Here’s an interesting question on the interpretation of the rules, from a posting on the French site, http://www.boulistenaute.com.
Your team is holding the point but you play in error, not having verified who was holding. The opponents say the boule just played isn’t holding and you play again, until you’re out of boules.
Only then do you go and measure, only to find out that your first boule was on, the opponents should have played and you’ve played 5 boules in error.
- What is the official ruling?
- Should the opponents have played instead of you?
- What happens to the 5 boules you’ve played in error?
- Would you say the opponents were ‘unsporting’?
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