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Botany Bay Pétanque Club

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A very warm welcome and thank you for visiting our webpage. Pétanque, which is sometimes called boules, is a sport that is enjoyed by all the family. It can be played for fun in the garden, or more seriously, within a club up to Regional, National, European and World Championship level.

Botany Bay Pétanque Club is a very friendly club with almost 40 members, where we play both social and competitive pétanque. With our increasing membership, we are in the process of building a second playing area, which will give us an additional three pistes. We meet on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10:30am until about lunchtime. Club members are also able to use the pistes for playing boules at other times during the week as well. There is also a competitive melee, comprising four half-hour timed games, every second Sunday of the month, starting at 10:30am, throughout the year. There are prizes for the three highest scoring players each month and a special trophy is awarded to the overall winner at the end of the year.

We also play in the Chiltern Region Pennant Mid Week League. League matches are played Tuesday or Wednesday evenings during the summer.

Our members will be happy to welcome you and help you get started. No experience is necessary and we can even provide you with boules. If you have any questions, would like to find out more, or, maybe, join us for a game and a chat, please enter your details in the 'Get in touch' box on the left. We look forward to hearing from you.

Botany Bay Pétanque Club Committee Members

Role Name
Chairman Peter O'Brien
Secretary Roger Bryan
Treasurer Alison Trew
Club Captain Dave Dunkin
Additional Committee Members Michael Ioannou (Vice Captain), John Morris (Vice Chairman), David Carter, Len Curtis, Liz Gumble

Pétanque competitions:

Last December, Roger Bryan became the overall melee winner of the 'George Stout Memorial Trophy' 2021.

Pétanque links

Pétanque England (www.petanque-england.uk ) is the National Governing Body for the sport in England. It is officially recognised by Sport England and is a member of the world governing body for pétanque.

Chiltern Region Pétanque (www.chilternpetanque.org.uk), covers Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

The Pennant Mid-week Pétanque League website (www.petanqueresults.com/pmpl/index.php ) includes pétanque news, league results and standings, as well as local information about the Pennant Mid-week League.

There are a number of commercial websites where you can buy boules and related equipment, including www.pycpetanque.com and www.dcpetanque.net

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