We all know that to become a skilled petanque player you have to actually practise. Unfortunately just talking about the game ,dringking pastis , red wine , white wine, or indeed anything else , will not improve you game much. But as practising is quite boring we have devised a game out of it.
For 2 players, to practise high-lobs.
Decide who plays first. This player draws a 50cm target circle from 6 - 10m from the throwing circle. There is no jack in this game. Players must lob into the target circle, otherwise the shot does not count and the boule thrown is removed from the game. The idea is to stay close to the target circle.
Players can agree to alternate shots, or "furthest from the circle" plays.
The winner of an end draws a new circle and the game continues.
"Game" can be to any agreed number of points.
For some reason the worl championship in petanque is held in the buzzling metroloplis of Tahiti this year! So pack your swimwear and go there at once!
Finally petanque has found a new home, as a bar game! Althought it might take a few years befor the darts-boards get the boot and petanque moves in everywhere it has started to happen
The Financial times has finally understood that Petanque is the game of the future, with our long time friend Mike Pegg, International umpire. "It may not be the sunny south of France but even on a chilly Devon day, British fans are warming to the charms of pétanque"
This is a product we have mentioned earlier, just because it is sooooo French. A Tour de France petanque-set! This is more French than a baguette!
We stumbled across a petanque-game for the andoid-system. From the produces description:"Petanque in St Tropez is a 3D bowls game, as played on the mediterannean coast." We do not have an android-phone to test it on, perhaps one of you can help us out?
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