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
League Update 2020
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak and the guidelines that have been currently set out by the government and Petanque England, the League committee has decided to cancel the Summer League for 2020.
We cant see there being enough lift in the restrictions in the forseeable future to enable us to run any sort of League competition.
Below is how the leagues would of been for this year and what we propose is that we carry this over to 2021 Summer Season.
We will confirm teams as usual in Jan/Feb to confirm all current teams are still avaliable to participate and maybe some more new teams and amend the divisions as required.
Please forward these details to your teams etc.
Dear KPA member,
As a valued member of the Kent Petanque Association, it is with regret we advise you that following the latest Government advice on the coronavirus pandemic, all official KPA competitions are postponed for a three month period with immediate effect.
This will of course include the next three Kent Regional Qualifiers and the KPA Singles and Shooting competitions.
We have a duty of care to ensure safeguarding of all our members and therefore feel we have no option but to take this action.
Please take heed of all sensible advice and stay safe and healthy.
Good luck and best wishes,
Railway Doubles this Sunday has been cancelled
Winter Cup/Plate Finals
These will be held at Meadow PC on 25th March, with an 8pm start.
Dear Team Captain/Secretary,
This note is to invite your club to join the KPL Summer League.
For the upcoming season your club is now invited to enter team(s) in
the KPL Summer League 2020. The entry fee for each team is £25.
The league will be run on similar lines to previous Summer Leagues as Triples and Doubles and matches will be played on a Wednesdays at 8pm.
Currently all players must have a Petanque England License to play in the KPL Summer League as per current KPL Constitution and Rules
All teams will use the electronic scorecard for the reporting of results. League tables will be published on the KPA website.
The league will commence towards the end of March 2020.
Promotion/relegation in the Leagues will be 2 teams up a division and 2 teams down where possible.
An online entry form can be found at http://www.kentpetanque.org/teamentry.asp, and then please pay for your entry via bank transfer or cheque as soon as possible.
Closing date for entries is 28th February 2019.
Alan Cregeen, Secretary & Organiser, Mike Cubitt, President and David
Holden, Hon Treasurer.
KPL Secretary, 28 Milner Road, Elvington, Dover, Kent, CT15 4EQ or Email me if paid by bank transfer.
KPA Calendar 2020
Message from our playing comittee chair.
'This has been yet another very difficult year building a calendar which provides 5 regional qualifiers and Open events but protects those involved in Vets, Espoirs, national rankings, England events, large regional tournaments and Junior events as much as possible.
As a result the MC agreed not to host a Kent regional qualifier for the International Women's Day. I have been in contact with other regions and I am pleased to advise Kent ladies are welcome to attend the Sussex IWD regional qualifier on March 8 - venue to be confirmed. Please be aware finals day is Sunday April 19 at Rainworth, near Mansfield. Please email me directly if you would like further details of the Sussex regional qualifier when these are confirmed.'
KPA Qualifiers 2020
Q1 March 8th - Hartley
John Lucas - Hartley PC