Capital Petanque

Canberra's petanque club

The current ACT Government Covid 19 restrictions prevent Capital Petanque Club from organising and conducting competitive and social petanque club play for our members. Petanque can still be played by members of the public in privately organised games in public areas, including the Weston Park piste.

If you are planning a game, please ensure you follow the current ACT Government Covid 19 safety measures for recreational activity that are relevant to petanque, particularly the following: limit your playing group to 5 people; wear a mask while playing; limit total recreational playing time to 2 hours; ensure physical distancing between players in your group and any other recreational groups nearby; check in on any Covid QR code installed at the site; leave the area once you have completed the game; don’t travel outside your local region (Central Canberra, Woden Weston Creek Molonglo, Belconnen, Gunghalin, Tuggeranong) for recreational games; only handle your own playing gear - coche, boules, throwing ring, tape measure, etc.

Further details on the current measures and restrictions for recreational activity in the ACT please check: ACT Government Covid 19 website

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.

Places and Times of Play - Regular Sessions

We play regularly at the following locations:

Boulodrome, Weston Park, Yarralumla Google MapsOpenStreetMap
John Knight Memorial Park, Belconnen Google MapsOpenStreetMap

And at the following times:

Tuesday - 3pm start - Weston Park - Casual play
Wednesday - 9:30am to 12:30pm - Weston Park - Women's casual play
Thursday - 3pm start - 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.

All the latest news

The latest Boulesheet is now available. Click on Boulesheet above. Thanks Kerry.

Congratulations Callum

Last year Callum was the winner of the PFA Junior National Masters Shooting Competition. We are all very proud of you Callum. It took a long time for the medal to appear, but it’s a beauty.

2021 Capital Cup Cancelled

Unfortunately given the ongoing uncertainty over COVID restrictions in the ACT and interstate, it has been decided that the Capital Cup will not be going ahead in 2021. CPC is looking forward to running the Capital Cup again some time in 2022.