Sunday, 17 August 2014

Eels slip past Aldeburgh and into Adnams Plate Final

14th August 2014 - Adnams Plate Semi-Final @ Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness

Riding on the crest of the wave following the success of last weeks tournament at their home venue, the Eels Foot Inn 1 team made the short journey to Thorpeness to face the Mill Inn Aldeburgh in the Adnams Plate Semi-Final.

In the first two tense games, the Eels won a close encounter 13-10 whilst on the other piste, a 90 minute game saw the Mill win 13-12 leaving the match delicately poised.

In the third match Aldeburgh were 10-0 up, only to end up as 13-12 losers. This left the fourth game the possible decider and another long game ended in almost near darkness, with the Eels team squeezing past the Mills stubbornness and finishing 13-9, to win 3-1 overall.

The match had started at just after 6.30pm and was completed around 9pm, fortunately not having to go to a 5th game decider.

The Eels Foot Inn 1 now face their clubmates, Eels Foot Inn 2 in the Adnams Plate Final, to be played at Aldeburgh at the end of September.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

2014 Eels Cup RESULTS

Sunday 10th August @ The Eels Foot Inn, Eastbridge

Despite the prevailing weather conditions, over 60 players competed in the 3rd annual Eels Cup competition with sunshine finally breaking out at around 3pm, hand-in-hand with the BBQ, outside bar and live music.

After 3 qualifying games, the best 8 pairs progressed through into the Main Quarter-Finals with the remaining 25 pairs contesting the Plate competition.

Having navigated through the knock-out stages the Main event was won by Andy Wilson & Tania Cowlin (Meadlands Stowmarket/Gt Finborough Chestnut Horse), beating Ian Ward (Meadlands) and Dan Cooper (British Sugar A) in the Main Final.

In the Plate Final, the recent 2014 Moules & Boules winners, Mark Adamson & Paddy Rosseau (Parrot & Punchbowl Aldringham) were triumphant over Alan Hatt (Eels Foot) and Ricky Talbot (Bromeswell Boules Club).

Other awards on the day

Fanny Award - First recorded 13-0 loss of the day went to Amy Whitelock & Hilary Ward (Eels Foot)

Piste Artist (engraved tankard etc) - Martin Cooper, for the tireless work he and his ''gang'' put into getting 4 new pistes built for this year, in time for this event, making the Eels Foot the largest playing venue in the Coastal League.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Timely Return of Scorecards

As we rapidly approach the end of the main league programme, many of you want to view where you are in the running for qualifying for the league play-offs etc.

To that end, we ask that all of you return your scorecards to the Results Officer as soon as possible, either by scanned e-mail or by post.

Many of last weekends results are still outstanding (Sunday 27th July) and we want to get the league tables as up-to-date as possible, so that we can review exactly what matches remain to be played.

Friday, 1 August 2014

2014 Adnams Cup and Adnams Plate Semi-Finals

To be played by Sunday 7th September - All venues to be entirely neutral

Adnams Cup

Bromeswell Boules Club  v  Carlton Crown
Suivre Les Boules Playford  v  Gt Finborough Chestnut Horse

Adnams Plate

Eels Foot II  v  Deben Vikings
Eels Foot I  v  Mill Inn Aldeburgh

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Outstanding League Matches to be completed by Sunday 31st August

With just 6 Sundays left until the completion of our 2014 league programme, the following matches remain outstanding from before the completion of this weekends matches (Sunday July 27th).

Therefore can you please advise the League Co-Ordinator (Simon Fletcher) or the Results Officer (Doug Benger) of either the result or the date of the re-arranged match.

Remember that any match not played by Sunday 31st August will be declared void and neither side are awarded any points but it will count as a match played in that particular column on the league tables (thus it will affect/penalise those teams that make it through to the play-offs who haven't completed their full quota of league matches).

Broadside Division
Deben Vikings  v  Suivre Les Boules Playford
Lets Play Boules Playford  v  Bramford Cock'N'Boules II

Gunhill Division
The Dicky I  v  Wheatsheaf Tattingstone Stooks

Mosaic Division
Laxfield A  v  Carlton Crown
Carlton Crown  v  Bell Inn Walberswick
Bell Inn Walberswick  v  Carlton Crown
Laxfield Ladies  v  Laxfield A

Spindrift Division
Kings Head Stutton  v  Gt Finborough Chestnut Horse
Sorrel Horse Barham  v  Kings Head Stutton
Bramford Cock'N'Boules I  v  Gt Finborough Chestnut Horse
Christchurch Park Boules Club  v  Kings Head Stutton

Tally Ho Division
Brandeston  v  Framsden Dobermann

Saturday, 26 July 2014

New winners of the Moules & Boules trophy

The biggest ever turnout saw the 4th annual Moules & Boules event end with new winners names on the coveted trophy.

26 teams fought through a series of qualifying matches and then the knock-out stages consisting of the best 16 teams.

The Grand Final saw Mark Adamson & Paddy Rosseau (Parrot & Punchbowl Aldringham) see off the threat of Martin Inglis & Pete Sharkey (Eels Foot Inn Eastbridge) by a scoreline of 13-2, watched by nearly all the others days competitors and many bystanders, taking advantage of the fantastic weather by the seaside at Aldeburgh.

Top 8 Positions
Winners - Adamson & Rosseau (Parrot & Punchbowl Aldringham)
Runners-Up - Inglis & Sharkey (Eels Foot Inn Eastbridge)
3rd Place - Steve Barker & Colette Heerey (Dolphin Thorpeness)  3 wins from 5 +3 (Scored 41)
4th Place - John Willis & Lily Inglis (Eels Foot Inn Eastbridge)  3 wins from 5 +3 (Scored 33)
5th Place - Alan Wilmot & Richard Samson (Cakes & Ale A) 3 wins from 4 +5
6th Place- Lewis & Donna Fletcher (Mill Inn Aldeburgh) 3 wins from 4 +2
7th Place - Jeff & Jean Short (White Lion Aldeburgh/Hollesley) 2 wins from 4 -2
8th Place - Amy Whitelock & Bailey Inglis (Eels Foot Inn Eatbridge)  2 wins from 4 -11

Congratulations to everyone that took part and raised £260 for the White Lions chosen charity, the Aldeburgh United Charities Trust

Saturday, 19 July 2014

England suprema at the Marina!!!

Thursday 17th July 2014 - Shotley Marina

The North Sea Petanque Challenge Match this year saw the KYCN Nieuwpoort club from Belgium arrive at the Shotley Marina, to take on our league team, consisting of 10 pairs in the annual challenge.

Over a total of 4 rounds of games, England won by 8 games to 2, thus retaining the North Sea title for another year and ready defend it again next year, once dates can be arranged back in Belgium. (Each English pair was guaranteed one game against a Belgian pair and then two against fellow English pairs. Only the games that were England v Belgium counted towards the match result)

An after-match buffet was held and all 18 Belgian club members attended, along with 21 Coastal players. Gifts were handed out to all participating players and their club ''captain'' also received one of our special commemorative coins. The best team from each country also received a prize for their efforts.

For the record, our team recorded the following results;

England 1 - Lewis Fletcher (Mill Inn Aldeburgh) & Ginny Jones (Carlton Crown)  3 wins from 3 with +20 shots difference
England 2 - John Pipe (Wheatsheaf Tattingstone) & Ray Booth (Golden Key Snape)  3 wins + 15
England 3 - Martin & Wendy Cooper (Eels Foot Inn Eastbridge)  3 wins +9
England 5 - Mike & Martha Rios-Hall (Bromeswell Boules Club)  2 wins +9 (Points for 24)
England 10 - Ian Bullock (LPB Playford) & Phil Curtis (Christchurch Park)  2 wins +9 (Points for 21)
England 4 - Darryl Jones & Pete Martin (Carlton Crown)  2 wins +3
England 8 - Jeff Short (White Lion Aldeburgh) & Jean Short (Hollesley Shepherd & Dog)  1 win +2
England 9 - Mike & Inger Allum (Bromeswell Boules Club)  1 win -6
England 7 - Pete Sharkey & Gary Siggins (Eels Foot Inn)  1 win -9
England 6 - Bev Wheeler & Nick Ratcliff (Wentworth Hotel Aldeburgh)  0 wins -25

Many thanks to John Pipe, all at Shotley Marina and The Shipwreck Inn for their efforts and hospitality.