Newsletter No.14 – May 16

City of Bath Pétanque Club

Newsletter No 14.  May 2016

A word from The Chair:

We are looking forward to our next event, the Larkhall Open doubles which will be held on Saturday 4th June.  This is open to players of all standards, and we especially welcome those living in the Larkhall area. Profits from this event will go towards the LSC tractor fund.

Many thanks to all those who took part in the leaflet drop to houses, businesses and venues in Larkhall.

Team Manager Notes:

Larkhall Doubles: This event is in aid of the LSC tractor fund, starting at 1.30 pm on Saturday June 4th. Entry fee £5 per team.  Light refreshments will be on sale during the afternoon.  Email your entry to:

Singles ladder: Helga Canham is currently top of the ladder. If you wish to join in, put your name and phone number on a card on the bottom of the ladder (in the shed) and start by challenging players 1 or 2 above.

Club Doubles Competition: The results of Round 1 are on the club shed noticeboard. Round 2 starts Wednesday 18th.

Club Triples Competition:  Commences in June. Information will be on the website shortly, or contact Mark: for entry details.

Brunel Team: Congratulations on a great start to the season: after 5 matches we are 4th in the table.


Monday evening coaching sessions are available for all who wish to improve their game. Please be at Larkhall ready to start at 7pm.

Sessions for beginners will be run every other week.

May 23rd  –  Tactics & Beginners

May 30th   –  No Coaching – Bank holiday

June 6th    –  Skills assessment. See how well you are doing

The coaching team will discuss the future programme on June 8th. Please let Don or a coach know if you have any suggestions

Notes from the Executive Committee:

Next Committee meeting 26th May

Please send any requests for discussion to Sally Woodward:


If you have any boule-related photos or articles suitable for inclusion on Facebook, please forward to Terry Basson who would love to hear from you.



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 Championship finals

CoBPC Triples Championship 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

Club Squads:

The Club has 2 squads, one for the Brunel league and one for EPA / GWR competitions.

CoBPC performance in competitions in the past has been poor, and we are aiming to improve performance by entering teams of squad members instead of teams of friends.

If you have experience of playing in leagues and are interested in joining the squad, talk to one of the coaches.

As a rough guide, the standard we aim for is to win 4 out of 6 points and the same for shooting.

Good players who attend Monday coaching sessions will also be approached by coaches to see if they are interested.

Don and Mark: Playing Manager Team

Newsletter Editor:

Next edition: June 1st