1999.07.23 by Vegar Ness firstname.lastname@example.org
The status of the Nordic Championships are decreasing. What can be done ?
In recent years we have seen (from a norwegian point of view) the decrase of status for the Nordic Championships. Can something be done to reverse this ?
A proposal from Bj¯rn Lyster suggests that instead of dividing the teams into 2 groups, allowing a team to play 3 matches before semifinals, all the teams should be in one group, playing versus all the teams from the other nations, allowing all teams to play 6 matches before semifinals.
We see now very few Norwegian players who want to spend NOK 3000 going to Finland to play 4 or 5 matches. Making it 7 or 8 matches would perhaps make them think twice about this desicion.
Bj¯rns proposal should be an item at the August meeting in the Nordic Petanque-alliance in Helsinki.
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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