Rules for the certification of boules

Updated: 2023-01-03
The FIPJP publishes two documents related to the certification of boules.

The first, which is updated periodically, is a list of boules manufacturers who have been certified by the FIPJP, along with a list of certified models of boules and synthetic jacks. It is called Fabricants de Boules: Labels des Boules et Buts agréés en compétition. You can find it on the FIPJP web site. Click on the MENU button, then click on RULES AND REGULATIONS, then click on APPROVED BOULES LABELS.

The second specifies the technical requirements for the certification of manufacturers and the technical requirements for the certification of specific models of boules. It is called Conditions Requises Pour L’homologation De Boules De Petanque De Competition (Requirements for the Certification of Competition Petanque Boules). You can find it on the FIPJP web site. Click on the MENU button, then click on RULES AND REGULATIONS, then click on RECOGNITION CERTIFICATION. As of January 1, 2023, the most recent version of this document is dated 2019.

The certification testing that is mentioned in this document is performed by the Laboratoire national de métrologie et d’essais (National Laboratory of Metrology and Testing), which is still known as LNE after its former name: Laboratoire national d’essais. It is a French reference laboratory responsible for testing products of all kinds for certification before they go on the market.


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