October 2, 2008

Boston Petanque

Le Mistral Club organizes their 2008 Picnic and Petanque Open this Saturday Oct 4.

All info on the new blog of Boston Petanque


October 1, 2008

New York Open - Oct 11 &12

Remember to register by October 8.

The daily sessions at Bryant Park are more successful than ever and there will be a lot of new faces.
Don't miss it!

Petanque at Microsoft

So good to see a corporation - and not just any - discovering petanque: instead of sitting in front of your screen at lunch, or hanging around at the cafeteria, why not get out of the building and play a couple of rounds of pétanque?

Next to the brand new # 99 building on the company's West Campus in Redmond there is... a petanque court!

Around 650 people work in the building, from countries all around the world. Here you see Juan (China), Mike & Ross (USA), Francesco (Italy) and Manuel (Switzerland) during a recent lunch break.

Thanks a lot to Mike for the pics! And hoping you guys start a league: electronic scorekeeping and algorithmically random team draws should be no problem ;-)
By the way, I recently heard - from a different source - that Bill Gates himself likes to play as well.

Oktoberfest in Oakhurst

Oakhurst Petanque did it again: mix French and German traditions for a day of fun!

Article and pictures (PDF)