Our shop is now open on appointment only basis
27thJune. Our petanque shop is now open again after the lockdown. Over the next few
weeks we are taking slightly different precautions than normal to safeguard our
customers. We are usually a walk in shop but we feel it is only right to change
this to appointment only for a while. This will enable us to provide our usual
service and care without fear of other customers coming to the shop and having
to wait. We appreciate many of our customers travel miles to reach our
destination shop. In the past, customers facing a queue have retreated to the
Dun Cow Public House across the road but unfortunately they will have different opening hours when they re open on 4th July.
Our shop has
toilet and hand washing facilities and we have personal protection equipment to
wear when we are serving you. If you require your own personal protection during
the shopping visit we ask you to bring it with you.
these are difficult times and over the last few months the level of customer
support has surprised us and we thank you all for your kind thoughts.
Once we can
return to normal we will let you know and if you have any questions we will be
happy to help as always. Appointments 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 email@example.com
2020 PETANQUE COMPETITIONS AND FIXTURES AND CLUB NEWS These dates are all cancelled due to Virus planning situations at local level
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 www.sherstonboules.org....for
now, save the date!!
11thto 12th Caerleon RFC PC
11th & Sunday 12th July 2020
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
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.
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.
are very lucky that our Bastille Weekend coincides with Caerleon’s well
established Big Free weekend which is part of the annual art’s
festivalhttps://www.caerleon-arts.org/what-we-do/the-big-free/. 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!
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
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
questions? search ‘Caerleon RFC Petanque’ or email
events are pre-paid entry only
should be made payable to Caerleon RFC Boules Club and sent to Kon Tomczyk
Regional Triples Championship & Shooting Burwell
16thto 19thFIPJP Men’s Triples World
Championships @ Lausanne, Switzerland
& 19th July.Tog24 La British Open 2020. Heckmondwike Petanque club
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
• 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
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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 email@example.com 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.
12th to 13thInter Regional Hayling Island
Singles/Doubles/Mixed Doubles European Championships @ Riga, Latvia
27th Anglia Fixed Coche Pairs Burwell
1stCEP Espoirs & Juniors European
England Champion of Champions Doubles Rainworth PC
England Champion of Champions Triples Rainworth PC
v Suffolk Venue TBA
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 2020 coaching tip from Pen-Y-Coed Petanque. Our series is aimed to
help you enjoy the game of Petanque and win more games.
The landing spot.
The landing spot or Donne is a key part of petanque and can cause a lot
of issues. The resting place of your boule
is the result of landing in the right place. When coaching I never use a
jack for the first sessions. I use circles of string laid on the ground
so the players can hit the target area. If they manage to hit the
target area I will then draw their attention to where their boule have
stopped. Generally they are all in the same place.
Once you transfer your focus is on the donne it will
enable you to play through gaps and choose routes to the target area.
You will miss boule that are in the way and rough ground. You can adjust
the height of your throw to miss these obstacles. The jack is not the
target. It marks where the target is at the moment you throw. It could
move anywhere. Sometimes you just need to focus on the scoring zone and
so the jack again is not the target but an area near it is. I know it
sounds confusing but get some string circles about 25cm diameter and
just practice landing in them. Then place a jack on the piste and place
the circles where you think you should land to get near the jack. If the
boule does not go near the jack, move the string circle until landing
in the string circle will get your boule near the jack. Then take the
string circle away and focus on the landing spot rather than the jack
and hey presto! It is just a mind set but all the top players use this