Not any 'royal' Palace, but the Palace Saloon, Florida's oldest continuously operated 'drinking establishment' - since 1903.
It will be the locale for some of our get-togethers during the tournament weekend, and since it has a nice backyard we are setting up a play area right there. Enough for two games to go on at the same time and thus an ideal training place - from now till Nov 14 - for the Amelia Island teams!
How fitting: the Palace was "born" in 1903, the game of pétanque in 1907. Both close to the waterfront, in a fishing village.