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February 2024 Events, Coaching Tips, Club News, Special Offers and Latest news

Winning Petanque web site for coaching tips and practice ideas plus rules, tactics and how to lay a piste  www.winningpetanque.com    Updated and renewed with Blog!

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Our shop is open for customer visits and of course you can still order by telephone and e mail and we will be happy to help.

 

 

If you have any questions we will be happy to help as always. If you prefer to make an appointment then these 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 pycpetanque@aol.com

 

2024 PETANQUE COMPETITIONS AND FIXTURES AND CLUB NEWS

2024 sees the return of the popular Over 50s Winter Grand Prix

Come and enjoy a great competitive series of events at various venues  ...Just like the old days!

Starting on the South Coast in Worthing Sunday 18th Feb and moving to the East Midlands at Leicester PC Sunday 3rd March followed by a trip to Oxshott Sunday 17th March for Grand Prix 3 into Surrey just outside London to the fond venue of Oxshott PC. The last qualifying round will be at Gravesend RFC Petanque Club on Saturday 6th April and the finals day at Bordon Petanque Club on Saturday 20th April

Entries are Open for all 4 Grand Prix...NOW!

Email: Entries are open, but don't feel like you have to rush right now. Please email Dave Plumhoff  d.plumhoff@hotmail.com or Facebook message me

 

 

MARCH

 

3rd  Over 50’s Grand prix Triples event Leicester PC Sunday 3rd March

 

9th Spring Doubles Gravesend GRFC Petanque Gravesend Rugby Club Donald Biggs Drive DA12 2PP Kent.  Registration please at 8.45 to 9.30am for a 10.00am  start Entry £10 per player. Cash prizes dependant on entry. Leagues and Knockout. For further information and pre entry contact Gravesend.petanque@yahoo.co.uk  

9th March:  International Women's Day Melee and Afternoon Tea (Women Only)

Venue: Monkstone PC, The Penylan Club, Marlborough Road, Cardiff, Wales

Entry:  £5 payable on the day

Time:   10am till approx 2pm

Contact:  Gill Greenwell  Mobile: 07504 395 316

 

10th Handcross Cash Doubles Sunday 10th March 2024 Handcross Recreation Ground, High Street, Handcross, RH17 6BJ Cost of entry £20 per team  Cash prizes Entries to the address below by 1st March please NB: maximum entry of teams 24.  Registration from 9.30am for 10.00 am start. Tea and Coffee Available Please bring a mug, also a picnic lunch All entries received WILL be acknowledged. For information and entry please contact the above by emailing Handcrossentries@gmail.com.

 

17th Over 50’s Grand prix Triples event Oxshott Sunday 17th March

24th March    WPA President's Cup (Triples) 

Venue:   Caerleon RFC Petanque Club,  Caerleon Rugby Club, Caerleon, Wales

Entry:   £7 payable on the day

Time:    10am till 5pm    (Register 9 to 9.30am)

Register:  http://www.welshpetanque.org.uk/?page_id=14378

24TH Mike Knight Open Triples Arundel Petanque Club AT ARUNDEL FOOTBALL CLUB BN18 9PA ON SUNDAY 24 March 2024

Book early to avoid disappointment. Registration 9.30am first boule 10.00am

£10 PER PLAYER (juniors free)  RAFFLE

Please bring your own food. Bar opens at noon

Entries to: Kath Knight, 44, Ripley Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 5NG

kathknight@ntlworld.com BY SUNDAY 12th March 2024

PRE-ENTRY ONLY

Payment:

Account Name: Arundel Pétanque Club Acc Number: 66530163

Sort Code: 30-98-97 Payment Ref: MKT22 (Entrant’s surname)

Parking in Mill Road is free. Grass parking area may be

available

29th Bordon Open Triples Bordon Petanque Club Open competition 2024  Cash prizes Registration 9.30am Start 10.00am £10 per player VENUE: BOSC Bolley Avenue, Bordon  GU35 9HG  League format in the morning, main, plate and consolage in the afternoon Applications to: Lesley Crofts please email: lesley.crofts47@gmail.com

29th Good Friday Charity Triples Hampton in Arden Petanque Club Shadowbrook Lane Hampton in Arden B92 0DQ £10 per player  9.00 to 9.30am for 9.45am START

Cash Prize for the winners (tbc based on entries) Max 20 Teams

Entries to Geoff Phillips Email g.phillips@gppr.co.uk

Registration in advance, closing date for entry is 25th March. There will be a BBQ and Raffle

 

 

APRIL

1st Crondall Open Doubles The Cody Sports and Social Club The Fairway Old Ively Road Farnborough GU14 0LP Registration 9.30am Start 10.00am £10 per person Applications to: Graham Colman please email: exfencer@icloud.com   Limited to 24 teams

 

6th Over 50’s Grand prix Triples event Gravesend RFC Petanque Club on Saturday 6th April

 

7th Anglia Region IWD Pairs (International Women's Day) will be held at the Bob Carter Centre, Drayton on Sunday 7 April. This is an open competition for all female players (including juniors) within the Anglia Region 

7th Worthing Spring Triples Worthing Pétanque Club West Worthing Tennis & Squash Club Titnore Way Worthing  W. Sussex BN13 3RT

Registration from 9.00 First Boule 10.00 am. League in the morning and then knockout with Consolage. Max 32 Teams Cash prizes.

Entry .£10.00 per player  

Please Bring  Own Food/Drink Toilets available

Entries in advance. Contact:Dave Sutherland  email:-sutherlandsuk@aol.com

 

14th Anglia Region  Fixed Coche Doubles Great Ellingham Norfolk NR17 1HZ

 

20th Over 50’s Grand prix Triples event finals day at Bordon Petanque Club on Saturday 20th April

 

21st Anglia Region  1st Regional Qualifier British Sugar

Petanque Club  Hollow Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

 

28th Anglia Region  Shooting Competition Diss PC

 

MAY

3rd to 6th Naked Petanque Doubles The Naturist Foundation Brockenhurst Kent.

This annual doubles event used to be a mixed doubles but is now open to teams of any gender. The British Championship is also a qualifier of the International Naturist Federation European championships to be held later in the year.  

 

10th We're back with the first event of the Moffat Open 2024 - the ever-popular Friday night BBQ and Ramboule Melee!

Registration from 5pm for a 6:30pm start, we ask that you pre-register to give us an idea of numbers for the BBQ.

Pre-register here: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSdWvar44JrasU.../viewform

 

11th 12th may The Moffat Open 2024 is now open for registration!!

We can't wait to welcome you all back to Moffat for our 3rd Open competition. You can expect more of the same great play, food and drink stalls, awesome CASH PRIZES, a Saturday night event featuring petanque's best DJ, Stone Williams and much more! Fingers crossed for the famous Moffat sunshine!!

Register your Triples Team here for Saturday 11th May:

https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSfnKoQm2ZBA6D.../viewform

Register your Doubles Team here for Sunday 12th May:

https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSfcCsGktlhOfR.../viewform

Sat 18th May www.EU2024.uk

Royal Wootton Bassett Petanque Club

Over 55 open Triples

£500 cash 1st prize & €500 sponsorship to Marseillaise

OPEN VETERAN 55+ PETANQUE TRIPLES 1 ST £500 * Born before 1/1/70 £20 pp ENTER: www.EU2024.UK *Plus optional €500 Marseillaise sponsorship

19th Anglia Region  Gin Trap Doubles TBA

25TH 3rd Wycliffe Weekender Triples Wycliffe Bowls Club, Lutterworth LE17 4LN.

Saturday 25th, registration at 9:00 to 9.30am looking to start at 10am. Timed games 1 hour plus 1 end Entry £5 per player.  Closing date 19th May 2024

For further details or to enter contact Ginny email r.smith409@btinternet.com

 

26TH 3rd Wycliffe Weekender Doubles Wycliffe Bowls Club, Lutterworth LE17 4LN.

Saturday 25th, registration at 9:00 to 9.30am looking to start at 10am. Timed games 1 hour plus 1 end Entry £5 per player.  Closing date 19th May 2024

For further details or to enter contact Ginny email r.smith409@btinternet.com

26th Cranleigh Open Triples Cranleigh Petanque Club Parsonage Road Cranleigh Surrey GU6 7AN  Sunday 26th May  £21 per team

Start time 10.00 Registration from 9.15 to 9.45

Limited to 16 teams  Pre entry by 17th May.   Leagues in the morning Knock-out after lunch

Contact cranleighpetanque@gmail.com for more information

JUNE 

2nd Anglia Region  2ndt Regional Qualifier Great Ellingham Norfolk NR17 1HZ

 

10TH to 21ST 12 Day Summer Petanque Tour to the South of France

The Friendship Tour  Dates 10th June -21st June. 2024. 

Accommodation  - On the 4 star Campsite Camping Monplaisir ,Vendres Plage , nr Beziers.

http://www.camping-monplaisir.com There is an English translation.

Chalets -    Chicoulet with the following facilities  

 A/C, 2 bedrooms (double and twin) , Shower/Toilet, Living area fully equipped with a fridge, cooking utensils and crockery, full terrace and table and chairs.  Possible to hire Bed linen and Towels (saves luggage space?), Two persons per chalet.

Site amenities-

Pool with Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, large slide, Bar /Restaurant, Small shop, Laundry and Showers, Direct access to a large beach, Petanque area

Tour Details 

Matches visiting 5 French local clubs. Free transport and each club provide a competition, 3 course meal with free wine, for a small fee around 15pp.                                                          

 These clubs are invited towards the end of the tour to join us on our campsite for a larger competition with prizes and music.                                                                                                            

 On days of no boule against the French clubs we hold our own competitions on the campsite (Some French join us?}

There are several places to visit of interest -World Heritage 9 Locks, Beziers, Carcassonne, Grotte de Clamouse and a local bus service or taxis can be arranged at a low cost.

Travel.

Self-Drive or Flight - Ryanair are the preferred flights, who fly from a number of UK airport, as the Beziers airport is only 15 mins from our campsite.  Airport transfers to the campsite from Beziers airport are within the cost. Slightly complicating this is that Ryanair are not flying into this destination on Mondays for 2024. You can therefore arrive on the site for Friday, Saturday, Sunday at a small extra charge? Or Tuesday morning?

There are also flights into Montpellier or Toulouse with other companies, but these entail a transfer fee or a train journey to Beziers station and then a free transfer.

Cost

£425pp for Sunday or Tuesday arrivals, £450pp for the Saturday and £47pp5 for the Friday arrival.

This payment includes accommodation, matches (but not the small payment for the meal), transport rtn to these matches, visit to local market. Use of all campsite facilities and a 24hr guide-me!

If you are a single person, you will be paired with a like person?

 

Payment Method.

At the time of booking a £75 pp non-refundable deposit which goes towards reserving your chalet.

Tour Organiser John Price    For more details of this unique tour please contact email shunprice6@gmail.com .                                                                                                                         

 I can advise you with your travel arrangements and will endeavour to answer all your questions.

I am the Chairman and founder member of the Boules in Gwent League in South Wales. Probably the biggest league in the UK with 40 teams in 4 divisions.

23rd Anglia Region  3rd Regional Qualifier Lingwood Village Hall Lingwood Norfolk NR13 4AZ

JULY

 

7th Anglia Region Over 55’s Doubles Bob Carter Centre Drayton Norwich Norfolk NR8 6DW

 

14th Yorkshire Open Mixed Triples 2024 Sunday 14th July 2024
Heckmondwike Petanque Club.

26TH to 28TH LIBERATION PETANQUE CLUB  JERSEY INTERNATIONAL

PETANQUE OPEN 26TH TO 28TH AUGUST 2024 

We are pleased to be holding our first International Open and offer

a warm welcome to Jersey.  We are based in the heart of Jersey’s

capital, St Helier, surrounded by Bars, Restaurants, and the main

shopping centre.

Liberation Petanque Club (JERSEY)

International 2024 Open Competition Weekend 26th to 28th August

Minimum Guaranteed Prize Fund for the Weekend over £2000

 

We are based in the Heart of Jersey’s Capital, St Helier surrounded by Bars, Restaurants,

and the main shopping centre.  

The competition weekend spread over the three days with a

different competition to be held each day.  The competitions will be held over the bank holiday weekend of 26th August to 28th August inclusive with a different competition to be held each day.  

If you would like to know more, please contact the club for full

details and entry form. Entry Fees and Prize Fund Breakdown

 

Entry Fees are as follows:

26th August Singles - £20 per team

27th August Doubles  - £60 per team (£20pp)

28th August Triples   - £20 per team (£20pp)

 

For more information and entry form please contact Toby Northern
Chairman Liberation Petanque Club
Email: Liberationpc@gmail.com

www.liberationpetanque.co.uk

28th Anglia Region  Doubles British Sugar Petanque Club  Hollow Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

AUGUST

3rd Lingwood East Norfolk PC Open Doubles Lingwood Village Hall Lingwood Norfolk NR13 4AZ Entry per player is £15 and entry fee includes food voucher which can be used to purchase refreshments at the Social Club.  Trophies and cash prizes.

Doubles Registration by 9.00am Play will commence at 9.30 and the format will be leagues, knockout and consolages. Licenced bar, BBQ and Catering facilities on site.

Entries to Peter Astle email enpc.open22@gmail.com

 

4th East Norfolk PC Open Triples Lingwood Village Hall Lingwood Norfolk NR13 4AZ Entry per player is £15 and entry fee includes food voucher which can be used to purchase refreshments at the Social Club.  Trophies and cash prizes.

Triples Registration by 9.00am Play will commence at 9.30 and the format will be leagues, knockout and consolages. Licenced bar, BBQ and Catering facilities on site.

Entries to Peter Astle email enpc.open22@gmail.com

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.

SEPTEMBER

 

1st Anglia Region  Triples Lingwood Village Hall Lingwood Norfolk NR13 4AZ TBC

 

6th 7th 8th GUERNSEY OPEN WEEKEND

6th Guernsey Singles competition. Guernsey Club de Petanque Ruette du Friquet  St Andrews GY6 8SJ  Closing date for entries 31st August 2024 £10 per player Registration 11.30 for a 12.00 start

For more information and entries contact Craig Allen at craig.allen@cwgsv.net

 

7th Guernsey Doubles competition. Guernsey Club de Petanque Ruette du Friquet  St Andrews GY6 8SJ  Closing date for entries 31st August 2024 £10 per player Registration 8.30 for a 9.00 start

For more information and entries contact Craig Allen at craig.allen@cwgsv.net

 

8th Guernsey Triples competition. Guernsey Club de Petanque Ruette du Friquet  St Andrews GY6 8SJ  Closing date for entries 31st August 2024 £10 per player Registration 8.30 for a 9.00 start

For more information and entries contact Craig Allen at craig.allen@cwgsv.net

OCTOBER

6th Anglia Region  Singles Bob Carter Centre Drayton Norwich Norfolk NR8 6DW

 

20th Anglia Region Hosting the Triway at British Sugar Petanque Club  Hollow Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

 

UK PETANQUE CLUB INFORMATION

 

This new section is designed to promote clubs and their activities as well as contacts.

 

Scotland

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.

Contacts are: Chairman- Harry Ritchie, tel; 01241-852281    e-mail: harryritchie@ymail.com

                Secretary John Davidson, tel: 01241-853666   e-mail: johnldavidson@hotmail.com

 

 

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!

Information correct at time of release

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