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
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?
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