A summer recap of Edmonds petanque
Twelve teams participated in an Edmonds petanque tournament in Edmonds on Bastille Day.
Last updated 8/30/2019 at 10:24am
It has been a busy summer of petanque at Edmonds Civic Park.
In June, Jacques Maussenet and Brien Meilleur claimed top honors in the 2019 Edmonds Petanque League. Meilleur and Maussenet amassed an extraordinary record during the five-week league competition, losing only two of the 22 matches they played.
Edmonds' Paul and Mari Dever finished a close second in the standings, falling only one point short of the winning duo. Bob Mazelow and Jack McHenry, with Hugh Guthrie substituting when a knee injury forced Mazelow to withdraw, came in third.
In celebration of the extended league play, 12 teams took part in a one-day tournament at the playfield on Saturday, June 22. In the culminating tournament, Greg Conyers and John Hunt of the Seattle Petanque Club finished in first place. Philippe Geraud and Jack McHenry came in second; Mari and Paul Dever were third.
In the second event of the summer, the Edmonds Petanque Club celebrated French Independence Day on July 14 by hosting the seventh annual Bastille Day Petanque Tournament. A record 56 players faced off against each other.
At the end of the day, Tom Nunn of Edmonds took top honors by finishing with the highest cumulative score among all players. Edmonds Petanque Club's Michelle Martin came in second, and Port Townsend ace Silas Holm finished third.
The Edmonds Petanque Club wishes to extend an appreciative "thank you" to all the sponsors of this year's Bastille Day tournament. They inlcude Arista Wine Cellar, Arnie's Restaurant, Cafe Louvre, Edmonds Theater, Engel's Pub, The French American Chamber of Commerce, HouseWares, Lagunitas Brewery, Pancake Haus, Panera Bread, Petanque America, Red Twig Cafe, Rick Steves' Europe, and Walnut Street Coffee.
At the end of the day, as one visitor proclaimed, "This was one heck of a party!" Further thanks go to over 20 volunteers who pitched to support the tournament.
Thank you, volunteers.
On Sept. 7, the club will hold the 9th Annual Edmonds Food Bank Tournament. Registration is now open. All proceeds go directly to the Edmonds Food Bank.
All interested players can visit the club website at http://www.edmondspetanqueclub.org for more information.