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Newsletter No. 13 – May 16

City of Bath Pétanque Club

Newsletter No 13.  May 2016

A word from The Chair

The recent visit from 11 members of L’Autre Chemin club of Alkmaar was a huge success.  Our visitors enjoyed a full programme of social and playing events including a reception with the Mayor of Bath, a Dutch speaking walking tour, a visit to the Roman Baths and a great farewell dinner at Le Bistrot Pierre.  They particularly appreciated staying with Club members. Many thanks to all involved. The links between our 2 clubs are now very strong and I’m sure will lead to many twinning visits in future.

Team Manager Notes

Larkhall Doubles.

A doubles competition in aid of the LSC tractor fund starts 130 pm on Saturday June 4th .£5 entry fee , this is aimed at getting new members from the Larkhall area and for our own members Email your entry to

Singles ladder: Please start playing, the ladder is now in the club hut. If you wish to join in put your name and phone number on a card on the bottom of the ladder and start by challenging one or two above.

The closing date for entry to the Club Doubles competition is Saturday 7th May.

Email Mark at to enter.   Note underscore between h_u.  Rules are on the website.

Brunel Team : A great start to the season: won 2 matches out of 3. Well done to Mike and his team.


The coaching team have put together a programme over 10 weeks. If you wish to take part please be at Larkhall for 7pm.

May 2nd  – Bank holiday no coaching

May 9th  – Shooting & Beginners

May 16th  – Shooting Revision /Side spin

May 23rd – Tactics & Beginners

May 30th – Bank holiday No coaching

June 6th – Skills Assessment


Notes from the Executive Committee:

The final payment to the terrain contractors has now been made.  Maintenance is up to us from now on.  Many thanks to Mike and Jeremy for their work on the Club website.  Peter Mills and Stephen Hayward are working on the consultation over the Club’s legal status.

Next Committee meeting 26th May.

Please send any requests for discussion to Sally Woodward

Revamped Club Website:

If you have any comments please let Mike know:



CoBPC Doubles Competition (open to all) entries close 7th

5th – BTBL starts 7pm

14th – Melee 1.45 Larkhall  (open to all)

22nd – GWR Doubles, 09.30 Larkhall (open to all)

28th – EPA Singles, ISCA Exeter

29th  – EPA Doubles, ISCA Exeter

30th – EPA Mixed doubles, ISCA Exeter


CoBPC Doubles Competition Final

CoBPC Triples Competition starts

4th – Larkhall Open Doubles 1.30 pm

4th – Boule uk Doubles, Ship Inn

12th – GWR Triples, Cricklade

18th – Boule uk Triples, Codrington Arms

17 -19th  – Big Bath Boules charity event Q/S

22nd  – Parley Club (Bournemouth) visit

25th – Boule uk Doubles, Filton

All EPA & GWR events are open to our members.

When We Meet:

A responsible person (RP ) will be on duty to welcome visitors & new players to Larkhall. We need a deputy for Monday evenings. Please let Don or Rob know if you can help.


Saturdays – 10am to 12.  RP Cary Bush

Monday Club Night – 7pm to 9. RP Rob Appleyard

Tuesdays – 10am to 12. RP Diane Greenaway

Queen Square:

Wednesdays – 11am to 1pm. RP Chris McGinn & Diana Lockwood


Newsletter Editor 

Next edition: 16th May