Monday, June 14, 2010

It was strictly a pointing game . . .

When you take the shooting element out of the petanqe, the game takes on a different mode of play. If your team lands a close (couple of inches away form the cochonnet) boule - you're not going to have the brash bold shooter come in and "smash things up" - instead, the opposition's pointers will be trying to deftly push and nudge the enemy boule out of position. This results in many rounds of relatively tightly packed boules as nobody is around to knock everything apart. In a way, each assemblage of boules is carefully lobbed into positition. Today's game had Buzz/Maury pitted against Eric/Fred - strong pointers all around. an enjoyable game.

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