Petanque Tournament Results

Here are the official results of the Pentanque tournament that was played in Fernandina Beach Saturday.

Petanque Tournament

Petanque Tournament

I played my first Petanque tournament this weekend and had a great time. Though the wind made it a little chilly, I still ended up with a sunburned nose.

Each team played five games, three in the morning and two after lunch. The schedule may not sound brutal, but that was a lot of Pentanque played in one day! I enjoyed each and every game and made many new friends on the courts who also enjoy the game. The biggest surprise of the day was when the Lonely Boules Team, headed by Aubrey Dahl, knocked off the number one team going into the final game. This took the number one team down to third place. It just goes to show you that anyone can play this game and win!

Even though our SearchAmelia Team had never played Petanque together, we quickly developed a strategy highlighting each of our strengths and it proved a successful formula.

Thanks to all who came to play and watch and I hope to play in many more local tournaments.

Here are the official results of the Pentanque tournament that was played in Fernandina Beach Saturday. (Please make note of the team that came in second place!)

“Ranking was based on (a) games won and (b) point spread.

Prize winners:
1. Carolina Petanque (with a 33% Fernandina input) Gary, Shirley & Jeff
2. SearchAmelia – Han, Thom & Lawrence
3. Cool Boules “Chillin” – David, Bobby & Will
4. Boules de Leon – Daniel, Gary & Alex
5. Les Screwboules – Lynda, Maleana & Colson
6. Meat Boules – Bryan, Pete & Charlie

The other teams were “Dazed & Confused”, “Boules of Fire”, “Palm Pelicans”, “We are the Closest”, and 4 teams that had hardly ever touched a boule, but were on a roll just as well: “PAC Beach Boules”, “Westrec”, “Boules of Steel” and “The Big Kahunas”.

As always, it was wonderful to see players, most of whom had never met, and some over 60 years apart in age, high fiving, cheering, and cracking jokes all day long. To be repeated, without a doubt.”

Thank you Petanque America for putting on such a fun event!

9 Comments

  1. tommylee

    Truly a fun day playing Pétanque which was further highlighted by meeting “cool” new people, sharing laughs, sorrow over missed opportunities and cheers over game changing last throws. A special thanks goes out to the team Les ScrewBoules, Colson, Maleana and Lynda who gave the SA team a tough well played tactical game requiring us to adjust our strategy.

    But most of all to the team that made this fun day happen in TJ and Mr. Pétanque-America, Philippe Boets!. Thanks guys, a must repeat event!

  2. Lynda

    So when are your boules ready for a re-match?

  3. Lynda

    Aubrey Dahl was responsible for making sure the Cool Boules Chillin were not able to take first place she is a 10 year old girl against the Big Dogs I think you need to stay on the Porch next time guys

  4. maleana

    Had a great time playing. Only been playing the game for a few months and I'm addicted. My team, “Les Screwboules” placed 5th. We fought hard and we placed decent. We'll continue to practice and we will be back in November to move up the ranking!

  5. tommylee

    You bet. We're building a petanque court in our backyard this weekend. We'll can play a couple of rounds with the “Les boules”.

  6. tommylee

    Yes you girls and Colson did and moreover the secret weapon did its magic….It just needs a tiny re-adjustment and you would have taken the second spot last weekend.

  7. Aurillio Baly

    It is a real fun game, my friend Dieon and I drove up from Orl, friends of Tj,Han and Thom.
    Did not understand the game at first but when I got an explanation I too was in the swing and having fun, but yes it was chilly, really for me coming from the sunny caribbean-St.Maarten, will be back soon, sometime, All great and warm people!!

  8. publisher_sa

    When all at once the chill is gone and we were in full summer yesterday and for most of the coming week with balmy temps as I remember from my St.Maarten days. Sorry you missed that. Come back soon.

  9. publisher_sa

    When all at once the chill is gone and we were in full summer yesterday and for most of the coming week with balmy temps as I remember from my St.Maarten days. Sorry you missed that. Come back soon.

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