Pétanque..?

What is Pétanque ?

Pétanque is an exciting game / sport originated in Provence (France) around 1907 which quickly became very popular in many countries in Europe and all over the World. Pétanque [petãk] is also known around the world as “Jeux de Boules” (game of balls). Boule [Bul] is the French word for a “small ball, bowl” .

It can be played by everyone no matter their age, sex, sizes or athletic skills.
All that’s needed is a few friends with the ability to aim and throw a boule, an open ground space, and the pétanque equipment  which consists of a small wooden target ball, a set of 3 larger hollow metal balls per player; the “boules”, and… this is it !

The challenge comes in trying to master your throwing skills. Whether you are a newbie or a addict, you never get tired of perfecting your game. There are clubs and tournaments worldwide for both amateurs and competitors that offer you the chance to improve your game and have a lot of fun.

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La Javanaise 2018 – 7th edition – Unplugged

LA JAVANAISE 2018 ; annual Jakarta Petanque Club competition, with a limited “unplugged” edition this year – 32 teams had a good competition day in  Open Triple. Thank you to all participants and specially to IFI Widjaya student from Indonesian Police schools who took up the challenge by facing much more experienced players.  See you next year !

 

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