Platzgen (Switzerland)

Name of sport (game)

Platzgen

Name in native language

Platzgen

Place of practice (continent, state, nation)

Switzerland

History

Platzgen is a Swiss sport that has its origins in the Middle Ages and is mainly played in the canton of Bern.

Description

The aim of the game is to place a specially made metal disc ("Platzge") with a maximum diameter of 18 cm and a weight of 1-3 kg over a distance of 17 m (men) or 11.5 m (women) into a circular clay target "Ries".

Ries

Ries has a diameter of 1.4 m and is increased by 25 cm at the back. In the middle of the Ries there is a 35 to 40 cm high iron stick ("Schwirren"), which is perpendicular to the target surface.

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The maximum number of points of 100 is reached when the Platzge touches the Schwirren. One point is deducted for every centimeter from the Schwirren.

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Current status

Practiced

Importance

Contacts

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Web: www.platzgen.ch 


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