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 .

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. 

La Chandeleur at Nelson Ranch – 2/13/2022

A message from our friends at the Nelson Ranch Pétanque Club:

Greetings Members—

The Nelson Ranch Petanque Club would like you (and family) to join us for our version of the French celebration, La Chandeleur. On Sunday, February 13 at 2 PM, at the Nelson Ranch pavilion (905 Nelson Ranch Road), we will be serving French crepes, both sweet and savory as a celebration of longer and warmer days to come. Sounds like a good reason for us to celebrate. We ask that all members bring to share either a sweet or savory filling for the crepes. This annual event is a joint effort of the NRPC, the Legation Boules Club of Austin, and the Alliance Française chapter in Austin.

We expect that pickup Petanque games will start between 11 AM and noon, and then break for crepes at 2 PM. Pickup games can continue after that break. Hopefully we will have a very nice day for La Chandeleur. Stay tuned though. If the weather forecast of that weekend doesn’t look promising, we will probably postpone until the following Sunday, February 20. In past years, we have had some really nice weather for the fete, and hopefully we will this year.

In appreciation of all the support you have given us, we would like you to come have crepes and some wine with us.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks and take care—
Gary Ragan
President NRPC

Thank you NRPC!

Nelson Ranch Update

Here is a message from the Nelson Ranch Club

Howdy Members—

NRPC wants to wish everyone a Happy New Year as we begin the 2022 petanque season. We are hoping to get back to a somewhat normal event schedule this year, and we hope you will join us for all the petanque fun! 

The first order of business in this new year is membership renewals. If you haven’t yet renewed your club membership with NRPC, you have until the end of January to do so. After Jan. 31, a late fee of $5.00 will be added. It will also delay you receiving your FPUSA license. You will need this license to participate in any FPUSA events, including regionals, which will hopefully be returning to our area in the coming year.

The renewal cost is $25.00. You can give cash to any of our club officers when you see them on the courts:  Gary, Kathy, Ed V. or Christophe.

If you want to pay by check, please make it out to our Treasurer: Ed Vaissiere.

If you want to pay your dues by mailing a check (made out to Ed), please send to:

Kathy Ragan

10503 Brannon Cove

Austin, Texas  78759

Mail by Jan. 20th so we get it on time!

If you are indeed renewing, I ask that we please try to get all the renewals & new applications finished by the Jan. 31 deadline. Dealing with the current FPUSA system is a bit of a hassle, so when I have to go back later and register more members, it can create problems. Thanks in advance for your cooperation. I know the board is excited about the upcoming petanque season in Austin. Hopefully, so are all of you!

If you have any questions about your renewal, you can contact me at:


Christophe (Secretary NRPC)

LBC Holiday Party Pictures 2021

Thanks again to Gary and Kathy for putting on a fantastic party!

Jim Schwobel Passes

Sunday December 5, 2021

I am sorry to report that our friend Jim Schwobel passed away this morning.

Menzina Churchman went to visit him Saturday and he was very subdued, and when she went to see him around noon today he had passed away.

I just got a note from his cousin Michelle Connor who was with him last night. She says he did not suffer and passed away peacefully.

There will be more news about a celebration for Jim at the hangar with his pétanque buddies and his band friends.

Please do not mention this on FaceBook because not all the family has been notified yet.

So sorry to lose one of our best friends.

- Jeff