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Memorial Tournament 2022

Annual Memorial Tournament Entry Open.

Following the success last year, we will be returning to the car park at Saxmundham Sports Club on Sunday 21st August - we had a record 78 entrants last year and raised over £900 for local charities.

Entry is £10 per person payable on the day and format as always will be barrel (each team drawn randomly, one from each ’barrel’) so please let me know if you wish to be placed in barrel as a shooter, middle or pointer - I will endeavour to meet your request but some balancing is usually required !

Please enter email, and remember you are entering as an individual !

Eels Foot Pairs 2022

Entry is open for the 2022 Eels Foot Pairs.

Eels Foot Cup - This year the Eels Foot Cup will take place on 7th August - £10 per pair - please register by email.

This tournament always fills up fast and is first come first served.

As always it will be timed games - once we have final numbers I will confirm exact format.

2022 Summer Plate

Apologies for the delay, but the Summer Plate draw is now available. Where possible we have followed the draw from the main cup, however with some teams dropping out we had a draw for some teams to fill these spots. This was carried out by Val from the Worlygigs team.

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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.