Edmonds Petanque players win regional honors

Jul 07, 2017
Courtesy of: Edmonds Petanque Club Edmonds Petanque Club members participated in a doubles tournament at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend.

On Saturday, June 24, 15 Edmonds Petanque Club members competed in the FPUSA 2017 Northwest Regional Doubles Tournament at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend.

They played against teams from Seattle, Portland, Bellevue and Port Townsend. In the women’s division, Karen Crabb and Michelle Martin from Edmonds took second place in an extremely close match, played down to the wire.

By a close score of 13-11, Karen and Michelle ceded first place to Barbara Kongsbak and Christine Fadden, representing the Port Townsend and Portland Petanque clubs.

Congratulations also go to Mari Dever and Tina Weddle from Edmonds, who finished fourth among a strong field of women’s teams.

On the men’s side, Scott Bernard and David Rockwell, from the Edmonds Petanque Club, finished tied for third place with Joe Cortwright and Van Woolfe of Portland, among the 20 men’s teams who competed.

Top honors went to Chen Pollina and Silas Hom from Port Townsend. Greg Conyers and Mark Richards from the Seattle Petanque Club finished second by one point in the final match of the day.

All games were played at the new multicourt Fort Worden Petanque Center. Able to accommodate as many as 20 matches at once, it attracted a large group of competitors and fans from across the region.

The Edmonds Petanque Club looks forward to hosting regional events, such as the annual doubles tournament, once the Edmonds Civic Park and its petanque grove are complete.

The 2017 Edmonds Petanque Club Bastille Day Tournament is July 16. The tournament is open to everyone, from experts to beginners. For more information about the Bastille Day Tournament and petanque in general, go to www.edmondspetanqueclub.org.


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