The 43rd WC will be held in Thailand!
And here's the brand new website of the Pattaya Championships.
Some pages are still under construction, but for those of us that are used to French websites, this one looks extremely good! You actually risk finding information before your PC crashes! This is not something the petanque community is used to, the usual French web-solution is to make an insane flash/java based solution in french only. That usually crashes your PC before you can understand anything.
So this is very good indeed!
There are 26,000 registered players Thailand, so after France and Spain they are the biggest petanque-playing nation in the world!
This is probably due to HRH Princess Srinagarindra, who popularized the game in Thailand.
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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