Petanque Boule Shop
and Mail Order Sales Office
Up Street, Bardwell,
Nr, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk,
Tel 01359 250829
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Our shop will be closed for customer visits until April due to Government restrictions but of course you can still order by telephone and e mail and we will be happy to help.
these are difficult times.
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
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.
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