Gary Jones, Carolina Petanque stalwart and all-round guru of all things boules, recently published an article on the Carolina Petanque blogspot about the various kinds of playing surfaces one may encounter around the USA and the world. It is a good read! http://carolina-petanque.blogspot.com/
The terrains at Lay Park suffered a freak tree fall last week. A 70-foot tall oak tree came was uprooted in the storm. The damage to the terrain was minimal other than having this giant oak laying across all 4 courts. ACC Leisure Services and other agencies are expected to clear the tree and repair damage to the chain link fencing and our stairs sometime soon. One just never knows…
CCPC will field 3 teams for the Carolina Petanque Regional Triples tournament in Asheville on August 29th. We are very proud of our players representing our club – including 3 players who will be participating in their first-ever FPUSA tournament!
We are also sending a number of teams to the upcoming Open tournament in Atlanta in September and to the Carolina Petanque sponsored Regional Mixed Doubles FPUSA tournament in Morganton, NC in October.
Of course, we are sending 7+ teams to the Amelia Open tournament in November.
CCPC volunteers continue to improve our courts at Lay Park! We recently had another work day where we installed string boundaries to mark the areas of play – we no longer rely on the dreaded landscaping timbers as our boundaries! This addition “normalizes” our petanque terrains and brings them in line with the FPUSA rules and the type of piste that most clubs use. We also redistributed the gravel top-coat and smoothed the playing area. Thank you CCPC members!