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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 20th September 2018





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 Oxshott

7th          Radio Norfolk Triples The Cottage Norwich

7th         Handcross Autumn Doubles


14th     Tiegan's Star Charity Petanque Triples Arlesey PC Arelesey Football Ground

Limited to 12 Teams  Sunday October 14th

Tiegan's Star is a local charity looking after the children and famillies on the Oncology Ward at Addenbrookes Hospital.

Raffle Prizes / Donations will be greatly received If you would like to Sponsor this event please let me know.

Entries to email.


14th      Stimpson Doubles Trophy Lincoln Branleys Petanque Club Stimpson Autumn Trophy Doubles Competition Woodcocks, Burton Lane End, Saxilby Road,

Lincoln 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: £2.00


The event is limited to 32 teams – any team turning up on the day without prior booking may be disappointed. Entries to:     Liz Mann, ‘Bethany’, School Lane, Willingham, Gainsborough, DN21 5LA


    Cheques payable to Lincoln Branleys Pétanque Club or pay on the day.

Should you wish to stay overnight, there is now 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 happy for you to bring your own picnic food for lunch (and this is probably preferable, as there is often a long wait), however all alcoholic drinks consumed on the premises MUST be bought at the bar.

The club has a no-smoking policy on the terrain.


14th       Norfolk v Suffolk Bob Carter Centre Norwich.

21st       Anglia Chiltern East Midlands Tri Way - Burwell

21st       Hartley Doubles Hartley Country Club Kent






4th      Open Doubles - Gravesend

4th      Adur Autumn Doubles

4th     The Firecracker Open Triples Nottingham City Pétanque Club on Sunday 4th November 2018 @ Valley Road, Sherwood, Nottingham. Registration 9.30 for a 10am start. Entry £5 per player. Format: 5 game snake plus play-off if required. Generous cash prizes for top 3 places. Light refreshments available all day. Enquiries/to register interest Tel: 07972 424052
Entries in advance (cash or cheque) by Thursday 1st November to (ref: Firecracker) or NCPC Competitions, c/o 35 Rufford Road, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2NQ

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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