2018 Edmonds Petanque Club champions

Next up: Bastille Day Tournament July 15
Jun 20, 2018

Edmonds Petanque Club members celebrated this year's league champions Saturday, June 2, at Edmonds Civic Playfield.

After five intense weeks of league play, the winning team of Ed Cornachio and David Rockwell secured the Chris Guitton Cup, awarded to the top doubles team in yearly league play.

Rockwell has now secured highest honors in four of the past five years. Three times with his previous partner Scott Bernhard and this year with Cornachio, David has demonstrated his outstanding skill at this challenging game.

Cornachio is hardly a newcomer to the sport, but this was his first trip to the winners’ podium. When congratulated on the outcome, Cornachio responded with a twinkle, "Thank you, but you should expect nothing less from an 88-year-old Italian-American!"

Second-place honors went to the all-French team of club members Brien Meilleur and Jacques Maussenet. Bronze medals were awarded to third place finishers Paul Dever and Forest Hertlein.

The June 2 events also included a one-day tournament among the teams who had competed in the cup competition.

In this event, Dever and Hertlein upset the league's top finishers to emerge as champions of the one-day tournament.

Second-place honors went to Karen Crabb and Jim Klein, while Cornachio and Rockwell finished in third.

Saturday's daylong event culminated the club's league play and recognized all participants as well as winning medalists. The day also allowed club members to simply enjoy each other's company on a beautiful day at the petanque courts.

The Bastille Day Tournament is now fast approaching and beginners are welcome. This open tournament, held on July 15 at the Edmonds Civic Playfield, is open to all members of the community.

Curious about this sport? Want to give it a try? The Bastille Day Tournament is a chance to learn to give it a try. Participants must register by July 11 by visiting the club website at www.edmondspetanqueclub.org or calling Jack McHenry at 206-832-9179.

The Bastille Day event begins at 8:30 a.m. on the petanque courts at 230 Sixth Ave. N in Edmonds. Everyone is welcome; no previous experience is required.

Next up: Bastille Day Tournament: July 15. Registration required by July 11.


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