Petanque Club begins league play April 25

Apr 15, 2017
Photo by: Brian Soergel Petanque league play leads to a tournament June 3 in Edmonds.

Now that the weather is starting to turn and the skies are getting a bit more blue, petanque players in Edmonds are sharpening their skills at Civic Field.

And so the Edmonds Petanque Club league starts April 25 and continues through June 2. Games are 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

League play is a round-robin league competition. On Saturday, June 3, based on the results of the round-robin play, teams (two players per team) will be seeded in an all-day culminating tournament.

Awards are given to the winning team of the round-robin play and to the winning team of the daylong tournament.

The petanque courts are available to the public for free of charge every day during park hours.

There is no charge to play, and the club welcomes visitors and first-time players. “We encourage people curious about the game to come by and give it a try,” said Jack McHenry, the club’s membership co-chairman. “Now that the weather is nice, people are playing in the park every day when it is not raining.”

Regular club hours are 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays and 10 a.m. Saturdays.

The club has extra sets of petanque balls available for use at no charge, and there are always people present to explain the game and offer advice on how to play.

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