This section is not meant as a serious part of petanque.org. It is just for fun, but might just help you get the upper hand, some day...Full story
New Boules? Are they all that they’re cracked up to be?
If the opponents turn up, proudly bearing a brand new set of boules, which they’ve just bought, thinking the new boules are sure to help them win, you can easily turn this to your advantage.Full story
- “Oh, 710s. Did you not bring any 740s? That’s what most of us use here, on this terrain, you know. 7mm branvil chippings to dust on a 12mm blackbart hoggins pre-compacted sub-base. We find they’re more accurate, especially after the odd shower – look at those clouds looming. I think I just felt a spot.” Full story
Not Going Too Far: the art of nearly winning
If you make outrageous claims, such as boasting “how you beat last year’s National Squad in the Regional Finals”, you’re more likely to be ridiculed than believed. Much better to make a more modest claim and, more importantly, one that can’t actually be verified.Full story
The art of Boules-Upmanship, inspired by the classic work by Stephen Potter, is all about scoring points off your opponents without, or ideally even before, having to actually play a boule. The secret is cultivating a superior attitude, appearing that you know more about the game than the opponents do and always, of course, having a variety of sound reasons why you were ‘unlucky’ in losing any matchFull storyblog comments powered by Disqus
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Unfortunately we had a "bug" in the clubs database that made new entries impossible. This has been fixed now, so if you have tried to register your club previously but it did not work, this is the time to try again.
Thailand defeated France 13-7 at the women’s Petanque World Championship on Monday in Mendi, France. This is their sixth world title.
The petanque club "La Boule Cadienne de Lafayette" put on a gamefor new french-teachers, to make them feel at home.
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