Sunday, 16 November 2014

Teams Already Registered for 2015

With the ''Early Bird'' price having expired on Sunday 30th November, we have 26 teams registered for the forthcoming 2015 season, due to start in March.

Teams already registered;

Eels Foot Inn I
Eels Foot Inn II
Gt Finborough Chestnut Horse
Parrot & Punchbowl Aldringham
Crown Inn Snape
Saxmundham Boules Club
Bromeswell Boules Club
Golden Key Snape
Lets Play Boules Playford
Beaux Belles Middleton
Deben Vikings
Dolphin Thorpeness
Wentworth Hotel Aldeburgh
Huntingfield Hare
Carlton Crown Wanderers
Woodbridge Saxons
Bramford Cock'N'Boules I
Bramford Cock'N'Boules II
The Exiles Bealings
Rumburgh Buck
BT Antares Allstars
White Lion Aldeburgh
Hollesley Shepherd & Dog
Aldeburgh Boules
Kings Head Stutton
Wheatsheaf Tattingstone Chaffs

21 of these teams have already opted to be in the 2015 Adnams Cup as well.

If you haven't already registered, please click onto the League Tables link and follow it through to the downloadable Registration Form and instructions.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Eels Foot step into history

Following on from their Adnams Plate Final success the previous day, the Eels Foot Inn II went into the Grand Final semi-finals as, in theory anyway, the outsiders/underdogs. Having achieved runners-up spot in their own division and being awarded the Seed 12 position in the league's play-off format, the odds were stacked against the Eels Foot'ers.

In each successive round they faced a Divisional Winner, starting in the Last 16 against a well-fancied strong team in the shape of Parrot & Punchbowl Aldringham. However a fifth-game decider saw the Eels clip the Parrots wings and take their place in the Last 8.

There they came up against the newly formed yet very experienced Bromeswell Boules Club, who had somewhat a bad day at the office and came unstuck against the Eels by a scoreline of 4-0.

By this time the Eels Foot team had already reached the Adnams Plate Final, facing their own team-mates Eels Foot Inn I on the Saturday at Aldeburgh.

Having dispatched them by 3-1, it was onto the serious business of the Coastal Semi-Finals. Up first was Kettleburgh, who had won the Tally Ho division, and had only qualified on Thursday evening themselves by beating Crown Inn Snape 3-2 at Stowmarket.

With young Baillie Inglis playing like a seasoned adult (despite only being 7 years old), the Eels never let Kettleburgh in and sent them packing with a 4-0 victory, setting up the Coastal Final against Gt Finborough Chestnut Horse, who themselves had already secured the Adnams Cup the day before.

Some it was somewhat fitting that the Cup and Plate winners were now facing each other in the Coastal Grand Final and a real see-saw battle commenced. At the halfway point it was 1 game apiece and this deadlock remained in the second half, seeing the match reach 2-2 and a fifth game decider in front of the vast assembled and our corporate sponsors.

A tense game saw both teams moving the score peg but then Finborough got a six on end end to seemingly gain the upper hand. This however wasn't the case and the Eels fought back to reach 12 points and be holding with the match-winning boule. Surprisingly Finborough couldn't do anything about it and the Grand Final finished 13-9 to the Eels Foot.

A tremendous effort, having beaten 4 Divisional winners along the way, and becoming the lowest seed to ever win our Coastal Championship. Also great from a sponsors point of view as they become the first ever actual Adnams pub to win the Coastal title.

2014 Season Awards

Presented at the Grand Finals Weekend, the league introduced some new awards. Similar to the Oscars, and in tribute to one of the leagues original driving forces, the ''Jimmies'' were handed out as follows;

Friend of The League -

Mr Doug Benger (for his sterling work in co-ordinating results, league tables etc, all available by clicking the link on the right hand side)

Forwarding Petanque -

Eels Foot Inn Eastbridge (for promoting petanque by virtue of building an additional 4 pistes this season and hosting two very well attended tournaments, the Eels Cup and the Eels Melee)

Player of The Year -

Jointly presented to Mr Mark Adamson and Mr Paddy Rosseau (Parrot & Punchbowl) for their success in winning the 2014 Moules & Boules at Aldeburgh and the 2014 Eels Cup Plate competition, as well as being part of the Parrot team who won the Ghostship division this season

Application to Join our 2015 Season

Over the Grand Finals Weekend, attending teams and spectators were able to pick up the 2015 Application Forms, with the ability to sign up there and then at the Early Bird price of £15 per team.

From that offer 4 teams have already entered our 2015 season, but if you missed out on a form, please contact the League Co-Ordinator asap.

The Early Bird price runs until the 30th November, whereafter it rises to £20 per team until close of registration, scheduled for the first week of February 2015.

Adnams sign up for another two years

With the culmination of our 2014 season at the weekend with the honours of the Adnams Cup, Adnams Plate and overall Coastal Championship all settled, the various trophies from the season were awarded, very kindly by Mr Bradley Adnams, of our corporate sponsors, Adnams of Southwold.

Having withheld the ''secret'' news for a few weeks, the announcement was made to the assembled crowd of nearly 100 players and spectators, that Adnams have agreed to continue their sponsorship of the league for the 2015 and 2016 seasons respectively.

This is great news for the league and shows the belief that they have in our own ''petanque product'' and long may that continue.

2014 Adnams Coastal Petanque League - GRAND FINAL RESULTS

Sunday 28th September at The Jimmy Robinson Pistes, Aldeburgh

Grand Final Semi-Finals

Kettleburgh  0  Eels Foot Inn Eastbridge II  4

Gt Finborough Chestnut Horse  3  Hare & Hounds East Bergholt Sharks  1

Bronze Medal Play-Off Match

Kettleburgh  0  Hare & Hounds East Bergholt Sharks  4


Gt Finborough Chestnut Horse  2  Eels Foot Inn Eastbridge II  3

Saturday, 27 September 2014

2014 Adnams Cup Final & Adnams Plate Final Results

Saturday 27th September at The Jimmy Robinson Pistes, Aldeburgh

Adnams Cup Final

Gt Finborough Chestnut Horse  3  Carlton Crown  1

Adnams Plate Final

Eels Foot Inn II  3  Eels Foot Inn I  1

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Kettleburgh clinch last Grand Finals spot

An epic struggle ensued earlier this evening as Kettleburgh came from 2 games down, to win a fifth game decider by 13-9 and thus the match by 3 games to 2 over Crown Inn Snape.

Played under the floodlit piste at Meadlands Stowmarket, nearly 3.5 hours of playing saw the Kettleburgh team edge past Snape and now progress to face Eels Foot II in one of Sundays semi-finals.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

2014 Adnams Coastal Petanque League - GRAND FINALS WEEKEND LINE-UP

Both days are at the Jimmy Robinson Pistes, Aldeburgh (opposite the White Lion Hotel) - All spectators welcome, all league players and teams invited.

Please bring your own seating.

Saturday 27th September 2014

Teams to arrive by 2pm, matches to start at 2.30pm

Gt Finborough Chestnut Horse  v  Carlton Crown Inn

Eels Foot Inn I  v  Eels Foot Inn II

Sunday 28th September 2014

Teams to arrive by 10.30am, matches to start at 11am

Kettleburgh  v  Eels Foot Inn II
Gt Finborough Chestnut Horse  v  Hare & Hounds East Bergholt Sharks


Winner of Match 1  v  Winner of Match 2

Loser of Match 1  v  Loser of Match 2

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Umpire Volunteers required for Grand Finals Weekend

We are requesting that volunteers for umpire duty contact the League Co-Ordinator asap.

There is a need for 3 umpires for Saturday 27th September, from 2pm onwards, to umpire the Adnams Cup and Adnams Plate Finals.

We also require 3 umpires for Sunday 28th September, from 11am onwards, to over-see the Leagues Grand Final Play-Offs.

However, there is some criteria attached;
  • you have to be a current Coastal League player
  • you need to know the rules (always helpful) and understand how they are applied to our specific league set-up
  • you cannot be from a team that is involved in either days activities
If you do contact us, please don't assume that you have been accepted for duty until you receive a response.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Practising at the Jimmy Robinson Pistes, Aldeburgh

As the playing surface is a ''community area'' at the Jimmy Robinson Pistes, Aldeburgh, all the teams that will be involved in either Saturday 27th Septembers Adnams Cup and Adnams Plate Finals and the 4 teams that win through to the Grand Final Play-Offs on Sunday 28th September, are openly invited to practice on the playing surfaces.

Those teams involved in Saturdays and Sundays events will get to play on all 4 pistes, each one plays slightly different, so some knowledge of the playing surface is advisable!!

2014 League Quarter-Final Play-Offs

Quarter Finals (to be played by Thursday 25th September 2014)
*Due to requests, the maximum cut-off date has been amended to 25/9/14, but please note that any evening matches will definitely need to be floodlit)*

Kettleburgh  v  Crown Inn Snape

Bromeswell Boules Club  v  Eels Foot Inn Eastbridge II

Finborough Chestnut Horse  v  Lets Play Boules Playford

Railway Inn Framlingham  v  Hare & Hounds East Bergholt Sharks

Last 16 Play-Off Results So Far

Crown Inn Snape  3  Bressingham Flyers  2
Kettleburgh  3  Kings Head Stutton  1
(Crown Inn now play Kettleburgh)

Bromeswell Boules Club  3  Woodbridge Saxons  1
Parrot & Punchbowl Aldringham  2  Eels Foot Inn II  3
(Bromewell Boules Club now play Eels Foot Inn II)

Lets Play Boules Playford  3  The Dicky II East Bergholt  2
Gt Finborough Chestnut Horse  4  Hollesley Shepherd & Dog  0
(Lets Play Boules Playford now play Gt Finborough Chestnut Horse)

Hare & Hounds East Bergholt Sharks  3  Aldeburgh Boules  1
Carlton Crown  1  Railway Inn Framlingham  3
(Hare & Hound now play Railway Inn Framlingham)

Remaining Last 16 matches MUST be played by Sunday 14th September 2014

Monday, 1 September 2014

Part One of our Great 2014 Grand Finals Weekend

The first day of our Grand Finals weekend extravagazana, Saturday 27th September, will see both the Adnams Cup and Adnams Plate Finals being contested, at the Jimmy Robinson Pistes, Aldeburgh, with a start time of 2pm.

In the Adnams Cup, we have the Carlton Crown taking on Finborough Chestnut Horse.

Meanwhile the Plate Final, sees an intriguing line-up when the Eels Foot Inn I Eastbridge take on their ''team-mates'' Eels Foot Inn II Eastbridge.

All spectators are welcome, just bring your own seating.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

2014 Play-Off Draw - NOW VERIFIED


All matches MUST be played by Sunday September 14th and MUST be played on ENTIRELY neutral venues

Kettleburgh (Seed 1)  v  Kings Head Stutton (Seed 16)
Finborough Chestnut Horse (Seed 2)  v  Hollesley Shepherd & Dog (Seed 15)
Carlton Crown (Seed 3)  v  Railway Inn Framlingham (Seed 14)
Bromeswell Boules Club (Seed 4)  v  Woodbridge Saxons (Seed 13)
Parrot & Punchbowl Aldringham (Seed 5)  v  Eels Foot Inn II (Seed 12)
Hare & Hounds East Bergholt Sharks (Seed 6)  v  Aldeburgh Boules (Seed 11)
Lets Play Boules Playford (Seed 7)  v  The Dicky II East Bergholt (Seed 10)
Crown Inn Snape (Seed 8)  v  Bressingham Flyers (Seed 9)

2014 Divisional Qualifiers

Play-Off teams for 2014 as follows;

Winners - Lets Play Boules Playford
Runners-Up - Hollesley Shepherd & Dog

Winners - Parrot & Punchbowl Aldringham
Runners-Up - Aldeburgh Boules

Winners - Hare & Hounds East Bergholt Sharks
Runners-Up - The Dicky II East Bergholt

Winners - Bromeswell Boules Club
Runners-Up - Woodbridge Saxons

Winners - Carlton Crown
Runners-Up - Bressingham Flyers

Winners - Crown Inn Snape
Runners-Up - Eels Foot Eastbridge II

Winners - Finborough Chestnut Horse
Runners-Up - Kings Head Stutton

Tally Ho
Winners - Kettleburgh
Runners-Up - Railway Inn Framlingham

Saturday, 30 August 2014

New Piste @ Martlesham - Grand Opening

Saturday 6th September 2014

Martlesham Recreation Ground, old Woodbridge Road (near to Martlesham Red Lion)

Grand Opening at 2.30pm, please arrive for around 2/2.15pm

Everyone is welcome to come along and help out with a ''Learn To Play'' event, to officially open this newly built piste.

The local community has been invited and the local press will be in attendance.

2014 Play-Off Format

The format for the play-off seedings is as follows;

All Divisional Winners will be seeded from Seed 1 to Seed 8. This is done by dividing the number of league points won by the number of league matches played (because some divisions play 8 matches and some play 10 matches). This gives an average points per match ratio and the team with the highest average is Seed 1 and so on.
If teams are equal on this average, then the next deciding factor will be the number of games won minus the number of games lost, this gives a games difference and then also divide it by the number of matches played.

The same system is used for all divisional runners-up, who are then seeded as Seed 9 to Seed 16, with the best runner-up being Seeded 9.

The First Round of the play-offs will then be;

Seed 1 v Seed 16
Seed 2 v Seed 15
Seed 3 v Seed 14
Seed 4 v Seed 13
Seed 5 v Seed 12
Seed 6 v Seed 11
Seed 7 v Seed 10
Seed 8 v Seed 9

Please click on the League Results link and follow it to the Play-Off tree, to then see the ''Pre-Draw'' and who plays who in following rounds. Remember ALL play-off matches have to be played on ENTIRELY neutral pistes.

*Note - Due to the seeding process, you may play a team from your own division during the play-off stages.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Arrangements for Remaining Results

With this evening, Saturday and Sunday being the last 3 days you can get your league matches played by, here are the arrangements for teams to get their results to the League Co-Ordinator and League Results Officers.

On a separate email you will be issued with a phone number that you can text your match result to. You will also still be required to get your match result scanned and emailed to the League Results Officer by Sunday evening, so that final league tables can be compiled and the Play-Off seedings finalised

Monday, 25 August 2014

Lewis Fletcher - England Junior International update

As part of Lewis' on-going involvement with the England Juniors, he and 5 other selected players are venturing out this week on Wednesday 27th August, to Slovakia, for the International Youth Petanque Camp 2014 at Kocovce, returning back to the UK on Sunday 31st.

Other countries attending this 3-day training camp are Slovakia, Austria, Germany and Hungary and it will be an intensive few days of high level coaching with some of the worlds top coaches. On the final day of the camp, there will be the opportunity to either attend a local tournament in the capital, Bratislava, or an in-house competition between the attending nations, with precision shooting also on the agenda.

This is the final event the England Juniors squad are taking part in before our coaches make the selection of the 4-player team for the European Championships, due to be held in France in November.

Grand Opening of new piste at Martlesham

There will be a ''Grand Opening'' of the new piste at Martlesham, on Saturday 6th September, at 2.30pm.

It has been recently completed and league members, and other interested persons, are invited to attend and have a ''try out'' on the new surface.

We are hoping that this will effectively be a ''Learn To Play'' event, so league members are asked to lend their assistance if possible.

For further information please email the League Co-Ordinator.

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.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Moules & Boules 2014 (Saturday 26th July)

FINAL TOURNAMENT LINE-UP as confirmed by the White Lion Hotel on Monday 14th July - 26 teams in total


Wentworth Hotel Aldeburgh  - Rob & Bev Wheeler
Golden Key Snape/Wentworth Hotel - Heather Mabey & Rob Steerwood
Bromeswell Boules Club I - Mike & Martha Rios-Hall
Deben Vikings I - Doug & Anne Benger
Deben Vikings II - Stephen & Vedra Dunckley
Dolphin Thorpeness I - Mick & Val Hart
Dolphin Thorpeness II - Fee & Jeff Grist
Dolphin Thorpeness III - Steve Barker & Colette Heerey
Carlton Crown - Darryl Jones & Pete Martin
Cakes & Ale A - Alan Wilmot & Richard Samson
Cakes & Ale B - Geoff Edwards & Tony Grinham
Parrot & Punchbowl I - Mark Adamson & Paddy Rosseau
Eels Foot I - Martin Inglis & Pete Sharkey
Golden Key Snape - Nick Holt & Ray Booth
Parrot & Punchbowl II - Lee & Sandy Belchamber
Eels Foot III - Gary & Jo Siggins
Aldeburgh Town Council
White Lion/Hollesley Shepherd & Dog - Jeff & Jean Short
Eels Foot IV - John Willis & Lily Inglis
Lets Play Boules I - Dave Mark & Ian Bullock
Lets Play Boules II - Julie Mark & Geoff Crank
Bromeswell Boules Club II - Mike & Inger Allum
Eels Foot II - Amy Whitelock & Bailey Inglis
Mill Inn Aldeburgh - Lewis & Donna Fletcher
Parrot & Punchbowl III - Debbi & Ian Tayler
White Lion Aldeburgh - Jill & Reg Brown

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

KYCN Nieuwpoort Belgium - Visiting Us on Thursday 17th July

The 2014 North Sea Challenge Match versus the KYCN Nieuwpoort Belgium, will be held on Thursday 17th July 2014, at the Shotley Marina.


Our League Representative Team is as follows;

Eels Foot I
Eels Foot II
White Lion/Hollesley
Bromeswell Boules Club I
Carlton Crown
Wentworth Hotel Aldeburgh
Bromeswell Boules Club II
Lets Play Boules Playford/Christchurch Park
Mill Inn Aldeburgh/Carlton Crown
Wheatsheaf Chaffs/Golden Key Snape

Monday, 26 May 2014

Eels Cup Pairs Tournament - Sunday 10th August 2014

The 3rd annual Eels Cup Pairs Tournament, is due to be held this year on Sunday 10th August 2014, at the Eels Foot Inn, Eastbridge.



Wentworth Hotel Aldeburgh I - Rob & Bev Wheeler
Golden Key/Tattingstone - Ray Booth & John Pipe
Beaux Belles Middleton I - Richard & Jenny Turner
Dolphin Thorpeness I - Mick & Val Hart
Dolphin Thorpeness II - Fee & Jeff Grist
Dolphin Thorpeness III - Steve Barker & Colette Heerey
White Lion/Hollesley - Jeff & Jean Short
Parrot & Punchbowl I - Debbi & Ian Tayler
White Lion Aldeburgh I - Jill & Reg Brown
Wentworth Hotel Aldeburgh II - Nick Ratcliff + 1
Parrot & Punchbowl II - Paddy Rosseau & Mark Adamson
Saxmundham Boules Club - Judy Chesterfield + 1
White Lion Aldeburgh II - Fiona Foreman & Sally Batten
Beaux Belles Middleton II - Barbara Barker & Steve Lloyd
Railway Inn Framlingham - Derek & Iris Sutton
Bromeswell Boules Club I - Derek & Lynda Simonds
Bromeswell Boules Club II - Mike & Inger Allum
Eels Foot III - Martin & Wendy Cooper
Bromeswell Boules Club III - Pat Clarke & Caroline Goldsmith
Carlton Crown I - Pete Martin & Danny Durnian
Lets Play Boules Playford - Dave & Julie Mark
Framsden Dobermann I - Richard & Christine Schofield
Framsden Dobermann II - Mike & Sue Smith
Framsden Dobermann III - Dave & Chris Whitemore
Bromeswell Boules Club IV - Mike & Martha Rios-Hall
Carlton Crown/Mill Inn Aldeburgh I - Darryl Jones & Lewis Fletcher
Eels Foot IV - John Willis & Jon Swallow
Parrot & Punchbowl III - Lee & Sandy Belchamber
Eels Foot VI - Gary & Jo Siggins
Eels Foot I - Martin Inglis & Pete Sharkey
Eels Foot II - Amy Whitelock & Hilary Ward
Eels Foot V - Bailey & Lily Inglis
Carlton Crown/Mill Inn Aldeburgh II - Ginny Jones & Donna Fletcher
Meadlands Stowmarket - Ian Ward & Dan Cooper (invited as current holders)
Gt Finborough Chestnut Horse -Andy Wilson & Tania Cowlin

Friday, 23 May 2014

Adnams Coastal Petanque League v KYCN Nieuwpoort (Belgium)

Our friends from KYCN are visiting Suffolk during July and therefore the 4th annual North Sea Challenge Match, will be played on Thursday 17th July at Shotley Marina from 6pm onwards.

Open to all Coastal League players, the entry fee for this event will be £15 per pair but includes a free finger-buffet in the on-site Shipwreck Inn and an individual personal memento for each participating player.

As there is a maximum of 8 pistes available, entry to this event will be limited, but you can enter now by forwarding your entry fee to the League Co-Ordinator

Thursday, 22 May 2014

4th Moules & Boules Pairs Tournament - Saturday 26th July 2014

Due to be held on the four pistes at Aldeburgh, (directly in front of the White Lion Hotel), the 4th annual Moules & Boules Pairs Tournament will be on Saturday 26th July.

Entry can only be made via The White Lion itself, so please contact them direct to get your team(s) registered.

There is no actual entry fee to enter but a suggested contribution towards the White Lions nominated charities will be collected from each participating player

Friday, 9 May 2014

3rd Annual League Trip to Belgium & Holland

Eleven league players made the trip to Belgium and Holland last weekend on our 3rd annual trip and gained some great victories along the way.

Look out for the Newsletter, which will give more details, but in summary the results were as follows;

Friday 2nd May
PC De Bouchon (Varsenare, Belgium)  16 wins  Adnams Coastal Petanque League  2 wins

Saturday 3rd May
PC Koksijde (Oostduinkerke, Belgium)  15 wins  Adnams Coastal Petanque League  18 wins

Sunday 4th May
CJB Middelburg (Holland)  14 wins  Adnams Coastal Petanque League  9 wins

Overall, we gained a total of 29 wins from 74, just under 40%

Player of the Weekend;  Neil Finbow (Crown Inn Snape)  7 wins from 10

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Withdrawal of Meadlands Stowmarket from Coastal League

The team from Meadlands Stowmarket have withdrawn from the 2014 Adnams Coastal Petanque League.

As a result, the Tally Ho division now becomes a 5-team division, and the 2-2 drawn match with Railway Inn Framlingham will be removed from the league table.

In the Adnams Cup First Round, Carlton Park Saxmundham are awarded a 4-0 walk-over and progress to the Second Round.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Adnams Plate 1st Round

The following Adnams Plate First Round matches are to be played by Sunday June 15th.

These are teams who lost in the First Round of the Adnams Cup.

(First named teams are at HOME)

Eels Foot Inn Eastbridge II  v  Hollesley Shepherd & Dog

Wentworth Hotel Aldeburgh gets BYE to next round

Rumburgh Buck  v  Deben Vikings

Huntingfield Hares gets BYE to next round

Eels Foot Inn Eastbridge I  v  Christchurch Park

Framsden Dobermann  v  Mill Inn Aldeburgh

Kettleburgh gets BYE to next round

Adnams Cup 2nd Round

The following Adnams Cup 2nd Round matches are to be played by Sunday June 15th.

(First named teams are at HOME)

Bromeswell Boules Club  v  Parrot & Punchbowl Aldringham

Kings Head Stutton  v  Lets Play Boules Playford

Carlton Crown  v  Sorrel Horse Barham

Crown Inn Snape  v  Bramford Cock'N'Boules II

Suivre Les Boules Playford  v  Golden Key Snape

Carlton Park Saxmundham  v  BT Antares Allstars

Bressingham Flyers  v  Bramford Cock'N'Boules I

Dolphin Thorpeness  v  Chestnut Horse Finborough

Sunday, 2 February 2014

2014 Captains Meeting - Friday 7th February

Our annual Captains Meeting will be held on Friday 7th February at the Huntingfield Village Hall (opposite the Huntingfield Arms), from 7.30pm. This will be the fourth time we've held it at Huntingfield and would like to thank them for allowing us to ''invade'' their village once again.

The meeting IS NOT an AGM-style meeting, as we aim to keep the league as informal and sociable as possible.

However we would point out that the meeting is only intended for a teams' captain or their appointed stand-in, so teams do not need to turn up ''mob-handed''. Any decisions made during the evening will stand and if any vote is required on any matter, a one-vote-per-team rule will apply. (For those of you who still get confused, a venue that has two teams will therefore get two votes).

On the evening, we will agree and draw from a hat if necessary, the league groupings. Teams that are located ''out on the limb'' will be allocated a group that attempts to minimise their travelling where possible but bear in mind, that is determined by which teams enter.

We will also carry out the draw for the First Round of the 2014 Adnams Cup (for the 32 teams that said yes to entering the Cup) and will be providing the pre-drawn knock-out sheet for the Cup, Plate and Play-Off matches format.

Other information available on the evening will include;
  • Belgium/Holland trip 2014
  • KYCN visit to Ipswich/Shotley
  • Moules & Boules Charity Pairs Tournament at Aldeburgh
  • 3rd Eels Cup Pairs Tournament

Friday, 10 January 2014

2014 League Update - Currently 40 Teams Entered

The ''Early Bird'' price for 2014 season has now ended, so between now until the Captains Meeting on Friday 7th February, our league entry fee is now £20 per team for the season.

We currently have 40 teams lined up for our league season and Adnams Cup competitions, so it's a big thank you and welcome to all those that have returned forms and fees already.

Should you need another Application Form, please email the League Co-Ordinator.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Lewis selected for 2014 England Junior squad

Again, we can report the progress of the Leagues' star junior player, Lewis Fletcher, who attended an England Juniors coaching day two weeks before Christmas, and from the countrys' 28 junior players who attended, he has been subsequently selected in the first 14 players that make up this coming seasons England Junior squad, making this his third season of being involved at England international level.

Lewis capped last season by captaining the England Juniors at the World Championships in France, when the team won 3 out of their 7 matches, including a strength-sapping 2.5 hour knock-out match versus Slovakia, that England eventually won 13-12.

He will now undergo further coaching days as the EPA develops the players ready for more international duty later in the season, which could include the OJM International Invite tournament in Nieuweggin, Holland during Easter, the International Triples in Kayl, Luxembourg usually in July and possible selection into the England Junior team to compete at the 2014 European Junior Championships due to be held in Bassens, France in early November.

Good luck and fingers crossed....

Adnams Coastal Petanque League - European Trip Part III - 2014

As has now become tradition, our League departs during the early part of May, bound for Belgium and as of last season, Holland as well, in our annual European Tour.

From Friday 2nd May until either Monday 5th (or Tuesday 6th) May, we will hopefully travel through the Channel Tunnel to our base in Middelkerke, on the Belgian coast. From there we will visit two, three or maybe possibly four separate venues over the trip for matches against Belgian and Dutch opposition. (It is also being investigated as to whether a match on French soil can be included).

We should be in a position to provide costings shortly but don't expect them to be much different than in previous years.

If you'd like to seriously be considered in coming on this trip, please contact the League Co-Ordinator as soon as possible, as we need to confirm with the bus hire company, Eurotunnel, the hotel and our various hosts as to the number of people expected.

You may decide to travel by your own methods but you will still need to pay me for the hotel and a contribution towards the cost of gifts for our hosts. If travelling with the League Co-Ordinator, we will be planning to take either a 9-seater people carrier, or if numbers require, a 17-seater mini-bus. If more numbers confirm, then we will arrange a small coach with a designated driver.

Application to Enter the 2014 Season

Applications to enter our 2014 season are currently being taken and as of 2nd January 2014, we have received 18 teams, all of whom have indicated their preference to compete in the Adnams Cup competition as well as the main league format.

Our ''Early Bird'' price scheme is still at £15 per team for the entire 2014 season, but this offer will expire on Friday 10th January 2014.

The price will then rise to £20 per team from 11th January until the Captains Meeting set for 8th February when ALL applications need to have been received by.

Should you need Application Forms, please contact the League Co-Ordinator and beat the ''price rise''.