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The team

Eric Masson

Eric Masson is the Managing Director of "Les Boules Café Petanque " (the world’s first indoor petanque cafe). He also created the first petanque association in Hong Kong in 2007, the "Hong Kong Petanque Club. Eric is the 2008 petanque Champion of Guangzhou, playing in triplets. Petanque is his passion, and he wants to share it for the enjoyment of people.


Christophe Bonno



Christophe Bonno (Managing Director) is known by many as one of the few French Professional Sommelier’s in town as well as the man who brought Absinthe to Hong Kong from his native France. He regularly supplies several of Hong Kong’s bars and Clubs with the much-maligned liquor and is keen to introduce the uninitiated to the wonders of the drink and it’s rituals.

Jean-Laurent Picard

Jean-Laurent is from Marseille (the hometown of Pétanque !) and lived in China and HK for the last 7 years.
He is in charge of "IT matters" at Les Boules - this website for example!