For Umpires

For Umpires

Petanque Rules

The FIPJP (International Petanque Federation) Rules or amendments are now ratified every four years (in the Olympic year), so the next update of the FIPJP Rules is due out in 2024.

A printable version of the FIPJP Rules of Petanque with NZ Interpretations 2021 (pdf 1164 KB)

If you have any questions regarding the Rules and their interpretations, please contact Nadine Simpson, Manager of Umpiring, for clarification.

Umpire Qualifications

PNZ has an active training programme for potential umpires. Starting with the Club qualificiation, an Umpire may progress to become a Regional, National, Confederation or International Umpire.

Please contact Nadine Simpson, Manager of Umpiring, if you are interested in learning more about the Rules of Petanque and becoming an Umpire.

Once qualified, PNZ requires all umpires to be involved in ongoing training and to be actively umpiring, in order to remain as a qualified PNZ umpires.

PNZ list of Qualified Umpires

Umpire Resources

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