|What:||The 10th Open, International - and largest - Petanque Tournament in the USA.|
|Where:||On beautiful Amelia Island, Florida - at the downtown marina in Fernandina Beach.|
Open to anyone, teams of two players ('doubles').
Beginners, amateurs, advanced players and champions all play together in one big tournament.
|When:||Sat 12 & Sun 13 November 2016. Training, clinics and welcome party on Fri Nov 11.|
|$$$:||Total prize purse: $10,000 - spread over at least 32 teams.|
|Why:||Because it's so much fun!|
popularity keeps rising in our
country. But players are
scattered over the 50 states
and do not have many opportunities
to meet, mingle and play. In 2015, players came from
23 states & 13 countries.
Including 6 World Champions. Once again, this year, lots of new friendships will
be made. Expect high fives and laughter
from morning till night.
2015 drone video.
It certainly helps that the Fernandina Harbor marina is a beautiful setting, with plenty restaurants & bars in walking distance, and lots of breeze and sunshine. Not unlike La Ciotat on the French Mediterranean coast, where petanque started in 1907.
1438 East Oak St
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034