Can I wear gloves when playing petanque?

By Mr.Bordsenius at 2001-01-16

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.

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