HOT NEWS! EVERYONE WAS A WINNER AT THINKTANQUE.

Hello everyone and welcome.

ThinkTanque 2014 was such a great success!  Congratulations to everyone.   It is over for now but the love remains. It was just amazing to see all those friends getting together from different corners of the globe. After two days of playing many games, only one team finished in first place, and that was Bernard Martin and Yannick Laulhé who won the Concours against Jean Rolland and Coco Lavine.  The final was under the fabulous hangar were everyone was watching comfortably.  Bernard pointed so well and Yannick did some amazing shots.  But Coco, Yanick’s dad didn’t let his son shine too much and was able himself to produce some great shots and made the crowd laugh and cheer for him and Jean, but that wasn’t enough to stop Yannick and Bernard.  As the matter of fact, he finished the game with a magnificent carreaux  at 10 meters, that made Yannick run in his arms with joy.  It was one of the biggest money prizes to win in the US, $4000 for first place. Bravo!  Before that it was one other final to watch, this time it was the Consolante,  between the teams of Christophe Chambers, Rudy Vallee and Amine Najah, Arsene Dupin who also had to battle for two days to get there.  It was also a tight game with ooos and aaahs from the crowd.  Arsene and Amine finished first.  Before the ceremony of giving away the moneys prizes, Christophe presented a poster to Linda and Jeffrey on behalf of all the players with their signatures on it,  to thanks them of all the effort they made for months to put this event together, we all sheered and clapped with loud voices, Hip hip hooray, Hip, hip hooray.

On behalf of the Heart of Texas Petanque Club we want to say  thank you to Jeffrey and Linda and to all the players, friends and family members who came to participate and support ThinkTanque 2014.  We hope this tournament  will happen for many years to come.

A+ Love Arsene.

Results are for the Concours:

First place: Bernard Martin and Yanick Lauthé.

Second place: Jean Rolland and Coco Lavine.

Third place: Pascal Corchia and Juan Garcia, Nicolas Bienvenu and Michel Costa.

Results for the Consolante:

First place: Amine Najah and Arsene Dupin.

Second place: Christophe Chambers and Rudy Vallee.

Third place:  Shirley and Garry Jones , Michelle Healy and Earl Lovell.

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The Champions of the Concours, on left Bernard Martin ,on right Yanick Lauthé

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Jeffrey presenting the money.

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Second place, on left Jean Rolland, on right Coco Lavine.

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The joy of winning!

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Coc getting the crowd on his side!

Coco getting the crowd on his side!

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Third place in the Concours, on left Juan Garcia, on right Pascal Corchia.

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Third place in the Concours, on left Michel Costa on right Nicolas Bienvenu.

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First place in the Consolante, on left Arsene Dupin, on right Amine Najah.

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Second place in the Consolante, on left Rudy Vallee, on right Christophe Chambers.

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Third place in the Consolante, on left Michelle Healy, on right Garry and Shirley Jones.

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New friends! Michel and Xavier.

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Thank you Jeffrey and Linda.

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Pere et fils.

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Jeffrey and Linda ooking at the ThinkTanque poster signed by the players.

Jeffrey and Linda ooking at the ThinkTanque poster signed by the players.

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Hasu and Thierry.

 

 

Walt and Estefi.

Walt and Estefi.

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From left to right Michel Costa, Jean- Pierre Subrenat, Xavier Thibaud.

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San Juanita. Jeffrey and Chris

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From left to right, Juan,Pascal,Walter Elder,Terry Plemons.

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Please excuse any errors. Merci

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