Special Event Thursday 26 at NRPC

Many of you are too new to pétanque in Austin and Cedar Park to have met Alain and Mitzi Jimenez because they left town about six years ago to go sailing up and down the coast.

But they are back in town!

Come out to the Nelson Ranch Pétanque Club in Cedar Park at 9AM on Thursday to play some games and have a nice pot luck picnic around noon!

Hope to see you there!

Pictures from April 10, 2022 Tournament

LBC Tournament – April 10, 2022

Here is what you need to know about our first tournament of the year!

It will be a Melee

The first LBC tournament of the year will be a "melee" style event. In other words, you will be randomly paired with someone when you check in and will play with them for the entire tournament. Be sure to sign up soon to reserve your spot.

 Browning Hangar

Play will be at the Browning hangar in the Mueller development in Austin, Texas.

 Starting Time

Registration starts at 8:30AM and games will start promptly at 9:00AM. Please be on time. 

 Entry Fee

The entry fee is $10 dollars. You can pay with cash or check when you check in the morning of the tournament.


There is a limit of 32 players. To reserve your spot you need to contact Gary Ragan. You can either talk to him in person on the terrain, or use the button below to send him an email.

Pot Luck Lunch

After the first two games there will be a break for a pot luck lunch. Please bring something to contribute that is not likely to spread COVID. 

We will be using the new system invented by Kathy Ragan called Pétanque for the Planet that features reusable glasses, and plates etc. to reduce plastic waste. Check it out!


There will be three qualifier games. Two before lunch and one after. After those games everyone will continue to play either in the concours division (top eight teams) or the consolante division (remaining eight teams).

At this point it will be single elimination. Winners will go on to play in the semi-final and final rounds. Finalists to play a total of six games.

Winners in both the concours and consolante divisions will get medals and prizes!

 Michel Costa - Celebration of Life

As most of you know, our good friend, and excellent pétanque player from San Antonio, Michel Costa passed away recently.

Unfortunately, we have a scheduling conflict with Michel's Celebration of Life near San Antonio and the LBC tournament both on April 10.

Sadly, this will prevent a lot of people from being able to go to San Antonio, but on the other hand, many of his good friends will be together here in Austin, playing pétanque and remembering Michel.  

NRPC Spring Tournament

We got this message from our friends at the Nelson Ranch Pétanque Club:

The NRPC is pleased to announce our Spring Petanque Tournament on Sunday March 20 at 9 AM.

It will be a Carousel format where you change partners each game, Players will be paired as pointers and shooters to balance out the teams. 

We will all play 5 games and the winners will be the top 6 players with the best record.  Winners will receive medals.

The cost for the event will be $10 per player. Proceeds from the event will go to pay for some much needed court renovations.

Click the button below to register and tell us your preference as a pointer or shooter.

Payment is due at check-in the day of the event.

Registration is limited to 32 players, with priority given to NRPC members, so register soon!

We will have a pot luck lunch break around 1 PM, so please bring a dish to share. The club will provide water for the event.

These carousel events are a great way to get to know & play with fellow club mates. Novices are paired as pointers with more experienced players as shooters.

If you are an experienced player, please consider being a shooter, as there is always a need.

This kind of tournament is a great way to get that shooting experience! Having a good balance of shooters & pointers makes the tournament more fun.

We hope you will join us for NRPC's  first tournament in over 2 years!

Should be a great day of pétanque!

Thank You NRPC!

Nova Scotia Pétanque 2024!

Our friends in Nova Scotia saw the pictures from the 2022 Chandeleur at Nelson Ranch and sent us a nice note:

Hello Petanqueurs,
Congratulations to the crêpier and the crêpières and good health with the Breton cider. The Boule acadienne club is taking a break due to snow cover and a little freezing temperature - Alain Philippe Gérard

Thank you Alain Philippe! We hope members of the Boule acadienne can visit us in Texas some day!

Big Event in Nova Scotia!

Did you know that Boule Acadienne Club is planning to have a pétanque event in Nova Scotia that will correspond with the Congrés mondial acadien from August 10th to 18th in the year 2024?

It looks like it will be a great event. Our club founder, Ed Priest, and his wife say that they already plan to be there!

Click the button below for more information.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Boule Acadienne Club!

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Here are some pictures of Belliveaus Cove, Nova Scotia in the winter. Brrrr!

Click on the map below to see where the Boule Acadienne Club is located in Nova Scotia.

It looks like a nice place!

Are You Going?

You can leave your comments below!

La Chandeleur 2022 Pictures

La Chandeleur 2022 was a great success!

Thank you to the Nelson Ranch Pétanque Club and everyone else who helped out.

Petanque Women

The Browning Hangar Today

There will be a petanque workshop for women petanque players. 

This event is not being organized by the LBC. Please send any questions to petanquewomenusa@gmail.com .

Dates : March 25-27, 2022
Location: Browning Hangar at Mueller Park in Austin Texas
Schedule : 

Thursday March 24th - Outdoor gathering for those in town
Friday March 25th: 
0800 - 0830 Intros & Program Overview
0830 - 1245 Morning Session
1245 - 1400 Lunch
1400 - 1900 Afternoon Session & Debriefing
Saturday March 26th: 
0830 - 1245 Morning Session
1245 - 1400 Lunch
1400 - 1900 Afternoon Session & Debriefing
Sunday March 27th: 
0830 - 1245 Morning Session
1400  Competition & Exhibition games at a local outdoor venue, with food & beverage specials and live music.

We have started a Go Fund Me page to raise money for this event, the training sessions for this event are at no cost. Participants are responsible for their own travel, transportation, lodging and meals. We are working with local establishments to get special rates for services, more information will be shared when available.