This month we celebrated a big number - 10 years
On 7 january 1998 petanque.org had it's first day on the internet. In those days virtually all domain names were available, but the .org ending was chosen because we where planning to build a user driven organisation - a site for ,and by petanque players.
Back then it was hard to make a web-site. Nothing was available that even resembles a CMS or a forum, all software had to be built from scratch. So we're quite unique - all the stuff that makes petanque.org tick is hand-made just for this site. Every single line of programming and every database table. We've never counted the hours, but it took more than a few nights..
In these 10 years the internet has evolved from a nice, small and friendly community to the worlds foremost commercial arena. But we try to stick to our principles: For players, by players.
We would like to thank everyone that has contributed over the years.
And please - keep the contributions coming. Without you we would not be here , virtually all content is user-contributed.
With luck we'll stick around to celebrate another 10 years in about , lets say, ten years?
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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