Boules Evening

Aiming for the Little Pig

Cardiff Circle was made very welcome by Monkstone Petanque Club on 5 July 2012 for an evening of Boules. Bro Bernard Adshead, a club member, organised the event and six other non-Catenian members lead by Club Captain Roger Griffin gave up their time to provide some coaching and referee the matches. 22 Brothers and ladies took part, most of whom had never played before. Varying degrees of skill were exhibited by the new players and a very enjoyable time was had by all. The small coloured ball which everyone tries to get nearest to is called a “coche” derived from the French word “cochonnet” meaning “little pig”. After the games the players retired to the clubhouse for some well-earned refreshment and Roger and the other club members were thanked for their hospitality by Cardiff President Bro Mark Johnson.  A number of Catenians said they would like to play again and the club may have unearthed some new talent for their teams who play in the Welsh Petanque Association league.

Club Captain Roger Griffin (extreme right) explains the finer points of the game

Club memberKeith Nott (extreme right) gives his expert advice

Cherime Johnson, wife of President Mark, steps up to show her skills

Jackie Good steps up to the ring ………………………..

……………………….. and throws the boule of the night!