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.
The Alexander Mixed Doubles competition was held on Sunday May 14th and the finalists for the main trophy were Sebastian and Marguerite who played against Annette and Mark S. The 2017 winners of the Alexander Mixed Doubles competition are Annette and Mark, congratulations. The final of the Whooska trophy was played between Jennifer and Callum who played Kerry and Rob in a tightly fought final. 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 despite it being Mothers Day and a rain delay, ten teams competed, the most that we have had in this event so far. It was a very good day with very worthy winners.
Our monthly FSM pennant competition was held on May 7th. We are now halfway through our first year of running this competition, and on the day Robyn again finished with the highest score for the ladies, which is her third monthly win (February, March and May), well done Robyn. Ivo top scored for the men. After six months of competition Robyn is on top for the ladies and Catherine is in second place, and for the men Sebastian continues to hold the lead and Mark S is in second place.