Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hot Club Pétanque Poster...



This arrived in the post all the way from London, a hand screened poster for the London club. Thanks guys I love it.....

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pétanque Score....COMING SPRING 2011







An iOS app for Pétanque

Keeping your pétanque score has never been easier. In the tradition of a hand-held pocket counter, you rotate the wheels to keep score for each side, 

choose the top score to be played to and set the 'game over' mode for a visual finale. This app will never leave you asking "…..what's the score?" as the boules clack and the pastis is sipped in the afternoon sun. 
Made by pétanque players, for pétanque players. 

Features 

•Track score of both players / teams 
•Swipe across to reset score to 0-0 
•Adjust score up and down by turning wheels 
•Remembers score after closing 
•Select highest score 0-11, 0-13, 0-15 
•Set game mode to Game Over or free rotation 
•Shortcut access to instructions (tap 3 fingers on Score screen)

•Click chasing arrows to animate flip 
•Localized for French and English

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pétanque lessons in Bryant Park



As the Pétanque season warms up in New York City, Bryant Park is alive once again to the sounds of clacking boule and cheers of triumph. The newly laid lawn is now finished and almost ready to sit upon and most of the laying of new pipes under the paving stones etc is complete. The park is reborn. For those that don't know, pétanque lesson are given throughout the week from 11:00 - 6:00. There is, at nearly any given time, people playing pétanque in the park. A constant flow at all times, games played, people coming and going, smiles and handshakes. All are welcome and all feel welcomed. A serene haven in the hustle a bustle of Manhattan. So if you have some time to spare, stop by and throw some boules around. Get to know how this little corner of a park can be a home away from home or an arena of gladiators.....

Saturday, May 7, 2011

La Boule OBUT VW van....

When you have no boules to play, keep an eye out for the OBUT van in your local neighborhood, delivering Pétanque boules year round....



Friday, May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Brooklyn Boule goes official ........

Brooklyn Boule is now an official FPUSA Pétanque club.

It has been a long time in the making but now with the support of the Federation of Petanque USA and the other New York clubs, we have come together to to give rise to a new pétanque club in North Brooklyn. In doing so we hope to broaden the wealth of players and the love for the game.....
 The club, as of this posting, is still young, with a modest group of dedicated players, with varied skills and playing abilities. We are encouraging players to come and join from all boroughs, no matter what your Pétanque experience is, from novice to pro, there is always room for more.
 Strength in numbers is our goal at the moment. As the sun has started to finally show it's winter-worn face, we will be starting our scheduled meeting times and organizing games. For anyone wanting to become a new member and support the rebirth of Brooklyn Boule please email us at Brooklyn Boule.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall update... 2010

This past weekend was a sight to see in McCarren Park, Pétanque pandemonium. As all the available courts in Manhattan are now off limits, across the river they come.  Washington Square Park is far from being completed as promised and I would estimate not being so until at least Spring 2011. Bryant Park has turned it's self into a Christmas consumer strip-mall, engulfing the courts, so as to cram as many mini boutiques as possible; Christmas comes early in Manhattan....
As the Pétanque season wraps up here in New York, more and more players are being introduced to the benefits and proximity of McCarren Park (one stop on the L train and surrounded by bars). So as long as the weather remains warm, head to North Brooklyn and see some fine free range Pétanque and enjoy a post game beverage.....


(LBNY's last tournament of the year will be held at the Prospect Park courts courtesy of NYPC, this sunday at 10.00am)

Monday, July 19, 2010