Category Archives: Pétanque

BHPC Founding Member Translates Major Book on Pétanque

We are delighted to report that Ray Ager’s English translation of a book on pétanque – The Winning Trajectory – has just been published. Last year Ray, a founder member of our club, decamped to La Ciotat,  the birthplace of pétanque. Ray writes “As any club members … Continue reading

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New Links on Petanque Training

We’ve just added two new links with many useful tips on pétanque skills training: one to the very attractive website of Florida PC Inc. (really!) and another to the blog, the Art of Pétanque. Check under <Links> on the menu bar. 

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Tony’s Special Birthday Present

For our practitioners of precision shooting, here’s Tony with that special universal measuring thingammy (3, 10 and 20cm lengths), expertly made by club member Harvey Knowles. It’s a lovely thing.  

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Une Annee en Petanque (A Year of Petanque)

Having left Brighton nearly a year ago for the lovely small Mediterranean port of La Ciotat, Ray Ager gives us an account of his year of pétanque. “Upon arriving in La Ciotat, the birthplace of pétanque, it very quickly became apparent that … Continue reading

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Ray’s Visit and BHPC Presence at Petanque’s Birthplace

Ray’s flying visit to the terrain last Friday (Good) was marked by a mass turnout of club members and blessed by Mediterranean-type weather. The picture below was taken as the throng began to gather. Ray says: “It was wonderful seeing everybody and playing … Continue reading

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VA: The PPF Final – Another Petanque Master Class

In the final of this new top-class French competition – PPF (Passion Pétanque Française) – we meet the legendary Christian Fazzano (middle), Romain Fournié (pointer) and Christophe Sarrio (shooter). Watch out for a terrible contre* towards the end of this excellent game. … Continue reading

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Video Alert (VA): a Match to Savour

Watch this enthralling and well-filmed game between Equipe de France  – current world champions Henri Lacroix, Bruno le Boursicaud, Dylan Rocher) – and Team Europe – Remy Galleau (Monaco), Claudy Weibel (Belgium), Diego Rizzi (aged 18 years, Italy). Enjoy the strategy … Continue reading

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