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.
It's our annual 'Come n Try' day next Sunday, 2nd April. Bring a mate, bring a neighbour, or bring a bunch of them, and come and enjoy an introduction to petanque in our friendly club atmosphere. It's free, all gear will be provided, so come along at 1:45pm to our piste in Weston Park on the south side of the Miniature Railway site. Wear comfortable shoes, hat and sunscreen. It's fun! We are looking forward to seeing you.
Robyn has continued her winning ways, and for the second month in a row she has finished with the highest score for the ladies in our FSM pennant competition. Seb finished the day on top for the men. After four months of FSM, Robyn and Catherine are equal top for the ladies, and Seb is on top for the blokes.