2000.03.26 by Jac Verheul Mr.Verheul@petanque.org
The Dutch petanque federation NJBB is probably the first petanque federation on the world with a players council.
The new players council was founded on saturday the 26th of march. The committee members are Marc Helffer (president), Manon van Loon, Jan Vrielink, Frank Wevers and Ferdinand Wiese. The most of them are players with international experience. The most important task of the players council is to look after the interest of the Dutch competition players in their contacts with the committee of the Dutch petanque federation.
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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