This past Sunday, long-time Boulefrogs member Peter Sickinger earned the title of “master pointer” as his boule ‘kissed the pig’ twice in one round! Peter threw consecutive boules that ended up touching the cochonnet aka little-pig. This is like scoring consecutive holes-in-one in golf. Well done, Peter!
Are you ready for a new sporting experience?
Do you enjoy being outdoors in a social and competitive environment?
Then it’s time you tried PETANQUE
Pétanque, pronounced “pay-tonk”, one of Europe’s most popular outdoor games, is a cousin of horseshoes, shuffleboard and of the Italian bowling game called ‘bocce’.
The aim is to toss or roll metal balls (“boules”) as close as possible to a small wooden target ball, called “cochonnet” (French for “piglet”). Players take turns and the team that ends up nearest to the target ball when all balls are played wins the round.
No special skill is required, all ages and physical abilities can play, and the equipment is inexpensive. Pétanque is simple, relaxing, lots of fun, and a great way to make new friends.
What: Pétanque Open House – Instruction and games
When: Saturday, May 17 from 11 to 3 PM
Where: Chimborazo Playground, at East Grace and 29th St. in beautiful Church Hill.
Sponsor: Les Boulefrogs of Church Hill Pétanque Club
Local contact: http://boulefrogs.com/
More information: http://petanque-america.com/index.html
Will we take the point?
Where’s the ball going to end up.
Careful aim gets you where you want to be.
The group in the photo plus Alexandra and Jim Wunderly demonstrated the game of petanque at the February 25 France-themed Carniball fundraiser at the Richmond Children’s Museum. At the formal evening affair, the guests were treated to French food, wine and music and even can-can dancers. Many of the attendees were introduced to petanque (often confused with bocce) and showed promise as they tried their pointing skills on our improvised “court.” Lots of good-natured competition was enjoyed by all.