HOT NEWS! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. 2014 RECAP.

Hello everyone and welcome.

Here is a little recap of the Heart of Texas Petanque Club for 2014 in Austin Texas.

It has been a great year!    Here are  some of the highlights.   We had the super stars of Petanque, Marco Foyot and Bernard Martin returning to Austin to play with us and give workshops.   We never wavered from our several times a week practice and played rain or shine at the French Legation Museum, Pease Park, the Hangar and Paggi Square.  We had many Tournaments including the first Singles Tournament in  Texas.   We participated at the biggest money purse tournament in the country at the Bloor Ranch and finished well.   We had our annual H.O.T.P.C and Zaytouna Lounge Tournament.  We won in Dallas and Lafayette.   We had weekly free petanque lessons at Paggi Square.  Some of our members travelled around the World to represent HOT and participate at Tournaments in Australia, France, Dallas, Florida, Louisiana, Colorado, Ohio, NY, etc…   HOT was featured in a petanque movie.  We were represented at a charity event.   We were featured at The Circuit of the America for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix and other main events in Austin..   And last but not least, HOT will be part of the Delegation FPUSA representing the USA at the World Petanque Championship Tête a Tête in Nice France.   That’s a long way from getting a few blokes together in Texas back in 2001 in parks trying to convince all sizes and shapes and ages to toss a ball. Wow—that is real magic!    But all of it would never had  happened if it wasn’t for the support of our members, so thank you to all members, family and friends of the Heart of Texas Petanque Club.    We look forward to having you back with the HOT family in 2015.   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

A+ Love Arsene.

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H.O.T.P.C in Australia!

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H.O.T.P.C won in Dallas.

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Our member, Clark Orwick got first place at the first HOT Singles Tournament in Texas..

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HOT in Colorado with the winners of the prestigious Pikes Peaks International Hill Climb Race.

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HOT wins at Rescu Foundation Tournament.

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We play rain or shine!

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HOT in a movie with Lance Henriksen.

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Sure we play in the winter too!

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Annual HOT Tournament at the majestic Muller Browning Hangar.

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Thank you to our sponsors!

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Learning from the master. Marco Foyot.

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They learned the game for the first time and had a great time.

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Paggi Square.

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Always working had to have a perfect tournament.

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The new generation.

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On the same plane with mister Petanque America.

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Our friends from Dallas and San Antonio.

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In Melbourne Australia.

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HOT with Saint Genevieve des Bois club that is located in Essonne France.

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With Team USA.

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Bernard Martin. part of the doublette who won the largest money purse tournament in the country at the Bloor Ranch Tournament.

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Wow! player, Jo Sanchez comes all the way from France to participate at our Annual HOT tournament.

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The day will come in America when you will be able to find such a display like in France at any stores.

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The French Legation Museum.

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A top player who represented Australia at the World Championship.

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