Thanks to Jeffrey Widen we have the beginning of a new section here at petanque.org. It is all about tactics and strategy. To decide when to shoot, when not to shoot and when to point is sometimes more important that the actual shot itself.Full story
Most Petanque players think that the game is all about how they throw their boule. After all, whoever lands their boule closest to the cochon is the person who’s going to pick up the most points. However, Petanque isn’t all about merely throwing boules since there is also a psychological aspect to the game.
Sometimes there is only one solution: The cochonette has to go. Not an easy shot by far.Full story
Your opponent has the point, and all of your boules are near the cochon. You have only one boule left to play while your opponent has 3 or more. Full story
Your opponent has the closest boule, and you have a “wall” between your last boule and the cochon. It is too risky to try to shoot the opponent’s boule away.Full story
Your opponent has taken the point despite your boule being a wall in front of the cochon. Full story
Your first throw should be to point your boule in front of the cochon. This boule will serve as a “wall” to prevent your opponent from easily rolling closest to the cochon. Full story
Your opponent’s boule is closest to the cochon but the next closest are three of your own boules. Full storyblog comments powered by Disqus
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