Port Vila Petaungue league to host knock-out competition

Port Vila Pétanque league will host knock-out competition this Thursday at Down Town Sea Front Pétanque court.

The main objective for the knock-out competition is to fundraise and promote pétanque to all interested pétanque players.

The competition will be an open double competition and open single shooting competition.

The winner will receive Vt 15,000, runner up gets Vt8,000 and third place gets Vt5,000. For the losers Vt8,000 for first place, Vt5,000 for second and Vt3,000 for third.

Registration fees is Vt1,000 per team and Vt500 per person.

According to organisers there will be food and drinks on sale, free music entertainment and there will also be prizes for outstanding players.

Pétanque is a sport that falls into the category of boules sports, along with raffa, bocce, boule lyonnaise and lawn bowls.

All of these sports share something in common, in that players or teams play their boules/balls towards a target ball.

In Pétanque the objective is to score points by having boules closer to the target than your opponent after all boules have been thrown. This is achieved by projecting boules closer to the small target ball, called a cochonnet, or by hitting the opponents’ boules away from the target, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground.

The game is normally and best played on hard dirt or gravel. It can be played in public areas in parks, or in dedicated facilities called boulodromes.

The current form of the game originated in 1907 or 1910 in La Ciotat, in Provence, France.

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