Cork Boule Blitz 2014
Frankfield Petanque Club, Cork welcomed 32 participants to their annual Boule Blitz. The event was held on Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 August 2014.
Frankfield Cork had 8 teams
Junette and Pat
Conor and Sheila
Jackie and Rene
Fred and Pascal
Fergal and Erwin
Jim and Martin
Paul and Tricia
Patrick and Mary
Bangor sent 1 team
Humberto and George
Park Petanque Club sent 2 1/2 teams
Brian and Owen
Daniel and Laetitia
Naazim (PPC) and Michel (From Frankfield, Cork)
There were invited guests from Kent (UK), Isle of Wight and Jersey.
It was a great occasion and everyone enjoyed the first day as it was a very sunny and hot day resulting in some people cracking open the factor 50+!
All teams were randomly divided into 2 groups (A and B) comprised of 8 teams and round robins resulted in the
1. the first 3 teams in each group entered the Complete Cuisine Trophy Challenge
2. The next 3 teams in each group entered the Frankfield Open Cup
3. The final 2 teams in each group fought it out in the Troisieme Concour
Each Tier had prizes, with the first two having a trophy for the respective winners.
A raffle was also held before the trophy presentation and very nice prizes were won.
Although Saturday was a glorious day, a very wet and windy front washed in from the atlantic on Sunday which clearly affected play. Pistes had to be re arranged as some of them were flooded.
It was a great tournament and everyone who attended the dinner in the Bull McCabe's pub on the night of the 23rd would be in agreement (if they remembered any of it).
Hopefully the competition in 2015 will be as well attended and as much craic!
At the end of play on the first day, these were the results and final standings
Park Petanque Club went away with a couple of prizes from the raffle!
The Final Results of the Competition:
Complete Cuisine Trophy
1st Conor Smith & Sheila Broderick (Frankfield Cork)
2nd George Davidson & Humberto Tavares (North Down)
3rd Mick & Joyce Nash (Kent)
Frankfield Open Cup
1st Paul & Tricia Murray (Frankfield Cork)
2nd Patrick & Mary Ruff (Frankfield Cork)
3rd Jim & Martin Ryan (Frankfield Cork)
1st Brian Kavanagh & Owen Kelleher (Dublin)
2nd Daniel Tiedemann & Laetitia Hyver (Dublin)
(Accepted by PPC Secretary - Owen Kelleher)
Some Collected pictures of the Weekend!