National Cup winners, Frank Schepers, Ferdinand Wiese and Jan van de Bosch, will represent The Netherlands at the World championship 2001 in Monaco
In the qualification best-of-five-match in Leidschendam (near The Hague) on Sunday 10th of June between the winners of the National Cup and those of the National League, the Cup winners Frank Schepers, Ferdinand Wiese and Jan van de Bosch beat the League winners Marco and Huib van Saane and Jelle Venema in four games: 13-7, 10-13, 13-0 and 13-5.
The Dutch championship for women, also in Leidschendam, was a victory for Donna Vonck and Anouk and Manon van Loon. They won the final match against Brigitte Schouten, Goof Beekmans and Joke van Nunen (world championship participants in 2000) in three games: 8-13, 13-2 and 13-5. The last game ended in a magisterial way with two carreaus on iron by Anouk, at a distance of ten meters!
Championship for juniors: Hans van der Veen, Rick Goedbloed and Navin Koebeer.
Championship for cadets: Reinhardt van Aken, Tomas Broeren and Jim van Loon.
Championship for minimes: Fouad Ahabad, Sven van Loon and Jordie Reinier.
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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