Wednesday, 9 March 2016

CrowdFunding for a Community Piste at Christchurch Park Ipswich


We have just recently launched a webpage on CrowdFunder.co.uk in raising sufficient funding to build a new community piste in Christchurch Park.

You can pledge as little or as much as you like, with rewards for pledgers starting from £10 and upwards, with pledges of £50 or higher giving that pledger a place in our ''Celebrity AllStars'' match that we plan to hold on the newly built piste.

Please visit the page at:

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/community-petanque-piste?utm_source=crowdfunder&utm_medium=dashboardmodel&utm_content=shareonfacebook&utm_campaign=marketing

Sunday, 6 March 2016

2016 Season STARTS TODAY!!!!

Good Luck to everyone and every team involved in the 2016 Adnams Coastal Petanque League, as we start our ninth season today, Sunday March 6th.

Monday, 15 February 2016

2016 Adnams Cup Draw

The First Round of the Adnams Cup was drawn at the Captains Meeting as follows;

(Teams in CAPITALS are at home)

LEISTON ENGINEERS v Deben Vikings
ALDEBURGH BOULES v Stowmarket Oddboules

EELS FOOT V v Golden Key Snape
KETTLEBURGH v Christchurch Park

SAXMUNDHAM CARLTON PARK v Eels Foot III
BT ANTARES ALLSTARS v Parrot & Punchbowl Aldringham

EELS FOOT LES BOULISTES v Great Yarmouth
EELS FOOT HILBAILLIES v Framsden Dobermann

FINBOROUGH CHESTNUT HORSE v Sorrel Horse Barham
BROMESWELL BRAVES v Bramford Cock II

ROLLING STONES ALDEBURGH v Bramford Cock I
CROWN INN SNAPE v Bressingham Flyers

BROMESWELL BOULES CLUB v Rumburgh Buck
CARLTON COLVILLE CROWN v Suivre Les Boules Playford

EELS FOOT I v Woodbridge Saxons
SHOTFORD BOWLS CLUB v The Bouligans Shottisham


All matches are to be played and completed by Sunday 1st May

2016 Allocation of Teams into Divisions

After the draw was completed for the 2016 season, our 10 divisions line up as follows;

BLACKSHORE - Eels Foot HilBaillies, Eels Foot Les Boulistes, Golden Key Snape, Riverside Stratford, Wentworth Hotel Aldeburgh

BROADSIDE - BT Antares Allstars, Christchurch Park, Suivre Les Boules Playford, The Exiles Bealings, Turks Head Hasketon

GHOSTSHIP - Beaux Belles Middleton, Parrot & Punchbowl Aldringham, Railway Inn Framlingham Locos, Rolling Stones Aldeburgh, Worlingworth Cricket Club

GUNHILL - Bramford Cock I, Hare & Hounds East Bergholt, Kings Head Stutton, Woodbridge Saxons, Wheatsheaf Tattingstone

LIGHTHOUSE - Dolphin Thorpeness, Huntingfield Hares, Kettleburgh, Railway Inn Framlingham Shunters, Westleton II

MOSAIC - Carlton Colville Crown, Eels Foot III, Great Yarmouth, Rumburgh Buck

OYSTER - Aldeburgh Boules, Crown Inn Snape, Eels Foot V, Shotford Bowls Club, Westleton I

SOLESTAR - Bromeswell Boules Club, Eels Foot I, Leiston Engineers, Saxmundham Carlton Park, White Lion Aldeburgh

SPINDRIFT - Bramford Cock II, Bromeswell Braves, Deben Vikings, Finborough Chestnut Horse, The Bouligans Shottisham

TALLY HO - Bressingham Flyers, Cretingham Bell, Framsden Dobermann, Stowmarket Oddboules, Sorrel Horse Barham

Saturday, 6 February 2016

2016 Registration Now Closed

Registration for our 2016 season has now closed and we have 49 teams registered for the new season.

This means that we will have 10 divisions this season, 9 with 5 teams each and 1 division of 4 teams.

Our Captains Meeting is scheduled for Friday 12th February at the Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

2016 Captains Meeting - DATE AND VENUE ANNOUNCEMENT

Just confirmed that this seasons Captains Meeting will be held as follows;

Friday 12th February 2016 at the Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew, IP17 1LL

Start at 7.45pm (please arrive from say 7.15pm onwards)

Finish approximately 9.30pm/10pm


Each team is invited to send ONE representative only and that any team that does not send a representative is to accept any decisions made by the assembled Captains on the night.

If there is any matter that needs to be voted upon, then each team is limited to ONE vote per team.

If you are a venue that has say 3 separate teams, they can send 3 people in total, ie one to represent each team. This would currently affect Bramford Cock, Railway Framlingham, Eels Foot Eastbridge and Westleton.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

First Event of 2016 - Aldeburgh are Unofficial World Champions believe it or not!!!!

Fifteen triples battled out the ''Boules Rimet Trophy'' at the Parrot & Punchbowl earlier today, ushering in the new 2016 season with a friendly natured and well contested tournament, run by Jeff Short of the White Lion Aldeburgh.

Triples had to nominate a country they were representing and the event saw Japan, Honduras, Colombia, Canada, Faroe Islands, Estonia, Tuvalu, Central African Republic, Ghana, Barbados, Ireland amongst others take part.

It was a straight knockout competition but each triple had nine boules each. The first round was played to seven points, quarter-finals to 9, semi-finals to 11 and the World Final played to 13 points.

Despite the iffy weather and a short opening ceremony, the competition got underway. The match between Japan and Estonia was completed in four ends and following a 7-1 defeat, one of the Japanese players was immediately transferred to Barbados to make up the third player in their team.

The semi-finals saw Jamaica defeat New Zealand whilst over on the other piste Turkmenistan lost heavily to the newly proclaimed independent state of the  ''Peoples Republic of Aldeburgh Town'', consisting of Bev & Rob Wheeler and Jeff Short.

A long final saw PRAT go to a 6-0 lead, only for Jamaica to peg things back to 6-6, then gradullay Jamaica pulled into a 12-8 lead but some needed good pointing saw Aldeburgh come from behind and win the final 13-12.

The Boules Rimet Trophy was handed over with Bev subsequently doing a random lap of honour around the beer garden, whilst being doused in champagne by the Jamaican trio (the Rolling Stones team from Aldeburgh in disguise).

A good fun way to kick-off 2016. Thanks to Jeff for organising and Sheila and staff at the Parrot for being such good hosts as always.