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 Summer Knights and Winter Knights).
Our new season starts 3rd March 2022 at Knights Hill with over 26 regular members registered and 22 average playing.
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. 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 all players pay a £10 one off charge for equipment and incidental expenditure. Any surplus goes to staff tip at end of season. 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 2021/2022 Main Awards -
Ann Smith Trophy (Highest Average): Jane Hindry 11.56
Highest Average Lady: Jane Hindry 11.56
Highest Average Male: Tony Bellars (11.327)
Players Player: Marilyn Prew.
Highest % Wins: Chris Taylor 70%
Most improved Lady: Gill Collier (improvement 2.74)
Most improved Male: Charles Muff (0.97)
Wooden Spoon (Most Zero’s): Susie Campbell (3)
League Team of the Year: SUMMER KNIGHTS winners of West Norfolk Summer league
Decorated Balls: not awarded more effort required
Shiniest Balls: Neil and Marilyn Prew (this for fourth year running)
Black Balls: Charles Muff again (just)
Rusty Balls: not awarded (too many)
Owl Trophy (new name) (O’ell) Biggest drop in average over season: Nik Brown -2.99
Most Taped: Denise Mole
Longest Sequence of wins: Jane Hindry 17
Tena Trophy (Average nearest to 10): Neil Prew 9.99
Percy Vere Trophy (keep trying) sequence of games without a win: Maggie Orage (13 games).
Best Newcomer Male: not awarded
Bob Hindry March 2022