September 28, 2007

New York Open - 29 & 30 Sept

In exactly one month La Boule NY will hold their annual New York Open Tournament.
Open to all players, from beginners to champions.
"Select doubles" means teams of two players.
Registration fee is $40 per team.
Total purse min. $2500.

All 32 slots are filled, but do come and watch some of the best players in the country.
Bryant Park is beautiful and we will organize some fun pick up games for anyone interested as from Sunday at 11am.

For further info visit La Boule NY.

September 17, 2007

Open tournament in Dallas, TX

Good news from Bill in Texas!

The Dallas Pétanque Group is holding its 4th annual “End of Summer Pétanque Tournament and Pique-nique"
Sunday, 23 September 2007 at Churchill Park, Field # 2.
Doublettes tournament (teams of 2).
Entry fee $10 per team.
Registration from 12:00 to 12:45 PM.
Play begins promptly at 1:00 PM.
Every team will play 4 games in the first round, followed by “Knockout - Lose and Out” until the champions are crowned.
Awards will be for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, plus a drawing for other various prizes.
Feel free to bring food and drink for you and to share.
Come and join us for a fun day.
Further information: F. William Baker at 214-460-0209 or

September 14, 2007

Labyrinth boules

Not all the boules we ship end up on a 'boulodrome'.

We all remember the labyrinth:
a challenge for your hand-eye coordination. In a way the predecessor of numerous video games, without the need for electricity.

Kerry Veenstra, always looking for novel creations, wanted to make a table size version of this old favorite, to be displayed at the annual Burning Man Festival in Nevada. And thus needed big balls. Hollow, obviously, if not they would be way too heavy. And well calibrated, so they would roll straight.

So we supplied him stainless steel Obut pétanque boules, without any markings, that look exactly like a big brother of the originals.

Here's the result:

Anyone wants to make a big pinball machine? Call us!

September 11, 2007

Lakeway, TX Open Tournament

A message from our friend Geo in Texas:

The Lakeway Petanque Players are hosting their Autumn Tournament in Lakeway City Park on Sept. 30, 2007.
This will be a doubles match.
The Dallas
petanque players group will be participating for the first time. About 12 teams are expected to compete. Competition begins at 10 AM.
Registration is
$20 per team.
Winners will be awarded trophies and medals.
Poor Fanny, she
has yet to find a partner...

September 9, 2007

Petanque in S. Florida

South Florida's Sun Sentinel reports about Joan Soilleux' performance at the National Singles in Boston.

Boca Raton woman wins silver at petanque tournament - Sep 9