The terrain in Bond Court is available for public use at all times (except lunch times in summer when the ColliersCRE Cup takes precedence).
If you want to play anywhere else in the Leeds and surrounding area there is
- Leeds Petanque Club in Headingley
- Wetherby Petanque Club
- Heckmondwike Petanque Club
- Harrogate Petanque Club
- Huddersfield Petanque Club
- Mirfield Petanque Club
- terrains in Kirkstall, Thorner, Boston Spa, Calverley, Copley and Honley
For more information see the Players and Clubs section of the Northern Petanque site.
The event has been running since 1999 but had to be cancelled in 2013 due to redevelopment of the Bond Court area.
The sport is easy to learn and the commitment needed is small - check the basic competition rules below.
You would also be supporting St Gemma's who will receive all the entry fees.
If you work in Leeds why not enter a team.
Anyone wanting more information or advice about Petanque in general should try the Northern Petanque website
or use the Contact the Organiser option to ask questions.
See the menu for the link to the finals details
For anyone who hasn't played this competition before the basic rules are ;
- Teams consist of 3 players but multiple substitutes are allowed to cover for holidays etc.
- In the 1st stage teams are drawn into leagues of 4 so everyone should play 3 games in this stage.
- The top 16 will progress to the next stage. (i.e. the top in each league plus the best runners up to add up to 16)
- There is also a plate competition for any teams failing to make the top 16
Entry is optional, teams entering play a further 3 games in a random draw.
- The 2nd stage for the top 16 consists of 4 further leagues of 4.
- The top of each league from the 2nd stage goes through to the semi final.
- The above format and team numbers in each section may vary depending on the entry
- The basic rules of Petanque are displayed on the notice board next to the Bond Court terrain.
The basic and full rules of the game can also be printed from the Northern Petanque website
- Boules are available for use at lunchtimes (no charge) from Costa in Bond Court.
- Games are arranged by agreement between the 2 opponents usually at lunchtimes (games normally take between 20 and 40 minutes)
- 2 games can be played side by side but space is limited at the top end.
- A booking system was introduced in 2003 to try to avoid conflicts
Bookings are shown on the bookings page
- Results are shown on the Stage 1 and Stage 2 sections
- In 2014 an online booking and online results entry system was introduced
If anyone has problems or any general questions they can use the Contact the Organiser option or email email@example.com