This includes grassy surfaces such as a front lawn or back yard, dirt surfaces, sandy surfaces such as the beach, and even paved surfaces like. Petanque is a game where the goal is to throw metal balls boules as close as possible to a small wooden ball jack or cochonnet. Find out how the scoring system works in petanque, and how points are awarded to each team. The place to play petanque is also known as boules and is played outdoors on any. The game is played between two teams of 1, 2 or 3 players in singles or doubles each player uses 3 boules, in triples 2 boules per player. Each team will use a set boules with their own groove patterns this will make life much easier when counting points at the end of each round when playing singles and doubles, each player will use three boules and for triples. The translation was made possible by mike pegg of b. Boules the chances are when you are in france you will either want to play boules or you will be invited to play boules whether you want to or not. These changes and refinements should improve all players understanding of the. Downloadable international rules approved by the fipjp at its december 2016 meeting in antananarivo, madagascar, effective january 1, 2017. Playing the game of petanqueplaying the game of petanque. In the united states the federation of petanque usa reports that about 30,000 play nationwide.
The international rules of the game of petanque as approved by the fipjp at izmir, turkey in october 2010 and adapted for use by thefederation of petanque, usa italic text marked by an asterisk denotes an fpusa sport committee directive or clarification applicable to tournament play at fpusa clubs. The international rules of the game of petanque as approved by the fipjp at izmir, turkey in october 2010 and adapted for use by thefederation of petanque, usa italic text marked by an asterisk denotes an fpusa sport committee directive. Region means a petanque region admitted as a nonvoting member of the company in accordance with these rules and the articles 1. How to play petanque rules of petanque french your way. You can play the game with two teams of one, two or three players on each side. The rules of petanque game long version geologic by decathlon. If you wish, the playing area terrain can be marked off in a rectangular area with string. Nov 29, 2011 to help you here are the main rules for playing boulesla petanque. Rules petanque is extremely simple, just like horseshoes. Petanque was featured at the 2015 allafrica games, which were hosted by the republic of congo, a former french colony. The jack is the target, and its a small wooden ball. A guide to the rules of petanque 2010 the rules of petanque.
During a video meeting held this saturday, april 11th in the presence virtual. The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel. The object of the game is to throw your boules so that they come to rest close to the cochonnet. Basic rules bocce is played with eight large balls and one smaller target or object ball called a pallina. Petanque rules on your marks divide yourself into two teams of equal ratio singles, doubles, triples etc. In this case, the circle may not be changed if this team does not succeed in its three throws. At the end of every round, points are tabulated by looking at the boule that is the closest to the wooden target jack. History and rules of the game petanque french pronunciation.
Bocce balls are usually rolled palm up, petanque balls tossed palm. The game of petanque is about throwing small metal balls boules at a jack cochonnet. Open bocce is the most popular form of bocce by casual players. Petanque game rules are versatile, and theres a significant number of them. Petanque french boules is the 10th most popular sport in france. Petanque is played on a large dirt or graveldirt, semilevel surface. How to play petanque rules of petanque april 22, 2015 by jessica leave a comment petanque french boules is the 10th most popular sport in france and is also played by millions of french people for pleasure, especially during summer holidays where tournaments organised in the camping holiday resorts are very common i remember enrolling. However, from the third end onwards, if a complaint made about the boules of an opponent is proved to be unfounded, 3 points will be added to the score of the latter. A brief summary of changes in this version is available here. Information on the entry form will include the tournament dates, venue, starting time and the entry. Depending upon the number of teams registered, two alternatives will be considered.
The entry forms will be emailed to clubs and will also be available on the pnz website. As a general rule, the boules must not be tampered. Each frame is complete once all balls have been thrown and all points have been awarded. Brief rules of petanque or boules early start online. By post forms and cheques, payable to petanque england, for the correct entry fee are to be sent to the address published on the entry form to arrive by the published closing date. Below are some unique scoring points based on our bocce ball rules. The primary objective is to throw a boules a metal ball thats been hollowed out as close to the jack as you can. Tucson petanque club coronavirus policy as you know, tucson petanque clubs rain cancellation policy is simply to leave it to each person to make their own indi. Outdoor bocce ball is played with one small target ball called the pallino or.
Petanque is played with boules which are approved by the f. Petanque is a form of boules where the goal is to toss hollow metal balls called boules and get them as close as you can to a small wooden target ball the jack. In the event of any inconsistency, the english version is the original language and the french version is a translation for information purposes only. This is the punxsutawney phil petanque participation protocol ppppp stick your nose outside of your burrow. The court bocce standard rules are defined for league and tournament play. Size of teams, number of boules you can play the game with two teams of one, two or three players on each side.
Theres a target, and you have to get as close to it as possible. The game is traditionally played with metallic balls on a dirt surface as long as its flat and. A, b, c and d the two first teams of each group will qualify for i. The great thing about open bocce is that it can be played almost anywhere there is open space. Simple petanque rules how to play petanque paytonk boules boolz the place to play petanque is also known as boules and is played outdoors on any reasonably firm surface. There is a canadian petanque federation based in quebec. Bocce ball is a relatively simple game, but it is important to understand the rules in order to enjoy the game to its fullest bocce ball consists of a predetermined number of frames. As petanque is a twoteam sport, the winner of the game is the team with the highest number of points. Official rules of the game of petanque the irish petanque. For leisure play its okay to use 2 boules per player of any number we often play two teams of 4 people.
Boules thrown contrary to the rules played out of turn. Company in accordance with these rules and the articles 1. Size of boules and cochonnet boules should have a diameter between 7 and 8 cm. Acknowledgment this is a translation from the original french of the international official playing rules. Bocce players take steps before throwing, petanque players stand still.
Hard surfaces like concrete or asphalt or very soft like a fine sand beach or long grass are not recommended. While petanque seems to be a relatively easy game to play, there are several strategies that players favour in order to better their chances at winning the round, and subsequently, the game. The full rules document is available in the following file formats. While throwing a boule, a player must keep hisher two feet on the ground and within a starting circle drawn on the ground. Official international rules of petanque pdf file 14 pages. It provides information on a vast range of topics including membership, volunteering, playing and the official rules of petanque. Home rules here youll find the rules which apply to all pe national competitions as well as the official rules of the sport. Playing the game of petanqueplaying the game of petanque an. Brief rules of petanque or boules early start languages. Nonvoting members means organisations that have been admitted to membership in accordance with rule 22 1. History and rules of the game frankfield petanque cork. Traditionally played on natural soil courts 90 feet in length and 8 to feet wide, the game requires teams or players to toss heavy balls so that they come to rest nearest a smaller goal ball.
Documents documents linked to this page are in both languages, english and french. Junior petanque is the official web site for promoting and supporting junior petanque players in western australia. Article 15 in applying article 3 of the present regulations, the president or his delegate shall report to. This classic french game is great if youre looking. Rules of petanque at fpusa website the rules approved by the fipjp at at antananarivo, madagascar, december 2016 and approved by the fpusa. Because nothing is decided until the last player plays the. Bocce balls are usually rolled palm up, petanque balls tossed palm down, so they get backspin upon release. Therefore, to run a petanque tournament, you need to know them all by heart. Complaints relating to 4 are admissible at any time during the game, but they must be made between ends. A player or team scores points by having one or more of their boules. These rules are available as an acrobat file or pdf file. Sep 01, 2014 learn easily the rules of the petanque game with geologic. Click here for the latest rules for the club qeii club full rules and guidance for details of the international rules please click below there is also a facebook page called petanque. With teams of one or two, each player has 3 boules.
Playing the game of petanqueplaying the game of petanque an introduction for beginnersan introduction for beginners petanque is a simple game. Petanque new zealand january 2019 page 4 of 22 complaints relating to these three paragraphs and made by players are admissible only before the start of a game. There are four balls per team and they are made of a different color or pattern to distinguish the balls of one team from those of the other team. No allowance will be made for delays in the postal service. The petanque world championships shall take place in accordance with the rules of play of the fipjp, including specific provisions for disputed timelimited games. Fipjp international rules of petanque an american english translation by stephen ferg 8 pages updated. As with everything else, people can adjust their rules based on their current standards, situations, and abilities of the players. Apr 22, 2015 how to play petanque rules of petanque april 22, 2015 by jessica leave a comment petanque french boules is the 10th most popular sport in france and is also played by millions of french people for pleasure, especially during summer holidays where tournaments organised in the camping holiday resorts are very common i remember enrolling. What makes it so appealing, is that you can be way ahead for a while, yet lose a second later, or vice versa. Petanque is a form of boules where the goal is to toss hollow metal balls called. It is in the interests of the players, therefore, to ensure that their boules and those of their opponents comply with the above rules. Bocce ball simply bocce in italian is a very old game, and as such has a host of rules, regulations, and variants. The rules for throwing the jack are the same as the rules for throwing a boule. There are many bocce ball rules that exist in todays game.1593 1636 1033 151 1173 230 450 1617 1212 702 1118 842 1226 342 896 1191 102 20 271 1131 251 49 39 1550 401 1395 46 773 1238 335 1397 1223 1333 521 495 1111 647 774 817 658 90 80 1144