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Fanny Club

A new charity has also arrived on the petanque scene. We have a dedicated sport we all enjoy, the quirky odd game has all but disappeared into serious leagues and national events however the Fanny prize always raises a titter to the uninformed and dread to most players. A new club has been formed proudly calling itself the The Fanny Club a la Petanque- The Petanque Players Charity and its aim is to raise funds for good causes.   They have a dedicated website up and running at

Use the PO Box address, as on application form.

Fanny welcomes you all. Just £12 for her club membership.

Have a look and if you qualify or want further information please feel free to contact them. It should be fun. The badge itself is just fantastic.


Updated 14th August 2018





19th    Coates Village Doubles One of the largest competitions in the county takes place on the 19th August. Coates Village pairs is an open competition and is held on the pistes, driveways and paths of this pretty village near Whittlesey. Long established as the event of the summer this competition is chance to relax and enjoy Petanque, food, drink and music. Get your entry in early as this event regularly attracts 100+ teams from all over the country. Bring a picnic or enjoy the barbeque at the Vine Public House at the centre of proceedings. Entries to Tom Turner.  Ask us for details please


19th    ****** Oxshott Open Triples  Cancelled Event due to Cricket Clash ********

19th    Circle in the Sand Walcott Beach depending on tides

26th    Fareham Open Triples


27th Petanque with a twist  ********** Cancelled

27th    International Doubles – Meadow PC Kent





2nd  Golden Boule Pairs British Sugar Sports and Social Club

Hollow Road Bury St Edmunds Suffolk

£10.00 per team 10.00 for 10.30 start Prizes for top 3 teams  Limited to 20 teams.

Bar and Food from 12 noon

2nd JOHN STREET TRIPLES Knutton, Staffordshire, ST5 6DT
Extended maximum entry - possibly up to 32 teams now.... 16 entered already!
MINIMUM OF £150 top prize. The more entries... the bigger the jackpot!
Great chance for some inter regional practice


8th      Anglia Junior Team Coaching Dun Cow Bardwell 2pm to 4pm

9th      Paolos Fixed Coche - Arlesey

9th      Open Triples – Gravesend

9th      Circle in the Sand Pairs 10.15am for 11am start at Bacton/Walcott beach

9th      Ann Gardiner Arthur Rank Hospice Charity Open Doubles Registration 10 for 10.30       Burwell Ex Servicemen’s club Burwell


15th to

16th      Inter Regional Championships Hayling Island

22nd      Norman Guest Memorial Pairs

22nd      Over 50’s Doubles Petanque England

23rd      Anglia Region Gin Trap Pairs - British Sugar Sports and Social Club Bury St Edmunds

23rd      Southampton City Doubles

30th      Fixed Coche Pairs - Bob Carter Norwich

30th       Newmarket and District Petanque League end of Season Triples and Presentation day Burwell Ex Servicemen’s club Burwell Reg 10 for 10.30 start




6th        Petanque England National Youth Squad Doubles

6th 7th  Petanque England Champion of Champions

7th       Radio Norfolk Triples The Cottage Norwich

7th      Handcross Autumn Doubles

14th    Stimpson Doubles Trophy - Woodcocks, Lincoln

14th     Norfolk v Suffolk Bob Carter Centre Norwich.

21st     Anglia Chiltern East Midlands Tri Way - Burwell

21st     Hartley Doubles





4th      Open Doubles - Gravesend

4th      Adur Autumn Doubles

11th    Cobbetts Open Doubles

11th    Icicle Doubles - Lordswood

25th    Petanglais - The Plough, Langford




9th      Christmas Hamper Doubles - Meadow

27th    Arundel Winter Doubles

29th    Snowboules - Luton



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

PS  Keep an eye on our page of the month as the fixtures will soon be coming in thick and fast for the tournaments next year. If you are organising competitions please let us know and we will put them on our site free of charge.

Also has all the coaching tips featured on these pages from the past


This new section is designed to promote clubs and their activities as well as contacts.

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 2018 August's coaching tip from Pen-Y-Coed Petanque. Our series is aimed to help you enjoy the game of Petanque and win more games.


The knock up shot. Part two

Here we are looking at the knock up shot in more depth. Well actually the depth of the piste. We know the knock up is a killer shot if played correctly. How many times have we pointed successfully past the oppositions front boule to see them promote their front boule with the played boule come to rest near the jack? They have played two and are holding two.

In this session we are looking at playing the knock up shot on a deep piste. It presents a difficult challenge.

We know the theory of the task, playing a point to length so if it misses the target boule and gets to the jack it will be a good shot. However on a deep piste the chances of moving a boule maybe a little tricky. Gently tapping your front boule so both boule roll forward to the jack is a dream on a deep piste. So is a knock up shot Generally a deep piste will rule out a high lob as your thrown boule may have to land so close to the target boule that you could land right on top of it. This clash will leave you with no boule on the piste at all! So do we rule out the shot on a deep piste? That would be quitting and you know on winning petanque we never quit!

 So on a deep piste most players will opt for a high lob. The good players will come over the front boule to be on the jack. The danger of this shot is it is moving or could move the jack away from your front boule and we all know a front boule is a good thing. On a deep piste the high lob can be a perfect shot but for a knock up shot not so good. It maybe an option to change your angle of attack. Come in with a lower boule so your boule is at 45 degrees to the target boule. A miss should take your boule to the jack length. The boule thrown may be sacrificed in its efforts to push the boule up if an impact takes place but at least your front boule will move towards the jack. Try it, it may get you out of trouble.

Good Luck

Phil Boarder

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