In May 2011, the disused C Green was converted to a petanque piste and a new division of the club was formed.  Power was added, together with a water cooler, to the B green pavilion and renamed "Le Petit Chateau".  Since then, the Petanque members have installed a seating area and sunshade.

The division has flourished with a steady increase in their numbers and they play an important part in the Bowling Club's social calendar.

New Members:
New members always welcome and players can attend as guests to ascertain whether they would like to join.
Two social dinners are held - usually around Bastille Day and Christmas


We can cater for up to 54 players, or 18 teams of 3, all year round.  We provide boules and tuition and you are assured of a fun time. There is plenty of seating with a large table under a canopy for drinks/food in between games which are tailored to your requirements.  A BBQ can be supplied at no additional cost and although we do not provide caterers, many groups bring finger food or arrange for food to be delivered.   We are part of the St.Heliers Bowling Club which is well stocked with all beverages at excellent prices - unfortunately the Liquor Licence does not allow BYO.

For more information or to arrange your event, please contact Dorothy Keightley, ph. 0274 505 745,or Adrienne Grogan, ph. 575 6617.


Committee: Christine Devlin (Chair), Carmen Allen (Secretary), Graeme Emerson (Treasurer),

Brian & Lorna English,  Adrienne Grogan, Dorothy Keightley, Dale Ormrod

Wednesday Play:
All year round - 9.45am for 10.00am start.

Friday Play:
All year round – 1.45pm for 2pm start.

Sunday Play:
All year round – 1.45pm for 2pm start.

Monthly BBQs are held (commencing 12.30pm) prior to playing at 2pm

               (2023)                 24 September     29 October         26 November 

               (2024)                 25 February         24 March            28 April              26 May   

Drawn Pairs tournament over October/November with cumulative scores over all playing days
2nd Drawn Pairs tournament February/March (all times as above)

Pétanque Competition

There will be two games each playing day i.e., Wednesday/Friday & Sunday of drawn pairs with each player’s points accumulating November to March. It is the responsibility of each player to enter their scores on the sheet in the Chateau at the end of play, as per the previous competition

The monthly winner will be announced at the monthly BBQs, with overall winner/winners announced at the BBQ on 24th March

Special Events, APA Tournaments and other information will be posted on the Chateau noticeboard. 

The full APA calendar is on the Chateau notice board.​​​​​​​