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Bay Area Pétanque Players Pages

Pétanque (pronounced "pay-tonk") originated in Provence, France at the turn of the last century. It's played with metal balls (boules) and, like horseshoes and bocce, is easy to learn and fun to play. You throw the boules while standing with your feet together in a circle. There's a small wooden target ball (the cochonnet), which you have to get as close as possible to. What makes the game so appealing, is that you can be way ahead for a while, yet lose a second later, or vice versa. Because nothing is decided until the last player plays the very last boule. If he or she moves the cochonnet or hits an opponent's boule out of the way, the layout of the boules - and thus your score - can change dramatically.

The group has been featured on the Pétanque America blog! http://petanqueameric... !

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If you're a beginner, or want to know where to buy boules or play boules, click on the following links for some useful information:

Basic Rules of Petanque

Pétanque for Beginners

Where to buy Pétanque Boules

Places to Play Pétanque in the Bay Area

Bay Area Pétanque Clubs

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Bay Area Pétanque Clubs April 1, 2017 12:14 PM Geoff
Places to Play Pétanque in the Bay Area July 10, 2017 9:31 AM Geoff
Basic Rules of Petanque April 1, 2017 11:57 AM Geoff
Where to buy Petanque Boules April 1, 2017 11:53 AM Geoff
About Bay Area Pétanque Players April 1, 2017 12:15 PM Geoff

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