Sunday, 30 August 2015

2015 Alan Sturman Memorial Trophy - Precision Shooting

As per email notices sent and posted on this website, entry closed at midnight on Sunday 30th August for nominations to take part in the inaugural Precision Shooting competition, to be held over the two days of our Grand Finals weekend.

Entries had to be have been sent in to the League Co-Ordinator by email by 30th August.

The contestants are as follows;

Bromeswell Boules Club - Mike Rios-Hall
Carlton Colville Crown - Danny Durnian
Carlton Crown Wanderers - Darryl Jones
Eels Foot I - Gary Siggins
Eels Foot II - Martin Inglis
Eels Foot III - Simon Fletcher
Kettleburgh - Richard Baker
Parrot & Punchbowl - Paddy Rosseau

The full Precision Shooting format will be issued to these players during this week, so you'll have nearly a month to get that final practice in!!

2015 Adnams Coastal Petanque League - PLAY-OFF DRAW

With the completion of the league programme earlier today, congratulations are in order to our 8 divisional winners and runners-up, who now progress to our play-off stages.

Following the usual process of seeding teams, the Last-16 draw is as follows;

Carlton Colville Crown  (Seed 1)  v  Laxfield Ladies  (Seed 16)

Finborough Chestnut Horse  (Seed 2)  v  Bressingham  (Seed 15)

Kettleburgh  (Seed 3)  v  Dolphin Thorpeness (Seed 14)

Kings Head Stutton  (Seed 4)  v  The Exiles Bealings  (Seed 13)

Crown Inn Snape  (Seed 5)  v  Suivre Les Boules Playford  (Seed 12)

Woodbridge Saxons  (Seed 6)  v  Rolling Stones Aldeburgh  (Seed 11)

Parrot & Punchbowl Aldringham  (Seed 7)  v  Bramford Cock I  (Seed 10)

BT Antares Allstars  (Seed 8)  v  Golden Key Snape  (Seed 9)

All matches MUST be completed by Sunday 13th September.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Last Weekend of League Matches

This Sunday, 30th August, should see the completion of the group league matches for the season.

If you are involved in playing a match, you MUST email your result to both the League Results Officer, Mr Doug Benger, and myself, the League Co-Ordinator, so that we can finalise league tables and work out the seedings for the Play-Off stages.

You need to also text your result (regardless of whether you win, lose or draw) to the following mobile......07980 786819

Please get your results in by 10pm Sunday 30th August.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Who won at Hoo?? - 2015 King Raedwald Cup

Played at the world famous setting of Sutton Hoo, where the widely accepted King Raedwald was interred in a Saxon longboat (around 600AD) within a series of burial mounds discovered around 80 years ago, the National Trust graciously hosted us in our first ever King Raedwald Cup event, as part of their 1930's Garden Party weekend.

The format was to be a team event consisting of 4 players per team, and a total of 8 teams taking part. Every team played a mini-match against all other 7 teams over 2 games, so you either won 2-0, lost 2-0 or drew 1-1. This allowed every player in one team to face every opponent, as everyone got 7 games to play. In each team, over the course of the day, you got to play with every team-mate, so the event tested the strength of the overall team, something that the Saxons themselves would have approved of.

Winning 2-0 was worth 3 points, drawing 1-1 was worth 1 point to both sides, with a bonus point being given if your team had outscored your opponents over the two games. This meant that the maximum number of points your teams could end up with at the end of the event would be 21 (ie 7 victories at 2-0 worth 3 points a time).

Winners - 17points  Eels Foot
Runners Up - 15points  Bromeswell/Bramford
3rd Place - 13points  Railway Framlingham
4th Place - 12points  The TirPointers
5th Place - 11.5points  Bromeswell Boules Club
6th Place - 8.5points  Golden Key Snape
7th Place - 7points  Woodbridge Saxons
8th Place - 0points  Jeff & The White Lion Washboard Orchestra  (however this team won the best dressed as Jeff came in 1930's blazer and straw boater whilst the 3 ladies were excellent flapper girls)

Many thanks to the Sutton Hoo staff who kindly allowed us the use of the facilities and provided the prizes for the top teams and participants.

Aldeburgh Carnival Pairs result

After an absence of several years, the Aldeburgh Carnival Pairs returned to our calendar with a resounding success on Saturday 15th August.

Nineteen pairs entered and after playing 3 qualifying games, the best 8 teams advanced to the knock-out stages. As the tournament advanced the semi-finals saw Rob & Bev Wheeler (Aldeburgh) face John Willis & Jon Swallow (Eels Foot & Moules & Bolues finalists the other week). In the other semi-final it was an all-Bressingham match-up with Dave Smith & Les Shilling going up against Mick Clarke & Liz Rudling.

On completion of the semi-finals, Rob & Bev and Mick & Liz were the finalists, which was to be the only game played to 13 points (all other games were played to 7 ends, rather than timed).

However the strength of the opposing team was too much for the Wheelers to handle and the Bressingham pairing eased to victory to become our 2015 winners.

A great day with all the other Carnival activities going on around us and many spectators and interested persons watching and asking about the sport.

Monday, 10 August 2015

2015 Eels Cup results

The Eels Foot Inn, Eastbridge held its 4th annual Eels Cup tournament yesterday, with 35 pairs taking part in glorious sunshine all day.

After playing 4 qualifying games, spread over 8 pistes, the tournament split into the Cup (top 16) and the Plate (seeds 17 to 32), with the very bottom 3 pairs being eliminated.

Timed games were the order of the day until we reached semi-final stages, when games were played to the full 13 points.

Some intriguing tussles ensued with the following ending results;

Cup Winners - Darryl Jones & Alan Thompson (Carlton Colville Crown)

Cup Finalists - Denise Collins & Steve Coduri (Railway Inn Framlingham)

Plate Winners - Gary & Jo Siggins (Eels Foot)

Plate Finalists - Debbi & Ian Tayler (Parrot & Punchbowl)

Great to see so many league teams represented within the turn-out, long may that trend continue.

A great big thank you to the main organiser, Martin Inglis and thanks also to all the Eels Footers for putting on a great day all round.

Our League Juniors Performances
Whilst Lily Inglis was eliminated in the early stages with her adult partner, Kira Fletcher reached the Last 16 of the Main event before being beaten by Framlingham. Meanwhile Baillie Inglis reached the semi-finals of the Main with his new partner before being knocked out in a close tense match against the eventual winners.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

2015 Aldeburgh Carnival Pairs - Current Entry

Saturday 15th August @ Jimmy Robinson Pistes, Aldeburgh

The following pairs are entered;

Bromeswell Boules Club - Mike & Inger Allum
Bromeswell Boules Club - Mike & Martha Rios-Hall
Bromeswell Boules Club - Pat Clarke & Carloine Goldsmith
Deben Vikings - Doug & Anne Benger
Eels Foot - Martin Inglis & Pete Sharkey
Eels Foot - John Willis & Jon Swallow
Eels Foot - Gary & Jo Siggins
Eels Foot - Simon & Kira Fletcher
Eels Foot - Lewis Fletcher & Guest
Parrot & Punchbowl - Debbi & Ian Tayler
Parrot & Punchbowl - Mark Adamson & Paddy Rosseau
Railway Framlingham - Denise Collins & Steve Coduri
Railway Framlingham - Joy Lightfoot & John Newson
Rolling Stones Aldeburgh - Phil Richardson & Mark Gonzalez
Rolling Stones Aldeburgh - Tim & Doug
Unattached - Karen Cooley & Carol
Wentworth Hotel Aldeburgh - Rob & Bev Wheeler
White Lion Aldeburgh - Jill & Reg Brown
White Lion Aldeburgh - Fiona Foreman & Sally Batten
White Lion/Shottisham - Jeff & Jean Short
Woodbridge Saxons - Roger Capell-Clarke & Anne Jackson

Nearly at the pre-set entry limit of 24 teams.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Nominations for the 2015 Shooting Championship - Deadline Date

As we need to organise so many things in time for the 2015 Grand Finals Weekend, we are asking for your teams nomination of one shooter to be made VIA EMAIL to me by the 30th August 2015 please.

That player has to be available for the Saturday of the Grand Finals and potentially the Sunday, should they qualify for the final ''shoot-out''.

If you have more than one team, you can enter one shooter per team, ie Bramford Cock have two teams, therefore they can enter two shooters. However, the team each shooter represents must be the team that shooter has played for during the season.

2015 Moules & Boules sees new winners

Last Saturday, 32 pairs competed for the coveted Moules & Boules trophy, kindly sponsored by The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh.

Despite the previous nights downpour and just half an hour before the start of the event, a group of around 6 of us sweeping all the water off two of the pistes, the weather held and gradually got better as the day wore on.

Every pair had two qualifying matches to play, drawn randomly, and from that we eliminated half the teams and entered the knock-out stages. Various previous winners made their way through to the Last 16 but fell by the wayside as the tournament progressed to it's climax, seeing Martin Inglis and Pete Sharkey (of Eels Foot II) beating John Willis and Jon Swallow (of Eels Foot III) in the Grand Final, played in front of most of the other players that had stayed on to watch.

The trophy was presented by Julie from The White Lion and in return we handed over a cheque for £320 to the Lions designated charity, the Aldeburgh United Charities.

Also The White Lion have promised their financial support to our Coastal League juniors, Kira, Baillie and Lily, who all took part in the event, with Baillie reaching the Quarter-Finals with his partner, Simon.