Blue Award

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To receive this award participants should attempt all the skill activities but must achieve success and consistency. In order to pass this award candidates must obtain 8 out of 12 in 8 out of the first 10 tasks. On completing 8 out of 10 tasks, task 11 must be completed to the satisfaction of the examiner in order to pass this level. The Red Award must be held before the Blue Award can be taken.

Activities to be completed

1. Demonstrate to the examiner that a candidate can throw a jack to within a circle of 75cm in diameter.

2. Demonstrate to the examiner that a candidate can point a boule to within a circle of 50cm in diameter whereby the examiner is responsible for ensuring that the distance at which a boule is pointed to is varied at least 3 times.

3. Demonstrate to the examiner that a candidate can lob using the correct throwing method over a rope which is 3m above the ground landing the boule in a circle that is 1m in diameter placed at the minimum distance. The boule must remain inside the circle in order for the boule to score.

4. Demonstrate to the examiner that a candidate can lob using the correct throwing method over a rope which is 3m above the ground landing the boule in a circle that is 1m in diameter placed at the maximum distance. The boule must remain inside the circle in order for the boule to score.

5. Demonstrate to the examiner that a candidate can hit a boule without dropping short, using a soft looping shooting method to hit a boule that is placed 40cm behind another boule at a distance 2m past the minimum distance laid down in the Official Rules of Pétanque.

6. To hit the left boule where two boule are placed side by side at varying distances within the minimum and maximum distances defined in the Official Rules of Pétanque.

7. Demonstrate to the examiner that a candidate can promote a boule by landing in front of a boule and bring both boules to within 20cm of the jack at the minimum distance.

8. To be able to point a boule with the use of spin landing in a 50cm diameter circle which is to the side of three boule and then spin the boule from the left to the right to within 1m of the jack which is placed 2m directly behind the three boule in front of the jack.

9. To be able to point a boule with the use of spin landing in a 50cm diameter circle which is to the side of three boule and the spin the boule from the right to the left to within 1m of the jack which is placed 2m directly behind the three boules in front of the jack.

10. Demonstrate to the examiner that a candidate can point a boule that moves the jack back by at least 10cm.

11. To play as a double a complete game of Pétanque adhering strictly to the Official Rules of Pétanque and showing to the examiner that they have worked tactically as a team.

Knowledge

1. Candidates should be able to explain to the examiner what happens in the following circumstances:-
(a) What can be removed from the terrain during an end.
(b) What happens if a boule or jack is displaced by a boule or moving object from another game.
(c) What happens if a boule or jack is moved in the course of measuring.
(d) How far a jack needs to be displaced in order for a jack to be declared dead.

This award will take the candidate between 1 and 2 years to complete.

 

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