RÈGLES DU JEU DE BOULE

Two hand-written documents by Aimé Coussin, Paris 19th century
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About this translation

These rules have been transcribed from the handwritten originals of Aimé Coussin by Jac Verheul. Thankyou Jac. The translation was fairly straightforward, with only a couple of passages where the meaning is less than clear. This was not so much a function of the language, but rather of style.Full story

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Rules of the Game of Boules (1),petanque

The game of boules is one which is daily catching on with more and more enthusiasts in Paris and the outskirts of the capital, and even in the country districts. The game of boules is an attractive gymnastic exercise, an amusement of skill and spirit. To conduct the game well, so as not to be caught by surprise, so as to prevent large adverse rounds, that’s the spirit of the player who plays the game.Full story

First manuscript, Rules of the Game of Boules

Article 1
The game is normally played until the first team to make 11 points, wins. The game may be extended according to the pleasure of the players. They must all consent to prolong the match. One lone player may prevent an extension, he shall be within his rights. He will say to you “I’m playing to 11 points, I don’t want to prolong it”.Full story

Second manuscript ,The Game of Boules

The game of boules is one which is daily catching on with more and more enthusiasts in Paris and the outskirts of the capital, and even in the country districts. The game of boules is an attractive gymnastic exercise, an amusement of skill and spirit. Full story

Second manuscript, The rules of the game of boules

Article 1
The game is normally played until the first team to make 11 points, wins. The game may be extended according to the pleasure of the players. They must all consent to prolong the match. One lone player may oppose this, he shall be within his rights.Full story

General petanque Rules of the Club

Gentlemen, a topic of the utmost importance and one sometimes difficult to deal with: the making of balanced teams for the game so that all the players are satisfied. It’s very difficult, moreover, it’s difficult to do. The game mustn’t be broken by latecomers who aren’t of equal ability.Full story

Règle du Jeu de Boule (French)

Le jeu de boules est un jeu qui prend journellement de plus en plus une grande quantité d’amateurs à Paris et aux environs de la capitale, et même en province. Le jeu de boule est une excercice gymnastique attrayant, et amusement d’adresse et d’esprit. Pour bien conduire une partie, pour ne pas se laisser surprendre, pour empêcher de faire des grands coups, voilà l’esprit du joueur qui conduit la partie.Full story

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