Backyard Boule, French Boules or Bocce are other variations of the name and game. We play on Thursday afternoons from 3.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. We meet informally at the Lagoon Street Café after 2.30p.m. for a social chat before moving to the “Bocce” area adjacent to the Malta Gardens.
Directions are: Facing the Café go right walk over the waterfall bridge along to the Golden Arches. It is a lovely sunny place and shade is available if required. Come to play the game or just have a chat. We have a few ladies but both male and female players are needed as not all are able to participate each week.
We are happy to share our equipment initially but then you might decide you would like your own sets.
There is no cost on the day other than perhaps a coffee.
We look forward to a few more people trying out a very easy and enjoyable game of Petanque (Bocce) so why not come down to the Mackay Botanic Gardens and have a go!
Petanque (Bocce as some know it as) is played approximately from just after the wet season to end November on a sandy court at the Botanic Gardens in Lagoon Street West Mackay. We have had a dedicated small group turning up every week to perhaps have a drink and a chat at the cafe prior to playing at 3 pm on a Thursday.
We have plenty of equipment to go around and need more players to keep the game going as our members strive to attend each and every week.
Bocce (Petanque) 2020
Petanque or Bocce is in recess until possibly 19th March or 26th March dependent on the weather. I myself will be away as of 24th so my associate Cath Lee will be able to coordinate. We play at the Bocce court within the Botanic Gardens on Lagoon Street, Thursday afternoon from 3 pm but meet earlier at the cafe. Equipment is available to start you off and continue on . My telephone number is 0419430384 or Cath is 0419708850. All welcome. ….. Shelley Field.
If you would like to join the Petanque Group, please phone Shelley Field 0419430384
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