For some time there has been a misunderstanding or perhaps I should I say a misinterpretation of the second paragraph in article 16.
Some have thought that ëThe player must not use any object to give aid in playing a bouleíÖ to mean wearing gloves. Well Iím afraid they are wrong. The objects this rule means would be a stone, boule, stick or similar items that would be used to mark the landing or stopping point of a boule or cochonnet. As for gloves, it is very unlikely that they will give you an unfair advantage over your opponent, except you may have warmer hands, throwing a boule wearing gloves is more likely to put you at a disadvantage. Of course there are some that think using gloves with rubber grip lines etc., will give you an advantage but I think this very unlikely.
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?
The world wide petanque and boule community, by and for users.