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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Summer Days...

Beautiful Summer days call for Pétanque fun.

Remember, as long as the weather's great in the fall, we're still playing, so come join us!

We now play at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City, still on Thursday nights at 6:00 PM.

See you next time!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Let's get ready for 2009!

We started off the season by having a few of our members go to "La Boule d'Or" in San Francisco.

Michael says:

"Jeanie and I enjoyed great hospitality in SF. We stayed with some friends from the Boule D'Or Club, Helga and Richard. She is from Germany and he is from the bay area and they love Petanque. We only played in the tournament on Saturday and went for a hike in Muir Woods on Sunday, checking out the Redwoods. We went back to La Boule D'or in the afternoon and watched the final. The whole weekend was a little on the cool and wet side but the Pastis surely helped !"

Pictures from La Boule D'Or:

See you on Tuesday nights!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Portland Melées

JJ & Michael went to Portland, OR and had a fabulous time at the Petanque Tournament!

The Northwest Regional Doubles took place on Sunday July 27th on a genuine Portland summer day: a bit cloudy, a few drops of rain, but with a very nice finish. After a delicious course of pastries provided by La Petite Provence, (sibling of "La Provence, the big") the competition began. 13 teams from Oregon and Washington, plus one from Salt Lake City Utah, played three rounds of a Swiss system in the morning to qualify teams to the concours and consolante. For lunch we had sandwiches provided by La Provence Bakery and Bistro. After lunch, Joe Martin and Pierre Brun went on a rampage, defeating Philippe and Pierre Agnesse 13-12, then Dick Viskov and John Hunt 13-0, and finally Bob and Joe Cortright in the final by 15-3. The Viskov/Hunt team took third place by defeating John Chantavisay and Duong Nguyen.
Albyn Jones and David Johnstone defeated Greg Conyers and Lee Harris in a closely contested match to take the honors in the consolante final.

We finished off the day with a wonderful banquet (Thanks to Didier Blanc Gonnet and Pascal Tisseur of La Provence!), awards, and then another round or two of friendly boules for those who didn't want to see the end of a great weekend of petanque! Many and profound thanks to the volunteers who helped make it happen.

Here are the results:

1st: Joe Martin and Pierre Brun

2nd: Joe Cortright and Bob Cortright

3rd: Dick Viskov and John Hunt

4th: John Chantivisay and Duong Nguyen

1st: Albyn Jones and David Johnstone2nd: Creg Conyers and Lee Harris

Longest Trip Prize: Michael Kronenberg and Jean-Jacque Grossi who came all the way from Utah to participate! Albyn awarded each a special bottle of vintage "Vin de Petanque" from his cellar.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Enjoying our Thursday nights...

Well, we had a fun Thursday night on this Utah Pioneer Day - before the fireworks we decided to play some boules! B & M were kind enough to let us use their pétanque court, since Liberty Park was too crowded. We even have a new mascot :) Enjoy!

Roxy, our SLCPétanque mascot !!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

SLC has a blog!

Welcome to our site! Here you will find all you need to know about playing Pétanque in Salt Lake City... We invite you to join our fun team, or simply come see how the game is played! We have many other petanque players from other states who stop by and play too. Hope to see you there!