World Championship result

By Mr.Bordsenius at 2002-10-06

Final result:
The final France-Morocco 15-2

From the semi-finals:
France B (Quintais-Lacroix-Suchaud) beat Thailand narrowly 13-12. Thailand played extremely well. The last round, starting at 12-12 was awesome

Thailand was ahead, so Quintais tried to "out" the but. He missed once, but then touched it perfectly well (at close to 12 meters!), but - probably due to spin -, it stopped inches from the rear line. Thailand had 3 boules left to go for the win. Everyone thought they had it made, went over the line and the next one was way too short. The last one stopped abt 2 ft from the but. The tension was unbelievable. Lacroix, who had the last French boule left, made a tremendous lob and came in at abt 1 foot.

Morocco beat Madagascar, quite narrow also, at 13-11.

Both games lasted about 2 hours. Wonderful pétanque!

contributed by Philippe Boets of PetanqueAmerica

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