Joseph Hassoune and Charles Kossi (LBNY) beat Jean-Pierre Subrenat and Philippe Menier (NYPC) in the final of the Summer Doubles tournament, 13-10. Seventeen doubles team took part, playing 3 games in the morning. Eight teams qualified to the knock-out round.
Joseph Hassoune wins the 2012 Singles Tournament by beating Ernesto Santos in the final, 13-8. Malek and Thierry come in 3rd. A total 33 players particpated, including 4 juniors. Rafik wins the consolante.
It was a fantastic weekend of petanque in Bryant Park capped off by great finals. Saturday saw Ti & Mo edge out Emile & Charlie 13-12 in the final of the 1st edition of the LBNY African Cup. On Sunday Xavier, Gilles, and Eric beat Joseph, Rafik, and Mustapha 13-10. Seventeen doubles and fifteen triples team attended with some players coming from far corners of the petanque world, notably New Zealand and Morocco.
On Monday I returned from London with the NY London Challenge Cup in hand. Once again La Boule New Yorkaise sucessfully won the club challenge against the Harrow Petanque Club of London, defending the cup and securing bragging rights. In a round-robin format of 3 of our triples teams vs 4 triples of theirs, the score was 8-4.