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Sunday 16th May 2021

Petanque Competition


$60 Per Team

Finally a Pétanque competition !

The last pétanque game we organised was in 2010 for our first edition at South Bank. This is very special! Can’t get any more ‘Français’ than a game of Pétanque! So we had to reinstate this classic in our program.
This pétanque competition is part of our “un AUTUMN Familial” Family Day on 16th May at Kalinga Park.

What: Casual Pétanque Competition
Who: Mixed teams of two or three people (aged over 16yo)
Where: Kalinga Park – Corner Diggers Dr. with Park Av. Kalinga, QLD
When: Sunday 16th May 2021
Start time:  9:30am (for an official start at 10am)
Finish Time: 4pm
Entry Fee: $60 per team
Registrations: Registrations will close as soon as we have enough teams, or at the latest at midnight on the 12th May, 2021
– 3 x VIP Story Bridge Adventure Climb Packages (includes a complimentary photography package and a post climb beverage of your choice). Valued at $161 each
– 3 x Riverlife Twilight Kayak Experience plus drinks and a Grazing Board. Valued at $125 each
– 3 x BananaLab gift boxes.  Valued at $100 each
Alliance Française de Brisbane family membership + 3 bottles of French Wines. Valued at $170
– One set of Petanque Boules valued at $50

  • Limited number of teams will participate in the competition.
  • One team is formed by two or three individuals. A team can be mixed (all genders together, et oui it is a French competition), and each individual must be over 16 years old.(no baby-sitters in that area).
  • Each team will share 6 boules.
  • Team of two: Each player will throw 3 boules. Team of 3: Each player will throw 2 boules.
  • One game will include two teams.
  • Every team is guaranteed to play at least 2 games.
  • The first 2 games (Phase 1 and 2) will last for a maximum of 30 minutes.
  • From Phase 3, only winning teams will progress in the competition.
  • The last round will determine the winning team, the 2nd winner, and 3rd winner.
  • Winners will be announced and receive their prize by 4:30pm.
  • How to win a game: First team to reach 13 points or team with the highest score within the time limit.
  • Additional Pétanque challenges (Pointing, Shooting, Best score with 3 boules) will run all day. To participate in these challenges, a gold coin donation per person will be required. (Please start saving your gold coins for the 16th May)
  • A decision to cancel the event will be made in the case of extreme weather conditions or government COVID decision. Communication will be made ASAP. You will be able to ask for a refund of the participants’ entry fees if the event is cancelled.

How to play Petanque

Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to toss hollow metal balls (called “boules”) and get them as close as you can to a small wooden target ball (the “cochonnet”). This is a great classic French game to play with your friends and family. Pétanque is easy to learn and fun for people of all ages and skill levels. With a little bit of practice, you’ll be scoring points for your team in no time. (according to WikiHow)

Bonne Chance !


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