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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.

Annual General Meeting

Please note that the CPC 2018 AGM will be held in Weston Park on Sunday 4th of November at 12:30pm. Nominations for positions on the committee should be forwarded to the acting Secretary by Sunday 28th October. We look forward to seeing a good roll-up of members at our AGM.

The trophies for our 2018 FSM competition will be presented at the AGM.


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.