Werner Visits from Germany

29 Jun

Werner Visits from Germany

We had a guest player on Sunday. Werner Liebilt, who flew in from Germany yesterday and played with us today. Werner was presented with a club shirt and the ever-popular club beer stein. What could be more appropriate for a fellow petanque player from Deutschland. Beautiful weather for an excellent turnout of members.



27 Jun


Come celebrate Bastille Day on Chicago’s Daley Plaza in the heart of downtown. Monday evening, July 14th, 4 pm till 9 pm. ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, FOOD, WINE and PETANQUE in front of the PICASSO. FREE lessons and games. FUN for all.


Petanque Fabulous Feast

17 Jun

Petanque Fabulous Feast

Sunday’s PETANQUE FEAST was a rousing success and a culinary delight. Petanque and picnic is the perfect combination. Play a few games, enjoy a large assortment of tasty dishes, then play more games. The highlight of the afternoon was the unveiling of Cliff’s beautiful new bench and plaque. Great time for all. See Facebook for photo album.


June Petanque and Picnic

9 Jun

June Petanque and Picnic

Sunday JUNE 15th. Games, potluck lunch, music, and the unveiling and dedication of the NEW Cliff Dufty memorial bench. We will celebrate the life of a friend and petanque mate. Bring a dish to share and a folding chair. Festivities start at noon at Memorial Park in Wheaton. Sunday, June 15th. Mark the date on your calendar for a fun afternoon of food, petanque and friendship.

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Switzerland and France

4 Jun

Switzerland and France

Come on out to Wheaton’s Rathje Park this Sunday, June 8th, starting at 1 p.m. Special guests visiting from Switzerland and France will be joining us.


2014 Outdoor Season Kickoff

15 Apr

Outdoor Season Kickoff

Sunday, we had an excellent kickoff of the outdoor season. Nice turnout. Many wearing the club shirt. (Shirts are getting a little faded. New shirts in 2014) We had a club meeting to discuss the new season.


Chicago Club Going to France

2 Apr

Chicago Club Going to France

The president of the Pont du Chateau petanque club in France contacted me to let me know that he used some photos from our Chicago club website to setup an April Fools joke on his club members.

He told his members that the Chicago Club was going to visit France to play a few games with them. He told them it was going to be a big event. He was going to provide a translator. The next day he told them APRIL FOOLS.

See us on the French club website at