Saturday, September 29, 2007

Too tired from today...... more tomorrow, Yay Team Bruce and Team Sheila !!!!


Bruce and Philippe from Petanque America enjoy some spare time during matches at the 2007 New York Open....


Manhattan Petanque Tournament Today!

This weekend is the 2007 New York Open in Bryant Park. Please come along to watch and support some of the best players in America as they play around the great lawn in Manhattan's most cosmopolitan public park. Games will start at 10.00am today and go on through the day, then resume on Sunday for the finals. Many thanks in advance to La boule New Yorkaise for hosting and good luck to all the players.

Brooklyn Boule has two teams representing, Tristram and Mark (The Bruces); and Laura and Michelle (The Sheilas). Keep an eye out for them and cheer them on!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Brothers in Black and White

Johnny and Robbie took on Laura in a evenings triple game under the oaks .......... Kiwis in Brooklyn, fun fun fun!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

New Petanque PC Game Added...

Petanque: Le Jue Du Centenaire

Looks like a nicely done game with realistic graphics. Check out the Petanque Computer Game post for the update. Let us know if you've played the game, there seems to be some free downloads out there for a PC (torrents etc. (watch out of viruses!)) but as a Mac owner I'm out of luck....

Friday, September 14, 2007

Foux Da Fa Fa


This is unpetanque related, but a parody of poor communication skills, that English speakers are so often confronted by. As well as being filmed in McGolrick Park, Greenpoint, Brooklyn; which is just north of McCarren Park. We have played there a few times but it's not that suited to Petanque now that they reseeded the grass areas. But a nice park to visit. So enjoy this with a pinch of salt and a glass of fine bordeaux.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Proudly sporting my new shirt from Hot Club Petanque , Sunday's gathering of Brooklyn Boule was a fine display of what McCarren's pistes has to offer. A beautiful day under the Oaks, two simultaneous games, one of double and one singles. Then rounding off the afternoon with mixed Triples, as the Ladies joined in to intimidate the Bruces. Ah ....La Vie Petanque!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

A Wonderful Wednesday Eve.......

Ah.....yes, Boule under the the stadium lights of McCarren Park. Friendly faces and warm hand shakes. Ernesto and Clay return for a game of doubles, and we play until the lights go out at 11:00, shot into darkness with a blink. A very pleasant way to spend and evening.....

(It is actually much lighter in the park than the pictures show, it's just hard to capture with out the flash interrupting play and not enough strength to light up the whole park.)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Grounded in Greenpoint.....

Now that School has Started, the kiddies are away being educated by America's Finest Education System and the heat of a new York Summer is waining, it leaves us more time for Petanque. So to the to the dirt we go leaving our mark under the Oaks.

Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons will soon be our regular schedule in the park. So please feel free to come by. We always carry extra sets just in case anyone wants to join in.

Hope to see you there soon.