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