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! We recently had two men join our group and the men are winning each week. The ladies say it is “beginners luck” so next week may be a change of luck!
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.
Well this week we had 6 ladies come along which is a great turn up on such a beautiful day playing the game of Bocce, and having a great big chin wag. Everybody enjoys the game, we all endeavour to come when we can, the game is easy, no pressure, no cost and equipment is there to use if you want to have a go. Just give us a call or turn up on Thursdays 2.30 at the cafe or 3.00 at the court nearby the Maltese Gardens at the Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street.
Please give us a call regarding this year’s activities. Shelley Field Tel 0419 430 384.
If you would like to join the Petanque Group, or just talk to someone about it, please send us a message on our Contact Page.