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 24 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. 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.
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 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 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.
This year's main awards were as follows:
Ann Smith Trophy awarded for highest average (11.92) : Chris Taylor
Doubles Winners: Chris Taylor/Bob Hindry
Doubles Plate: Denise Mole/Roz Metcalfe
Bob Hindry Trophy voted by the team for Players Player of the year: Trevor Pears
Highest % Wins 74%: Denise Mole
Most Improved Player 38%: Neil Prew (also the shiniest balls)
Many other awards were presented at the Christmas luncheon attended by 40 members. See photographs in the gallery.
Bob Hindry December 2018