Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Results from our 4th annual European Trip - Monday 1st May to 4th May 2015

An eventful League trip to Belgium and Holland over the weekend, saw our League up against strong opposition every day versus our respective hosts.

A mixture of matches outdoors and indoors on a variety of surfaces tested the abilities of our group and highlighted where areas of continual improvement is required.

Formal invitations were given to each host club for them to hopefully visit us in the 2016 season and indications are very good that one, if not two teams will actually be in our area next year. Equally we were invited back to play our Belgian and Dutch friends on our own 2016 trip.

Friday 1st May
La Petanque Montoise (Mons, Belgium)  23 wins    Adnams Coastal Petanque League  4 wins
(First two rounds outside, final round inside)

Saturday 2nd May
PC Koksijde (Belgium)  27 wins    Adnams Coastal Petanque League  27 wins
(All 3 Melee rounds inside bouledrome)

Sunday 3rd May
CJB Middelburg (Holland)  29 wins    Adnams Coastal Petanque League  7 wins
(4 rounds, most teams played at least one game inside bouledrome)

Players of the Weekend
1st  John Pipe    5 wins from 10  (+4 shots difference)
2nd  Simon Fletcher    5 from 10  (-7 shots difference)
3rd  Lewis Fletcher    5 from 10  (-9 shots difference)

John Pipe wins Player of the Weekend again (previously won 2013's award). All 3 top players were the only players to win at least one game at each of the three venues.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Adnams Knock-Out Cup 1st Round completion

As per the Fixture List issued to every captain at the start of the season, for all of you who entered the Adnams Cup, your 1st Round fixture needs to be completed by Sunday 26th April.

If you have already made contact with the League Co-Ordinator then please ignore this reminder, but for those who haven't, can you please advise us as soon as possible as to what date your match is arranged for.

Shortly the knock-out ''tree'' for the Plate will appear on the website, with all 1st Round Cup Losers dropping back into this competition, all in the same order as the original cup draw, so for instance the loser of the Christchurch v Eels Foot match will play the loser of the Carlton Park v Lets Play Boules Playford match and so on.

Goodbye and Hello

Some of you may already have been aware or may have noticed the league tables looking slightly different but The Bell Walberswick have decided to withdraw from the league, and therefore their division is now adjusted to a four-team group.

In the meantime, the Hollesley Shepherd & Dog team have now moved to a newly-built piste at the Shottisham Sorrel Horse and will now be known as The Bouligans Shottisham. After playing on the Hollesley car park since the start of the league (with Hollesley being one of the Original 9 founding members), it will be great for them to finally play on a purpose-made playing area.

We wish both teams all the best for the future and especially hope to see The Bell return perhaps next season.

Aldeburgh Carnival Pairs - Saturday 15th August 2015

After the absence of several years, petanque makes a welcome return to this years Aldeburgh Maritime Regatta and Carnival programme, with the tournament being held at the Jimmy Robinson pistes (opposite the White Lion Hotel).

The event is due to be held on Saturday 15th August, from 12 noon onwards, and entries are now being taken at a cost of £10 per pair.

There will be several qualifying games for all teams involved and then a ''cut'' made with a certain number of teams qualifying for the knock-out stages. (These numbers will be subject to entries received).

There will be prizes awarded at the end of proceeding and with nearby beer tents and other Carnival activities, it promises to be a great day.

Entry to this event is via the League Co-Ordinator only and will be on a first come, first served basis.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Want to play for Suffolk County?

Do you think you have the skills and are ready to pit your wits against our regional cousins, Norfolk?

Well, this year we have two matches versus our northern counterparts lined up, the first being at Drayton in May and the return fixture in October at British Sugar Sports & Social Club, Bury St Edmunds.

The County team consists of 8 triples teams, ie 24 players and whilst it is easier if you can enter as a triple, if you are a single person or a pair, our Selection team can match you up with adequately suitable playing partners accordingly.

Similarly, as the EPA allows triples to enter with a fourth player, if it is easier to name four players in your team, then please also feel free to do so.

So, if you think you have the ability and confidence to step up to the next level, please let the League Co-Ordinator know before the 28th April, so that you can be considered for selection. Putting your names forward is no guarantee that you will be selected.

If the matches are over-subscribed, especially the October home match, we may need to hold a County Team Qualifier event to base our selection decisions upon.

Petanque returns to the Aldeburgh Carnival

Yes, 2015 sees the long awaited return of petanque to the Aldeburgh Carnival festivities.

To be held on Saturday 15th August, starting from 12 noon, this Pairs tournament will be the biggest ever held at the Aldeburgh Carnival, so get yourselves registered as soon as possible.

Registration Fee is £10 per pair and every pair will have two or three short qualifying games with the best teams progressing through to the knock-out stages.

There will be cash prizes for successful teams and a few surprises along the way, complete with all the other usual Carnival activities going on around us.

So, to enter, please contact the League Co-Ordinator.

As with most of our tournaments, there is a maximum limit to the number of teams we can accommodate, so entry will operate on a first come, first served basis.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Matches from March 8th - SIX WEEK RULE

The following matches, that were scheduled to be played on Sunday March 8th, have until Sunday 19th April to be completed by (under the Leagues six week rule).

After that, if the match is unplayed, the match result will be declared void and both sides will be recorded as a 0-0 result but without any league points being awarded.

Hollesley Shepherd & Dog  v  The Exiles Bealings

Bell Inn Walberswick  v  Carlton Colville Crown

Laxfield A  v  Laxfield Ladies

Cretingham Bell  v  Framsden Dobermann