We’ve now opened our newly installed Petanque Court

Sited on the Clovelly Avenue car park is our latest addition to the club’s facilities. It’s for all Social or Sports members to use all year round, hopefully to keep the social side of things ticking over during the winter months. When bowling and tennis draws to an end at the end of each season, we do have quite few indoor options of games.

Friday afternoons instead of bowls or Tennis we’d like to give you the opportunity to still get together for Darts, Dominoes, Cards, Table Tennis, Table Bowls, Petanque etc. Call in this winter, the bar is open from 2.00pm Friday afternoon

Playing The Game
In singles, each player has three boules, in doubles and trebles, each player has two boules,

The jack is a small wooden ball around 1 1/2 inches in diameter, players
Players when pitching must stand within a circle roughly 18 inches in diameter.
All players must keep both feet on the ground and within
this circle when throwing

The first player throws the “jack” which must land between 6 and 10 metres away followed by one boule.
Player 2 then throws their boule, if it is nearer the jack than player1, then player1 throws again until they either beat player 2 or run out of boules.
Player 2 then throws their remainder of boules. It isn’t as complicated as it might sound, honest!
The winning score is the number of boules from, one of the teams, nearest the jack

Scoring is similar to Lawn Bowls – the winner of the leg
scores one point for each boule that is closer to the target than
the opponent’s best boule.

The team that reaches 13 points first, is the winner