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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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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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The adventure begins

In October 2007, Joyce decided to visit our daughter in Scotland for a few days. After dropping her at the airport I visited Carrefoures, a large supermarket in Libourne and purchased my first set of boule, I had no idea … Continue reading

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