The may holidays turned out to be quite hard-working days for Russian sportsmen. The training rhythm was given by the best specialists from France: Claude Azema (General Secretary of International Federation of Petanque and Jeu Provancal) and Claude Raluy (President of International Educaqtional Petanque Center), that seemed thrilling and terrible at the same time to most of the players.
The training began in the early morning and lasted till the evening, It included the theoretical part and many practical exercises, one of the days were completely devoted to the details of strategy and tactics of the game, to the nuances of the international rules.
As the result of hard trainings the great workshop-base of the different kinds of troughs and techniques for pointing and shooting was created and worked out. All the sportsmen were officially certified of passing the training.
Some players joke that the trainers broke their hands working on the balance and twisting, they took our boules, moved the jacks, etc? but that was very effective?and it was really good time!
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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