August 9, 2007

Mondial de Millau

On Saturday the annual Mondial de Millau starts, for the 26th time.
A five day sequence of tournaments, almost a marathon, that attracts world champions and amateurs alike.
Sunday: singles
Monday: men triples & ladies doubles
Tuesday: men doubles a ladies triples
Wednesday: mixed triples & junior triples
Not taking into account that many participate in more than one event the 2006 numbers added up 19,477 participants!
With registration fees of 5 Euro per player/per event it remains a very democratic affair. A final winner in any event makes around 1500 €, or $2000.

Good luck to Alec and Xavier of La Boule NY who will be there!

Millau 2006, an in-depth report by Alec Stone Sweet

Since 2004 Millau is also famous for its viaduct, the world's tallest road bridge:

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