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2014 Season begins

First competition of the year was at home club of Gardonne on Saturday. 28 teams entered (triplettes). We felt hard done by with a tough draw. First round was up against the Ladies team who are currently champions of the … Continue reading

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Typical end of season fayre

Last month of concourse, fairly low turnout at the final Port Ste Foy concourse of the season, 26 teams of doublettes which is about half the normal turnout. Wednesday meetings at Gardonne continue to produce a high turnout along with … Continue reading

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The other national sporting obsession!

The annual big regional race of the year. Centres on our village which is lined with spectators from one end to the other. The striking thing for me was the tyre noise when the peleton (the pack) passes at speed, … Continue reading

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August 2013

Have not reported much this month, fairly quiet on the Petanque front. Things at the Port Ste Foy club continue to deteriorate. The secretary has now resigned and the members are pleasing themselves who they play with and more importantly … Continue reading

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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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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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