Le Mas de Paraloup - The rules of Petanque

The rules of petanque!

La petanque - Ardèche
Le jeu de boules - Ardèche  Les boules - Ardèche  Pétanque - Ardèche  l'Esprit du sud- Ardèche

  1. The game is played by two teams of one, tweo of three players. In a team of two players each member uses three boules, in a team of three players each member uses two boules. In the singles game each player uses three boules.There must not be more than 12 boules on the ground.

  2. Players use steel boules of diameter between 2.77 ins (70,5mm) and 3.15 ins (80 mm). The weight must not exceed 1 lb 12 ozs (800 g). The "Jack"is made of wood, and must be between 0.098 ins (25 mm) and 1.38 ins (35 mm).

  3. The first team is chosen by toosing a coin. Any player in this team chooses a starting place and draws a circle on the ground in which to stand. This should be between 13.79 ins (35 cm) and 19.70 ins (50 cm).

  4. The player throuw the "Jack"between 6 yards (6 m) and 10 yards (10 m), away. It must not be any nearer than 1 yard (1 m) from any obstacles (wall, tree, etc....).

  5. He then throws his first boule, trying to get it as close as poSSilble to the "Jack"N.B. Booth his feet must remain on the ground within the circle until his boule has landed.

  6. A player from the opposing team steps into the circle and tries to place his boule closer to the "Jack"than his opponent, or by knocking his opponents boule away. The boule nearest to the "Jack"leads.

  7. It is then up to the players in the team who is not leading to continue until they achieve a leading boule, and so on..

  8. When a team has no more boules the players of the other team throw theirs and try to place them as close as possible to the "Jack".

  9. When the two teams have no more boules, the points are counte. THe winning team scores one point for each boule nearer the "Jack".

  10. A player from the team who has won the previous end throws the "Jack"from the place where it was at the conclusion of the eand. The winners are first team to reach 13 points.