May – June Sports Director’s Report

CCPC at the 2022 FPUSA Nationals hosted by APL

CCPC has made a great showing at two incredible tournaments! First, there was the FPUSA Nationals event at Milton, GA hosted by Atlanta Petanque League. In June, we traveled to Asheville to play in the Carolina Open hosted by Carolina Petanque.

FPUSA Nationals: Saturday’s event was actually 2 events concurrently – the Men’s Doubles and the Women’s Doubles. 22 teams were entered in each competition. CCPC was represented by Michelle and Marilyn – who took silver in Consolante! Heidi teamed up with CP player Denyse and Honor Woodard teamed with Lori Beth from Boules de Leon where they finished tied for 5th in Concours. In the Men’s Doubles, CCPC was represented by Steve and Al.

FPUSA Nationals: Sunday was the Mixed Doubles. CCPC team of Al and Marilyn qualified for Concours. Michelle and Charlie took 4th in Consolante. Honor teamed up with Bill Sabella to qualify well in Concours. Through a most unusal set of circumstances, Al found himself promoted to Head Umpire for the Finals!

Carolina Open in Asheville – hosted by Carolina Petanque

In June, 8 members of CCPC traveled to Asheville to play in the Carolina Open – what a fantastic trip! Heidi teamed up with Preston and Tess from CP and won the Consolante! Honor brought along a new player, Keith, from Chatooga Boules and added Michel from APL. The team of Ray, Debbie, and Rob showed very well through qualifying – including defeating the eventual tournament winners! Michelle, Rickamer, and Al also represented CCPC well. We had a blast!

Not everything we’ve done lately has been about tournaments – even though members of the club have been very cooperative and supportive of our tournament teams. We have added several new members and we’ve had many regular guest players who are likely to become members. We are very near 50 members, now. I’ve no doubt that we’ll exceed that number in the next few months! The overall skill level of our club is really improving and our players continuously demonstrate a growing knowledge and respect for the game. Lay Park staff have been very helpful and supportive of our efforts to grow the sport. Great relations with other clubs in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic help us with advice, referrals, training, and moral support. Boules y’all!

Allez CCPC!