As the saying goes: When in Rome , do as the Romans. So when Tim came for a visit from South Africa there was only one thing he could do.
By Tim Truluck
Here is a pic of me playing boule with my father-in-law in a small village called Aillac in the Dordogne. We used to play every evening and it was our first time we actually played on a proper court. Sometimes our games would go on until well after dark. And passer's by would also stop and ask us directions as they thought we were locals. It was great fun and the locals would come over and talk to us and even give us lessons and advice.
I live in Johannesburg and my father-in-law is from Cape Town.
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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