Rules to play Petanque
Competition Boule are between 70.5 and 80 mm in diameter and weigh between 650 and 800 gm. They are stamped with a makers name and unique code number. You need to use these in official events, leagues etc.
There are also Leisure Boule sometimes called Dog Boules, which are made to less exacting standards. New players can get the hang of the game using these we have a few sets for trial use, but should plan to buy some Competition grade Boule once they have determined what diameter and weight suits them best. Club members can advise.
Boule come in a variety of grooved patterns hopefully players in a game will have easily distinguishable Boule, but sometimes care is needed.