Gentlemen…start your engines!

I guess in the PC world my title should read “Gentle-people…start your engines” but it doesn’t sound as good.  Two weeks to go ’til Boccé 2010.  Field prep is mostly done although I will do a final “how-low-can-I-go-mow” just before the day.  We are making arrangements for the food and we’ll have some coolers ready to keep things chilly.  A few people dropped me a vine and said they’ve been out training, working on back-handed tosses, side-spin whirls and double-stack blockers.  One half of the 2010 championship team has been honing his game nightly on the pitches at Pridy Road.

If anyone has a spare boccé set, can you please let me know.  We need four in total although I would like to have one spare one just in case.  In addition, don’t forget to bring lawn chairs, a drink cooler and a jacket of some sort as it is usually windy at our place and can get a bit cold later in the evening.

Give a big shout out to our sponsors thus far:  The Head Shed, Surgenor Brewery, VI Fitness for Women, Lucky Lager, Ben Davies Financial Planning (shameless self-promotion!), Bill Kelly Golf, JBD Enterprises Inc. and Flip Flop Shops (Vancouver Island).  These guys help make the tourney what it is now and what it will be over the next few years.  At present, the interest level means that the 2011 edition will have 48 teams!

Stay tuned for a final update, probably around August 5th.

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2 thoughts on “Gentlemen…start your engines!

  1. Go Ben and Josée go! The excitement is building. We are off to Toronto on Wednesday 28th of July and I am going to spread the word about the Bocce event there. Nova Scotia is next in my sights and then it will be to the folks in Oz in November. This tournament is going to explode baby!
    Good on yer.
    Dad

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