Huntingfield Hares Pétanque Club


Huntingfield Hares Opposition for 2018

Division 5 West

Team Code  Team Name Venue  Contact
tbc Meadlands Mavericks Stowmarket Meadlands Sports Centre.  93 Needham Road, Stowmarket.   IP14 0AD  Paul
tbc Eye Petanque Club The Community Centre, Magdalen Street, Eye. IP23 7AJ  Chris
M&W Mendham & Withersdale Mendham & Withersdale Village Hall IP20 0JN  Granville
tbc Royal Oak Laxfield Royal Oak Laxfield  Eira

Huntingfield Hares Knockout Competition 2017.  The winner last year was David Blackmore so well done David.

The Huntingfield Hares Petanque Club AGM and meal will took place on Sunday 26th November 2017 in the Huntingfield Arms.

Suffolk Coastal League Tables 2017

Origins of the game

Pétanque (French pronunciation: [petɑ̃k]; Occitan: petanca [peˈtaŋkɔ]) is a form of Boules where the goal is to toss or roll hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally “piglet”) or jack, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground.The invention of pétanque according to a document in the Musée Ciotaden in La Ciotat signed by Ernest Pitiot, pétanque in its present form was first played in 1910 in what is now called the Jules Lenoir Boulodrome in the town of La Ciotat near Marseilles.

Huntingfield Pétanque Club was formed in 2011 with a core of members some of whom are still involved. Like any organisation, there is always a turnover of members for many different reasons. Today we actively seek new members with or without experience for this most sociable of games. When we start playing usually in March each year and continue though to late autumn, we are happy to give our time to any prospective players if they want to “have a taster” for the game. All ages can play, but those under 16 years will need to be accompanied by a family member or nominated carer.

Huntingfield Pétanque Club currently play in the Solestar division of the Adnams Pétanque League. Anyone can play on the Pétanque piste or terrain (except when matches are scheduled) which is situated on the Millennium Green above and behind The Hub ( 3 villages hall) and is opposite the Huntingfield Arms public house.

Hello All
I attended the Captains meeting of Eastern Petanque Association on Friday 9th February. 
The main notes of interest were :-
Playing season extended to 29 weeks finishing in September. All games to be completed within the 6 week rule. Any games not played will be declared void.
There were 52 teams registered for the 2018 season and approx 500 players.
There will be a new division structure for the 2018 season, details to follow.
Players will be expected to uphold the etiquette of the game and not recite the rule book per se.
The disputes panel consists of 6 players with a combined playing span of about 137 years.
Rule changes
Leisure boules still permitted for league matches. Cochenet, coche or jack must be of an appropriate reasonable weight and made from wood.
The throwing circle must be marked on its outer edge so that it can be placed back to its original position should it be accidentally moved. If no circle is available, the throwing circle must be marked on the piste surface.
When a divit is to be filled after a boule is thrown, there must be no sweeping action of the foot to encompass a larger area.
If a boule is deemed to be dead, it must not be carried around by a player but placed on the ground off the piste.
If a boule becomes “dead” for whatever reason, the player throwing that boule must remove it or ask someone else to move it. The opposing team may remove it if necessary. If a dead boule is not removed from the piste or terrain, it will become live at the next players throw and that could be detrimental to either team so the message is, remove it!
If the cochenet when thrown ends up infringing the distance from the side or end, any opposition player may move it or throw it back to that player (3 throws rule applies)
Players must stand a minimum of 2 metres behind a player when a player is throwing their boule or cochenet.
Only members of a playing team may remain on the piste when a member of that team is throwing a boule.
No player must stand in the line of sight of a player throwing their boule.
Smoking on the piste or terrain is not permissible and that includes electronic cigarettes.
If you are playing on a piste or terrain that may be considered as  being “quirky” you must tell the visiting team.
Clubs must adopt the EPA Code of Conduct and these may be viewed in the Captains Handbook when the new version is available.
All games should be played in the spirit of the game so as to avoid any confrontation and any potential disputes should be handled through the teams captains. The games should be fun and a sociable occasion.
Member’s Code of Conduct
Everyone involved at all levels of pétanque has a responsibility to promote and uphold
the highest standards of behaviour in our sport.
The content of this Member’s Code of Conduct applies to all of our members.
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of Players (team-mates & opponents), Officials (umpires, coaches, organisers and managers) and Spectators
• Always listen to and cooperate with Officials
Abide by the rules of pétanque
• The Official Rules of the Game of Pétanque (FIPJP)
• The EPA Competition Rules
• At all times observe the rules of the sport of pétanque and any additional rules for specific events or those implemented by the Officials on the day of an event
Respect and promote the spirit of fair play in pétanque.
• Always play to the best of your ability and never directly or indirectly attempt to adversely influence an outcome of a game
• Always accept success and failure, victory and defeat with dignity and recognise the
achievements of others
Personal Behaviour
• Take responsibility for your own actions
• Never engage in or condone inappropriate or abusive language or gestures,
discrimination, bullying, harassment, intimidation or violence
• Never publicly criticise Players or Officials
• Never abuse a relationship of trust, position or power held at an individual, team, Club,
Regional, National or Inter-National level
Promote the reputation of our Association and sport, taking reasonable steps to prevent them from being brought into disrepute
• Set a positive example for others, especially young participants, beginners and spectators
• Refrain from any activity likely to bring disrepute on Players, Officials, Clubs, Regions,
Events or our Association
• Take reasonable measures to protect your own safety and the safety of others
• Never participate when under the influence of alcohol or drugs
EPA’s Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
• Abide by the EPA’s Anti-Doping Policy, Equity Policy, Junior and Vulnerable Members
Protection Policy, Social Media Guidelines
Contravention of this Code of Conduct may lead to disciplinary action in accordance
with our Association’s Disciplinary Procedures.
Page updated 15/03/2018