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.
The Annual General Meeting for the club was held on Sunday 5th of November at Weston Park. Congratulations to Sebastian who is the new President and to Gary who is the new Secretary. It was an enjoyable day, and following the meeting, club members celebrated the second anniversary of the opening of our piste at Weston Park by sharing lunch under the shade of the trees alongside the piste, and by playing several games of petanque.
The inaugural Ostyn Gender Doubles competition was held on October 22nd, with five women's teams and six men's teams battling for the honours. The two finals games were of a very high standard. In the end 'The Pointer Sisters' (Heike and Robyn) defeated 'The Incrediboules' (Adele and Catherine), and for the men the 'Drop Kicks' (Mark C and Sebastian) defeated the 'Boule Sharks' (Mark S and Norman). This is a new event for our club and it introduced a new and very enjoyable format. Thank you to Donna and Ivo for sponsoring this competition, and for providing the lovely trophies. We will do it all again in 12 months time.
Club Shirts can be ordered from, 'Working Gear', in Fyshwick, at 51 to 55 Kembla St. (shop 5 Kembla Court). The embroidery is done in the shop and they have our club templates stored on their computer. It may help to take a club shirt along. Waiting time is around 2 weeks. The contact phone number is 62805885