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.