What's Petanque? Here's Us Having A Go!
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Petanque, One Game, Two Systems
Throughout this site you'll find menus and comments are often separated into 'Club Games' or 'Competitions'.
Some Members prefer to play in Club Games, based only at our Club. It has variety with plenty of ups and downs while also being relaxed and comfortable. Club Games are played at the Club on Wednesdays & Saturdays and in summer from Friday late afternoon too. Everyone plays with everyone regardless of expertise so newcomers can easily pick up the game.
Wednesdays are casual 'out of the bucket' draws
The Clubhouse opens around 10.30
The first game starts at 11.00
Lunch (BYO) half an hour is at 12.00 and games continue at 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30 for those wanting to play longer
On this casual day you can join and finish at whichever game suits you because the draw is "out of the bucket". There is no fee for playing Wednesday games
IN SUMMER ONLY (Nov-Mar) Be Social on Fridays
Play is casual, out of the bucket with games starting at 4.30 and 5.30. At 6.30 we have a BYO dinner together, maybe fire up the BBQ, dining outside as the sun goes down provides a lovely atmosphere. There's a $5 fee and to add some sparkle everyone gets a ticket for raffles of wines or chocolates. It's a great end of week relaxation. Then another one or two games are played as people wish.
Win A Prize On Saturdays
Anyone can win! You could be teamed with good players and win a prize of wine or chocolates. The latest winners are in this photo. The clubhouse opens at 12.00 for BYO lunch. You must register yourself in the computerised draw by 12.45, there's a $5 fee. Play starts at 1.00. The 3 games are usually over by about 4.30.See more on Club games and also recent results by clicking here.
Others choose to venture further afield. While regularly playing Club Games they also play in Competitions at other clubs around Victoria. This provides more variety with the challenges of different pistes and players. Maybe the highs are higher and lows are....don't remind us! Competitions aren't just for experts – you’ll see people of all skill levels playing. With it's French origins Petanque is full of égalité! Make up a team, perhaps play your first competition at CPC, a familiar venue. Then move on to playing different players on other club's pistes.
For example St Kilda hold a competition across Sundays through winter. Teams are drawn 'out of a hat' mixing players from many clubs. Or join in a country club event like Avoca in November. Your play will improve as your experience broadens. For the latest announced competition, see the photo, lower right.
Find out a lot more about competitions below.
Whenever you choose to play, the rules are the same. The main rules are set out in a simplified summary at Rules