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.
Play will be at the Browning hangar in the Mueller development in Austin, Texas.
Registration starts at 8:30AM and games will start promptly at 9:00AM. Please be on time.
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.