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Saturday and Sunday Petanque This Weekend! Great News!
More New Members!
Long-time player's Gerard 'The Beast' Berton and Francois 'Frankie Fingers' Hitie have joined the Boules Artistes! Both are former Aussie champions and Frankie Fingers is also a pretty handy ivory tinkler! We also signed a temporary member from France, Jean-Louis who sadly heads back home shortly!
On the Social side, long-time member of my email list Joerg has finally joined! He plays in Europe when he's there and is keen to get some playing in when back in Oz. Welcome all!

(NEWS) Results from the Women's World Cup
The Aussie's (featuring our Sue 'The Man' Begley) are in the thick of it at present and playing some heavy hitters! First game was against the petanque 'motherland' and we lost a closer-the-the-score-looks game 7-13. We then beat Chinese Taipei 9-8 before losing to Denmark 3-13. Damn Vikings! Go team! Go to the Boules Artistes Facebook for photos.

A Top Week for Midweek Petanque
Wednesday at the Randwick Boulodrome attracted 12 players with a 50/50 split of men and women which made for a most convivial afternoon. Apparently, Andre was on fine form and I'm not talking about petanque! Sue from French Affair was there. Great to see her back and she brought her sister. Photos on our Facebook.
Kirribilli went even better with 16 people, although in Rex's report via sms he accidently typed 26. I almost fainted! Let's keep it up and build it up!

Coaching and Training
As previously announced, we are starting up some training sessions for those that want to learn how to play (i.e. beginners) as well as those that want to improve. Some will be conducted by Gary (he has small squad already) and others by Sue. There will be instruction and correction, drills to develop skills and we'll look at aspects of the 'inner game'. We'll also play some games to look at tactics and have some fun! See Saturday the 25th of November below. We'll announce more soon.

Coming Events!
Regular Midweek Petanque
Midweek petanque is social and casual. The number of people varies but it has been on the rise. If you are free why not come along?
Cost: BA and petanque club members free, non-members $2.00

Wednesday and Friday - 1:30pm at the Randwick Boulodrome, Latham Park, Moverley Road. South Coogee.

Thursday - 2:00 at the Billi Piste, Corner of Burton and Alfred Street, Milsons Point.
Contact Rex if you need boules or if in doubt due to weather (Rex - 0401 831 445)

Saturday the 11th - Twilight Petanque at Ballast Point with the Alliance Francaise
This is a fun triples competition for members of the Boules Artistes and Alliance Francaise. Teams will be picked out-of-the-hat and the most important thing is that AF members enjoy the afternoon! There will be nibbles and AF members receive samples of Ricard to help them have a good time!
Place: Ballast Point Park, Corner of Ballast Point Road and Wharf Road, Ballast Point (near Birchgrove).
Time: 3:30pm until 7:30pm (Please don't be late. We need to register, form teams and provide tuition for beginners. The competition must start at 4.00pm)

Sunday the 12th - Mosman Melee Twilight Petanque (2:00 start)
After last week's unfortunate cancellation due to serious storms, we have decided to use a free Sunday and organise a replacement. The Mosman Melee is ON this Sunday for an afternoon of fun games. The forecast looks good so bring some drinks and some nibbles. We'll have spare boules. Beginners are welcome! Rex is the man to see if you haven't been before.
Place: Headland Park, Best Avenue, Mosman Road, next to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust building
Time: 3:30pm until 7:30pm
Cost: BA and petanque club members free, non-members $2.00

Saturday the 18th - Mosman Melee Twilight Petanque (3:30pm start)
This is another promotion to attract north-siders to Mosman and Kirribilli and I am hoping for a good crowd. We'll be providing French nibbles and French music so at this great location, there'll be a super atmosphere! I am sure there'll be a good crowd of new locals to meet and introduce to our great game! Casual games with teams picked by melee.
Place: Headland Park, Best Avenue, Mosman Road, next to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust building
Time: 3:30pm until 7:30pm. Free!

Sunday the 19th - Village Doubles at Randwick
Our usual afternoon of 'Village Doubles'. Form your own team or turn up on the day and take your chances. Beginners and champions are welcome as we use our divisional split system so that everyone has a chance of competing for prizes! In the spirit of the village competitions in France which I know very well, the prizes are not huge but many teams win something; good for everyone!
BYO drinks or buy from the South Coogee Bowling Club next door (Why not come early and enjoy a pre-game lunch at the excellent 'Bistro on the Greens'. Excellent burgers and gourmet pizza!!)
Place: Randwick Boulodrome, Moverly Road, South Coogee
Time: 1:00 for a 1:30 start (Please don't be late!)
Cost: $5.00 for petanque club members, $10 for non-members

Saturday the 25th - Morning Training
Place: Randwick Boulodrome, Moverly Road, South Coogee
Time: 10:00 for a 12:00 start (Please don't be late!)
Cost: $2.00 (all proceeds go to the Representative Player Support Fund)

Sunday the 26th - Boules at the Billi
Our usual melee doubles. Details soon.

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