Event Information

Event / Entry Fee

Doubles (Team)     $20 per team.
Triples (Team)     $30 per team.

Age Code / Description

00   Open

A maximum of twenty four teams only will be accepted for each event. Once this number of competitors is reached the event will be closed.


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Petanque is also known as boule or bocce, and is basically the fore runner of lawn bowls.  The game is played on a hard packed clay or gravel surface where metal balls (boule) are thrown into the air or along the ground with the aim of landing closest to the jack (cochinet). 

Venue, Date and Time

St Kilda Petanque Club, 66 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda (part of the St Kilda Sports Club – the corner of Fitzroy Street & Canterbury Road). Melway 2P B4.  

Day 1 - Tuesday 20 March, 2018 at 9.00 am - Doubles Competition.
Day 2  - Wednesday 21 March, 2018 at 9.00 am - Triples Competition

Please notify the Co-ordinators at the ground of your arrival to enable the day’s draw to be finalised.   Any complete team not at the ground at start of competition will incur a penalty.

Competition will commence as close as possible to 9.30 a.m.

Medals will be presented at the end of each day’s competition.


Licensed bar at venue. No BYO alcohol permitted under any circumstances. Any person with BYO alcohol may be asked to immediately leave the club grounds by staff of the St Kilda Sports Club. That competitor will then forfeit any right to compete in any further events on that day.

Parking: There is a large amount of “meter” car parking immediately next to the St Kilda Sports Club and several multi story car parks in Fitzroy Street.

Food:    There are numerous restaurants and cafes in Fitzroy Street.

Team/Game Description

Doubles – teams will consist of two players who will play with three balls each.
Triples – teams will consist of three players who will play with two balls each.

Teams can be all male, all female or a mixture of both.

If there are 15 or more teams in either of the events (Doubles or Triples) then that event will have an “A” Grade and “B” Grade.   Medals will be presented for each grade.

Time limit during Games:   One minute between play.

Time limit of Games:   All qualifying games will have a forty five minute time limit.  There will be no time limit for the medal games.  Having time limits on qualifying games is the current practice recommended by the “Federation Internationale de Petanque” for all competitions.

Byes/Forfeits:   Any bye/forfeit will be scored as a 13 to 12 point win. 

Boules:   Social boules (balls) permitted.

For any competitors who do not have their own equipment a supply of extra boules will be available (at no charge) from the club house.  Jacks (cochinets) can be purchased for $4.00 at the ground.   

Foot Wear:    Footwear should cover/protect the toes – such as sneakers, shoes, boots or similar. 

Other Information

Each day, prior to the start of competition, the Sports Co-ordinator will give a full explanation of the “Club Rules and Game Rules” (including the “A” and “B” Grade draw and the rules regarding time limits). 

If a competitor would like a copy of the document “Club Rules and Game Rules” prior to that date, please contact the Sports Co-ordinators.

A qualified umpire will be at the ground each day of the competition.

Except for local ground rules (as per the “Club Rules and Game Rules”) play will comply with the rules of the ‘Federation Internationale de Petanque et Jeu Provincial’. 


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