We already had two teams from St Barth (French Caribbean) - who won in NY in June - signed up, and now also a team from Germany.
Thanks to Bob's (Carolina Petanque) convincing advertising during his trip to Kassel, Mirko Klauß (Rumkugler, Kassel) and Ingo Kaiser (TC Bissendorf "Bissn'n Boule") have decided to fly in to see what pétanque is all about in the USA. And have a good time in the process!
Mirko (1st from left) and his friends proudly displayed Petanque America colors recently at the occasion of one of Germany's largest pétanque tournaments, "Holstentorturnier" in Lübeck.
512 teams, on 256 courts: from Germany, France, Holland, Madagascar, Tunisia, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Italy and more.
Holstentorturnier is one of around 30 meets on the impressive Grand Prix d'Allemagne circuit.
Germany is now the 5th largest pétanque country, after France, Thailand, Spain and Holland.
Some déjà vu here: it reminds me of 2005 when another German team joined us in Miami.
Looking forward to meet them!