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Boules is a popular activity in the Derbyshire Dales. Matlock Area U3A formed our first group in 2014 and added a two more in 2016.

Whilst it could be likened to “aerial bowls”, it is a team game which requires its own skills and use of tactics! However the rules are simple and, should you wish to learn them, may be found by clicking here.

All three groups play on pitches in and around Matlock and members also enjoy a drink or a meal together, making the sessions a pleasant social occasion. The groups decide where they intend to play from week to week - usually at Middleton Top or Tansley.

We commence our season in early April and, weather permitting, continue into the Autumn. During the winter of 2016/17 some of the hardier members formed a temporary group and continued to play as "Boules d'hiver".

The following links to the Met Office Weather Forecast are used to help decide whether play is possible:

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Middleton

Tansley

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This group plays on Monday morning for about one and a half hours, starting at 10.30am and has capacity for new members.

The coordinator is Warren Makinson, who can be contacted by email by clicking on his name or by telephone on 07792 077168.

Boules Deux

This group plays on Wednesday afternoon, also for around one and a half hours, starting at 2.00pm.

The coordinator is Martin Emery, who can be contacted by email by clicking on his name.

Boules Trois

This group plays on Friday mornings, also for around one and a half hours, starting at 10:45am and has capacity for new members.

The coordinator is Max Price , who can be contacted by email by clicking on his name or by telephone on 01629 581885.

Last updated on 7 August 2017
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