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, but..one 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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