Le Mas de Paraloup - The rules of Petanque
The rules of petanque!
- 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.
- 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).
- 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).
- 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....).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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..
- 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".
- When the two teams have no more boules, the points are counte. THe winning team
scores one point for each boule nearer the "Jack".
- 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.