HOT NEWS! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. 2013 RECAP.

Hello everyone and welcome.

Here is a little recap of the Heart of Texas Petanque Club for 2013 in Austin Texas.  It has been a great year..!  We had many events, our weekly games at the French Legation Museum, Pease Park, the Hangar and Paggi Square. We had Tournaments at  Zaytouna Lounge,French legation Museum, the Hangar, we went to participate at Tournaments in Dallas,  Florida,Louisiana, Colorado, Ohio, New Mexico, NY, France.  We opened new courts, we help friends to create new clubs, we promoted and taught the game at major events, we made international connections with several clubs all around the world.  And to culminate the year we had the unbelievable visit of Marco Foyot,several times World Champion, who came to teach workshop at H.O.T.P.C.  Wow what a year…!  Thank you to all members,family and friends of the Heart of Texas Petanque Club, we look forward to having you back with us in 2014.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

A+ Love Arsene

Jacques on left Matt on right, January 7 2013 at Zaytouna winners.

Winners January 7 2013 at Zaytouna.

Zaytouna.

Zaytouna.

Zaytouna winners in February. Arsene left, Jim right.

Zaytouna winners in February.

St Genevieve des Bois, France Michel on left, Jo on right.

International connections, St Genevieve des Bois, France in February.

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The Hangar in March.

The Hangar in March.

The Hangar in March.

The Hangar in March.

French Legation Museum in March.

French Legation Museum in March.

Lafayette Louisiana in March.

Tournament in Lafayette, Louisiana in April.

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Getting ready for the Annual H.O. and extravaganza of Petanque. April

Getting ready for the Annual H.O.T and extravaganza of Petanque. April

Can you spot the star?

Petanque at the Hangar with special guest.

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Players coming as far as France for the H.O.T Tournament.

Players coming as far as France for the H.O.T.P.C Tournament.

Getting ready for the Petanque Extravaganza..! April.

Getting ready for the Zaytouna Petanque Extravaganza..! April.

Getting ready for the H.O.T Tournament.

Getting ready for the H.O.T Tournament.

Party at Jim's place to welcome the payers coming from all over the world for the H.O.T Tournament.

Party at a member’s house to welcome the payers coming from all over the world for the Petanque Extravaganza weekend Tournaments.

Jim's place.

Players coming from MN,CA etc..

Players coming from all States, MN,CA,Ohio, etc..

H.O.T April 6 2013.

H.O.T  Tournament April 6 2013.

Petanque Extravaganza Zaytouna April 7 2013.

Petanque Extravaganza Zaytouna April 7 2013.

H.O.T Winners 2013.

H.O.T Winners 2013.

Surprise visit at the Hangar for the H.O.T Tournament of the Mayor of Austin Lee Leffingwell.

Surprise visit at the Hangar for the H.O.T Tournament of the Mayor of Austin Lee Leffingwell.

Photo opportunity with the Mayor.

Photo opportunity with the Mayor.

Teaching at Art City Austin.

Teaching at Art City Austin. April.
Art City Austin

Art City Austin

Art City Austin.

Art City Austin.

Art City Austin.

Art City Austin.

Visiting Petanque America.

Visiting Petanque America. April

Visiting Petanque America.

Visiting  Philippe at Petanque America.

Amelia Island players.

Connecting with the Amelia Island players.

Our great friend and member Richard Le Parmentier passed away.

Our great friend and member Richard Le Parmentier passed away. April

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Petanque in Georgia.

Petanque in Georgia. May

Dallas Tournament in May

Dallas Tournament in May

With our friends from the Dallas Petanque Club.

With our friends at the Dallas Petanque Club.

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Our friends from the San Antonio Petanque Club

Our friends from the San Antonio Petanque Club.

Never miss a good Tournament..!

Never miss a good Tournament..!

Prizes for everyone at the Heart Of Texas Petanque Club..!

Prizes for everyone at the Heart Of Texas Petanque Club..!

We made connection with club that came all the way from Maine.

We made connection with friend who came all the way from Maine.

Les Français...!

Les Français…!

The wall of fame..!

The wall of fame..!

Christine FPUSA Vice President at Zaytouna Lounge.

Christine the FPUSA Vice President at Zaytouna Lounge.

Pease Park.

Pease Park courts.

Pease Park courts.

Pease Park courts.

Petanque at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival.

Petanque at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in May.
Scarborough.

Scarborough.

Training on private court.

Training on new private court.

Private courts.

Private court.

Private court.

Private court.

Private court.

Private court.

New private court.

New private court.

Two new empires for H.O.T

Two new empires for H.O.T. P.C.   May
Preparing for the Senior Tournament at the French Legation.

Preparing for  Tournaments at the French Legation.  May.

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H.O.T Panache Tournament

H.O.T Panache Tournament

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First group playing at Paggi Square with Jana McCann the designer of those great courts.

First group playing at Paggi Square with Jana McCann the designer of those great courts.

Official Opening of H.O.T Courts at Paggi Square.

Official Opening of H.O.T  Olympic Courts at Paggi Square as the Mayor mentioned  in his speech.

▶ Mayor of Austin opens new Petanque Courts – YouTube

Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Matt Curtis.

Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Matt Curtis.

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The Mayor in action..!

The Mayor in action..!

The first lessons at Paggi Square.

The first lessons at Paggi Square.

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Teachers in action..!

Teachers in action..!

Teachers in action...!

Teachers in action…!

Teacher in action..!

Teacher in action..!

Teacher in action...!

Teacher in action…!

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Every Saturday's. Free H.O.T Petanque lessons at Paggi Square.

Every Saturday’s. Free H.O.T Petanque lessons at Paggi Square.

Les Femmes Française du Club de Petanque du Colorado Springs.

H.O.T avec Les Femmes Française du Club de Petanque du Colorado Springs. June.

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Some of the original members of C Springs when  Arsene started the club.

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H.O.T makes both club meet CO Springs and Mile High Petanque Club.

H.O.T makes both club meet CO Springs and High Mile Petanque Club.

H.O.T makes both club meet CO Springs and High Mile Petanque Club.

H.O.T meet the The Mile High Petanque Club. June.

H.O.T at  The Mile High Petanque Club in Denver. June.

From left: David Keil (President), Steve Lessard ( Vice President), Matt Johnson

From left: Mile High Petanque, David Keil (President), Steve Lessard ( Vice President), Matt Johnson

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H.O.T.P.C Extended family at the Colorado Renaissance Festival.

H.O.T.P.C Extended family at the Colorado Renaissance Festival. July.

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H.O.T Connect with the La Rochelle Petanque Club in France. July

H.O.T Connect with the La Rochelle Petanque Club in France. July

H.O.T take a tour all around France. September.

H.O.T take a tour all around France. September.

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H.O.T in Millau France.

H.O.T in Millau France.

H.O.T at the Obut shop in Paris.

H.O.T at the Obut shop in Paris.

H.O.T at La Boule Bleue Factory.

H.O.T at La Boule Bleue Factory. September.

H.O.T at the famous Boulodrome.

H.O.T at the famous Boulodrome.

H.O.T goes to Zanesfield Petanque Club Ohio. September.

H.O.T goes to Zanesfield Petanque Club Ohio for a tournament. September.
H.O.T Competed in New Mexico at the P'tit Louis. September.

H.O.T Competed in New Mexico at the P’tit Louis Open Tournament. September.

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H.O.T has new friends with the Canadian Team.

H.O.T make international ties  with the Canadian winning  Team.

H.O.T connecting Brenda Green President of the Sarasota Petanque club.

H.O.T connecting Brenda Green President of the Sarasota Petanque club.

H.O.T wins the raffled Marco Foyot balls.

H.O.T wins the raffled Marco Foyot balls

H.O.T and the FPUSA President.

H.O.T and the FPUSA President.

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H.O.T making connection with the Algerian Team.

H.O.T making connection with the Algerian Team.

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Marco Foyot in Austin TX.

Marco Foyot in Austin TX.

H.O.T with Marco Foyot.

H.O.T with Marco Foyot.

Marco Foyot at the Zaytouna Lounge.

Marco Foyot at the Zaytouna Lounge.

Marco with new H.O.T members.

Marco with new H.O.T members.

Oh yes..!  he is the only one who won la Marseillaise 4 times...!

Oh yes..! he is the only one who won la Marseillaise 4 times…!

Marco in Austin Texas at the French Legation Museum. October

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The French connection at Chez Nous.

The French connection at Chez Nous.

Marco in Austin Texas at the French Legation Museum. October

Marco in Austin Texas at the French Legation Museum. October

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