June 5, 2007

Petanque 100 in Gainesville, FL

A bunch of friends of the AF in Gainesville gets together 5, 6 times a year for a pétanque afternoon, and they didn't miss the opportunity to acknowledge the Centenary.

By the way, that spot is what I would call the perfect environment: trees for shade, irregular size, some bumps and branches. A bit of raking up the leaves before you start and you're all set to go. I don't know if there are bathrooms in the vicinity, and how easily accessible it is but we'll find out and put it on the Petanque in the USA map.

We're preparing a small file for clubs to present to Parks & Recreation Departments. Specifically to dispel the idea that pétanque requires manicured courts, prone to maintenance. These images speak a thousand words: "Give us some dirt, and we're happy!"

Many thanks to Didier for the photos.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


How about a version of your suggestion...

"Give me Dirt, or give me Death!"

...thought it sounded a little funny... ;-)