Despite the weather this weekend , including the postponement of a day , the " Caledonian alley " 2014 still able to take place without (much ) hassle. Back to the highlights of this second edition and news to predict.
No surprise in threesomes
Necessarily favorites of the competition, two world champions in 2012 , Philippe Suchaud and Dylan Rocher , associated with Ramon Chang Man Sao , were expected to turn in the contest threesomes . They are taxed without trembling in the final Sunday night Boulari , on the score of 13-4 . The beginning of the game was pretty tight during the first half hour , then " they took place and the wide " according to Matthew Spinouze , co- organizer of this event . Note that the final, which was originally scheduled for 16 hours , was shifted to 21:30 due to depression " June . " On the whole competition , Mathieu Spinouze believes Rock Suchaud and Sao Chang Man " were never worried , "but their opponents , far from being frustrated, " were happy to address them. "
A depression disruptive
The petanque tournament , played for the first three days this year , was not favored by climatic conditions. Saturday, the wind and rain forced organizers to manage the emergency referring tournament threesomes . "We thought foremost the safety of spectators. Many players were ready to go, but it was not reasonable , so we took the decision to resettle all on one day, Sunday , "says Mathieu Spinouze . But this report also necessitated a reorganization of the table and preparing more land . " We needed more people mobilized for people to be well received and that the site remains clean . Fortunately, all the volunteers have played the game on Sunday. " However, the weather remains as the " black spot " of this edition. "The weather was bad for us. It's always nice to play under a bright sun . "
The " heart shots " weekend
The general affluence in terms of registrations has exceeded the most optimistic expectations of the organizers . They waited at best , and 650 participants , despite the bad weather , they were 700. This success reinforces the desire of the organizers to create this event , a celebration of petanque . "We wanted to promote the game of bowls. The purpose , being open to non -licensees is to hook people and bring them to the sport. They had fun on the tournament , they can then take a license and bring other players with them. It is a virtuous circle , "said Mathieu Spinouze . On another note , the success of "young" contest organizers also welcomed . " There were registered 32 doubles . Usually in this age group , the picture is less filled . " Note that , a team of young ni-Vanuatu , invited for the occasion, caused a sensation bowing narrowly in the final ( 12-13) against the premises.
The adjustments to be made for next year
Although the mixed doubles tournament was still in progress ( last night ), Mathieu Spinouze draft an initial assessment of improvements to the " Caledonian 2015. " But it immediately says that he" wanted to do it again, but not in the same conditions. " The idea is to expand the organizing team of the event , which sometimes was a bit tight , such as Friday for the doubles tournament . "There were few volunteers that day , he says , when there were so many participants . Specifically it was eight in the field, then we should have been twenty . " However, in principle, the conduct of the competition over three days is not questioned. "It should again be on the same model , a priori, but with a larger team. This is to say that we will see things differently with more people involved with us. So far, in association with the base of it , we are only four and this is not enough. " Rendez-vous is taken for the third Caledonian alley .
With new guests
For the next edition , in addition to two world champions in 2012 should go New Caledonia , Mathieu Spinouze would enrich the guests present on the shelf " Caledonian alley . " Thus, two other French World Champions should join Philippe Suchaud and Dylan Rock next year. He also wants to densify the competition " by bringing representatives of the Australian national team and New Zealand . " Having already attempted this year , it will relaunch this invitation, " the ball is now in their court. "