Sunday, 10 January 2016


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.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Adnams Coastal Petanque League versus Nottingham/Mercia - Saturday 18th June 2016

Further to discussions earlier this year and the announcement at the 2015 Grand Finals Day, we are excited to announce that we have arranged a challenge match versus Nottingham City Petanque Club and possible other members of the newly formed Mercia Petanque Association on Saturday 18th June 2016.

This date has been selected to avoid any clashes with the England football teams fixtures at Euro 2016 (so you don't need to go scurrying for your diaries!!).

Those of you that indicated your initial interest at Grand Finals Day will be contacted shortly, as you will be given first option on taking part.

The cost to play will be £5 per person but you'll need to make your own way up to the pistes at Nottingham.

At present we haven't decided upon the total number of players that can take part, but we'd expected around 20 to 24 players per team.