WHAT IS PETANQUE?
Pétanque is one of the boules games along with lawn bowls and bocce. The game is played on sand or gravel using steel boules and a wooden jack. Much like bocce and lawn bowls, the aim is to get your boules closer to the jack than the other team. The above link shows you what it looks like at its best!
WANT SOME MORE ACTION?
Well, here’s another compilation of fantastic pointing, shooting and OTT French commentary to give you an idea of how the game’s played at the top level. And yes, the top players really are that accurate!
PFA NATIONALS 2022 - OPEN TRIPLES
And if you want a bit of local action, here are the last couple of ends of the open triples final from the 2022 National Championships. These were held in Adelaide at Novar Gardens club over Easter. You can see the game play and tactics, plus there are some cracking shots and fantastic finish! Of the six players, four are from South Australia, with two from the winning team are from Prospect! There’s no doubt that South Australia is a great place to play the game.
OUR NEXT EVENT.
- Mixed Doubles -
Sunday 18 February 2024
Petanque is a family bowls game where gender, age and physical prowess have very little impact on success.
Established in 1996, Prospect Petanque is one of the largest Petanque Clubs in South Australia.
We extend a warm welcome to visitors and new players. Come and try petanque with us.
WHO CAN PLAY?
Anyone can play pétanque, it’s for people of all ages. You don’t need to be a ‘sporty’ person to play and it’s never too late to take up pétanque.
HOW DO YOU PLAY?
The boules are typically thrown underarm, with backspin. You can ‘point’ to get your boule to stop closer to the jack, or ‘shoot’ to remove other boules.
One team throws the jack, then the first boule. The second team then throws boules until they have a boule closer to the jack, or run out of boules. So unlike lawn bowls, it’s not teams taking turns about.
WHERE? WHAT? HOW MANY?
You can play socially anywhere, but competition is played on gravel or sand. Prospect has 7 different surfaces across its 20 pistes.
Team formats are singles and doubles, each with 3 boules per player, and triples with 2 boules per player.
Games are generally played up to 13 points.