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.


We hope you enjoy visiting our website, if you would like more information about our sport, region or one of our clubs, please do not hesitate to Contact us

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Devon Pétanque

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.

Our Clubs

Chudleigh PC

Cricket Lane, Chudleigh, TQ13 0GA

Henry Pickett

ISCA PC

Exhibition Fields, Summer Lane, Whipton, EX4 8NT

Rob Brealey

Honiton PC

Mountbatten Park Sports and Social Club, Honiton, EX14 1AR

Chris Bigmore

Ottery St Mary PC

Strawberry Lane, Ottery St Mary, EX11 1RG

John Thatcher

Pig on the Hill PC

Pusehill, Westward Ho!, EX39 5AH

Gary Smith
Devon County

Our Committee

President

Gerald BARTON

Vice President

Gary SMITH

Membership Secretary

Mike CARROLL

Regional Coach

Thierry HACQ

League Secretary

Anne BARTON

Media Officer

Chris BIGMORE

Safeguarding Officer

Ian ASH

Our Calendar


January


February


March

10 - Int Womens Day event


17 - North Devon Doubles - Finals


24 - League


April

14 - League


28 - League


May

12 - League


19 - Devon Region Triples


June

02 - Devon v Kernow

09 - League


23 - League


30 - Devon Region Doubles


July

14 - League


21 - Devon v Great Western


August

04 - League


18 - Devon Region Singles and Precision Shooting


September

01 - League


08 - Regional Bonding Day


14 - 15 Inter-Regional Championship


29 - League


October


November

20 - North Devon Winter Doubles


December