Fédération Internationale de Pétanque et Jeu Provençal

Pétanque & Jeu Provençal

Logo FIPJP- Fédération Internationale de Pétanque et Jeu Provençal

Website : www.fipjp.org

The F.I.PJ.P. (Petanque) was founded in 1958 in Marseille, France, by the Federations of Belgium, Monaco, Switzerland, France and Tunisia. The first president was French as is the current President French Claude Azema.
Petanque is played on every type of ground. The metal balls know as Boules have a diameter of between 70,5 mm and 80 mm and weight of 650 gram (min) and 800 gram (max). The jack is made of wood and has a diameter of 30mm (tolerance: + or – 1mm).
The aim of the game is to get your boules as close to the jack as possible. It is possible to shoot or hit the opponent’s boule both directly, without touching the ground or by rolling a boule along the ground to hit the target boule.
The player has to play his game standing with both feet on the ground inside a circle that has a diameter of 35 to 50 cm.
There also exists a special competition of Precision Shooting.



Function Name Nationality

Claude AZEMA

Vice-Presidents Bernard AUROUZE Canada
Suphonnarth LAMLERT Thailand
General Secretary
Céline PERONNET France
Treasurer Michel SIGNAIRE France
Members Reinold BORRE Belgium
  Karel DOHNAL Czech Republic
  Lassaâd EDDHIF Tunisia
  Stéphane PINTUS Monaco
  Claudio MAMINO Italia
  Gérard SCHNEIDER Luxembourg
  Mutlu TURKMEN Turkey
Arbitration Commission Rules and Regulations Yvon LAURENS France
Medical Commission
Jean Pierre CERVETTI France
Technical & Training Commission
Victor NATAF France
Webmaster Claude STIRMEL France

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