La Boule New Yorkaise

Petanque in Bryant Park

Our regular season

  • April to October
  • Monday to Friday
  • 11 AM to 7 PM

2016 New York International Open

  • October 8-9
  • Select Doubles

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No It's Not Bocce — We Play P├ętanque!

Learn to Play

It's easy. It takes only 5 minutes to get started. And it is FREE. Come play in Bryant Park during our regular season. April to October, Monday to Friday, 11 AM to 7 PM.

Look for the instructor with the green badge.

Download How To Play Petanque

Join the Club

You can join online on our SquareUp Market page. Just click Buy and pay by credit card. Or mail back a printed registration form and pay by check.

Download 2016 Registration Form


During the season you can find us playing every day in Bryant Park. The petanque terrain just inside the entrance on the corner of 42nd St & 6th Ave, near Time Square.


We occasionally play in Washington Square Park and M. Wells Steakhouse in LIC.

2016 Tournament Schedule

Apr 23 (Sat)Singles 1SinglesParade Ground
Apr 30 (Sat)FPUSA NE Regional DoublesDoublesParade Ground
May 14 (Sat)MayflowerDoubles (AB)Bryant Park
May 21-22Mexico Petanque OpenDoublesEnsenada, MX
May 28 (Sat)Singles 2SinglesBryant Park
Jun 4 (Sat)NY London ChallengeClubLondon, UK
Jun 5 (Sun)The LondonaiseTriplesLondon, UK
Jun 18 (Sat)Singles 3SinglesParade Ground
Jun 25 (Sat)LBNY Memorial OpenTriplesBryant Park
Jun 26 (Sun)African OpenDoublesBryant Park
July 3 (Sun)PicnicCarousel Doubles (AB)Bryant Park
July 9 (Sat)La DefenseTriplesMetrotech
July 10 (Sun)Bar TabacTriplesSmith St
July 24 (Sun)Couples Day OpenMixed Doubles (AB)Parade Ground
July 30 (Sat)Singles 4SinglesParade Ground
Aug 6-7La Marseillaise CanadaTriplesLongueuil, CA
Aug 27PicnicTBDParade Ground
Aug 28SummerVaclusienneBryant Park
Sep 10 (Sat)Singles FinalSinglesBryant Park
Sep 10-11Women's World Cup QualifierTriplesBlue Hill, ME
Sep 17FPUSA NE Regional TriplesTriplesPhiladelphia, PA
Sep 24-25Rose City OpenDoublesPortland, OR
Oct 8-9NY International OpenDoublesParade Ground
Oct 15-16St Barth OpenDoublesSt Barth
Oct 29HalloweenDoubles (AB)Parade Ground
Nov 5-6National Doubles WC QualifierDoublesOrlando, FL
Nov 12-13Petanque America OpenDoublesAmelia Island, FL
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  • Participation in all club tournaments require a valid 2016 license from an FIPJP-affiliated club.
  • $10/person entry fee except Opens, Cups, FPUSA, and Bastille Day tournaments.
  • LBNY Picnic is FREE. Bring some food.
  • Tournaments outside NY are labeled in green.
  • All NY members will be assigned into A or B categories.
  • Tournaments marked AB require one B player in the team.
  • Unless noted otherwise, all players from outside the club are category A.
  • Vaclusienne team formats: A, B, AB, BB, AAB, ABB, BBB.