2020 PETANQUE COMPETITIONS AND FIXTURES AND CLUB NEWS
26thAdur Snowboules doubles on 26 January 2020. Impulse Leisure Centre, Old
Shoreham Road, Lancing BN15 0PH. £6 per player £3 juniors. Leagues &
knockout, cash prizes. BBQ will be available or bring your own food. Entries to
me at firstname.lastname@example.org
16th Ice Breaker Doubles Nutbrook
Petanque Club Nutbrook Cricket Sports Ground West Hallam DE7 6HZ
Registration 10.00 for 10.30 start. £15.00
per double includes hot soup and bread. Bar Available between games. Entries to
not later than 7th February to Nutbrook Petanque Club Dave Saunders 30 Derbyshire Avenue West
Hallam Derbyshire DE7 6HJ email@example.comMaximum 20 teams.
23rdWorthing Pétanque Club Charity Triples Competition
Proceeds In Aid Of Macmillian Cancer Support
23 February West Worthing Tennis & Squash Club Titnore Way Worthing W. Sussex BN13 3RT
from 8.45 First Boule 10.00 am. League in the morning and then knockout with
Consolage. Wine prizes.
player Juniors £1.
WILL BE OPEN FOR HOT/COLD FOOD/DRINK
before 21st Feb Please. Order food in advance. Contact: email:-firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Rainworth Petanque Club Ladies
open pairs competition Sunday March 1st 2020
9.00am – Registration 9.30am
start 5 x 55 minutes timed game Monetary Prizes for first 3 Places
First 36 teams only £10 Per team. Including
Soup and Roll. £2 Tea/Coffee/Biscuits
all day Payment
with entry form please
Please make cheques payable to ‘Rainworth Petanque
Club’ Entries to be sent to ‘Morris Goodman, 65 North Avenue, Rainworth,
Mansfield, Notts. NG21 0JB Email –
email@example.com Venue Rainworth
Petanque Club, Petanque Way ,accessed off Kirlington Road, ajacent to the
childrens playground Use Sat Nav NG21 0UR Umpires Decision Final
8thRavenshead Petanque Club Spring Doubles Sunday 8th March 2020
Leisure Centre, Longdale Lane, Ravenshead, NG15 9AG Entry fee: £10 per team,
including hot drinks
Registration: 9:15 am for 9:30 start Entries
to Steve Harrington
The leisure centre has a no smoking policy
(including e-cigarettes) within the petanque area, no dogs are allowed on site.
4th Sat Norwich Petanque Club Big C
Charity pairs The Cottage PH Thunder Lane Norwich NR7 0JD Register
at 1.00 pm for 1.30pm start Entry £3.00 per person
Four timed games. Winner most wins then largest
points difference. Trophies for Winners and 2nd place. More details
of event at www.Norwich-petanque.co.uk
19th Whitnash Spring Triples - Whitnash Windmill Petanque Club
Pre-Entry Required Closing date 17th April (or before if maximum entries received)
This has been a popular event for the last twelve
years, so early entry is advised in order to avoid disappointment. First 32 Teams guaranteed entry upon receipt
of entry form and fees. £18 Per Team
Please register your arrival by 9.30am Play Starts
CASH AND OTHER PRIZES (all entry fees returned in
Whitnash Sports & Social Club, Heathcote Road, Whitnash,
Leamington Spa, CV31 2NF
PLEASE PARK AT WHITNASH COMMUNITY HALL, ACRE CLOSE
PLAYING FIELDS, CV31 2ND (between the shops on Heathcote Road)
Pedestrian access to the terrain can be gained
diagonally across the playing field
Tea/Coffee available all day Other refreshment
provision to be advised nearer the time Licensed Bar (open from 12 noon) (Please respect that only drinks purchased
from the Bar are to be consumed on the
premises and there is a ‘No Smoking’ policy
2ndto 3rd Naturist National will be held at Blackthorns from Friday 1st
May until Sunday 3rd May.
10th May Celtic Challenge
Glasgow Scotland host this weekend event
10th Norwich Petanque Club Spring
Triples The Cottage PH Thunder Lane Norwich NR7 0JD Register
at 10.00 for 10.30 start
Five timed games with break for lunch. Winner
most wins then largest points difference. Prizes and Trophies for Winners and
Trophies for 2nd and third place. Please bring a raffle prize for
Club raffle. More details of event at www.Norwich-petanque.co.uk
8thLondon Petanque Club Presents The London Petanque Championship
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
& 19th July.Tog24 La British Open 2020. Heckmondwike Petanque club
association with Northern Petanque
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 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 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.
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
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?