For the first time a World Championship Petanque 2017 Doubles and Doubles Mixed.
In April 2017 we will organize for the first time ever the new disciplies Doubles and Doubles Mixed at a World championships. Traditionally, petanque is played in teams of three persons with one reserve, called 'Triplette". During these championship will thus be played in teams of 2 players and a "Doubles Mixed" is a mixed team ( 1 man with one woman ). In 2024 the petanque sports joins the "Lyonnais" and the 3raffa" to join the Olympic family and added therefor these new disciplines ( www.boules-sport.org ).
These World championships will take place in the "Topsporthal Vlaanderen" ( this is the Flanders Sports Arena ) in Ghent and will be organized by the Flemisch Petanque Federation ( www.pfv.be ). In 2012 we organized succesfully the European Championships for ladies and youth, also in the "Topsporthal Vlaanderen". The Belgian Junior team became than the vice-European champions.
Watch the video below of the European Championships 2012 :