Ketton Euros – Pétanque
The Ketton Euros have been established at Ketton for about six years and play in the Rutland and District League between April and September on a Tuesday night. (Six players, two teams of three) We start at around 7.30pm and finish around 9.30pm.
At present, we have 8 members in our squad and we are always on the lookout for new players. Youngsters can play and there is no age limit.
We have recently won Division One and have been promoted into the Premiership of the Rutland and District League.
Pétanque is a form of ‘boules’ where the goal is to toss or roll steel balls (boules) as close as you can to a small wooden ball called a jack . The jack is thrown first and then the teams and players try to get their boules as close as possible to the jack (Similar, in a way, to bowls)
Pétanque is played by two teams – each team is made up of 1, 2, or 3 players – in the singles and doubles games, each player plays with three boules. In triples each player uses only two.
Scoring at a glance
An end is complete when both teams have thrown all of their boules, or when the jack is knocked out of play (goes “dead”).
The team with the closest boule get 1 point for each of its boules that are closer to the jack than other team’s closest boule.
If the jack is alive but there is an “equidistant boules”, then neither team scores any points.