PETANQUE INDIA ASSOCIATION

Petanque player

Petanque India Association  is the sole governing body in India that is recognized by Asian Boules Sport  Confédération and Internationale de Pétanque & Jeu Provençal vous communique le tableau. Petanque sport is recognized by Olympic Council of Asia and International Olympic Committee and several other International sports organisations .

Pétanque sport was developed in France in the early 20th century. Sometime Petanque sport is called boules, bowls  or bawling also. Though boules or bowling is a general term for similar sports. The objective of Pétanque is to throw metal balls towards a small wooden target ball, called the jack, and get it as close as possible to the target.

The sport is played in a rectangular field that is 15 meters long and at least 4 meters wide. The surface is typically loose gravel. Players throw the boules from a circular ring that is 50 centimeters in diameter.

Pétanque can be played in singles, doubles, or triples format. Singles and doubles matches are played with three boules per player and the triples format is played with two boules per player.

The game play involves first throwing the target ball, followed by both teams throwing all their boules. When both teams are done throwing all their boules, it signifies the end of a round. The team that has a ball closest to the jack wins the round, and scores one point for each boule that is closer to the target than the opponent’s closest boule. Matches are played in rounds, and a single match is played till one team reaches 13 points first, which might last for several rounds.