I am very excited to invite you to our first Pétanque night!
The event is taking place on Saturday 12th November from 5pm at the trendy Baranis bar (just off Chancery Lane station). For the ones who might not know the place, Baranis is a chic London cocktail bar that transports every visitors to sun-kisssed provence!
I have secured and privatised the entire bar for our group so join the fun to enjoy cocktails, socializing & great company... Please RSVP by getting your tickets as soon as possible so I make sure the right amount of food and drinks are pre-ordered.
The main part of the event will be tailored for you to meet each other: from 6pm, we will all play Pétanque in teams which will be created upon arrival. Each team will be named after a french region and the winner team will win a prize as well as complimentary access to our next event. Exciting right?
Do you know Pétanque? It is a popular game in France, and it’s very fun to play especially after a cocktail or two... speaking from experience :-) More information at the bottom of the page.
The second part will be more chilled. The venue closes quite late so I guess some dancing could even be possible after the games.
The entrance of the event costs £10 and includes a welcome drink, platters served at 7pm and participation to the Pétanque games.
I hope to see you all there and please let me know if you have any question!
** Please note that the food served will only be canapés but you can also dine there if you are hungry for more **
INFO ABOUT THE PETANQUE GAME
From Provençal, the french pèd tanco, literally translates 'foot fixed (to the ground)', describing the start position. Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called acochonnet.
Pétanque, is played by two teams, where each team consists of one, two, or three players (team's numbers will depend on the number of attendees).
A game consists of several rounds. A round is finished when both teams have thrown all of their boules. A point is awarded for each boules landing closer to the cochonnet than the opposing team’s nearest boule.
A game consists of as many ends as is necessary for one of the teams to score 13, the winning number of points.