April 2, 2008

Pre-Mondial Ricard, Quebec August 15-17

A big splash! This will no doubt be the largest tournament ever held on the American continent.

Roger Roy, organizer and passionate player had told us at the NY Open that he was working on it, and everything is now in place. Inspired by "Le Mondial La Marseillaise": open to anyone, from beginners to world class players, in a festival atmosphere, in the heart of the city. He motivated local authorities, sponsors, restaurants, and - knowing him - the organization will be tops.
Although the official FIPJP statistics indicate Canada had 2268 members (2006) it is fair to say that the Province of Quebec alone, with around 50 clubs must have many more players. We ship boules to Canada all the time.

A purse of Can$ 15,000 + 100 % of registration fees definitely sounds like a good reason to go spend a weekend in Quebec City, which is also celebrating its 400 birthday this year. Pétanque ànd party time!
All you have to do at this stage is register your team. Payment to be made on arrival.

Roger Roy, Organizer
Phone: (01)(418) 651-1500
E-mail: ricardroy@videotron.ca

Tournament website (in French)

Parc Ferland (tournament location) on Google maps
Quebec Tourist Information (English)

Update 4/15/08: this offer no longer applies:
Very important - a few slots are still available:
The organizers will contribute up to a maximum of $900 per team for the transportation expenses of foreign teams (comprised of 3 foreign players). Offered on a first come, first served basis, to max. 10 teams. Sign up now!

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