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Pétanque rules

  1. Composition of teams: Pétanque is a sport in which 3 players play against 3 players (triples). It can also be played by: 2 players against 2 players (doubles) or 1 player against 1 player (singles). In triples, each player uses 2 boules. In doubles and singles, each player uses 3 boules. No other formula is allowed.
  2. Pétanque is played with boules and 1 jack (made of wood).
  3. The place to play: Pétanque is played on any surface with minimum dimensions: 15m long x 4m wide. Find a place that is open and flat.
  4. Decide who goes first: Flip a coin to see which side goes first.

  5. Throw the jack: The team that wins the draw chooses the starting location and then selects one of their players to throw out the jack. The starting location is indicated by a circle. The circle can be drawn with chalk, etched in the dirt with a stick, or made from a hoop. Once the circle is drawn, the player then stands with both feet inside the circle and throws the jack. The jack can be thrown in any direction but must land within 6 to 10 metres of the starting circle.

  6. Throw the boules: All boules must be thrown from within the starting circle and with both feet on the ground. The player attempts to throw the boule so that it lands as close to the jack as possible it is okay to hit the jack. The player must remain inside the circle until the boule has landed. A player from the opposing team then steps into the circle and attempts to land his boule closer to the jack even if it means knocking his opponents out of the way. The boule closest to the jack leads or is said to be "holding the point." The other team must continue throwing boules until they take the lead or run out of boules. There is no order that team members must follow when throwing their boules however, they must only throw their own boules, and they must go one at a time from within the starting circle. If they take the lead, the other team then tries to recover by landing a lead boule

  7. Winning the round: Once a team has used all its boules, the other side is allowed to throw the rest of its boules. When all boules are thrown, the points are counted. The team that has the boule closest to the jack wins the round. In addition, they also receive a point for each boule that is closer to the jack than their opponents closest boule. Only one team scores points during a round

  8. Beginning a new round: Once the points are counted, the next round begins with previous round's winners drawing a new starting circle.  The winning team then selects a player to throw out the jack from this new starting circle and then throw out the first boule

  9. Winning the game: The first team to earn a total of 13 points wins the game. There is not a required number of rounds that must be played.

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Composition of teams: Pétanque is a sport in which players play against players ( ). It can also be played by: players against players ( ) or player against player ( ). In , each player uses boules. In and , each player uses boules. No other formula is allowed.

Pétanque is played with and 1 (made of wood).

The place to play: Pétanque is played on any with minimum dimensions: m long x m wide.

Decide who goes first: to see which side goes first.

Throw the jack: The team that wins the draw chooses the starting location and then selects one of their players to throw out the jack. The starting location is indicated by a . The circle can be drawn with chalk, etched in the dirt with a stick, or made from a .

Throw the boules: All boules must be thrown from within the starting circle and with both feet on the ground. The player attempts to throw the boule so that it lands it is okay to hit the jack. The player must remain inside the circle until the boule has landed. A player from the opposing team then steps into the circle and attempts to land his boule closer to the jack even if it means knocking his opponents out of the way. The boule to the jack or is said to be "holding the point." The other team must continue throwing boules until they take the lead or run out of boules. There is no order that team members must follow when throwing their boules however, they must only throw their own boules, and they must go one at a time from within the starting circle. If they , the other team then tries to recover by landing a lead boule.

Winning the round: Once a team has used all its boules, the other side is allowed to throw the rest of its boules. When all boules are thrown, the points are counted. The team that has the round. In addition, they also receive a for that is to the jack than their . Only one team scores points during a round.

Beginning a new round: Once the points are counted, the next round with previous round's drawing a new starting circle.  The winning team then selects a player to throw out the jack from this new starting circle and then throw out the first boule.

Winning the game: The first team to earn a total of points wins the game. There is not a required number of rounds that must be played.

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