Monday, July 27, 2009

Buzz joins the Club

Today we are looking at the strategy, not the score. While, yes, the opposition creamed us, we did have a new player and so they did have an advantage. I would like to focus on trying to win (or maximize our points) by using the best strategy possible. In the long career of a petanque player, there will be games, (many) where you're simply outmatched by the opposition's boule throwing abilities. Boule throwing is only part of the game; using the right strategy to place your own team's boules in advantageous positions makes up the balance. If you can;t be closest to the cochonnet, then try to set your boules in places which make it both difficult for your opponent to accumulate more boule (points) and perhaps allow your boules to be pushed closest.

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