Friday, 18 February 2011

Spectator Seating installed at Kingston Field, Woodbridge

Thanks to further monies provided via the Local Councillors Locality Budgets through Suffolk County Council, the Kingston Playing Fields piste at Woodbridge, has had spectator seating installed ready for the new season.

This raises the seating capacity of the piste to.....4.....maybe 5 if you all ''budge up''!!

Now included in the Team Ipswich Sports Guide

Our application to get our leagues contact details into the Team Ipswich Sports Guide has been successful and we are now included, along with our website details. The Sports Guide can be accessed via Team Ipswich and/or Ipswich Borough Councils website.

Hopefully this will help interested persons, who search out petanque via the Team Ipswich/IBC websites, to get in touch and be able to find out more information.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

2011 Fixture Lists Issued

A short while ago all 8 divisional fixture lists were e-mailed out to everyone on our current e-mailing list.

Please check your e-mail Inbox for the attachment.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

2011 League - Divisional Draw

Unless you were at last nights registration evening, then you will not know how the 8 divisional groups ended up, so therefore prior to the issuing of the 2011 fixture list, here is the groupings as follows;

Stour Division
Brantham Bull
Monarchs Bonce Stutton
The Dicky 1 (East Bergholt)
The Dicky 2 (East Bergholt)
Wheatsheaf Tattingstone Chaffs
Wheatsheaf Tattingstone Stooks

Wolsey Division
Bramford Cock'N'Boules
Christchurch Park Mansioneers (Ipswich)
Christchurch Park Round Ponders (Ipswich)
Ipswich PC '09
Meadlands Stowmarket

Waveney Division
Cretingham Bell
Framsden Dobermann
Hoxne Swan PC
Yaxley Cherry Tree

Blyth Division
Bell Inn Walberswick
Golden Key Chubbs (Snape)
Harbour Inn Southwold
Star Inn Wenhaston
Three Horseshoes North Cove

Alde Division
Huntingfield Hares
Kings Head Laxfield A
Kings Head Laxfield B
Kings Head Laxfield Ladies
Poacher Cratfield

Deben Division
Beaux Belles Middleton
Dolphin Thorpeness
Eels Foot Inn Eastbridge
Golden Key Yales (Snape)
Mill Inn Aldeburgh
Parrot & Punchbowl Aldringham

Orwell Division
BT Antares Allstars
Greyhound Pettistree 1
Greyhound Pettistree 2
Hollesley Shepherd & Dog
Woodbridge Saxons

Gipping Division
Deben Vikings
Martlesham Womens Institute
Suivre Les Boules Playford
The Exiles Bealings
Turks Head Hasketon
Ye Olde Coach & Horses Melton

All 8 Divisional group winners and runners-up will qualify for the Last 16 play-offs during September, finishing with our Grand Finals Day on the last Sunday of September.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Teams 41 to 45

Between yesterday and today, culminating in the Registration event earlier this evening, our numbers were bolstered by the following registrations;

41st team - Framsden Dobermann
42nd team - Brandeston
43rd team - Cretingham Bell
44th team - Yaxley Cherry Tree
45th team - Kettleburgh

Welcome to all of these, especially as they all have ended in the same group, due to their geographical locations.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

More Registrations

Today we received our 41st registration for the 2011 season and during the course of tomorrow before the registration event, we believe another 4 registrations are coming bringing us to an expected 45 teams prior to the evenings entertainment, starting at 7.30pm in the Huntingfield Village Hall.

The identities of these remaining teams will remain clouded in a veil of secrecy until tomorrow evening (as we want to keep a few surprises up our sleeves!!)

And of course, we may also have other teams turn up to register tomorrow night that we are not even currently aware of!!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Don't Forget Our Caption Competition

This week sees Registration Night but also the ''prize giving'' for the best caption for our picture 5 posts below this one.

There is still time to have a go.

'To win it, you've got to be in it'

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Coastal League Pre-Season Training

'Bear-ly' six days left until Registration Night and everybody is getting in some pre-season practice. We caught up with Ted, Rupert, Winnie etc during a 'paws' in their practice session, they told us the 'grizzly' truth about their forthcoming season.

Ted wanted to know ''who had been using his boules'', Rupert was displying the new team kit of red jumper and fetching checked yellow trousers and matching scarf, Winnie was slightly ''browned off'', Paddington was back from his recent petanque playing experience in deepest Peru, Yogi was enjoying a combination of both boules and ''pick-a-nick baskets'' and Ursa said the social side of the league was a ''major'' reason for signing on.

Joint spokesmen for the team, Bungle and Fozzie, who both have plenty to say, said it was a league ''claws'' for everybody to play and enjoy your boules regardless of win, lose or draw.

Thank you to the members of the Alde-bear-a team for the interview.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Less Than A Week Left Till Registration

Yes, we are now entering the last week for registrations to be received for the 2011 Suffolk Coastal Petanque League, culminating in our Registration Night being held this Friday 11th February at Huntingfield Village Hall, from 7.30pm onwards.

Registration is just £12 per team (based on a minimum of 4 players) and you can either enter before the Registration event (like 40 teams already have done) or you are welcome to come along on Friday night.

Any registrations received after Friday 11th February cannot be accomodated as fixture lists are required to be issued by the evening of Sunday 13th February.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Membership rises to 40 teams

Welcome to the Cratfield Poacher, who have re-registered for the new 2011 season. This now means that we start the season with 8 divisions in what is now, officially, the largest league in the Anglia Region.