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photoblog image Explaining the rules.....

Explaining the rules.....

of Petanque, a form of boules

Explaining the rules.....

of Petanque, a form of boules

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  • Frances
  • United States
  • 5 Aug 2013, 00:54
You will have to explain the rules to me. I know its a French game but that is the only thing I know. smile
Bill Phillips: Basically you have to try and get your ball nearest that little red ball he is holding.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Aug 2013, 01:15
"Watch it...or, I'll inflict major damage with this pointed stick!"
Bill Phillips: Shades of how to defend yourself against a man armed with fruit
reminds me of the army recruitment ad. i had to look up this game.
Bill Phillips: Very popular in France
I thought you were getting yelled at for something!!
Bill Phillips: This man is much too much of a gentleman to yell
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Aug 2013, 06:19
You. YOU, Bill, did it. Everything definitely points to YOU!
Bill Phillips: I am usually to blame Ginnie
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Aug 2013, 06:47
Well I hope you were listening then. Isn't this a rather energetic sport for you to indulge in?
Bill Phillips: I did quite well. Actually I got to the final with my partner, only to lose to Ange and her partner who was the son of my partner!
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Aug 2013, 06:58
You'd better understand first time........
Bill Phillips: He explained very thoroughly
I wouldn't step out of the house looking like that, he has no socks on.
Bill Phillips: Compared to you he looks positively elegant
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 5 Aug 2013, 08:11
It's a fine game and tricky to be really good at... I played it in France in the street with some of the locals ... I was mocked mercilessly at my inconsistency.
Bill Phillips: It was good fun but I think we would have been laughed at by people who play it seriously
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Aug 2013, 08:40
Its a minefield Bill - stick to Crown Green!
Bill Phillips: It is good fun but I wouldn't fancy playing it against people who know what they are doing!
Balls are involved....
Bill Phillips: Big silver ones!
Petanca used to be a classic here amongst 70-80 yr olders...now I see the dogs making use of the sands at parks...
Bill Phillips: There was a proper pit thing here at one time but they have built an extension to the pub over it so we had to play in the car park!
Haha, I wouldn't argue the rules of the game with this gent, Bill. He looks like trouble to me.
Bill Phillips: He is a stickler for correctness
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 5 Aug 2013, 12:24
He looks very menacing are you sure he wasn't telling you to stick to the rules or else he would do you major harm
Bill Phillips: He did a good job of instructing a bunch of unruly hooligans in how to play the game
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 5 Aug 2013, 12:39
I think he is telling you to clear off Bill.
Bill Phillips: He wanted to throw his balls about
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Aug 2013, 14:11
I wonder that the Englishmen like playing a French game , is it more interesting or easier than cricket?
Bill Phillips: It is a bit of fun and I would think difficult to play well. It is nowhere near as interesting as cricket.
There's a pub in Loughborough where they play this in the rear garden, I've been there a couple of times for social gatherings when pies and chips etc.also become part of the entertainment.
Bill Phillips: It is good fun if you are all novices!
He looks a bit scary
Bill Phillips: A dangerous man to cross Janet
A man who takes his sport seriously
Bill Phillips: I think he takes everything seriously
You better follow the instructions Bill!
Bill Phillips: I did Richard
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Aug 2013, 20:28
Hhaaha. I though this was Mr Angry being unhappy with your Richard Trim master class.
Bill Phillips: You can see I learnt nothing from the class

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