Kent Petanque Association
in Kent is a much bigger sport than most people would imagine, with several
different leagues in operation in the County.
Pétanque League is, by some way, the largest pétanque league
in the country.
is a game which can be readily played successfully by young and old, men
and women. Juniors, under the age of 18, play in many of the teams in
the League and in this regard pétanque is a recreation which enjoys
an almost unique family element in a competitive environment.
season lasts from April through to September and matches are played on
Wednesday nights with most clubs having a practice night, usually Tuesdays.
Turning up on a league night will at least allow you to find out about
joining the clubs.
many Clubs run open competitions which normally take place on Sundays
and details of some of those will be included in this website.
of clubs operate from pubs, though there are several in Sports and Social
Clubs also in the league.
terrain (piste) is usually open to the public, on non-club nights, free
of charge and in many clubs boules can be hired very cheaply for you to
try out the sport.
majority of clubs welcome new players and most will take time to teach
newcomers the basics of the game.
Up and Coming Events/Competitions
Early Christmas Greetings
I thought i would just introduce myself as i have been given the honour
of representing the Region as chair.
Im sure most of you have seen me about (or as my wife would say heard
me). I am very keen to discuss anything. I may have to discuss things
with someone more experienced. But i will listen.
It is always good to set goals so I have 4 aims
- Encourage participation of juniors and playing generally in the league
(Although the playing committe has some great ideas on this already)
- Increase information out to all players.
- Support players who have put the hard work in to represent Kent and
- And last but certainly not least. Win the Regional championship.
This is your Petanque Assosiation and although we have had a good responce
to new committee members. It would be good to see a member of the committee
from a lower league team.
You dont need to be on the committee, play in division 1 or been playing
ages to have a good idea. So please send me your ideas.
It is with much regret that I inform you of the passing of Colin Maidment.
Colin, and his son Rob, will be known to many members of the summer league
and our thoughts are with Rob and the whole Maidment family at this difficult
time. Can you please make the news known to the wider Kent petanque community.
Bryan Parlett, New Ash Green Petanque Club
I am sad to announce that Phil Killick passed away last week.
Phil was one of the original players within the Kent League (Playing over
40 years) and as a junior I had the honour of playing with Phil and my
father at Harriers Petanque Club for many years.
Phil played in numerous tournaments and also represented the region as
Hariers NAF (Neville Hurren, Andy Pucknell and Phil (FIL) Killick.
A great character who will be sadly missed.
Phil's funeral is taking place at Vinters Park Crematorium on
Friday 8th September at 1.15
David Flack - Lordswood PC
It is with a very sad heart that I have to inform everyone that my husband
David Flack passed away on the 19th July, at the nursing home.
The funeral will take place on 14th August at Woodlands Road Cemetery,
Woodland Road, Gillingham, Kent, DA7 2 DX, at 2pm. Afterwards at the Lordswood
Sports & Social Club.
Everyone who knew David is welcome to attend.
3rd Round Cup Draw now avaliable
There is a current problem with Gmail and peoples email accounts where
emails sent out from the KPA systems are bouncing back and not being recieved
by the user. I have tried a number of things to fix this and the same
things work on different domain names but for some reason they are still
not fixed on kentpetanque.org. Ill keep at it and will hopefully get it
Regional Qualifier 4
Pre-entry is now open for the 4th qualifier, click
Please see competitions bottom left for current flyers.