The emphasis of this award is placed upon participation. Participants will need to complete
all the listed activities in order to pass. There is no specific standard to be achieved in order
to pass. A pass will be awarded to any individual that can prove to the examiner that they
can complete the tasks set out competently in a consistent manner.
Activities to be completed
1. Demonstrate to the examiner how you hold the boule correctly and how you find the
correct size boule for yourself.
2. To be able to throw a boule using the correct grip.
3. To throw a boule demonstrating good use of back swing during the throw when pointing
at the minimum distances laid down in the Official Rules of Pétanque.
4. To throw a boule demonstrating good use of back swing during the throw when
attempting to shoot boule to boule at the minimum distances laid down in the
Official Rules of Pétanque.
5. To throw a boule to a jack at 8 metres demonstrating a steady balance throughout
6. To be able to throw a boule along a straight line without bringing the throwing arm
across the body during the follow-through stage of the throw.
7. To throw a boule demonstrating a good release of the boule.
1. To be able to explain to the examiner what is meant by the following terms:-
(c) Importance of safety.
2. To inform the examiner of the answers to the following rules:-
(a) Minimum and maximum size of a circle.
(b) Minimum and maximum playing distances for the candidates age range.
(c) Number of boules each player uses in a game of singles, doubles and triples.
All candidates should be able to satisfy the examiner in that they have learnt the basic
throwing technique and that they know the basic rules they need to be able to play a game of
It is expected that participants will complete this award within 6 months of
learning to play the game of pétanque.