Petanque Libre 2021-01-01 is now available

The Petanque Libre Project is happy to announce the release of version 2021-01-01 of the Rules of Petanque Libre.

The version home page is HERE. This version, 2021b, incorporates only two changes from the 2020 version.

  • The terminology of a “decided point” and “undecided point” has been removed, and replaced by “when one of the teams has the point” and “when there is a null point”. This corresponds more closely to the French-language FIPJP rules and should make it easier to translate the rules of Petanque Libre into French.
  • The recent revision of the FIPJP rules removed the rule forbidding players from “moistening” their boules. We think that was a good idea, so the corresponding rule has been removed from Petanque Libre. As a result the ID numbers of all paragraphs after 73 have decreased by one, and PL now has 98 paragraphs rather than 99.

Last year’s release proved to be remarkably stable. As I said two years ago

I see the rules of petanque as almost timeless: a traditional activity that we have inherited. If we can get the traditional rules written down properly, then they should be stable and (ideally) there would be no reason to change them. … I expect the pace of revisions to slow down and eventually to come to a halt, or nearly to a halt. … I think we’re very close to having a stable, final version of the rules of Petanque Libre.

Le Projet de Pétanque Libre est heureux d’annoncer la sortie de la version 2021 des règles de Pétanque Libre. La page d’accueil de la version est ICI.

El Proyecto Petanca Libre se complace en anunciar el lanzamiento de la versión 2021 de las reglas de Petanca Libre. La página de inicio de la versión está aquí.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s