Welcome to Pétanque 2; the friendly way to enjoy a growing sport. Its great fun but does require practice and some elements of skill. Training is provided, together with the boules used to play with - although sets are limited.
Pétanque 2 was formed in 2017 when Ann Smith decided to form a second group from the waiting list. It was so popular that we now have up to 30 members who play regularly on Thursday afternoons.
The group is now run by Bob Hindry and has successfully entered teams in the West Norfolk Pétanque league which plays on Sunday mornings Captained by Denise Mole and Ian Metcalfe. Our home ground is Knights Hill Hotel (outside the Farmers Arms) and we play as Knights 2 or other such prefix if we get more than one team. (Deadly Knights and Winter Knights). During the rule of 6 and Covid restrictions our temporary home has been Heacham social Club and will remain until 24th June 2021 when we will return “HOME” to Knights Hill. Our new season has started at Heacham and is currently attended by18 regular members.
Playing the game…..in short: each player has 3 metal balls (boules) which they throw and try to get as near to the Jack (cochonnet) as possible. The opponent tries to beat your position or knock you from that position. The first person or team to get to 13 points wins.
Come along and have a go..........you'll get hooked!
We meet on Thursday afternoons throughout the year: March to October - 2pm through until 4pm with a break for tea or coffee. In November, we start at 1pm and finish at 3pm. Whilst at Heacham you will ned to bring your own refreshments and seats.
We have two seasons: Starting normally 1st week in March through until last week in November and a winter session for the brave continuing on Thursdays but starting at 1pm and finishing at 3pm. This runs from December through until the end of February. This winter group consists of all players from Pétanque 1, 2 and 3.
We charge £2 for tea or coffee, and for those who do not wish for either make a contribution of 25p.
We also run internal competitions with an annual awards luncheon when prizes are awarded for categories such as highest average, best attendance, most losses, most wins or even fancy bags and shiniest balls etc.
Petanque 2 season 2020/2021 Main Awards 2020 season
(note! those winners in 2019 who haven’t yet returned the trophy please do so as soon as possible)
Ann Smith Trophy ( Highest Average) Bob Hindry 11.76 Jane Hindry 11.24 Chris Taylor 11.2 Plate (Highest Average Lady) Jane Hindry 11.24 Denise Mole 10.32 Moira Wesson 9.86 Hindry Trophy ( Players Player) Bob Hindry Doubles Winners Neil Prew / Bob Caseley/ Bob Hindry ( note substitute player do to eye operations) Doubles Runners up Maureen Everett/ David Allen Doubles third place playoff winners Ros Metcalfe /Susie Campbell Highest % Wins Bob Hindry 76.2% Neil Prew 70.6% Bob Caseley 66.7% Most improved Lady Gill Collier (improvement 3.58) Moira Wesson (1.39) Most improved Male Nik Brown (4.51) Charles Muff (3.32) Wooden Spoon ( Most Zero’s 2) Shared Marilyn Prew 2/20 Denise Mole 2/28 Gill Collier 2/29 League Team of the Year DEADLY KNIGHTS (Both Deadly Knights and Winter Knights finished with same points but Deadly knights won most games) Decorated Balls Gill Appleton Shiniest Balls Neil and Marilyn Prew this for third year running Black Balls Charles Muff Rusty Balls Peter Kittow second year running Owl Trophy ( new name) (O’ell) Biggest drop in average over season Ian Metcalfe -1.07 Most Taped Denise Mole Longest Sequence of wins Bob Hindry 20 Tena Trophy ( Average nearest too 10) Charles Muff 10.125 Percy Vere trophy ( keep trying) sequence of games without a win Ian Metcalfe (6 games) Best Newcomer Male David Allen Best Newcomer Female Susie Campbell
Bob Hindry May 2021