Friends of Avenin Daniel pose for a group photo during the charity pentanque tournament held in his memory.The Sai Sam Thai-French Petanque Club on Pattaya Third Road hosted a charity tournament earlier this month in remembrance of Avenin Daniel, who was a former member of the club and passed away two years ago. Present for the occasion was club president Somya Boonpan and over 100 friends of Avenin Daniel.The tournament was particularly dedicated to raising funds for charity, but apart from that the players were also promoting the petanque sport and honing their playing skills. The tournament was not played for any major title, but simply to meet new friends and help raise funds for a good cause.16 teams of three took part with registration fees set at 1,000 baht per team. All players were entitled to a buffet and beverages supplied for the occasion by the club.Coming in first place was the Colus team while the first and second runners-up were team Loui and team Pastis respectively. The top three teams were awarded trophies and cash prizes of 2,000, 1,500 and 1,000 baht accordingly. The tournament managed to raise a grand total of 10,000 baht for charity and was handed to the family of Avenin Daniel to help with their daily expenses.