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About petanque in Washington state Edit

There are several active pétanque clubs in the Puget Sound area— the Seattle Petanque Club, the Edmonds Petanque Club, and the Port Townsend Pétanque Club. The Walla Walla club is also active.

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Seattle - Seattle Petanque ClubEdit


Sundays at 1:00 pm, year round, at the Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98004, behind Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers (map) Bellevue is an eastern suburb of Seattle, just across Lake Washington from downtown Seattle. The control table will be located just inside the park's east entrance, which would be at 3 O'clock on the walking circle around the park. This access point is just off the west side of Bellevue Way, behind Goldfarb Jewelers. Parking is very limited there, so we recommend parking in the garage on the west side of the Bellevue Square Mall. Spaces are almost always available on the ground level, south side, adjacent to NE 4th Street. Cross 4th at the light, bear left and down towards the east entrance of the circle.

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On Saturdays at 1:00 pm you may find us on the large gravel areas of Lake Union Park in Seattle, on the south side of the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) (map)

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Lake Union Park


Sometimes we play Saturdays at 2:00pm and/or Thursdays at 5:00pm on the patio at Lagunitas Brewing Company 1550 NW 49th St. Seattle, WA 98107, in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood (map)


Edmonds - Edmonds Petanque ClubEdit

We play

  • Wednesdays @ 1:30 PM
  • Saturdays @ 10:00 AM
  • Sundays @ 1:30PM
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Port Townsend - Port Townsend Petanque Alliance Edit

We play at two locations:

  • You can find a game in progress almost every day of the week all year round at Pourhouse Craft Beer Taproom and Bottleshop, 2231 Washington St, Port Townsend, WA 98368 (map)
  • We play Wednesdays at 5:00pm and Sundays at 1:00pm at Fort Worden State Park, 338 NCO Row, Fort Worden Park, Port Townsend, WA 98368 (map) See map and directions, below.
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Pourhouse League Tournament, August 2013


Directions to Fort Worden boulodrome
See map on Google Maps

  • Enter park by proceeding north from the intersection of Cherry Street and W Street.
  • Once you're inside the park, the street name becomes Fort Worden Way.
  • Turn left at the first stop sign, onto Eisenhower Ave.
  • Take the first right, onto NCO row.
  • Boulodrome is one block up on the left.
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Directions to boulodrome in Fort Worden Park

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Boulodrome in Fort Worden Park, proceeding north on NCO Row.


Bainbridge Island - Bainbridge Island PlayersEdit

  • A small group plays on Bainbridge Island (Map)
  • Bainbridge Island is just west of Seattle, across Puget Sound.


Seattle (Eastlake ) - Eastlake Boulodrome ParkEdit

  • Eastlake Boulodrome Park (map) was created in 2006 using 100-year-old granite curbs recycled from Pioneer Square and funding provided by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Although it was designed to be a petanque boulodrome, neighborhood residents now use it to play bocce. They are completely unfamiliar with petanque. (Reported by Stephen Ferg, August 2019)
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______OTHER AREAS IN WASHINGTON STATE______Edit

Walla Walla - Walla Walla Petanque ClubEdit

  • https://www.facebook.com/WallaWallaPetanqueClub
  • http://www.wallawallapetanqueclub.com/
  • Contact information is on our Facebook ABOUT page.
  • Walla Wall is about 250 miles east of Portland, Oregon. From Portland take I-84 east to Pendleton, OR then turn north. We're just north of the Washington/Oregon state line.
  • We play at Tetulia Cellars Vineyard, 1564 Whiteley Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362 (Map).
  • We play a every Sunday at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, weather permitting. Our terrains are on the north side of the building. Please park behind (west) of the building.
  • The WWPC was formed in 2006 and started playing at Tertulia Cellars Vineyard in May, 2015.
  • We are an FPUSA member club. See FPUSA for email and contact information.
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Republic - Honky-Tonk Petanque Tournament (annual fall event)Edit

  • The town of Republic is located near the Canadian border, about 300 miles NE of Seattle and about 140 miles northwest of Spokane.
  • The tournament is held at the Northern Inn, 852 South Clark Avenue, Republic, WA 99166 (map)
  • The "Marcus Ciais Memorial Honky-Tonk Petanque Tournament" began in 2007 as a way to honor Marius Ciais who helped his sons Rolland and André on their paths toward business ownership. Marius loved petanque, traveled all over California to play, and even had a small court in his backyard.
  • The tournament is held each year in September (exact date depends on the fire season). YouTube videos of the 2010 event are here and here.
  • For more information telephone (509)775-3371.
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Aberdeen - Westport Winery (terrain)Edit

  • http://www.westportwinery.org/
  • Westport Winery, 1 South Arbor Road, Aberdeen, WA 98520‎ (map)
  • We're on the Pacific Coast, north of Portland, about 120 miles southwest of Seattle.
  • Restaurant open daily for lunch, Fridays and Saturdays for dinner (info)
  • Boules are available to play at the winery.


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