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Kent Petanque Association

Pétanque in Kent is a much bigger sport than most people would imagine, with several different leagues in operation in the County.

Kent Pétanque League is, by some way, the largest pétanque league in the country.

Pétanque is a game which can be readily played successfully by young and old, men and women. Juniors, under the age of 18, play in many of the teams in the League and in this regard pétanque is a recreation which enjoys an almost unique family element in a competitive environment.

Our league season lasts from April through to September and matches are played on Wednesday nights with most clubs having a practice night, usually Tuesdays. Turning up on a league night will at least allow you to find out about joining the clubs.

In addition many Clubs run open competitions which normally take place on Sundays and details of some of those will be included in this website.

The majority of clubs operate from pubs, though there are several in Sports and Social Clubs also in the league.

The pétanque terrain (piste) is usually open to the public, on non-club nights, free of charge and in many clubs boules can be hired very cheaply for you to try out the sport.

The vast majority of clubs welcome new players and most will take time to teach newcomers the basics of the game.

Up and Coming Events/Competitions

Summer League Entry

Entry for 2019 Summer League is open and team can register by clicking here.

KPA Qualifiers

On Monday 28th January, Pétanque England published a new calendar. This had a national ranking event on 16th June, which was previously free and we had used for a Kent regional qualifier. After due consideration and in consultation with the playing committee and KPA officers, it was agreed it was unfair to have a clash between a Kent qualifier and a national ranking event.

Therefore we can now confirm the 5 dates of the Kent regional qualifiers will be:

Sunday 19th May - Hartley
Sunday 23rd June - Lordswood
Sunday 7th July - GRFC
Sunday 21st July - GRFC
Sunday 4th August - Meadow

2019 Calendar

The 2019 KPA Playing Calendar was agreed at the Management Committee meeting tonight January 24.

It has been very challenging to bring together this document given that Petanque England already had events on 7 Sundays compared to 4 in 2018. This does not include Easter Sunday.

The Playing Committee did not want to set up clashes for Espoirs, Euro Cup players and those who will participate in national ranking events.

This explains why Regional Qualifiers are starting later ( but hopefully the weather will be better!) and April looks sparse.

Lee Jamieson

It is with the greatest sadness that I have to report that one of the log standing members of our sport, Lee Jamieson, has passed away unexpectedly.

Lee had been a major force for many years, playing in countless competitions around the county, country and beyond, frequently with his wife, Angie and son Ashley.

He had played in and for Kent for a number of years.

Our thoughts are with the whole family at this sad time.

 

2018 AGM Agenda

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2017 AGM Minutes

New Ash Green are looking for players please contact hannshwilson@gmail.com

 

KPA Winter League 2018/19 details click here, please let know if there are any issues.

kpl@kentpetanque.org

 

Playing Committee

The Playing Committee members are Carolyn Edwins ( Chair), Kevin Spillett, Sheila King and Keith Atkinson. The group meet 2/3 times a season to discuss playing matters with a particular responsibility to finalise the Kent Playing calendar in January each year and finalise teams to represent Kent at the Inter Regional Championships. This is usually towards the end of July or early August. If KPA members have any suggestions to improve petanque in Kent please speak to any member of the Committee who regularly play in the KPL and Sunday tournaments.

Thank you

Carolyn Edwins

Kent Qualifying series 2018 final teams for Inter Regional Qualifiers


Player Player Player Player
Championship 1 Kevin Spillett Greg Davenport David Turner Tracy Spillett
Division 1 2 Geoff Booth Russell Brewiss Rob Booth Trevor Gordon Manager

3 Chris Watkins Mark Dennis Gary Atkinson Kevin Atkinson Howard Sandom

4 Gary Clarke Peter Clarke Hugh Aldred Richard Wenban

5 Dean Ashby Keith Atkinson Steve Golder Jason White

6 Ben Littley Ray Keemer Richards Luke Ashford Adam Fitzgerald

7 Humphrey White Mat Lomas Fay Golder Andy Dunstall

8 Richard Spillett Dave Hurren Matt Horrigan Martin Edwards







Challenge 9 Steve Brown Gary Kelynack Dan Mullins Duncan Brown
Division 1 10 Tim Edwins Becky Edwins Carolyn Edwins
Manager

11 Bob Gaywood Martin Eggleton Jurgen Van de Styuft Jason Bradley Melissa Rowley

12 Richard Smith Aston Monk Mick Weston Peter Hadlow







Combined squad 13 Sam Dennis Paul Dennis Alan Cregeen Michelle Cregeen

14 Joyce Nash Mick Nash Chris Perry

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