Capital Petanque

Canberra's petanque club

Changes to the ACT Covid 19 measures will allow our club to return to regular Sunday games at Weston Park from Sunday 17 October at 2.00 pm. Please read our COVID safe guidelines for club members.

For further details on the current restrictions on 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.

November FSM Competition

The November round of the first Sunday of the month melee has been completed. Thanks to Rhys for umpiring. 20 players turned up to do battle on a glorious 25 degree sunny afternoon including a welcome return for Rose and new players Alan and Leigh giving it a go for the first time. In the ladies competition Margaret finished in the top spot with Adele in second place, with Jean coming in third. In the Mens competition Smitty took the win from RobF in second place with Rick and Mark C tied for third. Smitty, Rick and RobF all took 3 wins from 3. Final placings for the 2020/21 competition will be announced at the AGM

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.