Monday, 31 August 2009

2009 End Of Season Play-Offs - Global Press Release

The 2009 End of Season Play-Offs will be held on Sunday 27th September at The Star Inn, Hall Road, Wenhaston, IP19 9HF (Tel: 01502 478240)

The 3rd & 4th Place Play-Off will start at approximately 12.15pm, finishing around 1.30/1.45pm.

The 2009 Grand Final match will start at approximately 2pm, finishing at about 3.30/3.45pm.

Trophy Presentations will be at 4pm, with the opportunity afterwards for new players and interested persons to play on the two-lane Wenhaston piste.

Whilst seating is available, we are expecting a big turnout so you may wish to bring your own seating. The pub are happy to arrange restaurant bookings and overnight camping but you need to organise this youself direct with Carl & Virginia at The Star.

Absolutely everyone is welcome including all persons interested in playing or forming a team for our 2010 season.

We would love to see at least one person from each team as there will be other awards to be picked up at the Presentation Section of the day.

See you all there.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Sunday August 30th

Matches scheduled for Sunday 30th August

Blyth Division
Harbour Inn Southwold v Kings Head Laxfield B - Match To Be Re-Arranged

Orwell Division
Royal Oak East Bergholt 1 Ipswich PC '09 3
Rushmere Rugby Rollers v Deben Vikings - Match Re-Arranged to 15th September

Deben Division
Golden Key Snape 1 Aldeburgh Boules Club 3
The Exiles Bealings 1 Suivre Les Boules Playford 3

New home piste for Rushmere Rugby Rollers

Orwell Division

Nick Bentley and his team, Rushmere Rugby Rollers, are changing their home piste to the Bramford Cock for the rest of the 2009 season.

This will then be their proposed home base for the 2010 season and beyond.

Good luck

Walberswick secure play-off spot

Blyth Division 22nd August

Last Saturday saw The Bell Walberswick travel to the Kings Head Laxfield for not one, but two, away fixtures in a 'double-header' against Laxfield A and Laxfield Lovelies respectively. Obviously conditions favoured Walberswick and they recorded a 4-0 win over the A team and a 3-1 triumph against the Kings Head ladies team.

These two wins put them clear at the head of the table with 8 wins from 9 matches and a total of 16 league points. Second placed Three Horseshoes North Cove have two matches left but cannot catch up the 5 point margin between them and the Bell.

Therefore its congratulations to The Bell as they have secured the Blyth Divisional title this season and will be one of the four teams contesting the End of Season Play-Offs.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

The Greyhound secure their first league point

Deben Division - Sunday 23rd August

With a slightly earlier Sunday morning start, Pettistree Greyhound hosted title chasing Aldeburgh Boules Club in a Deben Division league match. On a deep gravelled area of the car park, the hosts earnt their first league point of the season with a worthy 2-2 draw. This result means that Aldeburgh will probably need to win their remaining two matches to secure the divisional title but with Snape away and Bealings at home, this will be a stiff test.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

2009 End Of Season Play-Off Announcement

The official announcement of the venue and associated details for our End Of Season Play-Offs on Sunday 27th September, will be released on this website on 1st September, so please come back and check for some exciting news.

Draw specialists finally break duck

Having drawn 5 of their 7 league matches so far this season, the Royal Oak East Bergholt finally got the elusive first win of the season last weekend with a 3-1 home victory over Rushmere Rugby Rollers, in the Orwell Division of the 2009 Suffolk Coastal Petanque League.

They remain in fourth place with 2 matches left to play whilst Rushmere are sixth with 3 matches to complete before the season 'cut-off' point.

Apparently the after-match nibbles were very good as well.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

And They Are Coming Into The Final Furlong!!

With the majority of teams having only 2 or 3 matches left in the 'regular' season, we take a quick look at how things are 'panning out' in each division as we near our Leagues Play-Off Day.

Blyth Division
With the Bell Inn Walberswick (12 points from 7 matches) leading the way by one point over Three Horseshoes North Cove (11 from 8), only the Harbour Inn Southwold (7 from 7) and Laxfield B (8 from 8) have any mathematical chance of catching them and perhaps being in contention for a play-off position. Walberswick & Southwold have 3 matches left whilst the others have two but a lot will depend on who plays who in the final few weeks of the season.

Orwell Division
In this section, there are probably just 3 teams left with a chance of qualifying mathematically. Hollesley Shepherd & Dog (12 points from 8 matches) lead the way but have played 2 matches more than second placed Ipswich PC '09 (10 from 6) whilst Ye Olde Coach & Horses Melton (9 from 7) are just a point behind with 3 matches left. Melton & Ipswich meet next week in a Monday night fixture, so Hollesley will be keeping fingers crossed for a draw between these two I'm sure.

Deben Division
The tightest of all 3 groups with 4 out of the 5 teams still jostling for a play-off spot, with only Pettistree Greyhound out of the running this year. Suivre Les Boules Playford (9 points from 7 matches) lead currently but only have one match left whilst second placed Bealings Exiles (8 from 6) have two still to play. Aldeburgh Boules Club (7 from 5) are tucked in third whilst newboys Golden Key Snape (6 from 6) could feature in the final shake-up.


Blyth Division
Sunday 16th August
Bell Inn Walberswick 3 Kings Head Laxfield A 1
Kings Head Laxfield B 0 Three Horseshoes North Cove 4

Thursday 20th August
Harbour Inn Southwold 4 Kings Head Laxfield 0

Orwell Division
Monday 17th August
Deben Vikings 1 Shepherd & Dog Hollesley 3

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Sunday August 16th - Forest Heath Charity Pairs

On Sunday August 16th at the world famous Tattersalls yard at Newmarket, Exning PC in association with Forest Heath District Council are hosting their annual Charity Pairs, in aid of the CLIC Sargent charity.

Several of you, like myself, met young Liam at last years event and whilst being young in years, showed great maturity in facing up to what lie ahead of him. Sadly Liam lost his fight earlier this year but meeting him has left an indelible mark on myself and others and will long remain an inspiration.

If you are looking for something to do next Sunday, log onto for further details regarding the competition and entry requirements.

Open Day Sunday August 16th @ Ye Olde Coach & Horses Petanque Club

Ye Olde Coach & Horses Petanque Club
Melton, Woodbridge

Petanque (pronounced Pay-tonk) derives from pieds tanque,
or tied feet. It is a great social game and for those who wish
to take it further there is a lively Suffolk Coastal League with
some 17 teams competing, as well as numerous local open
tournaments throughout the season. We can’t promise you
sunshine but there will probably be some Pastis at the bar!
Heath Lodge, Elmham Drive,
Nacton, Ipswich,
IP10 0DG.
Telephone: +44 (0)1473
Facsimile: +44 (0)1473

You have probably seen boulistes playing Petanque whilst on
holiday. Now it is your turn to have a go. If you are over eight
years old and under 120 years old, the recommended age for
retiring from Petanque, Then come along and throw a few
boules with us on

Young or old, male or female,
able bodied or disabled, all can
play. The game was developed
so that those in a wheelchair can
participate at the same level as eve-
ryone else. A truly inclusive game.


Petanque Club
members will be on
hand to offer advice
and instruction and all
equipment will be
For further information and instructions on how to find the venue, you
can either look on the website at
or contact
Mike Rios-Hall on 01473 655187 or email to

Aldeburgh Carnival Boules Tournament...Places Left

Saturday 15th August 2009
Starts at 10.30am

Maximum of 16 teams of 2 players
Deposit of £5 per team

Please arrive at the Moot Hall piste (opposite The White Lion Hotel) at 10am to find out the order of play.

There are a few spaces left for this tournament, so to enter please contact Councillor Caron Hill on 07890 159320

Monday, 3 August 2009

August fixtures & results service

The following matches are due to be played during the month of August.

Blyth Division
5 August - Laxfield Kings Head L 0 Laxfield Kings Head B 4

16 August - Harbour Inn Southwold v Laxfield Kings Head Lovelies
16 August - Bell Inn Walberswick v Laxfield Kings Head A
16 August - Laxfield Kings Head B v 3 Horseshoes North Cove

30 August - Harbour Inn Southwold v Laxfield B
30 August - Laxfield L v Bell Inn Walberswick

Orwell Division
2 August - Ipswich PC'09 3 Hollesley Shepherd & Dog 1

9 August - Deben Vikings v Hollesley - POSTPONED TO BE RE-ARRANGED
9 August - Ipswich v Ye Olde Coach & Horses Melton POSTPONED TO BE RE-ARRANGED

16 August - Royal Oak East Bergholt v Rushmere Rugby Rollers

30 August - Royal Oak v Ipswich
30 August - Rushmere v Deben

Deben Division
9 August - The Exiles Bealings 4 Pettistree Greyhound 0
9 August - Aldeburgh Boules Club 3 Suivre Les Boules Playford 1

23 August - Pettistree v Aldeburgh

30 August - Bealings v Playford
30 August - Golden Key Snape v Aldeburgh

Normal service resumed - Recent Result Updates

Following a short break, here are the latest received results (other matches may have been played but I've not received either a telephone call or posted scoresheet);

19 July - Rushmere Rugby Rollers 1 Ye Olde Coach & Horses Melton 3
22 July - Bell Inn Walberswick 3 Laxfield Kings Head Lovelies 1
26 July - 3 Horseshoes North Cove 3 Bell Inn Walberswick 1
26 July - Laxfield Kings Head A 0 Harbour Inn Southwold 4
26 July - Suivre Les Boules Playford 2 Golden Key Snape 2
27 July - Ye Olde Coach & Horses Melton 4 Deben Vikings 0
28 July - Hollesley Shepherd & Dog 2 Royal Oak East Bergholt 2
2 August - Ipswich PC '09 3 Hollesley Shepherd & Dog 1