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#008: Completely Irrelevant!!

September 11th, 2008 by Mary Leong

Currently listening to: “Girl Anachronism” – The Dresden Dolls

I realize that I have once mentioned pétanque a few blog entries back, which led to various comments/questions regarding its validity as a sport, what it comprises, etc. So I’ve taken the liberties with Wikipedia; here are some facts for you.

Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is, while standing with the feet together in a small circle, to throw metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (jack). The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel, but can also be played on grass or other surfaces. Sandy beaches are not suitable.
Wiki, on pétanque

Here is a photo of the World Pétanque Championships in 2006.
Ooooh lookie, Canadian participants!
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There is also a Canadian Federation of Pétanque, if anyone’s interested.

…this was, by the way, totally pointless: another bit of drabble brought to you by your resident madhouse escapee.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jayne Drew Sep 12, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Oh! so it is kind of like bocci ball! (I’m not sure if I spelled that correctly or not)

  • 2 Phoebe Yu Sep 12, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    We should take it down to Wreck Beach and try it on the sand just because they said not to XD

  • 3 Humaira Sep 13, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Beach Bocce!! Much fun. Completely different skill set required. One I have not yet mastered. Or learned, for that matter.

    I’ve never heard of Pétanque before, thanks for the random fact!