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 penultimate round saw Margaret Cox win the ladies by a single point from Adele Smith and Kerry Hurkett.
In the mens Smitty took the win from El Presidente (Seb), both managing 100% wins but separated by 4 points.
The final round of the FSM competition will be held on October 7th at 14:00 at Yarralumla piste. With 39 points available to win or lose there is plenty of chance to get your name on a trophy!