Since we have a number of new players, I thought it might be helpful to say a bit about the rules we play by.
There is a set of international rules put out by the FIPJP (the international petanque federation), but they are poorly written; they can be confusing or downright unfair; and in many situations they require the presence of an FIPJP-certified umpire.
In TPC we play by the rules of Petanque Libre. These are a modified form of the FIPJP rules designed for games where there is no umpire. They are also designed to be clearer and fairer than the FIPJP rules.
In addition, TPC has a few local rules tailored to our climate and playing area.
All of these are available on the TPC website, under the DOCUMENTS heading.