Pétanque Club 8-1-2019

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Don McPherson


An enthusiastic crowd of 22 Club members and spouses/companions/partners/guests enjoyed the Pétanque Club’s Bastille Day summer social and tournament on July 13.

Six randomly seeded teams played triplets in the Bastille Day Melée Tournament. Winners were: Jim Knapp, Don McPherson & Jim Tosio (first place); Nancy LaPorte, Linda McPherson & Jean-michel Poulnot (second place); and Nina Blake, Shari Downs & Barb Lowell (third place).

All enjoyed a delicious post-tourney potluck lunch accompanied by a selection of wine, champagne and pastis. Jean-michel Poulnot led the assemblage in a rousing singing of the French National Anthem, La Marseillaise.

Jean-michel Poulnot led in the rousing singing of
the French National Anthem, La Marseillaise.
Bastille Day Melée Tourney Winners: Jim Knapp, Jim Tosio & Don McPherson (first place) and
Nancy LaPorte, Linda McPherson and Jean-michel Poulnot (second place).


Pétanque, the French game of boules, is a fun, social game popular worldwide that people of all skill and physical ability levels can play.

If you’re interested in playing or learning, come to the courts (between Berger and the OVA offices/Umpqua Bank and beside the Shuffleboard courts) at 9:45 AM on the Club play days of Wednesday and Saturday. We have boules to lend. No membership fees are required – just sign up to be on the Club roster.

The courts are also reserved 10 AM – noon for Club player-arranged pickup games on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and is otherwise available for use by any Oakmont resident. View the Pétanque Club webpage at: https://oakmontvillage.com/article/category/clubs/petanque/.



SAVE THE DATE: JULY 14 The Oakmont Pétanque Club has tentatively scheduled its first tournament for 2021, the Bastille Day Tournament, for Bastille Day, Wednesday,

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