Boules (Petanque) at the Northcote Tavern
Sunday 16th May
Queen Street Northcote Point – Start 11.00am
Come and enjoy a game of Sunday Boules at the Northcote Tavern with fellow
club members and enjoy a lunch while you’re at it. The pub has a Boules court
in the garden that we can commandeer. We have several sets of Boules to
Boules (French pronunciation: [bul]) is a collective name for a wide range of games similar to bowls and bocce (In French: jeu or jeux, in Italian: gioco or giochi) in which the objective is to throw or roll heavy balls (called boules in France, and bocce in Italy) as close as possible to a small target ball, called the jack in English.
Boules-type games are traditional and popular in many European countries and are also popular in some former French colonies in Africa and Asia. Boules games are often played in open spaces (town squares and parks) in villages and towns. Dedicated playing areas for boules-type games are typically large, level, rectangular courts made of flattened earth, gravel, or crushed stone, enclosed in wooden rails or back boards.
Most importantly, you don’t have to be a great player to enjoy it and the rules
are simple – See you there.