2013 Petanque America OpenIt is time for the 2013 Petanque America Open! November 8, 9 and 10th brings the 6th truly open, international and largest Petanque Tournment in the U.S.A. to the downtown waterfront of Amelia Island, Florida.

The tournament features teams of two players each competing for $8,000 in combined prizes. A welcome party celebrates over 250 participants traveling from all over the world. Last year there were 256 players from 22 states, and 11 countries.

A variety of clinics and trainings will be acailable with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Eight Flags Playscapes, a Pirate themed playground being built in Fernandina Beach for children of all abilities.

The event is just as much fun for spectators, too:

Saturday, November 9, 2013
8:30 AM – Team check in for late arrivals, official opening ceremonies, group photo and briefing.
9:00 AM – Start of the morning games. Each team plays two games.
12:00 – Lunch break
1:00 PM – Afternoon games, each team plays three games.
Around 5:00 pm – shooting contest between World Champions

Sunday, November 10, 2013
8:00 AM – Teams check in and announcements.
9:00 AM – Rounds 1 and 2 concours and consolantes
Noon – Lunch break
1:00 PM – Rounds 3 and 4 concours and consolantes
Around 6:00 PM Finals councours and consolantes
After the finals: Awards ceremony under the big tent.

Dan Voll and Friends will play on Saturday and Sunday at lunchtime.
Island Vibe will play Friday and Sunday evenings.

If you aren’t familiar with the game, check out this short video below:

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