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Club Games

Club games are played at the Club and amongst Club Members only. Games formats are shown below. The good thing is there are no divisions or leagues, everyone plays with everyone regardless of expertise. For players just starting out you'll get to play alongside experienced players so that’ll help you pick up the game

Newcomers! Come and watch while we "have a go at P'tonk", see our short Video. If you’re interested in becoming a member or just want to have a go yourself, see Join Us

Play for Fun On Wednesdays

On this casual day you can join in and leave whenever it suits you because the draw is “out of the bucket”. Here’s the schedule

  • The Clubhouse opens around 10.30
  • the first game starts at 11.00
  • lunch half an hour is at 12.00 and
  • games continue at 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30 for those wanting to play longer

What is “out of the bucket”? Everyone puts one of their boules in the bucket. The bucket is given a shake. Two boules are drawn out and placed on the piste, these two people make up a team. Another two boules are drawn out and those two players become your opponents. This is quick and flexible. You may end up playing with someone you have already played with if so ask to swap. There is no fee for playing Wednesday games and there are no results or prizes, just enjoyably casual games.

Win A Prize On Saturdays

Teams are randomly computer drawn so even if you're new you could be playing with an expert and winning a prize. Here's how it works

  • From April to December the Club opens at 12.00 for lunch (Summer is different, see below)
  • you must REGISTER BY 12.45 at the Clubhouse or you won't be in the draw for the afternoon,
  • the draw for all 3 games is made at 12.50.
  • 3 games are played and finish by around 4.30. See Timed Games further below.

The teams are usually pairs but sometimes triples depending on numbers. At the start of the afternoon, teams are randomly drawn for all 3 games by computer. This ensures you don't team up with the same person twice though occasionally you may play against the same person more than once. Players are encouraged to play all 3 games otherwise it upsets the draws. At the end of the day prizes of bottles of wine are awarded to both male and female winners, the number of prizes depending on the number of players. Saturdays are essentially the same relaxed games as Wednesdays but usually with more players and with prizes. For Saturday games there is a playing fee of $5 regardless of player numbers or the draw system.

  • The format for Summer can vary year by year. January to March 2020 will be advised nearer the time.

Please Don’t Be Late!

To make Saturday’s schedules work for everyone there is one major courtesy expected of all players. REGISTRATION MUST CLOSE ON TIME. PLEASE DON'T BE LATE.

If you are late you won’t be in the draw, we can’t hold up the afternoon’s games for one person. For the same reason please don’t call and say “I’m on the way, traffic is a bit heavy”. It may be worse than you think. If you arrive before the first game has started you will be manually inserted into another team and you will be playing triples, possibly more than once so as not to disturb the original draw. The Members who were about to play doubles now have to play triples which is generally less liked. Say no more!

Timed Games

On both Wednesday and Saturdays Club games are timed. Games start by a ring of the bell and are timed to 45 minutes (other club’s competitions may differ). When time is up the end bell will be rung regardless of your score at the time. You may have got to 13 points and already won. But if not the rules say once the end bell has rung you finish the end you are playing, then play one more end. If that results in a draw you play one further end as a tie breaker.

Confusion arises mainly from people not knowing when an end finishes. It is simple. An end finishes when the last boule has been played and all boules and the cosh have stopped moving. That is the end of that end. The thing to remember is the next end is deemed to have started at the exact same time as the previous end finished. There is no time gap between one end finishing and the next end starting.

2 examples will help -

-          The last boule has been thrown and all boules have now stopped moving. That end is now over. So the next end has now started. A moment later the bell goes. Even though no-one has yet thrown a boule for this new end, it had started before the bell went. So you finish this new end and play one more end (+ a tie breaker end if a draw)

 -          The last boule has been thrown but it hit another boule which is still moving when the bell goes. So that end hadn’t finished when the bell went. So you finish that end and play one more end (+ a tie breaker end if a draw).

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