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- Petanque in days gone by
Jeu de boules and pétanque scenes in France since the early 1900's.
- Marseillaise in Quebec
- Brooklyn Petanque tournament at Pitstop
- Carolina Open
The first ever pétanque tournament in North Carolina, in Winston-Salem.
A 3-day event to celebrate the start of Carolina Pétanque.
- Big Boules of Dry Creek Valley
The opening party of the 2008 season.
The signs were posted along the driveway, to put people in the mood from the start.
- An afternoon in Lafayette, CA
Lamorinda Petanque has a new, beautiful play area since 2007.
- San Pedro Open
On the waterfront, between cruise ships, cargo ships and helicopters, 22 triplet teams met on April 13, 2008
- An American Salute to Pétanque
To celebrate Petanque 100, we asked Alliance Française chapters throughout the country to organize pétanque events and share some pictures.
Which we then presented in an album to the grand niece of the Pitiot Brothers.
These are the originals. Look in the top left corner for the names of the respective cities.
It is an amazing collection of people, places and.. pétanque.
Many thanks to the chapters that participated!
- Philadelphia Meetup
A repeat of June 10, but this time in downtown Philadelphia.
Thanks to Loi for the photos!
- Boca Raton Tournament
A club tournament & birthday party for John Rolland, president of FPUSA.
Thanks to Juan for the photos!
- Petanque in Charlotte
- Big Boules of Dry Creek
- New York Open
- Hard Rock Petanque in Detroit
- WCQT - Portland
The qualifier tournament for the World Cup in 2008.
Held at the Portland Petanque Club in Oregon.
Photos thanks to Juan in Miami (59), Allan (1) & Joe (11) in Portland.
- Bar Tabac Brooklyn - Finals & awards
The final games, partially in the rain, prize awards, celebration, and... clean up.
- Bar Tabac Brooklyn - Tournament
An annual tradition, at the corner of Smith & Dean in Brooklyn.
2007, once again a blast.
A mix of my own pictures with some from Flick'r: wallyg, joshguttman, trespasserswill, hiptran, idrinkmusic07, kilgub, dylanass, the.steamroller & loladear.
And from Tristram, Christophe, and Naor & Oshi. Thanks to all!
- Bastille Street Fair - New York
The annual street fair on 60th St between 5th & Lexington.
For more, visit www.bastilledaynyc.com
(with the help of a few pictures from "gcontraire" on Flick'r, for the atmosphere. Thanks!)
- Petanque 100 video clips
Celebration of the 100th anniversary of pétanque in La Ciotat.
1. Opening song by Isabelle Zuber
2. under construction
- Petanque 100 in La Ciotat
Celebration in honor of the 100th anniversary of the very first game of pétanque in 1907.
Friday July 13, 2007.
- Petanque 100 in San Francisco
A joint effort of the San Francisco Alliance Française and volunteers of several pétanque clubs in the Bay area.
Thanks to Christine for co-ordinating everything and Raymond for the photos.
- Philadelphia Meetup
A day of pétanque in Fairmount park and on 40th Street.
Thanks to Marie-Laure for allowing to copy some of her photos.
- Buckingham Fountain - Chicago
The day after the Midwest Tournament a bunch of us tried out the area around Chicago's Buckingham Fountain downtown.
A dream place to play pétanque: almost unlimited space, an incredible view, trees for shade, and both food stands and bathrooms a stone throw away.
That weekend was also the official worldwide Petanque 100 Day, hence the urge to fool around with some balls and the number 100...
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