Try to catch some videos on YouTube or the Daily Motion of the annual pétanque extravaganza which is La Marseillaise, running five days from last Sunday to tomorrow (Thursday 11th). Usually in blazing sunshine with virtually no shade, this is a real test of endurance never mind skill. It’s an unofficial ‘world’ (mondial) championship.
Well done to Ray who, playing as middle (le milieu) in one of the 4,320 triples teams (including 565 women’s) from 21 countries this year, made it to the third round, no mean feat. And Ray got a bonus, a mention in La Marseillaise, one of the main local newspapers, that helped create the competition in 1962. Here it is:
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Here is a very interesting game starring Dylan Rocher in <www.dailymotion.com/video/x11qq8u_revoir-dylan-rocher-marais-en-integralite-mardi-9-juillet_sportundefined#.Ud1bVeD5JHs>