The game of Palet
TYPE OF GAME
Precise strike towards an objective.
Ptch plates ("palet") as close as possible to the bowl.
TYPE OF GAME
Two or three metal plates ("palet") per player; a smaller metal disc, painted to be more visible and acting as a bowl or ball ("bolìn").
HOW TO PLAY
Individually or in teams composed of two or three players, with rules fairly similar to bowls or "pétanques". The game officially opens if the bowl struck by a player falls within the especially limited field zone; the same player pitches the first "palet", then an opponent plays his, while trying to move closer to the bowl; the player furthest pitches another "palet", and so on until there are no other "palets". The team that places the "palet" closest to the bowl wins points, with a score equalling the "palet" number closest to the bowl, compared to the "palet" best placed by the opponent team. The team that reaches a set score first wins (13 for individual games, 21 for team games).
"Palet" : a metal disc with a slightly concave lower part with grooves etched on it to improve contact with the ground. The upper, convex part has a hollowed centre for the player's thumb. Its weight, for adult players, ranges from 800 to 1200 grams.
"Bolìn": a smaller, painted "palet" used as a bowl.
THE PLAYING FIELD
This is probably an area of beaten earth that is 16 metres long and a metre fifty wide. The two ends of the field hosts two, four metre long playing tracks; they are divided by eight metres of "null" land. The "palet" must be pitched from the end of the field: the pitcher's hand, which is stretched backwards, must reach the height of the base line.