Boules at the Palace

Held annually in the Bishop's Palace gardens in the centre of Wells, the Wells Charity Boules Tournament is a fun event for all of the family.

In 2000 Rotarians from Wells trekked out to a remote area in North Nepal to build a health clinic. They came up with the idea of holding an annual Boules Tournament to support the clinic and the rest is history.

In year 2000 Rotarians from Wells trekked out to a remote area in North West Nepal to help the Nepal Trust build a health clinic. They came up with the idea of holding an annual Boules Tournament to raise funds to support the clinic.

To date over £100,000 has been raised by the tournament in support of both the Nepal Trust and other local charities. In 2022 the tornament focused on supporting Heads Up, a mental health charity based in West Horrington just outside Wells. In 2023 despite the rain16 teams battled it out regailed by the soothing sounds of the Panama Jazz band. The funds raised were used to support Rotary community projects in and around the Wells area.

The two teams entering the finals were ‘Never mind the Bouleocks’ and  ‘The shambolics’ (last years winners). It was a really close game and tension rose as the game came to a close with The Shambolics winning for a second time in a row. 

This year the Tournament willbe on the 30th June and will open at 9.30am: all being well the final game will commence at circa 4.15pm. Once again the Panama Jazz band will be there and everyone can look forward to having a great time getting together with family and friends for a picnic and a friendly game of Boules. Fingers crossed that the sun shines!!

We would like to thank The Bishops Palace for the use of the grounds and their support for the event. To find out more about the event or to enter a team please contact Chris Borrison at

chris.borrison@hotmail.com










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