Thursday, 23 June 2016

Adnams Coastal Petanque League versus Nottingham City PC - Saturday 18th June

Seventeen League players, including 3 juniors, travelled to Sherwood on Saturday to take part in a Challenge Match versus our hosts, the Nottingham City Petanque Club.

Playing as pairs on just 8 of their 30+ pistes, four rounds of matches were played. Everything was so evenly matched between the two teams, that the final match score was a 16-16 draw, with Nottingham just shading it on points 315-295.

We had 4 of our teams achieving 3 wins from 4, including Kira, but overall Lewis Fletcher & Seb Rios-Hall were our best pair on the day.

Some great new friends were made and Simon made the offer, on behalf of Suffolk, for our Mercia friends to come to Suffolk next season.

Please visit our Facebook page to see photos of the day and the presentations at the end of the day.

Aldeburgh Carnival Pairs - Saturday 13th August

The annual Aldeburgh Carnival Pairs tournament will be held on Saturday 13th August and entries can still be placed via the League Co-Ordinator at a cost of £10 per pair.

We currently have 16 pairs already registered, so spaces are now limited as we plan to only allow 24 pairs to enter in total.

Moules & Boules - Saturday 16th July

There is still time to enter the annual Moules & Boules event at Aldeburgh on Saturday 16th July. Registration is just £10 per pair and entries can be registered via Jeff Short.

If you need Jeff's email address please contact the League Co-Ordinator

Monday, 30 May 2016


Team Event - You need 4 players ONLY, no more, no less.

Cost is £10 per adult, £6 per child to take part
National Trust members need only pay £3 each but they need to give me their Membership number and also bring their card on the day.

Format will be slightly amended to create more time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Sutton Hoo, as it will again be their 1930's Garden Party and a Spitfire fly-past, but you will play as pairs playing over a fixed 7 ends, to create the quick turnaround of matches.

Entry will be limited to a maximum of 12 teams. Have already got 8 teams confirmed pending full entry details.

Entries can be paid online in the Leagues Bank Account details but send me an email to confirm who is in your team and any National Trust membership numbers.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Are You Behind Schedule??

This coming weekend, 28th, 29th, 30th May sees us reach the halfway point of the league programme (already I hear you say!!).

Therefore to gauge whether you are up-to-date or behind in your fixtures, please use the following guide as an indicator;

In a 5 team League
You should be completing your 4th match by this week

In a 4 team league
You should be completing your 3rd match by this week

In a 3 team league
You should be completing your 3rd match by this week

There are a few outstanding matches according to the League Results Officers fixture lists, but these may have been played but the scorecard hasn't been sent in yet. If that is the case, can you please forward the relevant scorecard(s) as soon as possible.

Visit of La Petanque Montoise (Belgium)

Following the visit of our friends from La Petanque Montoise (Belgium), we had 3 separate events over the weekend, with the individual winners;

1st Leg - Friday 13th May

Mark Adamson & Paddy Rosseau (Parrot & Punchbowl)

2nd Leg - Saturday 14th May

Dave & Julie Mark (Crown Inn Snape)

3rd Leg - Sunday 15th May

Lewis Fletcher & Martha Rios-Hall (Eels Foot Inn)

So at each leg, the winners were a pair from the host team, coincidence or home piste advantage?

In the analysis of matches that were efeectively ACPL v La Petanque Montoise, the weekends match score was ACPL 21 wins LPM 10 wins.

A great weekend with over 60 ACPL players involved over the 3 days and an offer for us to return to LPM in 2017.

Belgium & Holland Trip 2016

Results from our annual League trip to Belgium & Holland;

Friday 29th April

PC De Zeemeermin (Belgium)  11  Adnams Coastal Petanque League  5

Saturday 30th April

PC Koksijde (Belgium)  42  Adnams Coastal Petanque League  42

Sunday 1st May

CJB Middelburg (Holland)  25  Adnams Coastal Petanque League  11