Our shop is open for customer visits and of course you can still order by telephone and e mail and we will be happy to help.
If you have any questions we will be
happy to help as always. If you prefer to make an appointment then these can be made by telephone or e mail to the
usual contact details.
Phil and Marion
If you have any questions please contact us on 01359 250829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 PETANQUE COMPETITIONS AND FIXTURES AND CLUB NEWS
23rd to 26th CEP Mens European Triples Albertville France
24th National Youth Squad Day Henlow
PETANQUE OPEN MENS DOUBLES! moved to 17th October***
25th Norman Guest Pairs The Cottage
Thunder Road Norwich on Saturday 25th September. 1pm for a 1:30 coche off. 4
timed games, winner decided by most wins then points difference. £3 entry per
person. Pre-register please via email at email@example.com. Please
bring a raffle prize.
26th Petanque England Squad day TBC
26thBob Bruce Memorial Pairs Great Ellingham Norfolk Registration 10.30 for a 11.0
start Pre enter advised as entry limited to 24 teams. Adults £2.50
Juniors £1.00 Format 5 x 45 min timed games. Prizes Wine or Chocolate for 1st2nd and 3rd. Raffle All proceeds from the raffle to East
Anglian Childrens Hospice. Further details or to enter contact firstname.lastname@example.org
28thPetanque with Pride Norwich Petanque Club The
Cottage Thunder Road NR7 0JD Norwich PC are hosting a
special LGBTQ+ session on Tuesday 28th September from 18:30! Will be a great
social and of course the chance to have a game of Pétanque with all equipment,
some advice and training on offer. And it's free! Come and join us for Pétanque
With Pride if you're in the community or an ally! A chance to socialise
and play Petanque LGBGQ+ Starts at 6.30 till 8.15 contact email@example.com.
For more information
2nd Inaugural Mark Barlow Memorial Open Triples
competition at the stunning Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich on Saturday
Limited to 64 teams. Book now and
secure your place for this unique competition at an iconic venue. Entry £30 per team 9.30 Start of Play £3000 prize pot spread across all levels. A unique
opportunity to play an open petanque competition at the iconic Sir Christopher
Wren designed UNESCO World heritage site. Entries to
Londonpetanqueclub.co.uk/events Old Royal
Naval College Greenwich SE10 9NN
3rdSTIMPSON AUTUMN TROPHY DOUBLES COMPETITION
3rd OCTOBER Woodcocks, Burton Lane End, Saxilby Road,
LN1 2BE Registration: 9.45 a.m. Start of play: 10.00 a.m.
The competition format is 5 games run on a ‘snake’ system – wins
and points difference to decide winner and placings.
There will only be a play-off if the top two teams have identical
wins and points difference.
Entry fee: £6.00 per
person (£12.00 per adult team)
Any player under 18 on the day of the competition: free
The event is limited to 32 teams. Entries to: Liz Mann,
‘Bethany’, School Lane, Willingham, Gainsborough, DN21 5LA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheques payable to
Lincoln Branleys Pétanque Club or pay on the day.
Should you wish to stay
overnight, there is a 38-bedroom lodge on site at Woodcocks, bookings through
Tea and coffee and a full
breakfast are available inside the pub.
Pub management are more than happy for you to bring your own food for
lunch (and this is probably preferable, as they have a very busy lunch trade on
Sundays and there is usually a long wait),
NOTE; All alcoholic drinks
consumed on the premises MUST be bought at the bar.
The club has a no-smoking policy
on the terrain.
3rd National Youth Squad Doubles Ickleford PC
3rd Gin Trap Charity Pairs Open Anglia Event Burwell
PC Burwell Ex-Service & Social Club 21 The Causeway Burwell CB25 0DU. All proceeds
this year will be donated to the Arthur Rank Hospice in memory of Peter Reed
the steward of the Burwell Club and long time supporter of the Burwell Petanque
Club , Anglia Petanque
Association and the Newmarket Petanque League.
Entry £10.00 per pair. Prizes for 1st2nd place This is an Anglia Petanque Association event but is open
to all comers NO LICENCE REQUIRED Registration 9.15 to 9.30 for 9.45 start
Limited to 18 pairs therefore pre entry is advisable Raffle prizes would be
If you are unable to take part donations would be
Lunches: Bar open & Barbeque at Lunchtime (TBC)
Entries to : Richard
Green, 10 Cere Road, Sprowston, Norwich
NB : Entries close 12 noon Thursday 30 September
Entry limited to 18 pairs
3rdWorthing Autumn Doubles Worthing Petanque Club. West Worthing Tennis & Squash Club
Titnore Way Worthing W. Sussex BN13 3RT
Registration from 9.30 Start time 10.00 am.
League in the morning and then knockout. Entry £8 per player £1.00 for juniors.
Entries in advance. Contact: Dave Sutherland email
7th to 10th CEP Male Youth and
Espoirs European Triples Santa Susanna Spain CANX
7th to 10th CEP Female Youth and
Espoirs European Triples Santa Susanna Spain CANX
9th Petanque England Veteran National Doubles
10th Petanque England Veteran Champions of
Champion Doubles Rainworth
17th Petanque England Women’s Squad day TBC
17thCLASSIC PETANQUE OPEN MENS
DOUBLES! at Worthing Petanque Club. Saturday 25th September Worthing
Pétanque Club West Worthing Tennis & Squash Club Titnore Way Worthing W. Sussex BN13 3RT
Registration up to from 9.30 Start time 10.00 am. League in the
morning and then Barrage and knockout. Max 40 Teams Cash prizes.
Entry £25 per team.
Entries in advance. Contact:
Dave Plumhoff ********Note new date*******
30th Two day Triples events celebrating Anglia
40th Anniversary 1981-2021 Open Triples Lingwood Village Hall
Lingwood Norfolk NR13 4AZ on the weekend of the 30th & 31st October.
Entry is limited to 48 teams and
as it is an Open competition no licences are required to play in it. Entry per
team is £60 per team and entry fee includes a £5 per player food voucher which
can be used to purchase refreshments at the Social Club and the rest of the
entry monies will be returned as cash prizes.
Play will commence at 12 noon on
the Saturday and the format will be leagues and knockout. Licenced bar, BBQ and
Catering facilities on site.
Pre entry by 20th October please to Peter Astle 55
Primrose Way Bradwell Great Yarmouth NR31 8UY email email@example.com
31st Anglia 40th Anniversary Open
Triples Continued Lingwood Village Hall Lingwood Norfolk
31stAdur PC Halloween Open Doubles on Sunday 31st October.
Impulse Leisure Centre, Old Shoreham Road, Lancing BN15 0PH.
£8 per player £4 juniors. Leagues & knockout. Timed
Games Cash prizes. Fancy Dress optional.
Registration from 8.15 to 8.45 for a 9.00 am start.
( Leisure centre closing early ) BBQ available or bring your own. Tea and
Coffee available all day for £1.00 bring your own mug Entries to
4th to 7th FIPJP Womens World Triples
Championships Ayutthaya Thailand
4th to 7th FIPJP Youth World Triples
Championships Ayutthaya Thailand
7th Nottingham Firecracker Triples
14th Men’s Open Rainworth
2nd to 5th CEP EuroCup Finals Saint Yrieix
Please check with organiser's 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 www.winningpetanque.com has all the coaching tips featured on these pages from the past
UK PETANQUE CLUB INFORMATION
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.
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!
to March 2021 coaching tip from Pen-Y-Coed Petanque. Our series is aimed to
help you enjoy the game of Petanque and win more games.
The choice of boule.
To find the right set of boule
for your individual requirements there are several factors to consider. With
the different types of boule shown in our catalogue and on our website there
are thousands of possible variations. Before you select your boule you will
need to know which Diameter, Weight, Pattern and hardness you require.
Every competition set of boule
has a diameter. This is not marked on the boule so can be tricky to remember
but can be measured in our shop if you have found a good size for you. The
FIPJP ( Federation Internationale de Petanque et Jeu Provencal ) allows
diameters from 70.5 to 80 mm. The diameter required depends mainly on the size
of the players hand and just a little on the use the player will put the boule
to. Ladies, Juniors and players with small hands generally prefer diameters
from 71 to 73 mm. This can vary and we have a hand size chart in our catalogue which
we can post to you on request. In the past pointers have favoured smaller
diameters as they felt they will make smaller targets if being shot. Meanwhile
shooters lean towards bigger boule in the hope they will hit the target boule
easier. This is a matter of debate however the right size of boule to your hand
will allow you to deliver the boule with accuracy whatever shot you are trying
to carry out. Size is very important so as mentioned please ask for a hand size
chart for a guide.
The weight of a competition boule
is clearly stamped on a boule. If you are trying other players boule make sure
the size is correct for you first otherwise it may led to an incorrect choice
of weight. Weight tends to be a personal preference but there is no point
choosing a boule that is so heavy you cannot reach long jacks with. The FIPJP
allows weights from 650 to 800grms. Pointers, as mentioned earlier, prefer
small boule but they also like to use heavy boule. These tend to take a straighter
path upon landing when they hit rough ground. For shooting, the tendency is to
use lighter boule, this gives an advantage when shooting boule to boule as the
distance of throwing is often 9 to 10M, this can be easier with a lighter boule
and does not result in tiredness during competition play. Shooters prefer
weights from 680 to 710 g.
In general, new players tend to
use an average weight of between 690 to 720 g unless they feel the need to
Mainly used for identification by
new players and some players like the grip it gives on a shiny new boule. Once
the boule have been worn in they will have plenty of grip whether plain or patterned.
Generally, for shooting, the boule should have few or no stripes (the boule can
be released smoothly from the hand) i.e. pattern 0 or plain. For pointing, more
stripes can give greater control but many players who point use a plain boule.
Generally pointers will use patterns 0 and 1.
Hardness 2 types of boule.
In the past manufactures produced
many types of hardness from Hard to Very soft. Now the choice has moved to two
levels of hardness.
Soft : Between 110
and 112kg/mm The annealed boule give a greater absorption of impact when
shooting, giving the boule a tendency to carreau more often when hitting boule.
This is the reason shooters prefer soft boule but they do wear quickly. They
can also be useful when pointing on hard pistes as they absorb the landing of
the boule on high lobs.
Semi Soft : 115 kg/mm The hardness of the metal prevents
wear on the boule, however, the boule is left in a semi soft state to help
absorb the impact of a shot and thus remain in the head. Pointers like these
boule because they can last longer than soft boule as they resist the wear when
pointing with a lot of backspin. This is also why middle players in triples
prefer semi soft boule.
If the above details are taken in
the order given, you will generally find pointers will choose a semi soft boule
in a small size and heavy weight with some stripes. i.e. 72 mm 710grms with a
pattern. A shooter may choose a larger, lighter boule, i.e. 75 mm 690grms with little pattern. The main
rule is to choose a boule you are comfortable with, if you require any clarification
or assistance in boule selection feel free to ask your local boule supplier and
they will be happy to help and advise.