Playing distances , Size of jack and throwing circle and different weight and size of boule.
For the thrown jack to be valid the distance from it to the nearest edge of the throwing circle must be between: 6 meters minimum and 10 meters maximum for Juniors and Seniors.
Size of jack and throwing circle
Jacks are made of wood or of synthetic material. Their diameter must be between 25 mm (minimum) and 35mm (maximum).
The throwing circle must be large enough for any player to stand with both feet fully inside it. However, it must not measure less than 35cm or more than 50cm in diameter. It must be drawn at least 1 meter from any obstacle, and at least 1 meter from the boundary.
Different weight and size of boule.
There are two types, Leisure and Competition, both similar in appearance. The important difference is that competition boules are intended for competition play, made to a higher specification, vary in diameter, weight, hardness and pattern, with unique identifying marks.
Diameters are from 70.5 to 80mm and the weight must be between 650 and 800 grams.
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