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 Competition
This mixed doubles event will be held on Sunday March 18th and is open to all members of the Capital Petanque Club.
First Sunday of the Month (FSM) Competition
Our first competition for 2018 was held on February 4th. This year we are introducing some changes including line marking the piste and having a nominated umpire. For February, Helena who is one of our newest members, had the highest score for the women, and Mark C top-scored for the men. After two months of competition, the overall leaders are Robyn who is on top for the ladies with Helena in second position, and for the men Gary is in the lead, and Ivo and Jim share second place. The next round of our FSM competition will be held on Sunday 4th of March. Thanks to Seb who volunteered to be the umpire for this months FSM competition.
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