Lafayette

Jan 25, 2013 6:33 PM by KATC

5th 2013 International Petanque Tournament

The Fifth International Petanque Tournament of Lafayette, Louisiana
scheduled in Girard Park, Lafayette, Louisiana on:

March 15: Friday -- Pétanque Soirée
March 16: Saturday Afternoon -- Children's Tournament
March 16: Saturday Night -- Cajun Music and Food events
March 17: Sunday -- Adult's Tournament

Petanque is a French outdoor game played with hand-sized chrome balls rolled on a crushed stone court.

Where:
Lafayette Louisiana, the heart of Cajun Country, in the north end of
Girard Park on 100 Girard Park Lane near the University of Louisiana
at Lafayette's Alumni House.

Who:

Organizers:
• La Boule Cadienne de Lafayette, a local petanque club, member of the
Federation Petanque USA
•Mayor President Joey Durel - presentations of official certificates
to children winners on Saturday
•Bernard Champey, former world champion, demonstrations and
presentations of trophies to adults on Sunday
•Children from the French Immersion Program in Iberia and Lafayette Parish.
In the past we have had participation from:
•European Players from France and Belgium
•Louisiana Petanque players from Lafayette, Zachary, Baton Rouge, and Thibodaux
•American Players from Seattle, Washington, Austin and San Antonio,
Texas, New York and others

Awards:

Certificates from the Mayor for Children
Winners Trophies and Obut Merchandise for Adults

Cost:

Children's Registration - $5 - through Les Amis d'Immersion and Girard
Park: 1:30 PM; Saturday, March 16
Adult's Registration - $12/15 - Girard Park: 9:30 Sunday, March 17

Past Sponsors:

•Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission
•Alliance francaise de Lafayette
•Lafayette Consolidated Government - Administration
•Lafayette Consolidated Government - Le Centre International
•Obut - Premier en Petanque
•Poupart's Bakery
•A Movable Feast, a local catering company
•Coca-Cola Bottling Company
PARTICULARS:

When: Weekend of March 15, 16, and 17, 2013
• Friday Night:
Pétanque Soirée (Family Friendly) Wine and Cheese; 6:30 at Cite des Arts
• Saturday Afternoon:
Children's Tournament (Ages 6 to 14) - 1:30 to 5:30 PM
•Saturday Night:
Cajun Music and Food: (Family Friendly) - 6:30 PM at area restaurants
• Sunday All Day:
Adult Tournament - 9:30 Am until Sundown

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