The CPC committee has developed a framework of hygiene and physical distancing measures for members to follow to ensure that our club meets the current ACT Government COVID-safe requirements.
We are Capital Petanque - Canberra's petanque club. 700 gram solid steel balls clash on the gravel in our game! Our club offers a good mix of social, fun and competitive play.
Petanque (pronounced pe-tonk) is a French game similar to bowls. However the steel balls - or "boules" as they are known in French - are not rolled but are thrown through the air towards a jack.
Petanque is a social game that is both exciting and relaxing, both tactical and a little chancy. Petanque can be played by anybody, both male and female, young and old and you do not have to be athletic to play this game well.
The aim of the game is to get your boules closest to the jack - or "cochonnet" - and in so doing score points. It's as simple as that. Equipment costs are minimal. All you need is three boules and you're ready to play. We have spare boules for you to come along and try petanque with us.
We play regularly at the following locations:
And at the following times:
Tuesday - 4pm to 7pm - Weston Park - Casual play
Wednesday - 9:30am to 12:30pm - Weston Park - Women's casual play
Thursday - 4pm to 7pm - Weston Park - Casual play
Friday - 9:30am to 12:30pm - Weston Park - Casual play
Saturday - 10am to 12:00pm - John Knight Memorial Park - Casual play
Sunday (March to November) - 2pm to 5pm - Weston Park - Competition or casual play
Sunday (December to February) - 5pm to 8pm - Weston Park - Competition or casual play
There are set game start times on Sundays and for special events. On other days play times can be variable. On Sundays games start on the hour and you can play 1, 2 or 3 games. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get your name in the game draw.
Club Competitions in the near future>
The Ninth Alexander Annual Mixed Doubles Competition will now be held on Sunday 18th of April (postponed from 11th April). All entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with entries now closing on Friday 16th April.
The Solstice Singles Competition will be held on 20th June. Contact Smitty if you want any further details.
April FSM Competition>
It was a lovely Autumn day in Canberra for our April First Sunday of the Month Competition. We had fewer players because of the Easter holidays, and also because of club members competing in the Australian National Championships in Adelaide. The winners were Megan for the women with Wendy in second position, and for the men Richard was the winner with Ivo coming in second. After five rounds of the competition, Vilma is on top of the ladies leader-board with Adele in second position, and Rob F is on top for the blokes with Richard in second position. The next round of the FSM competition will be held on May 2nd.