Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Club members

I forgot to mention, we now have 36 members: David Mason and Angie Thompson are the latest to become official members!

AIB news

Some recent AIB news:

We have a logo (Yeah! finally...) that you can see on the right side of the blog... Thanks to everybody for their feedaback and help! Bill is making the club banner; he mentionned that he might have it on Saturday.

Also, the club has been incorporated. It is now Amelia Island Boules, Inc, a non-profit organization. The club is now able to accept donations and sponsor fees and to deposit them at the BB&T bank. As a matter of fact, we have already received some financial support (JJ's Bistro in Jacksonville) and other commitments to support the November Petanque America tournament. A big thank to our Treasurer, Ron, for all his help in setting up the club and to Colson and Colleen for organizing the signage campaign...
We are hoping to get enough donations to be able to improve our playing area, to organize a couple of feasts during the year and to help those member teams that are interested in playing in the Regionals. Should you have ideas about possible sponsors, please send them to Colson or Colleen.

Finally, we are getting back to the time of the year where we can play at the Marina again. Wednesday (tomorrow) is still at Karibo, but Saturday morning will be at the Marina at 9:30am...

See you there!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Karibo Players in action on August 25th

Whatever the reason, the weather getting better, the tournament style of play allowing for a $30.00 gift certificate to the winning team or the flowing Pilsner microbrew-the Karibo group is getting bigger every week... and the games are getting equally spirited!

This week, a playoff was necessary to determine the winning team...

Here are a few pictures and videos from last Wednesday.
Drawing of the teams:
David shows Linda how it's done (nice counting David...):
Philippe shows how it's (almost) done:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Boca Tournament

November is getting busy... Here is the announcement of the Boca Tournament. Anybody interested?

Friday, July 30, 2010


The reason why I've listed the WeatherUnderground website in the Favorite Links section is because of this: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at201090_model.html#a_topad.

For a discussion on 90L, go to http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=1559

Addition to the Blog

Please note the new page at the top of the Blog, it is your link to the AIB Discussion Board. Please do not hesitate to use this new sounding board to provide feedback on how to improve the AIB Blog.

See you there!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

National Triples Competition, August 21-22 in Portland, Oregon‏

The Portland Petanque Club is hosting the FPUSA National Triples Tournament on August 21-22. I have the brochures and registration forms if anybody is interested. For more information, please get in touch with Tim Larson, the President of the Portland Petanque Club, at timwaylar@yahoo.com...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Zen Boules

Want a Zen experience but can't afford a roundtrip to Tibet? Play Boules! (according to this article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/6080092/French-game-of-boules-hailed-by-Buddhist-master.html )...