1999.10.04 by Vegar Ness email@example.com
Madagascar beat Belgium in the final.
It was somehow natural that at the end the team from Madagascar won the World Championship at Reunion. Madagascar has for many years played a brilliant game of petanque, and when the championship were organized very close to their own island it was at last their turn to win.
Another team who has been playing great petanque is Belgium. They should have been in the final last year, but when they reached the final match this year they could not beat the heat.
For the first time since 1989 there were no French team in the final, but France 1 claimed the last medals by beating Thailand in the broncefinal.
Thailand - Tunisia 13-9
Belgium - Canada 13-4
France 1 - Morocco 13-6
Madagascar - Italy 13-3
Belgium - Thailand 13-8
Madagascar - France 1 13-8
France 1 - Thailand 13-3
Madagascar - Belgium 15-10.
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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