

The courts

The courts

-Kent, Mumu and Michelle

-Kent, Mumu and Michelle

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Jeanne and I help with the draw

Jeanne and I help with the draw

Michelle played her  first petanque game in Marseille with Coco.

Michelle played her first petanque game in Marseille with Coco.

The president of the club was cooking sausage and everyone was enjoying the food.

The president of the club was cooking sausage and everyone was enjoying
the food.

A spectator measures the boules

A spectator measures the boules

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