Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Belle Isle Hazards

A few weeks back, a friend and I were playing petanque on the track surrounding the soccer field over on Belle Isle. The surface is ideal, our soccer teammates were all running late and he had his boules with him, so why not. Not more than ten seconds after my friend had tossed the cochon, a seagull swooped down and snagged it. Between our fits of laughter, the seagull was chased and the cochon retrieved. The question then became what does the rule book say about seagull interference?

1 comment:

Jeppy said...

Article 11 — Displacement of Jack by Nature, Persons or Animals

If, during an end, the cochonnet is completely obscured by a leaf, piece of paper etc., remove these objects.

If the wind or slope of the terrain moves the stationary cochonnet, it is put back in its place providing its position had been marked.

The same applies if the cochonnet is moved accidentally by the umpire, a player, a spectator, a boule or cochonnet from another game, an animal or any moving object.

To avoid any argument, the players should mark the Cochonnets position. No claim can be accepted regarding a boule or cochonnet whose position has not been marked.