DEFINITION OF AN OBSTACLE
ATTENTION ALL PETANQUE PLAYERS
The following information is from the Umpire’s guide 2021:
Definition of an Obstacle
An obstacle, any movable or immovable object, a tree, wall, post, timber surround (frame to stop boules) higher than 25 cm, it is an unlimited list... As a general rule, a player crouching or standing in the circle must be able to swing their arm backwards without touching anything. If they cannot, then the item preventing this action would be considered an obstacle and the circle must be placed one metre away from it.