La Partie de Pétanque au bord de la Plage

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Joe Son of the Rock on May 30, 2012

Il y a plusieurs clubs de pétanque en Écosse, Bernard. Amitiés, Joe

jeff_msn123 on May 31, 2012

Bernard

Reviewing those big-belly-old men, I don't think I am qualified to join into their team. But, Scally should be the honourable group member. LOL

Cheers, Jeff

Bernard Bost on June 1, 2012

Joe,

C’est super ! On va pouvoir se faire une petite partie de pétanque internationale…

Amitiés, Bernard

Bernard Bost on June 1, 2012

Jeff,

I would do well a game of bowls with Scally and Joe. You should come too, because we must be an even number of people to play this game. (Two against two, for example.) Four people in all would be perfect. We would play with three bowls each. Which teams we would be! We should have much fun!

Cheers, Bernard

jeff_msn123 on June 1, 2012

Bernard

I have invited Scally to join this group. As usual, he, an extra old man, acts like a rebellious teenager to do in the other way as I ask and want. Even though he has rejected me, you can ask him to join.

Don't tell him that he belongs to the topless and big belly team as per your photo. He would be jealous, since we are the slim team. LOL

Cheers, Jeff

Bernard Bost on June 2, 2012

Jeff,

Oh, I forgot to ask you something important to play at this game of bowls: you point or you shoot?

Cheers, Bernard

jeff_msn123 on June 2, 2012

Bernard

Don't understand?

Cheers, Jeff

Bernard Bost on June 3, 2012

Jeff,

哈哈 ! 哈哈 !

Then there, I'm sure you've never played the game of bowls! It's not easy to explain to you! You should come in Marseille to see. In fact, there are two ways to throw a bowl:

Or by pointing, that is to say in gently throwing his bowl for that the bowl stops closest to the goal! (The goal is the little reddish ball on my picture.) In this case, you point!

Or shooting, that is to say in violently throwing his bowl for hit another bowl already in play, so as to make clear the game! In this case you shoot!

Then another player will throw his ball gently to make the point, because the game is clear... Finally may be because it is a very complicated game that brings a lot of lively discussions on how to play! The strategy counts for a lot! Discussions and make you thirsty! Drink one or two Pastis after a game is mandatory. Those who lost must pay the Pastis!

Then and you! You point or you shoot?

Cheers, Bernard

jeff_msn123 on June 3, 2012

Bernard

Can I play both ways in a game?

Because of my limited budget, I would choose soya bean milk as the after-game drink. I don't think people would like to play this ball game with me. LOL

Cheers, Jeff

Bernard Bost on June 4, 2012

Jeff,

Please don't cheat! We play in one direction and Pastis is mandatory after a game! Generally, we lose by 11 points to 13... Or 9 to 13... Etc... But those who don't score any points, that is to say, those who lose 0 to 13, must kiss the buttocks of a girl, too! It is a great shame! Today, the hardest part is to find the girl...

Cheers, Bernard

~rol~ No Views! on May 9, 2014

Une de mes autres passions..

regardes même en Alsace c'est du sérieux

LIKE

Amic/rol

Bernard Bost on May 9, 2014

Roland,

La pétanque s’exporte bien ! J’ai vu qu’en Alsace vous ne plaisantez pas avec ça !

Amitiés, Bernard

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