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Petanque in Moravia

This traditional French boule game has become very popular with our guests. The rules are extremely simple, but the game itself is very appealing. Anyone can play it! Age, strength or speed are not important.
All you need is a small target ball popularly known as jack or cochonnet (piglet in French) and two (at least) sets of steel balls or boules of different patterns, so that you could tell yours from your opponent’s. The game is played on hard dirt or gravel and the court or terrain should be no smaller than 4 by 12 metres. However, it does not need to be ideally flat or level. Occasional bumps and hollows make it less predictable and so much more enjoyable!
First, a coin is tossed to decide which team goes first. Then the player of the starting team throws the cochonnet and the game begins. The players try to get their boules as close as possible to the target. The winning team ends up with their boule closer to the cochonnet.

It may sound simple but it takes good luck and some skill to stop your boule next to the cochonnet. Nothing is decided until the last player throws the very last boule. Remember the bumps and hollows and your opponents who would gladly knock your boule out of their way. Don’t despair! If you don’t win today, you will certainly win next time. Petanque is first and foremost an enjoyable pastime for friends and family, fun rather than sport.
It is particularly pleasant to play after a good dinner admiring the beauty of a warm leisurely evening with a glass of delicious wine or a French aperitif pastis favored by lots of petanque players.
We do it the right way here, with a proper sort of terrain, reputable OBUT-manufactured boules and famous Ricard pastis. We make sure that you enjoy the jovial spirit of good company, lovely sunshine and excellent Moravian wine.
You can read more about the rules of the game here:

You can read more about the rules of the game here:

http://www.edmondspetanqueclub.org/Simple.pdf


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