A petanque-picture from Monte Carlo. If you want to play petanque, this is the place to play. Magnificent!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
Bent Toe from Sweden sent us a few photos of boule in actionFull story
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
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
Abu Seman Awang Besar from Malaysia has sendt us a pictureFull 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
Some summetime-feeling from the Sardinian city of AlgheroFull story
In new zeeland they regularely build a piste and play in 3 hours!Full story
Mr. Setsaas has sendt us some petanque-pictures from Thailand.Full story
Pierre de Olivia has sendt us a snapshop from Yucatan, MexicoFull story
Team Hornbill Petanque Sibu has sendt us some pictures from a local tournament in Malaysia.Full story
A nice shot from Nice, France.Full story
Here are some pics from the 2nd Johannesburg Open played at the Boulesdust piste at the Zoo Lake Sports Club in Johannesburg (see Google Pic). There were 10 doublets who played in 2 round robin leagues. The top 2 teams then played in the semi-finals. The final was won by Paul and Howie who beat Gerald and Bridget in a tense final that finished well after 8pm.Full story
Lars Refn was one of the founders of the Copenhagen Petanque Club in Denmark. He is also an illustrator, and has produces a vast number of t-shirts with petanque as the theme over the years. Full story
A positive newsflash fron Chiltern - the young ones have started playing petanque!Full story
We often get questions about when you are to old to play petanque. Some say 90, some 100 and some 120..Full story
A report from Tim Truluck in Charente, France.
Late in october in Nice the temperature is around 25 degrees celcius, and life is generally very nice..Full story
Wa have all hear d them, the stories. The sad ones, the rought ones, the ones we do not believe: In the middle of the match his boule just plain split in half!
And we have all thought that it is just a lame excuse. This does not happen!
Read on!Full story
Dragan_Antonijevic has sendt us some more pictures from this great event!Full story
Dragan Antonijevic from slovenia has sendt us some wonderful pictures from Marseille.Full story
Andreas øwre has sendt us some shots from the Hølen petanque clubFull story
Apparently there is a very good reason why the French are best at petanque. And it is not the fact that they invented the game. It is all in where you practice. A nice park with a tower is what you need!Full story
Here we see the Phoenix Alliance Francaise in petanque-action in Arizona!
Now that Christmas is close at hand, here are some buying-advice for those that are 100% focused on petanque!
Despite initial predictions to the contrary, Sunday October 1st was
sunny and relatively warm, which a good thing when you are organizing
the first Petanque competition for Juniors in Oregon organized by La
The Romanian Petanque Association ("Asociatia Petanque Romania") is the first of its kind in Romania. More associations and organizations are initiated just now due to our efforts to develop the Petanque sport in Romania. Thanks to our friends, amateurs and professionals de Petanque from Romania, we are opening more clubs and we are in this moment the founders of the Romanian Petanque Federation. Full story
With a great deal of promise and a new court in surroundings to die for, the staff at the UK Scout Headquarters at Gilwell park are kicking up the gravel.Full story
How to transform a street into a petanque'ish place..Full story
A photo series from Bastille dayFull story
Lates news from the Chinese Taipei Petanque and Sports Boules Association.Full story
A picture from the deep south of the US of A. Pétanque Louisianaise, a relatively new club, was in action March 10th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Full story
Petanque is not only growing it the western world, it is growing in polpularity in the far east as wellFull story
Finally the ultimate product is here: A petanque wine. The bottle does not contain boules or petanque knowledge, but we are pretty sure that it makes you feel like a better player!Full story
Ferrari Martin has sendt us some images from Thailand. These are our first pictures from Asia.Full story
We have a lot of information on the history of petanque, but just when we thought we had it all we got a series of pictures of the ancient Minoan sport played just outside the palace ruins of Kato Zakros in Crete. Full story
Akaroa petanque club is brand new, and have sendt us a picture of their piste.
A good way to reuse your obsolute cochonettes.Full story
Petanque in the Chiltern Region, England
contributed by Toni gates Full story
Some shots from our temporary courts that the city put in as a pilot program. The response has been great and the city will be adding permanent courts, lined with original cobblestones from this historic part of Seattle.
Jac Verheul was at this years world championship, and he brought his camera as well. The result was a lot of really good picturesFull story
It seems there are more than one way to keep the count on your clothes. We have had a magnetic t-shirt here before, this time Lars Refn from Denmark has sendt us another solution.Full story
Jeff Widen has made a petanque-shirt that will end all discussions as to who has how many points. All you have to do is take a look at the shirt!Full story
Oneal Compton has sendt us a beautiful petanque picture.Full story
The tournament took place in Peterhof in front of the entrance to the main Palace on 10 of July 2004, where 28 teams took part in this event. Last weekend St.Petersburg was undoubtedly the capital of the Russian petanque. And this year the swedes won the tournament!Full story
A series of photographs of several players on a mountain overlooking the city of El Paso and Mexico.Full story
bec Emson has sendt us some excellent shots from New Zeeland.Full story
Team picture from the FAO club in ItalyFull story
The Chiltern Region of the British Petanque Association is an up and coming region and is growing in strength all the time. One aim for the region is to encourage new and existing junior players, coach, support and help them reach their goals.
contributed by Henri Van den BoschFull story
Some nice photos from down under from Nicoas Wirtz.Full story
This weeks contributions include a classic "Fanny" and a not so classic roadsignFull story
Pictures from New Zealand International Open Triples, and Ladies Doubles, 10, 11 January 2004 at Auckland.Full story
A picture of the game of Bocce played in Malta, Europe.Full story
Boule Frederik II arranges allways The New Year's Day Boule in The Cathedral Park in FredrikstadFull story
A picture from The Cockle Bay Pétanque Club at Auckland New Zealand. Full story
From Gillian Lord , Hobart, TasmaniaFull story
A few pictures from their "Boule-o-Drome" and some Players. Full story
Saturday 15. november the Prinicipal of Culture Affairs in Vestby County, Mr. Birger Hekkelstrand, offically opened the new indoor Boulodroom in Norway.
We have received a picture of the french model Laetitia Casta playing petanque. And we are - of course - hoping for more contributions.Full story
From Joe ZajacFull story
From Swansea, Wales, UK.Full story
A short installment of pictures from the world championship 2003.Full story
One upon a time we had a few postcards online here at petanque.org. Now we have 582 of them! Our very own Jac Verheul, the editor of the Dutch magazine PetanQue, has updated the collection once againFull story
These Pictures are from La Maison de France Petanque Club. during the State of Western Australia Doubles ChampionshipFull story
Peter and Monica ward , and the others members of the Whittlesey Boulodrome managed to run successfully the second Grand Prix of the indoor series.
A contributed story with pictures from Whittesey, United Kingdom.Full story
In a backyard in Califoria fanny has found her spot.
From Encinitas, CA, USA. The piste is the remainder after demolishing a two story pigeon coop. The rest is, as they say, history...Full story
Tomasz Bronowicki, Poland, has sendt us some snapshots from what must have been a very amusing tournament in Gorzow.Full story
Kersti Lindelöf has sendt us some Christmas-cards with a very petanque-ish theme. As we all know, It's about the boule getting as close to the pig (in french "le cochonnet") as possible.Full story
A series of pictures by Jac Verheul.Full story
Two happy petanque tournament winners, DenmarkFull story
Pictures from the belgian petanque club 51 boules à l´ombre . 51 comes from pastis 51, the favourite drink of all our members, lombre is french for shadow and boules means balls , this you probably did understand. Anyway it is not often we see such a magnificent playing area.Full story
It is not always we have this kind of thing here. in fact it is almost guaranteed that is is the last. But - as we try to give all users their time in the spotlight, we present the UK Nude petanque team. But never again.Full story
The USA junior team at the world competition in Lons le Saulniers,France nov 2001Full story
Andreas Øwre has sendt us a series of images from the Nowegian Season-kickoff. On this first match of the year the temperature was just above freezing, and all participants ended up colder than a steel boule..Full story
David Baxter provided this excellent shot of the winners of the 2001 World championship.Full story
Bent Smed sendt us a few snapshots from denmark.Full story
Our latest installment includes pictures of Norwegians playing in the snow on New Years day. A rather cold experience it seems, but there is no stopping a real petanque-player.Full story
Petanque was included in the regional games, the South East Asian GamesFull story
Petanque Superstar Marco Foyot was at the Home Nations doing a demonstration of tir.Full story
Søren Bentzen sendt us these snapshots. If you take a closer look you will see that the boules are not all on the ground.. Full story
Petanque at the Biltmore House in Asheville NC and Nogent Le Bernard Full story
A gallery from Hedebo Open contributed by Jean-Pierre Jardinet.Full story
Fishing - the next sport for a petanque-player...Full story
A good shot is not always done with a boule. Jef van den Berg did this one with a camera.Full story
During a brief visit to barcelona a quick "click" with a digial camera gave this resultFull story
It seems that the cartooning hobby is international.Full story
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Henrik Egede Hansen
FIF Petanque, DenmarkFull story
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For some reason the worl championship in petanque is held in the buzzling metroloplis of Tahiti this year! So pack your swimwear and go there at once!
Finally petanque has found a new home, as a bar game! Althought it might take a few years befor the darts-boards get the boot and petanque moves in everywhere it has started to happen
The Financial times has finally understood that Petanque is the game of the future, with our long time friend Mike Pegg, International umpire. "It may not be the sunny south of France but even on a chilly Devon day, British fans are warming to the charms of pétanque"
This is a product we have mentioned earlier, just because it is sooooo French. A Tour de France petanque-set! This is more French than a baguette!
We stumbled across a petanque-game for the andoid-system. From the produces description:"Petanque in St Tropez is a 3D bowls game, as played on the mediterannean coast." We do not have an android-phone to test it on, perhaps one of you can help us out?
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