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Throw your boules against the best in petanque contest

Throw your boules against the best in petanque contest

Casual players, fans and anyone willing to throw a boule or two for fun against some of the nation’s best can try their hand at the Angkor Beer Petanque Contest at the Olympic Stadium on May 31.

French-language websites Le Petit Journal and French Is Good are jointly organising this never-seen-before event in partnership with Angkor beer and Obut, a famous petanque equipment brand that will be sponsoring the Cambodian Petanque and Sports Boules Federation during training and international competitions.

Cambodian national team player and SEA Games gold medalist Ouk Sreymom plays during a competition at the Nationals Sports Complex on March 3, 2013
Cambodian national team player and SEA Games gold medalist Ouk Sreymom plays during a competition at the Nationals Sports Complex on March 3, 2013. Sreng Meng Srun

Supported by the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia and CPSBF, the contest is open to both expats and locals who wish to play with or against national players in teams of three.

Attractive prizes are on offer for the participants including Obut Boules valued at $200, a couple of nights' stay at Hotel Le Ponton in Kep and numerous other gifts.

The registration fee has been fixed at 10,000 riel ($2.50). Foreigners can register at Restaurant La Patate, No 14 Street 5 (tel: 012 750 704).

Local enthusiasts can register at the Petanque Field of the National Sports Complex from Monday to Friday between 2:30pm and 5pm (tel: 010 889 894/012 836 123)

For more information, email: [email protected].

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