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Updated 17th October 2019




20thFixed Coche Pairs at Bob Carter Centre Drayton, Norwich, Norfolk NR8 6DW Registration 12.30 to 12.45 for 13.00 start. Open to all players. Entry is £10.00 per pair all proceeds go to Anglia Region Junior Development fund Format dependant on number of entries Prizes for 1st and 2nd Place Bar Open and Food available.

Entries to Richard Green


27thAnglia East Midlands Chiltern Triway held in East Midlands Wycliffe Bowls Club, Lutterworth LE17 4LN.





3rdLordswood Icicle Doubles. Lorddswood Petanque Club Registration 9.15 to 9.45. Entry £10.00 per person ( Juniors Free ) BBQ available. Prize fund of £300 plus entry fees subject to attendance numbers. For further details contact

3rd     The Firecracker Open Triples Nottingham City Pétanque Club on Sunday 3rd November 2019 @ Valley Road, Sherwood, Nottingham. Registration 9.30 for a 10am start. Entry £5 per player. £15.00 per team Format: 5 game snake plus play-off if required. Cash prizes for top 3 places. Light refreshments available all day. Enquiries/to register interest
Entries in advance (cash or cheque) to (ref: Firecracker) or NCPC Competitions, c/o B Hodges 20 Horsendale Road, Nuthall Nottingham NG16 1AN

10th Poppy Open Doubles. Cobbetts Boules Club Hold the  11th Cobbetts Poppy Appeal Doubles at Burridge on Sunday, November 10th. Play starts at 10.00 am registration closes at 9.45am Morning leagues Afternoon Knock outs. Entry £15.00 per team £10 if team contains a Junior Pre entry by 6th November please to Dave Stubbs 41 Holmesland Drive Botley Southampton SO30 2SH email  Limited to 38 teams.

10th RAINWORTH PETANQUE CLUB Men’s Open Cash Doubles All Entry Monies to be paid in Prizes Sunday 10th November 2019 9-00am registration for 9-30am Start. First 28 teams only 5 x 55 minutes timed games £6 Per team of 2  No entries on the day £2 Tea/coffee/biscuits all day Bacon/sausage cobs £2   Raffle Prizes (Donations gratefully received) Please make cheques payable to ‘Rainworth Petanque Club’ Entries to be sent to ‘Morris Goodman, 65 North avenue, Rainworth, Mansfield, Notts. NG21 0JB  Email -  Venue Rainworth Petanque Club, Rufford Colliery Lane, accessed off Kirklington Road adjacent to the childrens playground. Use Sat Nav NG21 0JY Umpire’s decision is Final

24th PETANGLAIS Sunday 24th November 2019 The Plough PC 77 Church St, Langford, SG18 9QA




15THFur and Feather Doubles East Midlands Petanque Association Sunday, 15 December 2019 at 09:00 This years fur and feather is on! NEW location!! The hosts this year will be Wycliffe Bowls Club, Hall Lane, Lutterworth, LE17 4LN.


Please check with organisers as competitions are subject to change and maybe limited on numbers or licence holders only




8thLondon Petanque Club Presents The London Petanque  Championship

Saturday 13 June 2020 Triples and Sunday 14th June 2020 Doubles At Crystal Palace Thicket Road L London SE19 2GA Prize Money Totalling  £11,200 Registration Is  Now Open  £30 Per Triples Team  £20 Per Doubles Team  Entry Open To All

See For Details


18th & 19th July.Tog24 La British Open 2020. Heckmondwike Petanque club

In association with Northern Petanque

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The Carnoustie Petanque Club, situated at The Aboukir Hotel, 38 Ireland Street, Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland DD7 6AT (entrance off Arbroath Road).
Affiliated to the Scottish Petanque Association.
The Club playing times are: Tuesdays & Thursdays  2pm to 4pm and Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Visitors welcome.
Contacts are: Chairman- Harry Ritchie, tel; 01241-852281    e-mail:
                Secretary John Davidson, tel: 01241-853666   e-mail:

If you would like your club here please ask. During holidays petanque players love to pop into local clubs to have a game or two!

Welcome to October's 2019 coaching tip from Pen-Y-Coed Petanque. Our series is aimed to help you enjoy the game of Petanque and win more games.


Petanque. A game of millimetres.

Now the petanque season’s are drawing to a close, the coaches life becomes a busier one. Many teams are rejoicing in their successful season and many are reflecting on a year that could have gone better. Now the cold and wet days draw in it is time to learn a few things that could make the difference in winning or losing a game. Time to try out a few things away from the cut and thrust of competitive play. Remember the coaches rule. If you have a scoreboard at the end of the piste and are scoring then you are not practicing you are playing!

Now, we know petanque is a game that can swing over the tiniest distance on a measurement of two boule. We will come onto that another time. There is another distance that is vague and generally ignored during a game. The six metre distance from circle to jack. When I say vague and ignored I actually mean those teams and players that walk from circle to jack and declare it is too short or just OK. Stepping out a metre is vague when the distance is tight. How tight is tight? Ignored comes into the equation when teams just accept it is in a playable position. Maybe instead of ignoring your own gut feeling or your team’s feelings you could measure the distance. It may bring tuts from the opposition but it is a valid request. If you have not thrown the jack but think it is not a legal length just ask the opposition if they are sure it is the right length. If they do not answer and just throw their boule you can still measure it before you throw. If it is not a correct length they get their boule back and you can place the jack at your distance. They then play the first boule and for some reason it is always a good one!  Anyway we digress.

Once the length is measured everyone can relax and play the end. The doubt of the length is gone and your shooter can think about the task in hand rather than muttering “ Blimey that looks short to me”

We have examined in the past the massive advantage a team can get by placing the jack. A short jack thrown by the opposition can be placed buy your team. This is a great situation to be in but you can only get hold of the jack after a measure of the jack. If the pacing has proved inconclusive and the measure shows the jack is not legal then you have a great chance to change the game. I am not saying hover around the circle with a tape measure ready to see the opposition fail. It is just a simple rule that you can use.

So now let us get into detail. The measurement is from the inside edge of a plastic circle to the closest point of the jack. The circle will already have been marked before the jack was thrown. ( Yes it was! You have read enough of these tips to make sure it has) and the jack was marked once it stopped after being thrown by the opposition. Yes! I know the circle and jack in the photo is not marked. Brownie points all round!

Hooking a tape onto a circle that is not marked is foolhardy as circles are light and move easily on dust or gravel. Most people stand on the circle to stop it from moving during the measurement. The jack must be over 6 metres from the inside edge of the circle. In the photos we see some that are not legal and one that is legal. We have already talked about how a jack placement can change everything in a match so we do not need to cover it again, just a final question. Who would have thought a jack thrown 5mm from a legal position would change a game?

Good Luck

Phil Boarder

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