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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 18th June 2018



23rdMIDSUMMER BOULES DAY at Christchurch Park, Ipswich

This pairs event is limited to 16 pairs Cost is just £8 per pair.


24th    Anglia Regional Doubles - Bob Carter Centre Norwich

24th    Oxshott Doubles Oxshott “Inspired” Trophy Open Cash Doubles Oxshott Village Sports Club, Steels Lane, Oxshott, KT22 0RF

£15 a pair - juniors £4 (Limited to 32 pairs)

All entry fees to be given out in cash prizes

Enter with

entries will be acknowledged but please post entrance

 fee cheque made payable to Oxshott Pétanque Club to;

Oxshott Village Sports Club

Steels Lane

Oxshott, KT22 0RF

Entries must be received by 17th June together with the entry fee.

No entries on the day.

Registration from 9.30 am, play to commence at 10.00 am


Bacon rolls available on arrival (£2.50) no need to book


Ham and Cheese Ploughmans (£5) Or Jacket Potatoes with

Either Chilli and Garlic bread (£5), Or Baked Beans, Cheese & salad (£5),

Or Tuna Mayonnaise & salad (£5)


 Please order lunch before 21st June with

when entering the competition.

Licensed bar will be open from 11.30am

Oxshott Village Sports Club is close to the M25. Steels Lane is off the A244.




1st       Suffolk V Norfolk British Sugar Sports and Social Club Bury St Edmunds

1st       The Nottingham Open Doubles Competition

Sunday 1st July 2018 Entry fee £10.00 per team

Reg: 9.30 Play: 10.00am

Pools in morning to qualify for Gold, Silver & Bronze in afternoon.

Generous Cash Prizes! Entries by 25th June to

1st       Mayor of Gravesham Triples - Gravesend

1st       Harris Charity Pairs Burwell Ex Service Mens club Burwell Registration 10 for 10.30 start.


1stAlexandra Mixed Pairs at Coventry Coventry Pétanque Club is pleased to invite you to the Fifth annual Alexandra Open Mixed Pairs.  Sunday July 1st. 2018

The Burnt Post, Kenpas Highway CV3 6AW

Arrival by 9-30 with play starting by 10-00. A break after 3 games for a cold buffet in the pub. Followed by a further 2 games. Limited to 16 teams so Pre-registration to Tony Thompson 489 Upper Eastern Green Lane Coventry CV5 7DR Before Friday June 29th. is essential.

E:mail Entry £20.00 per team to include Buffet lunch, tea and coffee on arrival and 5 games of pétanque.

Only alcohol purchased from the Burnt Post may be consumed on the terrain and surrounding areas


4th       Andre Conan Melee The Cottage Norwich


7th & 8th Fete De la Petanque Caerleon RFC Boules Club

You are warmly invited to join Caerleon RFC PC for a weekend of petanque, fun & friendship.  We are hosting our 10th Bastille melee on 7th July (a week early for the benefit of our foreign guests), followed by our Open Triples competition on Sunday 8th July.   Bastille Melee: This is the most popular event in our calendar, and you are guaranteed to make new friends as you play!  Last year we had over 50 people taking part - and this year our Swedish friends are returning along with players from Scotland, England, and France.  We will play at least 4 games (more if the weather is kind), and there will be the legendary mad shooting competition during the break. French themed fancy dress is encouraged (and occasionally rewarded!).  Entry fee for the melee is £5 which includes a generous buffet lunch and a range of prizes (including the coveted “Most Average” prize). 

Caerleon Open Triples:  This is an Open event, again featuring teams from Wales Sweden, Scotland and England – it will be a competitive but friendly event.  The 


 1st prize is guaranteed at a minimum of £100, with the range and number of prizes increasing with entries.   Entry fee is £15 per team.  


Fancy playing but don’t have a full team? Contact Tansy and she’ll fix you up.

 Places for each event are secured by payment (see entry form).  

Any questions? Speak to Tansy or Barbara, IM Caerleon Petanque on Facebook, or email us at


This is an unlicensed event so all players are welcome.  Both events are pre-paid entry only: cheques should be made payable to Caerleon RFC Boules Club; give cash to Tansy Mayfield or Barbara Vaughan; or contact us for bank transfer info.


Bastille Melee (£5 per player) Player Contact (email or telephone: one contact per group will be fine)         Open triples (£15 per team) Team name:


Player Contact (email or telephone: one contact per group will be fine)         

Return posted forms to: Caerleon PC c/o 14 Glan Rhyd, Cwmbran, NP44 6TY 

cheques should be made payable to Caerleon RFC Boules Club


Saturday 7th July – Bastille Melee:  Registration is 10.30am for an 11am start. Entry is £5 per player to include buffet lunch.  French themed fancy dress is encouraged.  Our "Tart aux Pommes" (Shun Price) is the most extreme we've had - a stripy shirt & beret will do! 


Sunday 8th July – Caerleon Open Triples:  Registration is 9.30am for a 10am start.  Entry is £15 per team: minimum 1st prize will be £100 with the range and number of prizes increasing with entries.  

 You are welcome to bring your own food to this event, and we will advise if we have catering.  The format will be confirmed after entry closes, but it is likely to be a poule & knock out system. Teams of 4 are allowed. The bar will be open from 11am each day.  Please support the club by buying your drinks from the bar: in addition, free tea & coffee will be available all day. 



8th      Anglia v Eastern – Burwell Ex Service Mens club Burwell

14th     Mercia v Suffolk Coastal Alliance

15th    Anglia Triples - Freethorpe

15th    Adur Bastille Day Doubles. Impulse Leisure Centre, Lancing Manor, Old Shoreham Road, Lancing BN15 0PH. Registration from 9.15 am for a 10.00 start. Leagues and knockout. Cash prizes. £6 per player - juniors £3. Bring your own food. Entries to me via fb or


21stMOULES & BOULES Aldeburgh
The annual Moules & Boules Pairs will be held at the Jimmy Robinson Pistes at Aldeburgh Seafront.
Entry will be limited to 32 pairs.
Qualifying matches and subsequent knock-out stages will be played to the Leagues ''7 end system'' as we only have 4 pistes in operation.
Entry Fee will be £12 per pair and will be first come, first served.
If the event is over-subscribed, then a ''Reserve List'' will be compiled

21st  to 22nd    British Open 2018 is the first of a brand new Pétanque tournament taking place in the North of England.

Hosted at Heckmondwike Pétanque Club on their new, purpose built, international

standard terrains.

Play will commence on the afternoon of Saturday 21st July and will consist of

qualifiers for Sunday’s main draw. Saturday evening will feature social play, as well

as a precision shooting event for those wishing to enter. In addition, there will be

food in the way of wood fired pizza and hot sandwiches, fun & the coming together of

players from across the UK and beyond.

Sunday 22nd July will be when the competition gets serious as we will see the

commencement of the main draws. Teams will be engaged in fierce contest as they

strive to become the first La British Open Champions.

Prize money for the event starts at a pot of £1500, based on 50 teams entering. Any

increases of the prize fund will be announced as more sponsors are confirmed. The

guaranteed first prize will be announced closer to the event.

The La British Open main event is a triples tournament and therefore accepting

teams consisting of 3 or 4 players. The entrance fee is £10 per player (£30 team of

3, £40 team of 4).

You can either email your team details to or message via the

facebook page


22nd    Bob Carter Prime Pairs Bob Carter Centre Norwich

22nd   Arundel Open Doubles Impulse Leisure Centre, Lancing Manor, Old Shoreham Road, Lancing BN15 0PH.


22nd  Seventh Annual St Peter South Elmham Boules Championship 22nd July 2018 To be Held at Ilketshall St Andrew Village Hall

Registration 9.30am – Please Note – No Entries on the Day

Leagues followed by knockout

Entry Fee £24.00 per team (4 people) Entries Close 15th July 2018

This a fun event aimed at all ages and abilities. No previous experience necessary.

Food and drink will be available during the day.


Proceeds in aid of St Peter's Church

28thMartin Baker Singles Tournament and as in previous years will include the infamous Potato Shoot out.

The Martin Baker's Singles Tournament will be held on the 28th of July 2018 at Harrow Petanque Club Old Lyonians Sports & Social, 74 Pinner View, Harrow so please save the date and come and join us for another great competition in memory of Martin Baker and help raise money for Macmillan’s.
Registration 9:00 am to 9.30 am with the hope to start soon after.
Registration Fee: £10 each
Juniors (up to 16yrs) £5
(half the entrance fee will go to Macmillans and the other half into prize fund)

Format: Singles! 3 boules as always.
Winner's prize to be around £150
Runner up to be around £50
(Dependant on numbers)

Format: Groups of 4 in the morning. Knock out in the afternoon with Main and Plate.
Limited to 64 players.
How to register: Please post Facebook message simply letting the organiser know you would like to play and if you would like to have lunch. To avoid disappointment we are taking pre-registration. First come first serve as always. However, all money will be collected on the day. Once the limit is reached, we will close the event.
Lunch Time Special Shooting Competition!: The same format used in Croydon will apply. Except this time, we will try to hit a "potato". People that knew Dad will understand I am sure. Cash prize for the winner of this competition.

Breakfast: On arrival we will have croissants, tea, coffee and soft drinks.
Lunch: TBC. Once we have an idea how many we are catering for.
Afternoon Tea: Homemade cakes, strawberries and cream along with tea and coffee.
All proceeds raised from Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea will be going to Macmillan’s.

The Bar will be open during the day for refreshments.

Thank you all for your continued support. Please pass the message on and we hope to see you all in large numbers for another great day.


29th    Anglia Singles - The Cottage Norwich

29th    Worthing Open Doubles





4th         Kath Watts Pairs The Cottage Norwich


5th      Anglia Regional Over 50’s Pairs Great Ellingham

5th      Adur Open Doubles Impulse Leisure Centre, Lancing Manor, Old Shoreham Road, Lancing BN15 0PH.


12th 13th Home Nations Championship Jersey


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

19th    Circle in the Sand Walcott Beach depending on tides

26th    Fareham Open Triples


27th Petanque with a twist  Gravesend rugby FC, Rectory Field, Donald Briggs Drive, Milton Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2PP Great fun last year and hopefully it will be again this year. 9.15 registration 9.30 start of play £20.00 per team.
Fun and friendly competition to play petanque with a twist to the games
there will be bacon rolls in the morning with a BBQ at lunch with hot dogs and burgers. Vegetarian option is available please notify before the day. Giant Teddy Bear raffle. Bar opens at 12 raffle and raffle prizes will be greatly appreciated Entries to

27th    International Doubles – Meadow





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


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

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


Petanque Shots

The knock up shot.

Attacking a head is usually the first option but many teams use the knock up shot to support the shooter who has just missed.

This 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. Shooting may be an option for your team but you are hoping for a spot carreau to force them to play. Any successful point you play can be shot out to put you under further pressure. Many who try the knock up shot have a limited success rate. Most see their boule miss and end up four feet out the back of the head.

So how to play the knock up shot yourself? Your first point is a good one in front of the jack. The opposition has played a point that is on. Because you have a great first boule your team opt to shoot but miss. You now choose the knock up shot. The secret is to always play your boule to the length of the jack. If you have to play harder i.e. if you first boule is over two foot short or you are playing on deep piste's then you may need to think again. The reason you must play to jack length is a safety measure. If you miss your boule you will at least be near the jack. The best way to play a knock up shot is actually not to play one at all. Concentrate on the jack. Imagine you are just pointing to the jack as normal but take into account where your boule is. I know this sounds a little simple however if you focus on the jack length this will stop you over throwing your boule. It will also rule out a high lob as your boule will be in the way of the landing spot. If you are lobbing the last thing you will look at is the boule you are trying to knock up and you could land right on top of it. This clash will leave you with no boule on the piste at all!

To practice the knock up shot place a jack at six metres from your circle. Place one boule eighteen inches short of the jack and place another boule ten inches to one side but level with the jack. Practice knocking up the front boule so it is closer than the side boule. Remember if you have set up the head correctly you will only have to move your boule nine inches to be on. If played with correct weight your played boule will also come into the head closer than the oppositions side boule. Do not forget to change the length of the jack during practice.

When not to play a knock up shot.

With your last boule if the opposition still have boule left. That front boule will be in their way. Let them knock it up for you. Hopefully.

If the piste is deep and you will have to hit your front boule too hard for it to be a controlled movement.

Your front boule is over a metre away. This is totally dependent on boule left to play and the lie of the oppositions boule. In a wide spread end this could be an option to give you extra points.

Good Luck

Phil Boarder

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