Rules updated

We have updated the rules, they are here

Rules regarding a broken boule?

We have received a question from South africa regarding the rules of boles that break during play. A new one for us, so we need your help.Full story

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Multi-colored Cochonette?

A new question in our rules-section:
May one jack be painted in several colours?Full story

Two Cohonettes?

Four teams are playing triplette. Two by two. One party shoots le cochonette out of the playing field and into the other playing field, where it directly hits another cochonette. Now there are two cochonettes on the other playing
ground and nobody can tell which cochonette is the right one since nothing was marked. It really happened! I just cant remember what what ruling was made, but what is your suggestion?Full story

No boules left? Hold on, there is one more here..

During a game of Team A vs Team B.
Late in the end Team A indicates Team B is "holding the point" this is confirmed.B waits for A to,play but they indicate they have no boules left.
So B plays out.
THEN when measuring is about to occur Team A finds they have a Boule unplayed, and, one of their team suggests that team B played out of turn and consequently have offended the rules.Full story

Identical Boules

Do I have to play with identical boule?Full story

Marking positions

Do we have to mark the position of the cochonnet or boule?
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Is the 1 minute rule for throwing the boule also for throwing the cochonnet?

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Third place

Can the umpire measure to decide who is holding third place?
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Must we remove a boule that has gone out of play?

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Do I have to erase the circle that we have just used when the end is over?

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What happens when a player accidentally throws an opponentís boule instead of his own?

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The distance from the circle to the cochonnet in a competition

I have read somewhere, that the distance from the circle to the cochonnet in a competition for juniors should be between 6 and 9 metres, is
this right?Full story

Can draw the circle a metre from the position of the cochonnet after the first end.

We are under the impression that you can draw the circle a metre from the position of the cochonnet after the first end. Is this right?

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Can I wear gloves when playing petanque?

For some time there has been a misunderstanding or perhaps I should I say a misinterpretation of the second paragraph in article 16. Full story

A valid Cochonnet

Q. Team ëAí throw the cochonnet to about 9.5 metres. They then throw their first boule that knocks the cochonnet on to about 11 metres from the circle. Team ëBí claim that the cochonnet is over 10 metres and therefore invalid. Are they correct? Full story

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