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Walla Walla Pétanque Club

New Rules in the time of Covid 19

Saturday, June 6, 2020 1:24 PM

Hello Club Members,

It has been too long. I miss seeing you all on the terrains. We are currently in phase 2 which only allows gathers of 5 people and does not allow for gathering for sporting events. We are hoping to move into phase 3 in a few weeks. When that happens we should be able to resume play. I know many of you are chomping at the bit to play again. That being said I received a rather nasty email after my last message to the club about not playing and canceling some tournaments. Simply put we are following the law and the recommendations of medical experts. Many of our members are at risk from Covid 19 and we care too much about each of you to put you in unnecessary danger. 

When we resume play we will have some new safe measures in place when we are playing. I have been in contact with FPUSA and the other regional clubs regarding their new safe practices and we have decided on implementing the following procedures to start. We will evaluate safe practices from week to week deciding if we need to implement new ones or if we can remove some of these preventative measures.

Re-Opening Walla Walla Petanque Club

If you are feeling sick and suspect you may have the covid19 do not come to play petanque and please contact a health professional.

If it turns out you became ill within two weeks of playing with the club please contact club president Ryan Raber 509-876-1492.

Everyone must wear masks. (Sarah has told me she has made some masks if anyone would like one.)

Keep a minimum distance between players of at least 6 feet.

At least one vacant court shall be maintained between courts where play is occurring.

No hoops, please draw the circle by hand or with your foot.

Everyone must bring your own cochonnet, no touching someone else’s cochonnet or boules. We have new cochonnets available.

Do not use the winery restrooms. Porta potty is available, and we will have a portable handwashing station.

Hand sanitizer will be made available.

Players must sign-in incase there is later a reason for contact tracing. Records will be destroyed after 6 weeks for privacy.

Matches will be limited to singles games.

The Walla Walla Petanque club is not responsible for any possible infections and players play at their own risk.

Hope you are all well and that we can start playing again soon.


Ryan Raber

Walla Walla Petanque Club