October 31, 2006

Petanque in Burlington, VT

Hot news from Vermont:
The Burlington Bocce and Petanque Club, newly formed, is working actively with the City to develop bocce/petanque courts at Calahan Park.

Burlington Free Press - 30 Oct
Seven Days - Oct 4
Burlington Boules Club (one of the founders)

Although we all know that there are more differences between pétanque and bocce than what the casual onlooker will notice, I think it's a laudable development. As long as the courts are wide enough both can well be played on the same surface and it is probably a lot easier to convince a Parks Department to cater to both games than to one exclusively.

Calahan Park on Google
(The resolution of this map is awesome. A good thing they're not playing poker).

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