OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE SPORT OF PÉTANQUE December 2020
PFA Umpires Licence Register 2023 (Updated 19 May 2023)
Official International Rules of Pétanque – Current version
adopted by Pétanque Federation Australia on the 30 December 2020
PFA Local Rules 01 January 2021 – Current Version
adopted by Pétanque Federation Australia on the 01 January 2021
PFA Timed Games Rules & Guidelines – Current version
adopted by Pétanque Federation Australia on the 01 August 2017
PFA Rules Circle Placement 2017 – Current version
adopted by Pétanque Federation Australia on the 30 December 2016
Other PFA documents are available on the PFA website (here).
01Aug14 from the PFA Committee meeting (01 August 2014)
Scoring Update Policy – To clarify questions which have been raised in the allocation of certain scores,
the following is to be the standard.
- Disqualification 13-0 or 11-0
- Forfeit 13-0 or 11-0
- Bye 13-7 or 11-6
To ensure consistency of standard applied to umpiring in the sport of petanque, PFA is developing a pathway for the development of umpires.
PFA defines umpires as follows:
- Level 1: Club Umpire
- Level 2: State Umpire
- Level 3: National Umpire
- Level 4: Confederation Umpire
- Level 5: International Umpire
To support these umpires the PFA Director of Umpiring has developed a series of workshops and examinations for Levels 1-3. Development and accreditation for Level 3 and 4 is managed by FIPJP. For opportunities to qualify as a PFA Umpire, contact your club, State Director of Umpiring or the National Director of Umpiring.
16Oct12 Clarification on the FIPJP approved prefabricated circles
16Feb12 Rules of the game to observe from the PFA National Director of Umpiring
01Aug08 As per PFA By-laws and policies requirement each State League must have a State disciplinary tribunal to deal with all disciplinary matters within the state. PFA State Disciplinary Tribunal July2008 [pdf 24kb]
PFA Policies Rules & Regulations:-
PFA Coaching Policy