Alain Mauran is ready for the square iron bowls tournament at the Muscat festival in Frontignan

Alain Mauran is ready for the square iron bowls tournament at the Muscat festival in Frontignan

Alain Mauran a restauré toutes ses boules carrées. MIDI LIBRE – PHILIPPE MALRIC

The first creator of square iron balls has prepared all the equipment for the traditional tournament on July 21 around the town hall of Frontignan.

In the galaxy, Alain Mauran, from Frontignan, is the first to have created square iron balls, "with a secret inside that I won't tell anyone".  For the tournament, organized on Sunday July 21 around the town hall as part of the Muscat festival, he did not make any others."But I restore and repaint them all", he said, taking in his gaze in his workshop on Boulevard Victor-Hugo at the good hundred copies lined up .

32 triplets announced

The Frontignanais also decorated around thirty boards which will be used to demarcate the pitches, and prevent the balls with erratic bounces from going too far. "We are going to welcome 32 triplets, announces the man with the loud voice. There are still a few places left that you need to come and reserve directly at my store. And those who do not have the right frame of mind to participate in this friendly moment can stay at home.

Tribute to pétanque players

Let us point out that this edition, the final of which will be played around noon, will pay tribute to two great pétanque players of the city: the late Paul Scialo and André Apicella who could perhaps pass.

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