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Petanque Boule Shop

and Mail Order Sales Office
Up Street, Bardwell,
Nr, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, 
IP31 1AA



Tel 01359 250829

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Updated 24th March 2020

2020 PETANQUE COMPETITIONS AND FIXTURES AND CLUB NEWS These dates are all subject to change due to Virus planning situations at local level



Sunday 29th March(Lincoln);Petanque England Veterans Triples Rankings CANX

29THCobbetts Open Doubles Sunday, 29th March 2020 at Burridge Sports and Social Club, Botley Road, Burridge SO31 1BS


Morning Leagues and Afternoon Knockout with the usual excellent prizes Registration closes 9:45 a.m. Play Commences 10 a.m.  Entry £6.00 per adult and £3.00 for juniors

Bacon Rolls and Tea/Coffee on arrival

Lyn’s Lunches and Afternoon Home-Made Cakes

Please note that all alcoholic drinks must be purchased from the bar


Entries to Dave Stubbs

41 Holmesland Drive, Botley, Hants SO30 2SH

Email: by Wednesday 25th March 2020

(Limited to 38 teams so don’t delay!)


Entry fees can be paid by bank transfer

29thPétanque In The Park Melee Sunday 29th March The Plough 77 Church St, Langford, SG18 9QA Winner will receive two hospitality tickets to an Old Albanian Rugby Club home match. VIP tickets and lunch included, sponsored by ILM LABMATE  It is open to all players, no PE licence required.

REGISTRATION FROM 9.15AM START TIME 10.00AM Entry Fee £5 Per Player Entries By 10am Friday 27th March

Advance payment required Cheques to be made out to “Chiltern Region EPA” 

Please confirm with Paolo if you are paying by Bank Transfer Bank Transfer Details: Hot Food & Drinks Will Be Available

By Entering Any Chiltern Region PE Competition, All Players Accept They Will Abide To The Chiltern Region / PE Rules And Code Of Conduct

Entries to Paolo Infantino: Competition Secretary 10 Willian Road, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 0LR


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


5th PE EuroCup Semi Finals British Sugar Sports and Social Club ****CANX****


10th Bordon Petanque Club Open Triples competition 2020 Good Friday 10th April Cash prizes Registration 9.00am Start 10.00am £18 per team VENUE:Whitehill & Bordon Enterprise Park,off Budds Lane, Bordon, GU35 OFJNB for sat nav use Bordon Roller Rink Another opportunity to play on our technical terrain–enjoyed by most players last year League format in the morning, main, plate and consolage in the afternoon Applications to: Lesley Crofts by Wed 8th April please email: lesley.crofts47@gmail.comor Hot and Cold Food will be available from adjoining Roller Hockey Rink  PEN-Y-COED WILL BE ON SITE


11th Luton Petanque club Hold the Annual Easter Egg Challenge.  An Eggstravaganza of Petanque. A Doubles competition to be held on Saturday 11th April.  Registration of teams at 10:00am for a prompt starting time of 10:30am  A handicap system will be applied to all players to ensure a fairer result

 There is no food available at Playfootball so please bring you own food for lunch


You only need to shell out £5 per team

 Please support this fund raising event for Luton Petanque Club. For further information and eggsplainations e mail


12th  Lincoln Branleys Petanque Club Cash prize Doubles

EASTER SUNDAY, 12th APRIL Woodcocks, Burton Lane End, Saxilby Road, Lincoln LN1 2BE

Registration:  9.45 a.m     Start of play:  10.00 a.m.

Entry fee:   £6.00 per person (£12.00 per adult team)

Any player under 18 on the day of the competition: £2.00    Cheques to Lincoln Branleys Pétanque Club or pay on the day.

We are limited to 32 teams – please book in advance to:

Liz Mann email:

 ‘Bethany’, School Lane, Willingham, Gainsborough DN21 5LA

Format: 5 games run on a ‘snake’ system.  Wins and points difference decide winning team and placings. 

There will be only a play-off if the top two teams have identical wins and points difference OR one or both of the top two teams has had a bye in any round.


Should you wish to stay overnight, there is a 38-bedroom lodge on site at Woodcocks, bookings through

Book early to get the best price.

Tea and coffee can be bought at the bar and a full breakfast is also available.  It’s best to bring your own lunch as there is always a long wait in the pub (pub management are more than happy for you to do this) but all alcoholic drinks consumed on the premises MUST be bought at the bar.

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


18thPetanque England AGM Saturday 18th April at 11.30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, Reading South, 500 Basingstoke Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0SL.


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 10.00am

CASH AND OTHER PRIZES (all entry fees returned in prizes)

Venue:    Whitnash Sports & Social Club, Heathcote Road, Whitnash, 

Leamington Spa, CV31 2NF


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

 (including e-cigarettes)– on and around our terrain) Thank You


19th International Womens Day Finals Rainworth Petanque Club, Petanque Way ,accessed off Kirlington Road, adjacent to the childrens playground Use Sat Nav NG21 0UR


19th NYS Squad Day  ****CANX****


25th to 26th PE Euro Cup Finals Various venues ****CANX****


26thMansfield Petanque Club Open Triples Sunday 26th April 2020

Titchfield Park, Nottingham Road Mansfield NG18 2RN Entry fee: £10 per team,

Registration: 9:30 am for 10.00 start There will be 5 x 50 minute timed games with a lunch break after first 3 games. Prizes for first three places. Tea coffee and biscuits available all day at a cost of £1.00 Players are welcome to bring a picnic / own food. A café is situated on Titchfield Park Entries to Nick North Club Secretary Mansfield Petanque Club 5 Heddon Bar Mansfield Woodhouse NG19 9RB

Email Maximum 30 teams Closing date 19th April 2020


26thMuscliff Park Open Triples, Sunday 26.4.20, 09.15 registration, first boule, 09.45hrs. Limited to 16 teams, top prize £100, entry fee £12, juniors free. Contact Chris - - for more details and to enter.



2nd Russell Harris Fun Pairs St Faiths Norwich

2ndto 3rd Naturist National will be held at Blackthorns from Friday 1st May until Sunday 3rd May.


3rd Home Nations Qualifier Petanque England  ****CANX****

9th 10th  May Celtic Challenge Glasgow Scotland host this weekend event

8th to 10th International Weekend of Petanque Worthing

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


17th    Anglia Regional Team Qualifier 1 British Sugar Sports and Social Cub Bury St Edmunds


23rdHuntingfield Singles Petanque Championship

Date Saturday 23rd May 2020

Limited to 32 players

It is Proposed to Register by 10am and Play will Commence 10.30am.

Coffee Available on Arrival and a Barbeque for your food. It was most Successful last year and will be run by our Host Steve the Pub Owner.

Cost to Play £4 per head to Include your Coffee and Prizes, Cup and Prize Money of £50 for the Cup Winner and for The Plate Winner the Petanque Trophy and £30 Prize Money. The Games will be one end of 13. Losers will go into the Plate to be played another Day and Winners will Proceed to the next round.



23rdto 25th Petanque England Doubles and Mixed Doubles Gravesend Kent

25th Pen-Y-Coed Petanque East Anglian Air Ambulance Mixed Doubles British Sugar Sports and Social Club Hollow Road Bury St Edmunds In aid of The East Anglian Air Ambulance

Registration: 9.30am        Start of play:   10.00am                                

The competition will be five games run on a ‘snake’ format, followed by top four teams going into a 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 4th play off.

Licensed bar and food available

Entry fees    -    £14.00 per team

Please bring a raffle prize. No entries on the day. No refunds.

Entries strictly in advance with payment by Wednesday 20th May. All proceeds will go to the Air Ambulance.

Send registration form and cheques to: Pen-y-Coed Petanque, Up Street, Bardwell, Nr. Bury St.Edmunds, Suffolk. IP31 1AA

Tel:  01359 250829             e-mail:  

30thPortchester Annual Charity Melee Portchester Petanque Club Off Westlands Grove Portchester PO16 9AE Entry £6.00 per player Registration 9.30 for 10.00 start. For more information e mail

30th The Eighth Monymusk Boules Masters will take place in the Square  on Saturday 30th May. Monymusk Village Square, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


Warm clothes and waterproofs in case of rain

8 metal boules per team i.e. 2 boules per player

Picnic tables and chairs (some will be available)

All your food and drink for the day

Fancy dress is optional but is the norm for this event - there will be prizes for the best dressed team. Once again teams are invited to  take part, in fancy dress as most teams do. This is a community fun event, and over the past 7 years we have raised over £35,000, all of which has been distributed to local good causes - thank you!!

The morning session is played in mini leagues, moving to an afternoon knockout format, comprising high & low roads. Prizes are awarded to winners and to the best dressed team.


31st Suffolk v Norfolk British Sugar Sports and Social Cub Bury St Edmunds


4thto 7thCEP Women’s Triples European Championships @ Torrelavega, Spain

7th      Anglia Regional Team Qualifier 2 St Faiths Norwich


13th14th London Petanque Club Presents The London Petanque  Championship

Saturday 13 June 2020 Triples and Sunday 14th June 2020 Doubles At Crystal Palace Thicket Road London SE19 2GA Prize Money Totalling  £11,200 Registration Is  Now Open  £30 Per Triples Team  £20 Per Doubles Team  Entry Open To All

See For Details

Headline triples event on Saturday 13th June, we will be hosting a doubles competition at the same venue on Sunday 14th June. 

There is an incredible guaranteed prize pot of £11,200 for the weekend. The prize money will be distributed to more teams than ever, in all tiers of the competition, meaning more teams will win prizes!


21st  Anglia Regional Pairs Championship Bob Carter Centre Norwich


21stPetanque England triples Championships Oxshott PC


27thVeterans Triples Rankings Saturday June 27th  Bath


28thNational Veterans Triples –Sunday June 28th Bath


28th Anglia Regional Team Qualifier 3 Lingwood Norfolk


5th Anglia Adult / Junior Championship Bob Carter Centre Norwich

11thSherston Boules Festival This year's Boules competition will be held on Saturday 11th July 2020.
Competition entries will open in mid-March.
Loads of activities and events are being planned for the week running up to Competition Day. Further details will be on the dedicated site now, save the date!!

11thto 12th Caerleon RFC PC  Bastille weekend

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th July 2020

The Event:  We are very proud of our Bastille Weekend which has grown from a small in-club event, to a full weekend of cheerful & competitive pétanque.  In the past few years we’ve welcomed players from Finland, Scotland, Germany, Sweden & France as well as Scotland & England – and we now have some folk who book next year’s place as they are leaving on Sunday evening!  We are based at Caerleon RFC, and we honour the competitive, community-focused nature of the Rugby Club in the spirit of our tournament.


11th Saturday 11th July is our Bastille Mêlée: it’s a chance to play with and against different people and make new friends: it’s a fantastic leveller, ideal for beginners and experienced players alike!  We play 4 games, with the legendary mad shooting competition during the break.  French themed fancy dress is encouraged (and rewarded!).  A generous buffet lunch is included, and there is a range of prizes including the coveted “Most Average” prize.  Registration is 10.30am for an 11am start.


12thSunday 12th July is the Caerleon Open Triples:  this is a more competitive but friendly event.  The prize pot is guaranteed at a minimum of £200, with prize money increasing with entries.   If you’d like to play the Triples but don’t have a team let us know and we will fix you up.   Registration is 9.30am for a 10am start.


Both events are unlicensed, so all players are welcome.  The bar will be open from 11am each day.  Please support the club by buying your drinks from the bar: in addition, tea & coffee will be available all day.

We are very lucky that our Bastille Weekend coincides with Caerleon’s well established Big Free weekend which is part of the annual art’s festival   The Hanbury and The Bell pubs run a mini music festival over the weekend (free) with bands playing throughout the evenings.  Both pubs are lovely locations with good beer and food, so it’s a great way to add to your weekend: the hardcore go straight from piste to pub!

How to find us/Transport:  Follow the signs to the Roman fort/amphitheatre, and our club is 50 yards further along - there is plenty of parking.  For those coming from further afield, Caerleon is 4 miles from Newport train station: Bristol & Cardiff airports are both within 30 miles of the Club.  The Club is also on a regular bus route from Newport bus station. 

Accommodation:  There are places to stay in Caerleon including The Priory Hotel and No. 2 Augustan (bar & rooms).  There are also some good options in Newport.  These include the Travelodge and The Queens Wetherspoons hotel in the centre, and University of South Wales Newport Student Village.  There are lots of choices in the area if you have a car, including the chance to stay in the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside.   

Non-players:  Apart from the joy of watching pétanque (!) any non-players in the party might like to look around historic Caerleon with its Roman amphitheatre and museum.  The town is holding its arts festival over the weekend so there will be events throughout Caerleon.  Further afield, the market towns of Usk and Abergavenny are good to visit, we are near to Blaenavon world heritage site & Big Pit museum, as well as the beautiful Brecon Beacons.


Any questions? search ‘Caerleon RFC Petanque’ or email


Both events are pre-paid entry only

Cheques should be made payable to Caerleon RFC Boules Club and sent to Kon Tomczyk


12th    Anglia Regional Triples Championship & Shooting Burwell

16thto 19thFIPJP Men’s Triples World Championships @ Lausanne, Switzerland

18th & 19th July.Tog24 La British Open 2020. Heckmondwike Petanque club

In association with Northern Petanque

19th Bob Carter Prime Pairs Bob Carter Centre Norwich.

19th St Peter South Elmham Boules Championship 2020 Sunday 19th July 2020 at Ilketshall St Andrew Village Hall Proceeds in aid of St Peter’s Church


Please complete the attached entry form and return to:  Pamela Bonnett, St Peters Cottage, St Peter South Elmham NR35 1NG. (Next door to church) Cheques payable to South Elmham St Peters Church. Cash accepted but please do not post.  BACS accepted this year, please ask for details. No postal acknowledgement of entry will be sent and all information will be sent to the email address specified on the entry form. 



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

• Entry Fee £25.00 per team. Closing date for entries 12th July 2020.

• Teams of 4. In each match 3 will be nominated to play and the fourth team member will act as measurer. This can be rotated.

• During the morning a round robin will be played in leagues. During the afternoon the top 2 in each league will play in a knock out competition. Those not in the top 2 will play in a plate knock out competition. 

• Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the day.

• A place at the event will not be confirmed until a completed application form and the entry fee is received.

• Metal boules to be used (6 per team.) Please bring your own metal boules. These price from less than £10 for recreational sets to expensive competition boules. Please mark them in such a way that you can identify them. If this causes difficulty please contact us.

• Details of rules and timings will be sent out prior to the event.

• We cannot refund entry fees to teams who have entered but do not eventually take part in the competition. There is a limit of 32 teams for this event.

• Enquiries


26th    Anglia Regional Singles Championship & Shooting Great Ellingham Norfolk

26th Oxshott Open Triples Oxshott Pétanque Club Oxshott Village Sports Club Steels Lane Oxshott, KT22 0RF


26thJuly Brecon Petanque Club Charity Event



2ndAnglia Over 55 Pairs British Sugar Sports and Social Club Bury St Edmunds


8thto 9th Home Nations Troon Scotland


8th Kath Watts Memorial Pairs The Cottage Thunder Lane Norwich


9th Chiltern v Norfolk


16th    Anglia Gin Trap Charity Pairs The Cottage Thunder Lane Norwich

16thCoates Village Open Petanque Doubles Sunday 16th August 2020 It’s the big ONE! Regularly attracting over 100 teams this doubles event brings together some of the best teams in the country together with league, club and fun players. A unique annual opportunity, established in 1994 to play on gravel driveways in the village of Coates, centered at and around the Vine Public House. PE7 2BJ. This unique event is challenging as well as great fun. Hog roast, ice creams as well as food from the Pub or local shop make it a superb day to meet old and new friends in a village atmosphere. Bring a picnic and enjoy the village green. If you have never played here it is a must enter event. Entry is required in advance.

5 games + final Registration 9-30am. Entries must be received with fee by 7th August to: Phil Hichens 3 Grebe Close, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 1UU. For further information: Email Cheques made payable to Coates Petanque. Entry fee £12 per team



6th Bob Bruce Memorial Pairs and '51' PC 40th Anniversary celebrations. 6th September at Gt Ellingham Recreation Centre.