Pétanque (French boules) is a sociable game, light on regulation and tolerant of all skill levels, allowing complete beginners to partner more accomplished players in harmony.
Thanks to a bequest from the Clark Family Trust, in 2014 a custom-built pétanque piste was created on the edge of the playing field behind the Stoke Fleming Village Hall. Since then, the Club has met throughout the year on Wednesdays and Sundays at 10.30 am. Membership (at £30 a year) also entitles members to use the facilities at any other time.
We have occasional competitions within the Club with bottles of wine or trophies as prizes. That said, play is generally sociable rather than intensely competitive. We currently have around 30 members. Additional new members are very welcome as are visitors to the area who would like to experience the game.
For further information, contact Bob Eaglesfield on 01803 414667.
22 November 2017 AGM
The AGM took place in the Stoke Fleming Village Hall. Martyn Dowsing was voted to remain as Captain for a second year with other officers and committee members elected. It was agreed to retain the £30 annual membership fee.
20 November 2017 Club Dinner
Club members enjoyed a convivial evening at the Sportsman's Arms carvery. We enjoy each other's company off as well as on the piste!
22 September 2017 Club Competition
We had a formal competition for the Quimperlé Man trophy which had been donated by the Quimperlé Club de Pétanque some time ago. The best player on the day was Avril Dowsing who has the trophy for a year.
28 August 2017 Stoke Fleming Show
We had an Open Day at the Annual Stoke Fleming Show when visitors tried their hand at pétanque with boules we provided.
Summer 2017 visitors
The Anglo-French Association played on our terrain, as did the Dartmouth Rotary Club.