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
We have a few ladies and two men very interested so we should have a good beginning of the year. We plan to have our first game on Thursday 19th March. We meet early at the cafe but then move onto the “court” by 3.00 pm. Equipment will be available from current players at this stage. If the weather is looking dismal and possibly wet, we will cancel until the following week but messages will be sent out to advise. Come along and try, you will enjoy the outdoor venue at the Maltese Garden which is within the Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street, West Mackay. My relief co-ordinator Cath Lee Tel. 0419708850 will be available while I am away for a few weeks from the 24th March. My number until then is 0419430384. Regards, Co-ordinator Shelley Field.
AS FROM MONDAY 16TH MARCH ALL U3A CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS CONCERN AND WILL BE REVIEWED 20TH APRIL
If you would like to join the Petanque Group, please phone Shelley Field 0419430384
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