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

Phil Gee - Duke of Wellington Petanque Club

The Duke of Wellington Petanque Club is deeply saddened to report the passing of Phil Gee in the early hours of Tuesday 8th November. Phil was one of the earliest members of the club, long term captain of the Troopers, committee member, organiser and for many years central to social and playing activity at the Duke. He was a kind and generous friend to all at the Club and many others in the wider petanque community. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with Angie and family at this sad time.
Phil’s funeral will be held at The Garden of England Crematorium, Sheppey Way, Bobbing, Sittingbourne ME9 8GZ at 12 noon on Friday 2nd December.

Winter League 2022/23

There were 12 teams eventually entered for the winter league, so it will be 2 leagues with a cup and plate rounds.

Cup Draw is now on the Cup/Plate section and League fixtures in place.

Bill Weller a longstanding member of The White House petanque club passed away on 5th September.

Being a qualified coach Bill helped new and existing members play petanque, he was part of a team that maintained and improved our piste and the surrounding area he also made our scoreboards and fanny bell plaque using his carpentry skills.

Bill had a great sense of humour was a much loved team mate and member of the club whose contribution was greatly appreciated by everyone. He leaves his wife Sue.

Kent Championship, Challenge and Junior Teams for the Inter Regional Championships to be held at Pakefield in Suffolk this weekend.

Congratulations to all players who have qualified to represent Kent after playing in up to 5 Regional qualifiers from March - June 2022. It is an honour to represent the region and we wish all players and teams a successful weekend!

Carolyn Edwins,
Chair, Playing Committee

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