Pétanque Pages of Dave Cushman
Dave Cushman died on 22nd February 2011 and shortly before he died he asked me to take over his websites. I later learnt he bequeathed them to me. I am a beekeeper and we discussed the future of the beekeeping website with Dave telling me I could develop it how I wished. He specifically asked that all non-beekeeping websites and pages stay exactly as they are and I promised I would maintain them as long as I could. I understand his reasons and will respect them, so I am unable to accept any offers of additions or updates.
Throughout these pages are references to people who may no longer be with us. I have deliberately left the information for historical purposes. Please be thoughtful if you try to contact them and try to find out the situation before doing so.
I have little knowledge of Pétanque and am unable to enter into correspondence due to time pressure. If something is genuinely urgent please email me via the Beekeeping website and put "Pétanque" in the subject line and I will try to deal with it.
This is one of the games that I play for relaxation, If you have come to this page in error:- Please use the "Subject Index" button to escape back to more familiar territory.
I was a member of the committee of
for many years as well as being one of the founder members, both of the original Melton and District League as well as the 1990 League. Many of the pages of this website are about various aspects of the 1990 Pétanque League and the politics that caused the need for the formation of the League.
Dave lived in the U.K. Midlands at SYSTON, Leicestershire.
It is nice to hear the thud of boule on gravel or the click as a cochonnet goes out of bounds, even the ringing clang as your own boule is replaced by an opponents 'take out' shot is a pleasant sound. Made all the better for good company and a pint of beer.
It is a friendly game, although it is often highly competitive. Whether you play for prestige or pleasure you will meet people and make friends.
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