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On the occasion of the first World Championships head-to-head Male and Female Trophy Henri Bernard, Audrey Bandiera and Dylan Rocher were selected by the National Technical Direction to represent France in Nice from 23 to 25 January 2015.
Last year, the first edition of the International Trophy Henri Bernard head-to-head had been successful. The International Federation of Pétanque and Provençal Game thus transform the test in January, with the appearance of women. The opportunity will be given to France to win two gold medals.
Jean-Yves Péronnet, National Technical Director:
"An international competition in head-to-head is naturally interesting for observers and breeders we are. Each athlete is facing himself managing such a test is very demanding. This is of course the next logical Bernard Henri Trophy 2013 that France had the honor of winning thanks to Dylan Rocher.
I must admit that there has been no significant debate within the selection committee this time. Audrey Bandiera really gave the best summer of herself at meetings France - Thailand. She has also won three head-to-head on three face world champions. These services and the latest international events led the DTN to trust him to be the first to compete for a World Championship Head-to-Head.
Dylan Rocher, two factors have clearly played in his favor. He brilliantly imposed last year with a performance at the point and shooting as we had never known him. Subsequently in June, Dylan confirmed this progression throughout his game by becoming champion of France Individual Male. These two important victories in the difficult exercise of Head-to-Head will enable him to arrive at Nice with the necessary experience and serenity, "says Jean-Yves Péronnet, DTN.
THE REACTION OF AUDREY BANDIERA
"I am very happy with this announcement. For us women, it is not easy to express in the head-to-head while for my part, I love it! So I have here a opportunity to prove it. And then, of course, wear the shirt of the team of France is always pride. especially, we had some very good players to be eligible for this position, be chosen is a beautiful proof of confidence "
REACTION DYLAN ROCHER
"I welcome this news with great joy from the United States where I am right now. I thank the selection committee has decided to renew its trust me! I took great pleasure last year when Bernard Henri Trophy. by becoming official World Championship, it will be even more prestigious. I hope I reproduce my game last year. the Head-to-Head I like very much and m has done quite well recently. So I hope it lasts! I will do my best as always to taste again the happiness of being world champion "
Thanks to partners of the France team: Erima and Orezza
C O N T A C T P R E S S E F.F.P.J.P. Clement MENEGHIN