We have tried to have updated petanque-news here since 1997, but we have decided that not only is it too much work to make a good news-site for all players in all the world, but it is not very interesting for most players either. The interest is generally about local events, and this kind of information is best managed by the local club or association. So with the exception of world-championships. etc. we will no more publish news here at petanque.org
But - as there are a lot of sites that do publish news from their own clubs or countries we will make a mechanism for all clubs to use petanque.org as a "news front page" for their site, by enabling all to post info about the latest story on their own web-pages on petanque.org.
This will probably work along the lines of the tournaments-database, with a listing of all the latest stories, info about where they are, and direct links to all the pages. A section of the front page will be used for this to ensure that the items will get the most attention from our visitors.
More information about this will come shortly.
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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