Category Archives: Rules

Rules for Competition Play

We’re adding what we hope will be a useful new page – Rules for Competition Play – under <Pétanque> in the menu bar. Although mandatory for competition play, even if not universally applied or enforced, these rules are relevant for … Continue reading

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Boules played in error

Here’s an interesting question on the interpretation of the rules, from a posting on the French site,

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How do you measure up?

If you play pétanque, you’ll know you often need to measure to see which boule is nearest the jack. A few common sense guidelines will help ensure you measure accurately. 

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What’s the Score?

Another interesting discussion from the French forum Pétanque 710. When playing in a ‘friendly’ game, why bother keeping score? Just play for fun!

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Obstacles to Rules

If you’ve played pétanque in Provence, you’ll know that most terrains have lots of trees, usually Plane trees, to provide shade from the sun. The trees and their roots form natural obstacles on the terrain that local players will often … Continue reading

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