March 1, 2007

Indoor bocce in NY

A recurring theme of our blog is the hope that some bar or restaurant owners adopt petanque as entertainment, just like pool or darts.
Floyd, a popular bar in Brooklyn has done it with bocce for a couple of years now. The current standings page shows 24 teams (with very funny names) who meet once a week for games, and probably drinks and dinner. Results are kept up-to-date weekly for the season championships. Very well organized.
From the reviews in the New York press it is obvious that most are not traditional players, but mostly young people who saw it there, tried it and got hooked. So it could work as well with petanque, right?

So far in NY we only know of Pit Stop, also in Brooklyn, where the outdoor petanque courts are very popular - when it gets warmer.

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