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KPA CALENDER

Now live in the site is the KPA Calender with Qualifiers below

Q1 - March 24th @ GRFC
Q2 - April 21st @ Hartley
Q3 - June 2nd @ Lordswood
Q4 - July 7th @ GRFC

International Womens Day - 3rd March

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Up and Coming Events/Competitions


Welcome

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.


Regional 3 - 2nd June 2024

The entry for Qualifier 3 is now open please click here.

An Update from the KPA

The sun is finally making an appearance. A month into our season so hopefully our Wednesday evenings will be warming up.

The KPL. leagues are well underway and the first rounds of the Cup and Plate have been played.

As for KPA initiatives. The venture scout evenings were a success thanks to the efforts of several current players who organised and coached on the nights. Thanks all.

Unfortunately the Adult / Junior tournament was a little short on teams but they had a good day.

We also have the Maidstone Schools initiative that Carolyn and I are committed to prelimnaries are in hand.

The responce to a ‘dinner/dance’ type event for early December. Didnt attract enough people able to commit so that has been withdrawn.

There have been some major competitions already where Kent players have excelled. The Home Nations qualifier is in the horizon and We have a good representation from Kent entering. Top 8 teams will be invited to represent England in a Home nations tournament this year being held in Jersey.

The KPA doubles attracted 13 teams this year a large increase on previous years which is great to see.

I have been contacted by a KPA member who has a mobility issue, who tries very hard to comply with the laws. In fact he does have one foot on the ground in the circle.

But sometimes his issues mean his back foot raises. It is both my view and that of KPL that the laws are complied with.

Our sport is very inclusive we want to encourage ALL to play.

On a much more exciting note the new website is progressing well. Anyone with something to shout about let the committee know. Like the Istead rise promotional event on 22nd August. (More details from Sheila KING)

We are now coming into the Heart of our season. Lets enjoy our sport and support each other. (Unless we are playing against them at the time of course)

Duncan Brown
Kent Petanque Association

Harry Pierce

Sadly Harry Pierce has past away. He was a long standing member of Lordswood Cricket Club and took up pétanque some time ago after retiring from Cricket. He loved pétanque and everyone loved him.

Frances Short (Lordswood)

 

 

 
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