Petanque Rules

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1. Two teams take part in the game. A team may consist of one, two, or three players. The game uses no more than 12 balls. If a team consists of one or two players, then each of them plays with three balls. If a team includes three players, then each player of such a team plays with two balls.
2. Casting lots, choose which team starts playing first. This team draws a circle with a diameter of 30-50 cm or uses a circle-pattern on the ground.
3. The player of the first team throws a wooden ball - kosonet at a distance of 6 to 10 meters, but no closer than 50 cm from any obstacle. In this case, the player's legs must be inside the circle until the tree stops.
4. After a casonet is thrown, any player of the first team (not necessarily the one who threw koshonet) throws the first ball, trying to place it as close as possible to the club. At the same time, the thrower's legs should not protrude beyond the circle.
5. After the first throw, the player of the second team becomes in the same circle and tries to throw his ball so that as a result his team’s ball is closer to the scoreboard than any opponent's ball. To do this, you can simply throw the ball closer to the cosonet or knock out the opponent's ball or change the position of the cosonet.
6. The next throw is made by the team whose ball is farther from the koshonet, and throws its balls until one of its balls gets closer to the club than any of the opponent’s balls. Then throws makes the team of opponents. If the opposing team has no balls left to throw, the other team throws its remaining balls, trying to place them as close as possible to the cosonet.

7. When balls of both teams are thrown, points are calculated. The winning team (the one whose ball is closest to the cosonet) gets as many points as the balloons are placed closer to the cosonet than the nearest ball of the opposing team. The second team does not receive points in this round.

In the example in the figure, a team that plays with black balls has 3 balls located closer to the case than the closest ball of a team that plays with white balls, and thus gets 3 points.

8. A round is considered complete when each team has thrown all its balls. The winning team starts a new round, tracing a circle at the site of the fall of the previous round's calonet, and again throws the konet and starts a new round.

The game continues until one of the teams has scored 13 points.