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April 2017 Newsletter

(Special Easter Edition)

Petanque Federation Australia's
International Easter Carnival of Petanque
is happening this Easter weekend.

The first National Easter Carnival of Petanque takes place this weekend (April 13 to 17). Its being hosted by the Caulfield Petanque Club which is situated at Caulfield Park Sports Club, 280A Balaclava Road, Caulfield North, Vic. 

Over three days there will be national Singles, Doubles and Triples Tournaments in Mens and Womens and Open and Over 60 classes  Most of the competitions are fully booked with players coming from around the country including a large contingent from WA.

There will be an Official Opening ceremony on Friday morning at 8.30 with the State Government Minister for Sport's delegate doing the official duties.

Over the weekend meals will be available at the Club.  Come along if you can and see some of the best players in action.  Singles on Thursday, Doubles on Friday and Qualification rounds for Triples on Saturday with the triples final on Sunday

National-First Live Streaming of the Festival

Various activities of the International Festival of Petanque are going to be streamed live to the Caulfield Petanque Club's Facebook page.  Click here for the page.

The streaming live video times are
  • Thursday 4.30 to 5 pm;
  • Friday 8.30 am (Opening ceremony)
  • Friday 4pm Finals of Doubles
  • Saturday from 1pm
  • Sunday from 2 pm
If you can't catch the live stream, some highlights will be available from the Caulfield Petanque Club's Facebook page at a later date so go to the page and Like it to get notifications.

Shooting Trainer in Action at the Festival

The Caulfield Shooting Trainer will be use at the Easter Festival.  In fact, for $2 you can join the Shooting competition and win a brand new set of Boules.

What's the Shooting Trainer?  Have a look here at the Caulfield Petanque Club's Facebook Page.

Message from the President

The Annual General Meeting of the Association is also on this Easter Weekend.  All participants are invited to attend the meeting.  It's to be held on Good Friday at 7 pm (April 14th) at the Caulfield Petanque Club in Melbourne.  For full details consult the PFA website at this page.

Know the Rules of Petanque

This month size and weight of Boules.  For a full list of PFA approved Boules see this document on the PFA website.

That's it for this month.

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