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 (FSM) Competition
The winners of the FSM competition for June were Heike for the women and Patrice for the men. This month we had three men who won all three games, and they were Patrice, Rob F and Jim. So far this year after six rounds of competition the leaders are Robyn for the women with Jennifer in second position, and for the men Ivo is in the lead with Rob F in second place. The next round of the FSM competition will be held on July 1st.
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