In reality it is not so surprising. I spend hours every day on the phone with players and potential players across the country. The question "Where can I find other players?" ranks way up there, together with "Which boules should I get?" and the # 1 classic "What's the difference between bocce and petanque?".
Let's keep the map high on the list, so more people find it, and the number of spots keeps growing. We're at close to 100 markers, and there are some nice new ones every month. Like Albion CA, Chester CT, and soon Eastlake in Seattle.
Hence an appeal to all petanque webmasters: please put it somewhere on your site with a link , like Petanque Marinière did recently. Thanks, on behalf of all the new aficionados.