Pétanque Wellington - Tournament Conditions

  1. All players must be registered members of a club affiliated to the Wellington Pétanque Association (unless the tournament has been designated as Open)
  2. The tournament will be played to the F.I.P.J.P. Rules as adopted by Pétanque New Zealand.
  3. Result Sheets: Immediately at the conclusion of a game a player from each team is required to sign that the score is correct on the result sheet.
  4. Points Differential: Both positive and negative points will be used to calculate the points differential.
  5. Tie breaking procedures in all pool play. If two or more teams/players are tied on the same number of wins then:
  6. Absence of a team or player(s). If any team or players are absent from the terrain 15 minutes after the commencement of the tournament, one point will be awarded to their opponents. After this 15 minutes one point will be forfeited for every 5 minutes of their continued absence. Any team not present 60 minutes after the commencement of the tournament will be considered to have lost the game.
  7. The replacement of a player in a registered team is only permitted before the tournament commences.

Risk Management Policy

  1. Players should be aware that the game of pétanque involves a number of hazards that have the potential to cause harm to players, officials and/or spectators. These include:
  2. While the tournament organisers will take all reasonable steps to ensure that these risks are minimised, players entering a tournament also need to accept that they have responsibility to ensure their own safety and the safety of others.
  3. The WPA advises players not to wear open-toed shoes, sandals or jandals; those wearing such footwear do so their own risk.


  1. Smoking is not permitted on the terrain during play at any time.


  1. The Arbiter(s) appointed for the tournament will adjudicate in all matters to do with the rules of pétanque.
  2. In all other matters a Disputes Committee comprised of three WPA Committee members will adjudicate.

Last Updated: 8 November 2012