Cambodia hosts the 2015 second Southeast Asian Petanque Championships at the National Sport Complex’s boules and petanque pitch today.
The tournament, to finish on Sunday, was initially to have eight nations take part, but Thailand pulled out. Cambodia welcomes Vietnam, Laos, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia to the event.
The men and women representing their countries will compete in six categories, including the men and women’s shooting event, a youth competition, men and women’s team event (three a side) and team youth event.
In the world championship and Asian events, as well as Southeast Asian and SEA Games tournaments, Cambodia’s petanque team has consistently recorded podium finishes, while at the first Southeast Asian Petanque Championship in Laos last year the Kingdom grabbed three golds, six silvers and a bronze medal.
Hosting the event will give Cambodia a real tournament-hosting experience before the SEA Games come to the Kingdom in 2023.