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Membership fees 2022

A gentle reminder has been sent to all members in the latest newsletter that your Great Western Adult (PE) and Annual Club subscription are now due and must be paid by 31 March this year. The total subscription is £43 which should be paid via Petanque England’s automated online system (called Loveadmin)

Please contact Cary Bush if you have any membership queries or require help in using the online system. thank you if you have already paid – in doing so you are making life easier for yourManagement Committee.


Thursday League Presentation and Dinner – 19th September 2019

This year’s BTBL dinner and presentation evening will be held at LSC on 19th September, starting at 7.30pm.

More details on the evening and menu choices can be found here. You must let the Club know by no later than the 16th September if you would like to attend.


Bath Open – Raffle prizes required

Chris McGinn is still looking for prizes for our Bath Open raffle. The raffle is a major source of income for the club, so please see if you can help by donating a prize.

Please contact Chris McGinn if you can help. Items can be brought on the day or, alternatively, can be left in the shed for safekeeping.


Family Fun Day – Saturday 9th June

This Saturday is a Family Fun Day at the home of the Larks. Come and have fun with the family and enjoy the day with games, many fun stalls, and local bands to entertain you. Costs you nothing to pass the ticket office – just you and your family required. Oh, just one thing, please bring smiles and sunny weather (smile).

Two local bands Savvy Soul and Skidmarks will entertain you in the evening. Be there to support the unity of Larkhall this Saturday from  1.00 pm to 10.00 pm.


LSC Family Fun Day – Saturday 9th June

A reminder that the LSC Family Fun Day is this Saturday, 9th June, from 1.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
There has been a remarkable response to their appeal for help – and although they have received lots of items they are still looking for Raffle Prizes, Tombola Items, Bric a Brac, Books / CDs / DVDs
Bottles, Cakes, etc. If you can help please contact Clive Burge.  
In addition to the many stalls and games for children and adults (including an outside skittles alley), there will be a number of display groups to watch, plus food and drinks throughout the day.
We are going to be  showcasing our pétanque facility by having ‘come and try’ sessions throughout the afternoon and evening. We are still looking for volunteers to assist so if you can spare some time then please speak to Di Greenaway.
The climax to the day’s entertainment will be sessions by two of the finest local bands in the area
“Savvy Soul” and “The Skidmarks”  They will perform between 6.00 pm & 10.00 pm and should not be missed.
Entry to the event is “FREE” with plenty of car parking so please do try to come along and support this event.


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Tonight’s AGM is on!

The mini Beast from the East which disrupted events yesterday has passed and Clive kindly assessed the state of the lanes from Larkhall to LSC  for us early this morning, which were passable with care.

As the snow is now melting rapidly the decision has been taken to proceed with tonight’s AGM, starting at published time of 7.00 pm, so please do make every effort to attend.


Newsletter No 36 – January 18

City of Bath Pétanque Club

Newsletter No 36 January 2018


Note from the Chair – Chris McGinn

We are now looking forward to an exciting 2018, when I believe we will become of age, in the playing sense, with the recent appointment of Clive de Silva, as Playing Manager. You can be assured that he will improve our play, increase our competitiveness and make us a Club people are proud to join.

Everyone is welcome to attend the End of Year Dinner, to be held at Larkhall Sports Club on 11 January 2018, when I’m sure we’ll eat and be merry. We will also be recognizing our members who have either played exceptionally well, improved the most or contributed in different ways to the running of the club, this year. Applications forms have been sent out and they should be returned to the address quoted asap.

In the meantime, I hope all of you will achieve your aims for 2018 and enjoy all the benefits, COBPC can offer you.

Executive Committee

There was no Committee meeting in Dec. The next meeting is on 18th January. If you wish an item to be  raised please contact and  she will add it to the agenda.

Information on Playing Events 2018


The next melee will be on the 6th January at LSC – Registration 9.45 start at 10.00. Entry fee £3 winner receives £20. All members welcome together with friends and family.

Competitive Doubles League

There is still time to sign up for the new competitive doubles league starting from 1st January 2018. If you would like to enter then please contact Clive de Silva with your entry. All details can be found at  Please also note that the current and recently updated documentation for the doubles league and the new rankings system can be found on the website.

Thursday Night League

All members who have not been part of a team in the Thursday League may wish to consider getting together with other like-minded members and form a new team, in this very enjoyable competition. It is quite low key and taking part can only improve your play, whilst enjoying, the camaraderie of your team members and the opposition. A meeting of the Thursday League prior to the season will take place in March 2018 at Larkhall, when prospective teams should attend and join in the formulation of the plans, for the forthcoming season.

Guernsey Open Competitions 2018

If you are thinking of travelling to play pétanque take a look at the following link for advance notice of Guernsey 2018.

Tea and Coffee Rota

We still need more helpers to take turns on a rota,  to set  out  tea & coffee every Tues and    Sat    morning    at    Larkhall.   We’d appreciate your help so please email Mary at


New Year’s Eve

Larkhall Football Club and City of Bath Petanque Club are jointly hosting at LSC, a fun evening of games and a quiz. Complementary glass of fizz at the stroke of midnight on the terrace to watch fireworks over the city of Bath. Bar open from 8 pm. – 1 am. Music to dance along to. Bring along finger food to share. Tickets £5 each, see Terry or Clive for tickets.

New Year’s Day Boules & Meal

Boules in Queens Square on New Year’s Day, 12 noon. Players usually bring along wine and light nibbles to share on the piste before the game, (fancy dress optional). The deadline of 15 December has passed on which to give Christine your name if you wanted to attend the meal at Brasserie Blanc, Francis Hotel at 1.15 pm. There may still be a few places available. Please contact Christine asap if you haven’t already done so. If it’s too wet to play, the meal in Brasserie Blanc will still go ahead. Her email is:

End of Year Dinner

Our end of year dinner will be held on January 11th at the Larkhall Sports Centre 7pm for  7.30pm. Please contact Mary Bradridge all information.

Promoting Pétanque to Women

A small group of women from our club will be shortly meeting to discuss how we can promote our sport to women in the locality.

If you would  like to be included in this very informal discussion group please contact Di Greenaway . All are welcome.


Please note that new postings have been made on the club page, you do not have to have a Facebook account – just click on the link.

Weekly times of play:

 Larkhall Sports Club

Saturday 10.00am – 12.00pm

Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00pm

 Queen Square 

Wednesdays11.00am – 1.00pm

Dates for your diary

1st January – New Year’s Day boules & meal

6th January – Melee, LSC, Registration 9.45 am.


Auction of Promises – Friday 20th April

This is an LSC sponsored event being organised by Clive Burge. The auction will be held in the New Oriel Hall in Larkhall Square.

He is looking for ‘promises’ which can be auctioned on the 20th. Please contact Clive if you have anything you can offer.

There is no entry cost and timings are yet to be advised.


Comedy Night – Thursday 22 March (7.30 pm)

The Club has organised a Comedy Night, with five, yes five,  local comedians lined up to entertain you during the evening. The event will be at Larkhall Sports Club with doors opening at 7.30pm for an  8.30pm start.

After three acts there will be a short break with the remaining two comedians taking us up to a finish at around 10.30pm.

The cost is a bargain at £10 per head given the number of acts lined up for your enjoyment, so please make every effort to come along and support this fun evening – bring your friends with you!

Tickets on sale now – contact Chris McGinn.

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CoBPC Internal Championships – Mixed Doubles Competition

A reminder that the closing date for entries for this year’s club Mixed Doubles competition is 6th August 2016.

Each match will be one game (not best of three) and losers in the first round will go into a Plate competition.

To provide greater flexibility during the holiday season, two weeks have been allocated for each round, and substitutes are permitted, so there is no excuse for not entering a team!

The rules for all Internal Club Competitions are at  CoBPC Competition Rules

Time is now short, so don’t delay in sending your team details to Mark Gilbert.

• Team Name
• Team Captain
• Contact Tel no.

Email Mark on
(note underscore between h and u ).