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Petanque World Championships 2001 Monaco

On The Road Again

"Team Ford" Jukka Pöyry, Jukka Holopainen and Mika Ahonen made a car trip to Monaco. We started from Lahti Finland in 21st september and returned back home in 7th october, after 16 days and 6100 kilometers (3800 miles) on the road.

First we took a ferry from Turku Finland to Stockholm Sweden and drove to Malmö Sweden, where we participated a local petanque competition. Then we drove through Denmark, Germany, Swiss Alps, Italy and France to Monaco. We stayed in Riviera about 6 days, watching the World Championships and participated WC Open, a single competition for Finnish tourists. Finally we returned pretty much the same route.

It was fun!


Photos below may be used freely in petanque related publications, if the source is mentioned and one copy is mailed to me:

Jukka Pöyry
Lettokatu 4
FIN-15340 Lahti
Finland

(There are not so many photos of the games, because I shot them on video. Available later...)

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Malmo Sweden, Orestad Open double final

Malmo Sweden, Orestad Open triple

The bridge between Sweden and Denmark

Our car Ford Focus

Frankfurt Germany

Frankfurt Germany

Frankfurt Germany, Jukka H. & Mika eyes wide shut

Frankfurt Germany, Jukka P.

Frankfurt Germany, Mika & the shop

Europa-Park somewhere in southern Germany

Up there in Swiss Alps

Sankt Bernhard, the home of Bernhard dogs

A lake at 2500 meters

Funny roads

Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe

Loano, a small village in Italian Riviera

A beach boulevard in Loano

Monaco in early morning sun

The World Championships main entrance

The opening ceremony, Prince Albert himself was present

The openings

The openings

The openings

The openings

The openings

The openings

The openings

The openings

The openings

The openings

The openings

Monaco views

Monaco views

Monaco views

Ferrari shop in Monaco

Monaco views

Automobile Club Monaco

The games have started

Team Morocco and Arttu from Finland

Tough playing surface

Marco Foyot

Teams Sweden & Cote d'Ivoire

Team Portugal

Team Monaco

The main circus arena, where the competiton was held

Teams Finland & Canada

Petanque Club 'Rainier III' in Monaco

Petanque Club 'Rainier III' in Monaco

Finnish tourists playing

Team Djibouti

Smaller arenas outside the main tent

Smaller arenas outside the main tent

The Finnish supporters

Front page of a local newspaper

Games games games

Teams Finland & Luxembourg

Team Finland

The Morocco shooter Hicham Meqsoud

Belgian shooter Claudy Weibel

Shooting World Champion Philippe Quintais France

Monaco Heliport, about 50 meters away from the main arena

Monaco views

Monaco views

Prince Albert watching the final game

Lots of photographers

Prince Albert again

Marco Foyot commenting to TV

The World Champion France

The World Champion France

The World Champion France

Jukka P. & Mika in Nice

A door knocker for sale

Nice views

Nice views

Nice views

Nice views & our Ford

Jukka P. at a petanque club in Nice

WC Open medalists Jukka P. (bronze), Seppo Havukainen (gold) and Mika (silver)

A boule shop in Nice

Swiss Alps

A river in Swiss Alps

A house in Swiss Alps

A lake in Swiss Alps

Petanque court in front of the king's castle in Stockholm Sweden

Petanque court in front of the king's castle in Stockholm Sweden

Ford Team - Jukka H., Mika, Jukka P.