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.
First Sunday of the Month Competition>
It was a tie between Annette and Adele for the top spot for the women for the January FSM competition. Smitty topped the table for the men for the second month in a row. Both Jean and Smitty won all three games. Thanks Rhys for being the umpire. The next round of the FSM competition will be held on February 3rd.
Wollongong Doubles Competition
This annual competition will be held on January 26 and 27. There is always a good turnout by our members, so make sure that you line up a partner, and book your accommodation for that weekend.
Australian Masters Games
The next Australian masters games will be held in Adelaide from 5 to 12 October, and petanque will be one of the sports.