New York Pétanque Club off to a great start.

Back in June 2009, the NYPC members headed to participate to the Hery Open tournament organized by LabouleNY in Bryant Park.  All members qualified to get into the finals. Jean Pierre’s team lost against Xavier’s in quarter finals and Thierry’s defeated Gilles, Eric and Bernard in semi final before reaching the final.

The final opposed the team from Saint Barth – Philippe Sigari, Eric Chevalier, Carlos Natario – against Thierry Julliard, Phil Hemery and Peter Crowley. Both lost only one game in the morning, St Barth 3-13 against Ernesto-Steve-Lucien, Thierry 4-13 against Pierre-Jospeh-Charly.

St Barth started strong playing short games, 6-7 meters, taking advantage on pointing on a mixed wet and dry court. Phil-Peter-Thierry eventually came up doing 3 points when Peter took over as first pointer but could not change the game. Final score 13-3.


1st Philippe Sigari, Eric Chevalier, Carlos Natario

2nd Phil Hemery, Peter Crowley, Thierry Julliard

3rd Gilles Ray, Eric Bertin, Bernard Decanali

3rd Ernesto Santos, Steve Ginsberg, Lucien Rakotojaona


1st Gilbert Le Bras, Amadou Thiam, Lorissa Rinehard

2nd Brad Mattes, Mike Guinosso, Mark Sullivan


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