The Nordic Championships - ready for renewal ?

By Mr.Bordsenius at 2001-01-08

1999.07.23 by Vegar Ness mr.ness@petanque.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.

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