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The MICCAI 2004 Palet contest...

... is now CLOSED for registration.

As a perpetuation of the MICCAI soccer match, the MICCAI organizing committee has decided to propose a "Palet" game (palet is "puck" in English). The Palet game can be seen as a Breton variant of the traditional Petanque game. Some information on the Palet game and its history can be found here and here (sorry, these two websites are in French).

The MICCAI Palet game will be held in St-Malo on the seashore, Monday 27 after the conference.

To participate in the MICCAI Palet game, compose a team of two or three players. Then send a email before September 15 to indicating the name of your team and the players names. If you are not in a team and would like to participate anyway, please send us an email and we will arrange teams.

Please find below a description of the palet game and the rules of the Miccai Palet game. Whatever you understand from this description, be assured that it may be difficult to explain but it is very simple to play..

The Palet game:

The game is composed of a board, a master and palets.

Objective: to be the first team with 12 points.


Rules of MICCAI 2004 Palet game:

The distance between the board and the player is 5 meters.


There are two teams composed of two or three players. Each team has 6 palets (i.e., in a two-player configuration, each player has 3 palets in hand at the beginning of each round).


At the beginning of the game, the master is placed manually in the center of the board.


The first team throws the palet until one palet is on the board. The second team then throws palets (one at a time) until one of them is the closest to the master. This process is repeated until there is no palet left to throw.


If the master is thrown away from the board, no team scores and the round starts again. The team that manages to throw the closest palet wins. If the winning team has one (respectively n) closest palet(s), the score is 1 (respectively n) for this round. A palet that is placed over the master always wins, even if another palet touches the master.

Let's take the exemple of the left image: the team with the palets numbered "2" scores twice for this round since the palets numbered "2" are the closest ones.



The round is over, each player takes again the palets. The team that won the previous round throws the palet on the board. If the master is not on the board after three attempts, the other team takes on the palet and tries to throw it on the board. Once this is achieved, another round begins.

The first team with 12 points wins the game.


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