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 6th Annual Alexander Competition
Our clubs annual mixed doubles competition was held on Sunday March 18th. Fortunately there was no rain this year, but it was hot and windy. Despite the challenging playing conditions, it was a fun day with eight teams competing in the event this year. The final was a closely fought game between Mark and Robyn and Lois and Richard, and in the end Mark and Robyn prevailed with a score of 13 to 10.
First Sunday of the Month (FSM) Competition
Because the first Sunday in April falls on Easter Sunday, it has been decied that the next round of our FSM competition will be held on Sunday 8th of April.
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