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 we commenced our “season” on Thursday 21st March and what a roll up! I was unable to attend myself but last years experienced ladies Joan and Joyce coached 5 new ladies, illustrating the fun of playing Petanque (Bocce) on the sand “court” at the Botanic Gardens.
Meeting up at the cafe, then moving on to play the game, it was a great success and I am looking forward to meeting the new players, with a couple more still to come along. Its a lovely venue, a good time to play in the
sunshine and a great social atmosphere.
Please give us a call regarding this year’s activities. Shelley Field Tel 0419 430 384.
Petanque recommences Thursday 21st March
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.