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Roswell Petanque Club / Atlanta Petanque League
• What we'll do Bonjour. Bienvenue. Discover Petanque! Easy to play. A challenge to master! A fun, social, sometimes competitive, game. Throw balls at a Pig on roughly level ground. Have fun with friends and family around. Boules is cool. Want Petanque! Beginners and all ages/skill levels welcome! Boules often available. First three games within 45 days free, then join or pay $10.00 to pay/play. Membership fee: $65.00 when you decide to join. Coaching provided. Petanque, pronounced "pay-tonk" began in the Provence area of France in 1910. Similar to ‘bocce’ where you roll large balls close to the small target ball, with Petanque (also known as “Boules”) you throw metal balls, while standing, or crouching, with both feet on the ground. Toss, or roll hollow steel balls ("boules") close to the wood target ball, a "but" or "cochonnet" (French for "piglet"). Take turns and the team that gets closest to the target ball when all balls are played, wins. The target ball can be hit and moved at any time and totally change the game. ‘Bocce' needs a smooth, prepared court with markers and sideboards; Petanque can be played on most outdoor surfaces - on roughly level ground, with no setup! • What to bring Three Free games to start. Boules usually available. When you decide to join membership is $65.00 annually or pay to play $10.00 If you have Boules, bring them. Wear shoes that protect toes please! RSVP on this Meetup site. Show others this Club is growing. Come have some fun! Learn about Petanque: https://petanque.wordpress.com/about Search Youtube: Petanque in the USA and How to play petanque Purchase beginner set of 3 Petanque balls: http://petanqueamerica.com/pese3or6bo.html • Important to know Be part of the fun of the game! Meet others to play or meet to compete! Pioneer and support the growth of Petanque in Roswell/Atlanta areas by joining this Club or talk to me about starting a Club near you as part of the Atlanta Petanque League. We need other clubs to play/compete with! Peter

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Roswell Adult Recreation Dept

830 Grimes Bridge Rd · Roswell

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Welcome and Bonjour! Discover Petanque! Easy to play. A challenge to master!
A fun, family, social, sometimes competitive, game. Throw balls at a Pig on roughly level ground. Have fun with friends and family around. Boules is cool. Want Petanque! Meet. Compete. Drink. Eat.
Beginners /all ages/skill levels welcome! Free to start. Friendly, free, instruction. Loaner Boules often available. Learn more: http://www.atlpetanqueleague.com

First 3 games free within 45 days then membership fee is $65.00 annually or pay to play $10.00 per visit. Student rate: $25.00 annually.

Join us at Roswell Petanque Club for a friendly, social game, or to learn the game!
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday 10-12 or until... Sunday pick-up games TBD
Location: 830 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell. Courts on left as you enter.

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday games on Hanover West Boules Club court. Jim Askren leads this Club.

Peter Gibson, Founder Atlanta Petanque League gibsonpeterg33@gmail.com or peter.gibson@harrynorman.com

Petanque, pronounced "pay-tonk" began in the Provence area of France in 1910. Similar to ‘bocce’ where you roll large balls close to the small target ball, with Petanque (also known as “Boules”) you throw metal balls, while standing, or crouching, with both feet on the ground.

Toss, or roll hollow steel balls ("boules") close to the wood target ball, a "but" or "cochonnet" (French for "piglet"). Take turns and the team that gets closest to the target ball when all balls are played, wins. The target ball can be hit and moved at any time and totally change the game.
‘Bocce' needs a smooth, prepared court with markers and sideboards; Petanque can be played on most outdoor surfaces - on roughly level ground, with no setup!

All you need to know about Petanque: petanque.wordpress.com/about

I got hooked on Petanque after competing in the Petanque Amelia Island 2017 Open with my French and Belgian friends, My wife and I discovered there are no Petanque Clubs in Atlanta, but a lot of international ex-pats and Americans who love to play. Now, Atlanta has a way to play this always fun, often frustrating, French game. Boules is cool. The Atlanta Petanque League's goal is to provide the structure and support for local Petanque Clubs, around Atlanta, to have fun and Want Petanque!

Membership fees include club start-up and marketing support, initial coaching, competitive league and tournament organization and social events and membership in Federation Petanque USA. Bring family!

Team Isabelle Gibson, Harry Norman Realtors, is the primary sponsor of the League. Roswell Petanque is the first club to form in Atlanta - thanks to Roswell Parks and Recreation Dept. support and use of their courts at 830 Grimes Bridge Road. Hanover West Boules Club, Buckhead is now forming.

You are invited to contact Peter Gibson, Founder of Atlanta Petanque League, to learn how to form your own club - so other clubs forming can have teams to play against!
Contact Peter Gibson: gibsonpeterg33@gmail.com or 770-317-1009

The French game with a funny name! Throw balls at a Pig on roughly level ground. Have fun with friends around. Easy to play. A challenge to master !

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