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.
Our monthly FSM pennant competition for June was held on Sunday 4th. Catherine finished with the highest score for the ladies, and Mark C top scored for the men. After seven months of competition, Catherine is now on top for the ladies and Robyn is in second place, and for the men Sebastian continues to hold the lead and Mark C has moved into second place.
The Alexander Mixed Doubles competition was held on Sunday May 14th. The 2017 winners of the Alexander Mixed Doubles competition are Annette and Mark S, congratulations. The 2017 winners of the Whooska trophy are Jennifer and Callum. This is the fifth year that the club has run this mixed doubles competition, and it was a very good day with very worthy winners.