Monthly Archives: July 2013

High summer petanque – phew, too hot.

Wednesday at Gardonne was not too bad because there is lots of shade, in fact we played four games in total shade out of the sun (35c in the sun). Went to the Port today (Saturday) sat for an hour … Continue reading

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Gardonne club competition

Playing in 35c is not easy anywhere, the terrain at Gardonne is particularly difficult. My normal game is the high lob point, on most terrain it is reliable. The ground is so hard and dry with large stones appearing on … Continue reading

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Bonne Fete Nationale

“> Or, happy Bastille day to all petanque players. &lt

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Concours at Gardonne

Not a huge turnout, about 40 teams (doublette). Very hot, 35o in the shade. Playing with Claude from Montcaret. Lost our first game so relegated to complimentaire, however won through to final, lost 13-8. Terrain very difficult, hard and dry. … Continue reading

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Petanque Gardonnais

For the past couple of months I have been playing once a week at Gardonne, a village not far from where I live and on the main road between Ste Foy la Grande and Bergerac. My home club at the … Continue reading

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It is a tough sport!

Here are a couple of interesting photo’s, they give in indication of how tough it can be. A present from Santa, Christmas 2010 Yes, they are the same boules, had a hard time over the years as you see.

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Frustration, elation and disappointments

To cut a long story short, I continued to play three or four times a week for the next few years, and am still doing so. My theory about helping with the language has proved successful and while by no … Continue reading

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Playing competitive boules

On receiving my license I was given a yellow card with five squares, I confess I was unsure what this was for however, I discovered that each time I recorded a win in the regional competitions (concourse) I had started … Continue reading

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A fully paid up member.

After a few weeks I realised I could not go on playing for free and needed to make a contribution. I was told as it was now November I could continue playing but would need to apply for a license … Continue reading

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He wont go away

I returned every day that week as Joyce was in Scotland, I am sure they hoped I would go away, however they suffered me and realised they were stuck with me. I gradually understood more and more about the game … Continue reading

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