We are a group of Petanque players who live in Canberra with a keen interest in playing and promoting this beautiful, relaxing and social French bowling game.
Petanque (pronounced P-Tank) can be played by anybody both male and female, young and old and you do not have to be athletic to play this game well.
Equipment costs are minimal, all you need is three boules (metal balls) and you are ready to play. Petanque is best played on a compacted gravel surface.
The aim of the game is to throw and place your boules as close to a jack (the cochonnet) as possible, and by doing so scoring points. It is as simple as that.
We can provide the boules for the first few times that you come along and play with us.
2018 First Sunday of the Month Competition>
The trophies for the 2018 winners were handed out at the AGM. The Smith household dominated the competition this year. Congratulations to Adele who won the womens trophy and Smitty who won the mens trophy. The 2019 FSM competition starts on December 2nd.
Annual Gender Doubles Competition
The annual CPC gender doubles (OGD) competition for club members, which is hosted by Donna and Ivo, was held on Sunday 21st of October. The trophies for the winners were handed out at the AGM. The ladies trophy was won by Helena and Robyn and the OGD mens winners were Seb and Mark. This is an annual event, and we are all looking forward to next year.
Playing times on Tuesdays and Thursdays
The Committee has decided to trial later starting times during daylight saving in 2019. The changes are as follows: First Tuesday after daylight saving starts (9 October 2018) play begins at 5pm. First Tuesday after daylight saving ends (9 April 2019) play reverts back to 3pm. You will often find that some memners will arive earlier, particularly if they cannot stay late.