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9th International Lafayette Louisiana Pétanque Tournament
Sat, March 25, 2017, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM CDT
The French game of petanque, also known as boules, is celebrated each year in Girard Park in Lafayette, Louisiana on March 24 to March 26.
Petanque is a played with chrome balls about the size of a baseball and rolled on the ground and on formal courts as found in France.
All skill levels are invited to participate in the tournament, including first time players. Nationally ranked players from Texas and beyond as well as internationally ranked players from France and Belgium come for the good time to be had.
Handmade Louisiana awards and trophies are provided as well as manufactured items from Obut, the premier maker of all things petanque.
Gift baskets are awarded to the players who traveled the fartherest and to the youngest player participating with their parents.
Louisiana food is sold to participants, their cheerleaders, and families.
A ceremonial outdoor supper is celebrated usually with live Louisiana music at a local restaurant.
It's small, but a high quality event that you will never forget.
Come and pass a good time in the Louisiana spring
2:00 PM: Official Opening with Dignitaries and Former Petanque World Champion
8:30 - 9:30 AM Registration
9:30 - 10:20 AM First Round
10:30 - 11:20 AM Second Round
11:30 - 12:20 PM Third Round
12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 4:30 PM Elimination Rounds
4:30 - 5:30 PM Awards and Presentation
7:00 - 9:00 PM Petanque Feast at Local Restaurant
10:00 - 12:00 PM Friendly Games
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 PM Friendly Games
-1- Three rounds of two person teams are played with randomly selected opponents in the morning.
-2- The players with the highest morning scores play elimination rounds to 13 points in the afternoon.
-3- Friendly games are played without ranking in Petanque Federation USA. Play generally follows international rules. The decision of the organizers are fair, but final.
-4- Children less than age 13 must play with an adult.
-5- All players must sign a release.