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Petanque Park aka Triangle Park with Bocce Court


Rules of Game-

1. The game is played by 2 teams of one, two, or three players. In a team of two players each member uses three boules, in a team of three players each player uses two boules, in the singles game each player uses three boules. There must not be more than 12 boules on the ground.

2. Players use steel boules of a diameter between 2.77 inches and 3.15 inches. The weight must not exceed 1lb 12 oz. The “Jack” is made of wood, and must be between .098 ins and 1.38 ins
3. The first team is chosen by tossing a coin. Any player in this team chooses a starting place, and draws a circle on the ground in which to stand. This should be between 13.79 inches and 19.70 inches

4. The player throws the “Jack” between 6 yards and 10 yards away. It must not be any nearer than 1 yard from any obstacle (wall, tree, etc)
5. He then throws his first boule, trying to get it as close as possible to the “Jack”. Both his feet must remain on the ground within the circle until his boule has landed.

6. A player from the opposing team steps into the circle and tries to place his boule closer to the “Jack” than his opponent, or by knocking his opponent’s boule away. The boule nearest to the “Jack” leads.
7. It is then up to the players in the team who is not leading to continue until they achieve a leading boule and so on.

8. When a team has no more boules the players of the other team throw theirs and try to place them as close as possible to the “Jack”.

9. When the two teams have no more boules, the points are counted. The winning team scores one point for each boule nearer the “Jack” than any of their opponents. 10. A player from the team who has won the previous end throws the “Jack” from the place where it was at the conclusion of the end. The winners are the first team to reach 13.

Important Information

Location: Corner of Catfoot Street and Dayflower Street

Hours: Daylight Hours

Phone: 502-208-4005

Costs: Call the NCRVA for location of Bocce equipment