The best of the boules is coming to Central Otago this weekend.

The Alexandra Petanque Club is hosting the South Island Men’s and Women’s Triples at the club’s new 12-piste compound in Alexandra.

More than 50 players from Christchurch and throughout Otago and Southland are expected to attend.

The event is one of the few petanque tournaments to go ahead, as all remaining 2021 National Championships have been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.