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The Pétanque World Championships are international pétanque competitions organized by the International Federation of Petanque and Provencal game; F.I.P.J.P. (Federation Internationale de Pétanque et Jeux Provençaux).
Pétanque is a sport that falls into the category of boules sports, along with raffa, bocce, boule lyonnaise, lawn bowls and crown green bowling. All of these sports share something in common, in that players or teams play their boules/balls towards a target ball.
The FIPJP Men's Triples World Championships were first held in 1959 in Spa, Belgium. Additional championship categories were subsequently added for young people (jeunes), women, and for precision shooting (tir de precision). In 2015, a Singles World Championship was added.[ citation needed ]
Spa is a Belgian town located in the Province of Liège, and the town where the term spa originates. The town of Spa is situated in a valley in the Ardennes mountains 35 kilometres southeast of Liège and 45 kilometres southwest of Aachen. In 2006, Spa had a population of 10,543 and an area of 39.85 square kilometres, giving a population density of 265 inhabitants per km².
Pétanque is an official sport in several multisports competitions: World Games, Mediterranean Games, SEA Games, Asian indoor Games ( and soon Asian Games), Pacific Games, Indian Ocean Games and soon African Games (2015) and World Beach Games (2015).
The four top countries so far are: France, Thailand, Belgium and Madagascar as per total world medal in 2018.
France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.3 million. France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.
Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces. At 513,120 km2 (198,120 sq mi) and over 68 million people, Thailand is the world's 50th largest country by total area and the 21st-most-populous country. The capital and largest city is Bangkok, a special administrative area. Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest. Although nominally a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, the most recent coup in 2014 established a de facto military dictatorship.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,688 square kilometres (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.
Championships scheduled to take place in Tahiti in 2014 were cancelled due to concern about the ebola epidemic.[ citation needed ]
Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia. The island is located in the archipelago of the Society Islands in the central Southern Pacific Ocean, and is divided into two parts: the bigger, northwestern part, Tahiti Nui, and the smaller, southeastern part, Tahiti Iti. The island was formed from volcanic activity and is high and mountainous with surrounding coral reefs. The population is 189,517 inhabitants, making it the most populous island of French Polynesia and accounting for 68.7% of its total population.
Current categories for Pétanque World Championships are :
Marseille is the second-largest city of France. The main city of the historical province of Provence, it is the prefecture of the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It is located on French Riviera coast near the mouth of the Rhône. The city covers an area of 241 km2 (93 sq mi) and had a population of 852,516 in 2012. Its metropolitan area, which extends over 3,173 km2 (1,225 sq mi) is the third-largest in France after Paris and Lyon, with a population of 1,831,500 as of 2010.
Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country located in the Maghreb region of North West Africa with an area of 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi). Its capital is Rabat, the largest city Casablanca. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Morocco claims the areas of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, all of them under Spanish jurisdiction.
Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state, country, and microstate on the French Riviera in Western Europe. France borders the country on three sides while the other side borders the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco is about 15 km from the state border with Italy.
World Championship were not held in 1960, 62, 67, 68, 69 and 1970 due to managerial problems within the organisation
|Men - Triple (Triplette)- Senior - Pétanque World Championships|
RAZAKARISOA Tita -
RAZAFIMAHATRATRA Heri - "Nanou" ANDIANIAINA Christian - RAKOTONDRAZAFY Lova
Ronald - BIO Marcel - SIMBA Régis
(2 bronze medals)
|Men - Precision Shooting ( Tir de précision )- Senior - Pétanque World Championships|
French Polynesia: MANEA Jean
(world record 62 points)
The official World Record in Precision shooting is held by Christophe Sévilla with 67 points / 100 ( 3 July 2011 - Macon - France ).
The best performance non recognised by F.I.P.J.P is held by Dylan Rocher with 75 points / 100 ( Corsica - France).
|Men - Overall Medals - Pétanque World Championships -|
|Men MEDALS||Triple ( Triplette)||Precision Shooting ( Tir de précision )||Single ( Tête à tête )||Double ( Doublette )|
|23||63||63||90||216||47||47||58 (not always 2)||152||13||13||26||52||2||2||4||8||1||1||2||4|
|15||' French Polynesia||0||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Women - Triple (Triplette)- Senior - Pétanque World Championships|
|Women - Precision Shooting ( Tir de précision )- Senior - Pétanque World Championships|
|Women - Overall Medals - Pétanque World Championships -|
|Women MEDALS||Triple ( Triplette)||Precision Shooting ( Tir de précision )||Single ( Tête à tête )||Double ( Doublette )|
|17||24||24||40||88||16||16||24 (not always 2)||56||8||8||16||32||2||2||4||8||1||1||2||4|
|Youth - Triple (Triplette) - Pétanque World Championships|
MONROS Benoit - BALOGE Marius
|Youth - Precision Shooting ( Tir de précision ) - Pétanque World Championships|
|Youth - Overall Medals - Pétanque World Championships|
|Youth MEDALS||Triple ( Triplette)||Precision Shooting ( Tir de précision )|
Including all medals from all MEN, WOMEN and YOUTH categories above / update June 2016
The F.I.P.J.P is composed of the following members elected at last general assembly on 4 October 2012 in Marseilles:
F.I.P.J.P. is member of C.M.S.B. - Confédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules (World Confederation for Boule Sports) - which group the following sports: Pétanque, Jeu Provençal, Lyonnaise and Rafa.
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