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Excellent Training Video

The English Petanque Federation has produced a 21 minute training video which will be of interest to some Clubs in Australia. Click on the image to go to the Youtube link for this video.

Petanque on Norfolk Island

People from Australia and New Zealand recently attended a week's tour of Norfolk Island where Petanque was a feature. Some photos courtesy of Colin Buckley from Caulfield Petanque Club.

Victorian Doubles Womens Champions 2018

Congratulations to Julie Lacase and Anick Masson who won this year's Victorian Womens Doubles Championship at Weird Petanque Club on Sunday Oct 14th. They beat Aileen Marie and Tina Genovese in the final.

Victorian Doubles Championships Results

The Victorian Doubles Championships were conducted at the Weird Entertainers and Petanque Club on Oct 14th. Winners were Men: Jessen Soomary and Nicolas Demunck Women: Julie Lacase and Anick Masson Men 60+: Rodney Deakin and Jacques Lebrasse Women 60+: No competition due to too few teams Pictured below are Jessen and Nico with runners up JF Veyssiere and Pierrot Lubin, then Julie and Anick followed by runners up Eileen Marie and Tina Genovese then Rod and Jacques followed by runners up Geoff Turner and Louis Fenollar

Clochmerle turns 25!

Once a group of fun-loving friends gathered to ‘throw a few boules around’ in the historic village precinct of Guildford in Western Australia. This soon gathered momentum and became Le Club Clochemerle de Pétanque, where the fun and games tradition has now continued for 25 years. Recently Clochemerle club celebrated its 25th birthday in the Guildford historic precinct where everything began. Members and founders toasted the club over lunch in the Mechanics Institute hall and followed up - naturally – with some pétanque in the Institute’s tree-shaded grounds that are Clochemerle’s social play headquarters. Special birthday guests included Clochemerle’s first president Chris Holden, first memb

Rankings paper

The issue of how to rank players in Australia is oft debated. The major problem is that a ranking system involves ranking individual players when they mostly play in teams of two or three. Additionally tournaments around the country vary widely in skills level present. The PFA has a system that gives players points for performance in a series of major competitions across the country. Another often referred to system is the one developed by Peter Wells of MyPetanque fame! He has teamed up with Rodney Deakin of Victoria to take a look at three different systems in a very interesting paper called Petanque Ratings. Warning! There's some maths contained in this paper! Have a look and see what

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