2018 Edmonds Petanque Club Champions
On Saturday, June 2, at the Edmonds Civic Playfield, Edmonds Petanque Club members celebrated this year’s league champions. After five intense weeks of league play, the winning team of Ed Cornachio and David Rockwell secured the Chris Guitton Cup, awarded to the top doubles team in yearly league play. David Rockwell has now secured highest honors in four of the past five years. Three times with his previous partner Scott Bernhard and this year with Ed Cornachio, David has demonstrated his outstanding skill at this challenging game. Ed Cornachio is hardly a newcomer to the sport, but this was Ed’s first trip to the winners’ podium. When congratulated on the outcome, Ed responded with a twinkle, “Thank you, but you should expect nothing less from an 88 year-old Italian-American!” Second place honors went to the all-French team of club members Brien Meilleur and Jacques Maussenet. Bronze medals were awarded to third place finishers Paul Dever and Forest Hertlein.
Saturday’s events also included a one-day tournament among the teams who had competed in the cup competition. In this event, Paul Dever and Forest Hertlein upset the league’s top finishers to emerge as champions of the one-day tournament. Second place honors went to Karen Crabb and Jim Klein, while Ed Cornachio and David Rockwell finished in third. Saturday’s day-long event culminated the club’s league play and recognized all participants as well as winning medalists. The day also allowed club members simply to enjoy each other’s company on a beautiful day at the petanque courts.