a Region of Pétanque England
Pétanque is the most popular of the "boule" games family and perhaps the widest spread, from its origins in Provence across Europe and in over 65 nations around the world. Today there are some 583,026 licensed players worldwide with over 2,600 who are members of Pétanque England, the governing body for our sport in England.
This is a family game that can be played socially and more seriously at regional, national and international levels. The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel with metal balls called “boules” and a jack made from wood.
The boules have a diameter of 7.05cm to 8cm and a weight of 650gms to 800gms. At first sight they look identical but they differ greatly by being made from different metals with a wide range of markings or engravings.
The aim of the game is to get as many of your boules closer to the jack than those of your opponent, scoring 1 point for each one. The first team to get 13 points is declared the winner.
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Devon Pétanque is one of the 16 regions that make up Pétanque England, the governing body for our sport in England.
There are currently 6 clubs registered to our region, contacts for each can be found by scrolling down this page or using this link "Our Clubs".
Visitors are very welcome at any of the clubs and a quick telephone call or email to any of the club contacts will establish when club days are held.
Our Region hosts several events each summer, including many opens and mêlées, so please check our "calendar" to find out when. We look forward to meeting you.
10 - Int Womens Day event
17 - North Devon Doubles - Finals
24 - League
14 - League
28 - League
12 - League
19 - Devon Region Triples
02 - Devon v Kernow
09 - League
23 - League
30 - Devon Region Doubles
14 - League
21 - Devon v Great Western
04 - League
18 - Devon Region Singles and Precision Shooting
01 - League
08 - Regional Bonding Day
14 - 15 Inter-Regional Championship
29 - League
20 - North Devon Winter Doubles