1999.10.01 by Vegar Ness firstname.lastname@example.org
Of the Nordic Countries, Finland & Denmark is qualyfied for the third round of the World Championship. Sweden and Norway have to try their luck in the secound round.
Sweden and Finland drew into the same pool, and supprisingly Finland beat Sweden in the first match by 13-7 and got to meet Spain in the winners match. They lost this game 10-13, while Sweden beated the Netherlands 13-8 in the loosers match. In the deciding match of the pool the Swedish team were looking for revenge, but the Finnish team did actually beat them once more, this time 13-10. Maybe Finland will be the Nordic supprise this year ?
Norway were off to a good start beating Australia 13-0, but then lost 6-13 to Germany and 8-13 to the USA (!), both countries qualyfied for the third round.
Denmark started by beating our friends from New Zealand 13-2, but did then acchieve zero points from Madagascar. In the deciding match Denmark played Great Britain, and won 13-7.
France have both their teams through, but France 2 lost to Tunisia.
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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