Dave Barry - one of the funniest people in the USA - is headed for the Miami Open petanque tournament. If you have the weekend off, it's time to join him!
Dave's Official blog at blogs.herald.com has a few words about this.
" .. wants petanque to become a huge sport in America. This is never, ever going to happen, but it sure is fun to watch Philippe try. It's also fun to attend a petanque tournament, in which it is not always easy to tell who is playing, and who is spectating, and who is just lying on the ground .. "
He has managed to get together a full team, not only is he funny, he knows a lot of people as well!
So why don't follow in his footsteps and join in the fun too? It's just around the corner, the 12th and 13 th of November. The tournamenst official homepage has all the info you need to get there and join the fun!
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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