FInally there is a petanque-app for the android-users out there. And it is free. The perfect xmas-present perhaps?Full story
Petanque is played 600 meters undergraound in the polish mines! THis is something you have never seen before!Full story
We have set up a system that will publish 2 new postcards to twitter every day from petanque.org. It will not work forever of course, in only 2,5 years we will start with re-runs of cards we have already previously published on Twitter . We do have a lot of petanque-postcards here.Full story
We have a very nice collection of postcards here on petanque.org, and all of them are about petanque of course. Currently we have more than 1750 postcards available for your enjoyment.Full story
Google has all of a sudden decided that petanque.org is spam, and we need your help to prove otherwise. Please click the "google-plus" button or the "facebook"-like on the page to prove to the google-people that this is a real site built by real people!
We are now also on Facebook, who is by petanque.org standards a very new site. We started in 1996, around the time Mr.Zuckerberg was born.
If this does not help, we are planning to go to California and play petanque outside the googleplex until they fix this issue!
Having talked about it for years (especially during games in French holiday villas), I finally decided it was time for action and set about my own construction.
Andrew Pincott has sendt us this excellent guide on how to build a petanque-pisteFull story
We have updated the rules, they are here
Ever had problems measuring what boule is really the one that has the poin? Do not worry - now there is an app for that!Full story
Klub Sportowy „Petanka” Wrocław and Polska Federacja Petanque would like to invite you to Petanque Festival, which is taking place on 19th and 20th of May 2012 in Wrocław. On Saturday 19.05.2012 there is Centrope Cup tournament – triples and on Sunday 20.05.2012 there is Open Championship of Wrocław – doubles.Full story
Bent Toe from Sweden sent us a few photos of boule in actionFull story
If you area true francophile you will need this. OBUT has in their wisdom created a "Tour de France" Boule set. Mais Oui! Full story
We have received a question from South africa regarding the rules of boles that break during play. A new one for us, so we need your help.Full story
Byron Putman discovered petanque some two years ago and fell in love, head over heels. Then decided to analyze every angle of the game, including its development in the USA. He started clubs in Palm Springs, CA and in Lake Oswego, OR. And wrote a book about it, aptly named "Pétanque - The greatest game you never heard of!"Full story
10 shooters, amongst one woman, were present at the finals of the manifestation 1.000 Boules in Nieuwegein (very near to Utrecht in the centre of the country) on Saturday night, the 29th of October 2011. Amongst the players there was also Philippe Quintais, the former French world champion (12 times!) who gave a demonstration at the end of the manifestation, visited by almost 400 spectators. All players had to shoot 100 boules within 10 minutes at a distance of 8 meters.
Devotees of pétanque will now be able to enjoy a glass of pastis before a match again: The World Anti-Doping Agency is to remove alcohol from its list of prohibited substances for competitions.Full story
At Parkhurst Petanque in Johannesburg, we developed a new game called Petanque Pinball.Full story
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Last night the regular boules (or petanque) players at the Rivonia Sports Club encountered over 1000 African National Congress Youth League (the ANC is the ruling party in South Africa)members who had congregated to register for their national general council at the sports club. The participants provided a noisy and crammed backdrop to our normal sedate afternoon's play.Full story
This year's Pétanque tournament in Amelia Island Florida is going to be documented by an independent film production group called UBKStudios. They are a group of low budget independent film makers from Chicago. They first learned about the game while traveling to Cannes France as part of the Cannes Film Festival. The short documentary about Pétanque, "Ludo", won an award for best Cinematography at the Real Ideas Studio Festival.Full story
Carter Ingram from Novato, California has an excellent hobby: He makes haind-painted Cochonnets. Have a look, and think: Would you risk one of these babies by throwing a boule at it?Full story
petanque.org is actually one of the oldest user-driven websites on the internet today. When we started up in 1997 there was no plan, it all started with a group of web-designers and programmers that enjoyed drinking beer at the local pub. However we realized that drinking beer was not a good excuse to leave home at any given time, we needed a better plan. Or just simply a plan. Full story
Every time you look at a webpage, the address of the page is remembered. Forever. And out most visited page in the last couple of months has not been about pastis, petanque, france or anything like that. Apparently you are all very interested in French fashion! And small furry animals..Full story
As an outstanding popular game, the game of boules had his hour of glory at the beginning of the 20th century, at the same time as the photographic postcard. Through these amazing and particularly live snapshots, Yves Moreau proposes to depict the history of the game of boules.Full story
Abu Seman Awang Besar from Malaysia has sendt us a pictureFull story
After 10 years we have made some small changes to the forum. All postings are in one long list. So a full thread may be read without wearing out the button on your mouse. If there are any problems please tell us!
We have put a new banner on petanque.org, for an organization called kiva. They make it possible for anyone to make a microloan ( a very small loan) to people in need. You do not give the money away, it is a loan. And we would like you to contribute!Full story
Why not on another planet? It is fairly logical, is it not?Full story
It's been a warm summer. And the french have developed a new petanque - water-petanque! Watch the video and be amazed!Full story
Rovaris Alessandro spendt the summerhollidays in Ventimiglia, Italy. And he spendt the time learing how to play Petanque in the DLF
Ventimiglia petanque clubFull story
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