February 26, 2008

Petanque world record attempt

Our friends in Detroit are getting ready to beat the existing World Record, on May 23-25. More info to follow shortly on ...


There's not much history on the internet on the 2006 German record (40.5 hrs).
Petanque.org has this report on the Australian record in 2005 (27.5 hrs).

While searching I came across this bizarre video clip of 2001. A record of seven consecutive hits? Most participants at any shooting competition to speak of could easily beat that, don't you think? Without the antics maybe.

February 17, 2008

Petanque in South Florida

Fort Lauderdale's Sun-Sentinel published a nice article today about the game and how important the influence of our French-Canadians friends has been in promoting it locally.

Let's hope the article also brings some extra spectators to the Coupe des Amériques being played today at Boca 2000.

Sun-Sentinel, 17 Feb 2008
(with video clip)