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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

Junior Practise Days - Last Saturday in every month click here for information (None in June)

Steve Wilkinson – Duke of Wellington PC

The Club is deeply saddened to report the passing of our geordie friend Steve Wilkinson on 31st October, aged 79. Over his years at the Duke, Steve played in every division of the KPL from 7 to 2 and, in his last full season, was a proud member of the Campaigners team that won promotion to Division 1 for the first time. He was an unmistakeable figure on the piste, standing foursquare on to the target, feet spread wide apart, flat cap pulled low over his brow – his technique owed little to the coaching manual but he was a fine pointer. Always ready with sound advice, a comforting arm over the shoulder, or a kind word, Steve was a genuine good guy. He will be sadly missed.
Steve’s funeral will be held at Blue Bell Hill Crematorium, ME5 9QU, at 11-30am on 20th December, after which friends will gather at the Duke to remember him.2018 AGM Agenda

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2017 AGM Minutes

New Ash Green are looking for players please contact


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


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

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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