Lesson 1 : Etiquette and basic rules

By Mr.Bordsenius at 2009-03-16

Etiquette and basic rules , the first step in "how to play petanque" We have a new online course , courtesy of Tom Bricca Adapted for use from "the Epping Petanque Club Training Manual"

1. Etiquette, just common sense rules
• a. Never throw a boule if a player or spectator is in front
• b. Quiet & Still when someone is in the Playing Circle (Think Golf)
• c. Observe the game adjacent to the Jack (2 meters away), not behind the circle.
• e. Don't walk across other games

Petanque is a remarkably safe sport

2. The Game - Basic Rules

a) The first team throws out the jack between 6 to 10 meters and then throw a boule towards the jack.

b) The second team tries to place a boule nearer to the jack.
If they succeed, the first team has to throw again.
If they fail, they have to continue to play until they succeed or until they have no boules left.

c) When a team has no boules left, their opponents play the remaining boules.

d) When all the boules have been played, a team scores as many points as it has boules closer to the jack than the best boule of the opposing side.

e) Each team totals the points scored, the winning team being the first to reach 13.

Continues in "Lesson 2"

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