Three-Way Festival of Petanque

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July 2022
Suffolk Coastal v Mercia v CJB Middelburg (Holland)

As I am sure your Captains have already told you following the Leagues Rep Meeting a few months back, we have our friends from Mercia Region visiting us as well as our dear friends from CJB Middelburg coming over to Suffolk on the weekend of 9th/10th July.

On the Saturday, we are planning a three-way match between us, Mercia and Middelburg and are looking for 40 Coastal players to take part. Those that have been on the Belgium/Holland trips and those that have played against Mercia in the past will get first option to play as a reward for supporting us. There will be a £5 per player charge for taking part in this event (to Coastal players only) to cover venue costs, prizes/gifts etc. This will be held indoors at The Martley Hall Stud at Easton.

Sunday will be an entirely different format whereby firstly it will be FREE to take part, but the specific format and detail is currently being discussed, and this event will be held at The Meadlands in Stowmarket.

We plan to announce the two venues over this weekend so that people can start to make arrangements.

So that you know, our Dutch friends arrive on Friday and return home on the Monday whilst we believe some of the Mercia team are staying over locally for the weekend itself.

If you want to take part in the Saturday or Sunday or both days, then please email me at imogenlewiskira@sky.com.

Pretend it’s Belgium

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As this date would have normally seen us on our annual Belgium trip but again, thanks to Covid, we are having to stay put, we are going to host a melee event in the same format as our Belgium club friends do instead.

This event will see everyone being paired with different random partners and opponents in every round and each player carries their own respective scores through on each round.

The cost to enter is £5 per individual person BUT if you bring along any sort of donated prize, you will receive £2 of your entry fee back. The donated prize can be literally anything you want and the wackier and weirder the better, not just alcohol and chocolates. What happens at some of our Belgium clubs tournaments is that the prize table ends up looking more like a raffle table and at the end of the event, the best overall player gets to pick a prize first, then the runner up and so on, so that every player goes home with a prize. At previous Belgium competitions our players have gone home with pasta, coffee granules, toilet cleaner and spice racks to name but a few…..

We would look to start play at 11am, so if you can be ready to listen to announcements etc by 10.30am at the latest.

Entries must be made via email to imogenlewiskira@sky.com and payments can be made to our current League account.

Banking details will be provided.

You do not have to be a triples to enter, as the event is an individual one. ITS ALL MEANT TO BE A FUN, SOCIABLE EXPERIENCE AND EVERYONE GOES HOME WITH A PRIZE!!!

The event has a maximum entry limit of 54 players.

(And yes I know the photo is actually of us in Holland rather than Belgium, so no points to anyone for pointing that out!!!)

Ladies League 2022

The 2022 Ladies Leagues were drawn at a top secret location by an independent adjudicator and the leagues, fixtures, guidelines and scorecard are now on the website- click here

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Barrel Memorial Update

The Barrel Memorial Tournament has been confirmed for Sunday 21st August and will be held at the Carlton Park venue we used last year.

Summer 2022 Leagues Update

All the teams in the Summer 2022 league have been updated to show Captain and Vice Captain, Home venue map, Fixture List and any relevant notes about the team/venue.

To view your team, visit the league tables by clicking here and click on your team name.

Captains and Vice Captains will receive an email early this week with the Captains Handbook and revised rulebook. This will have all the details needed to start arranging matches, including all the contact details for the teams.

The 2022 Cup Competition will be online later in the week.

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When two become three

Rather than the usual separate Pairs competition that is run through the summer, this year we are looking at having a Triples competition instead.

The reasoning is that we play pairs in the Summer league, and in the wider Petanque world most competitions are triples based. As those that have played in the Winter League may have discovered, triples can be a different game tactically, so we hope this will expose more people to the format.

Teams can be made up of 3 to 5 players to allow flexibility in playing matches, with matches to be arranged by mutual agreement, although the expectation would be weekday evenings through the spring and summer. The overall league structure will be decided based on number of entries, but each match will be 2 games to 13 points, with 3 points awarded for win and 1 for a draw (with a bonus point for team with the highest aggregate score in the case of a draw).

To enter a team, please email martininglis@hotmail.co.uk with your team players and home piste.

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Team Rep Meeting

The 2022 Team Representative Meeting was held at the Riverside Centre on Friday 4th March.

Starting the meeting was the two votes on League size and 2022 Plate competition.

The League size vote was close, with 24-16 in favour of 4 divisions of 7 and 2 divisions of 6.

The Plate vote was carried easily in favour of having a Plate competition for those who lose in the first round of the Knockout Cup.

We then discussed the various competitions and visits planned for 2022, and your Team Representative was provided with some information on these, and the events will be posted on the events page on the website.

Proposed Leagues 2022 Summer

With 40 teams having entered the 2022 league, and with the season starting slightly later than usual, we are proposing 2 options for the leagues this year, and we will be holding a vote on this at the Team Representatives Meeting.

Option 1 - 5 leagues of 8 teams per league, giving 14 games to be played.

Option 2 - 4 leagues of 7 teams (Premier, Division’s 1, 2 and 3) and 2 divisions of 6 teams (Division 4 and 5). This gives the top 4 divisions 12 games and the lower 2 divisions 10 games.

We will also be asking the Team Representatives to vote on whether we have a Plate competition for those teams who get knocked out of the cup in the first round.

Please make sure you let your Team Representative know your preferences so they can represent your team at the meeting.

Option 1

Premier Division
Three Horseshoes Too
Kettleburgh
Brandeston Hilbaillies
Eels Foot 3
Parrot Aldringham
Crown Inn Snape
Wentworth Aldeburgh
Les Boulistes
Division 1
Eels Footboulers
Dolphin Thorpeness
Old Shoes North Cove
Golden Key Snape
Dr Strangelove Aldeburgh
Bromeswell Raedwaldians
Railway Shunters Framlingham
Bressingham Flyers
Division 2
Leiston Engineers
Deben Vikings
Kesgrave Rollers
Westerfield Pointers
Paraphins
Wheatsheaf Tattingstone
Westerfield Sidings
Huntingfield Arms
Division 3
Beau Belles Middleton
Meadlands Mavericks
Hacheston Hi-Jackers
Theberton Plebs
Saxmundham Carlton Park
Cretingham
Bromeswell BC
Kettleburgh Bells
Division 4
Huntingfield Hares
Worlingworth CC
Westleton
Bobs Mob Glemham Crown
Eye PC
Queens Head Eye Boules
Muntons PC
Darsham Village PC

Option 2

Premier Division
Three Horseshoes Too
Kettleburgh
Brandeston Hilbaillies
Eels Foot 3
Parrot Aldringham
Crown Inn Snape
Wentworth Aldeburgh
Division 1
Les Boulistes
Eels Footboulers
Dolphin Thorpeness
Old Shoes North Cove
Golden Key Snape
Dr Strangelove Aldeburgh
Bromeswell Raedwaldians
Division 2
Railway Shunters Framlingham
Bressingham Flyers
Leiston Engineers
Deben Vikings
Kesgrave Rollers
Westerfield Pointers
Paraphins
Division 3
Wheatsheaf Tattingstone
Westerfield Sidings
Huntingfield Arms
Beau Belles Middleton
Meadlands Mavericks
Hacheston Hi-Jackers
Theberton Plebs
Division 4
Saxmundham Carlton Park
Cretingham
Bromeswell BC
Kettleburgh Bells
Huntingfield Hares
Worlingworth CC
Division 5
Westleton
Bobs Mob Glemham Crown
Eye PC
Queens Head Eye Boules
Muntons PC
Darsham Village PC

Summer 2022 Entries

Entries received up to 19:30 on Tuesday 15th February 2022.

Aldeburgh Dr Strangelove
Beaux Belles Middleton
Bobs mob
Bromeswell Boules Club
Bromeswell Raedwaldians
Carlton Park, Saxmundham
Cretingham Bell
Crown Inn Snape
Deben Vikings
Eel's Foot 3
Eelsfootboulers
Eye Boules
Great Finborough/Muntons
Hacheston Hi-Jack-ers
Huntingfield Arms
Huntingfield Hares
Kesgrave Rollers
Kettleburgh
Kettleburgh Bells
Leiston Engineers
Les Boulistes
Meadlands Mavericks
Ol' Shoes
Paraphins
Parrot and Punchbowl Petanque Team
Philbaillies
Queen's Head Eye Boules
Snape Golden Key
The Dolphins
The Railway Shunters
Theb Plebs
Three Horseshoes Too
Wentworth Hotel Aldeburgh
Westerfield Pointers
Westerfield Sidings
Westleton
Wheatsheaf Reservoir Dogs
Worligigs