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Pétanque once again brings together fans of the game of all ages

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Three events dedicated to the metal-ball game – pétanque – are once again bringing together fans and players. The first two are in Sofia – a friendly tournament on 3 October and qualifiers for the European veterans championship on 4 October. The third is the opening of a new pétanque field in Samokov, again on 4 October.

The game has been popular in Bulgaria for 20 years, in 2015 the Black Sea resort of Albena played host, for the first time, to the European Pétanque championship, men, in which contestants from 34 countries took part.

This unique sport is practiced by people of all age groups and professions. You can see them enjoy the game if you go to the lanes behind the building of the National Library in Sofia - university professors, athletes, musicians, journalists, engineers, architects, all playing and enjoying pétanque.



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