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.
Best Seasons Greetings to petanque players everywhere.
The First Sunday of the Month (FSM) competition for 2017/18 started again on December 3rd. Lois had the highest score for the women, and Robyn was second, and for the men Rob top-scored and Norm was second. There is no FSM competition in January, but we will commence again on February 4th.
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.
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