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Boules in Penzance

Eight players turned out for the 14 January leg of the winter boules safari, held in the fine setting of St Anthony's Gardens, Penzance: palm trees, a fountain and Mount's Bay and St Michael's Mount in the background.

The surface was . . . challenging. Thin gravel over very uneven tarmac with plenty of biggish stones coming through, lightly topped with patches of grass and weeds and liberally sprinkled with quantities of dog mess of varying freshness.

After three timed games two pairs had two wins and a points difference of +4. Mark Hypponen and Roy Pemberton just took the top spot, because they beat Arnaud Ruetsch and Richard Lapworth when the two teams played each other in the first round.

Also making an appearance, though not in the results table, were Andrew Jarvis and Graeme Kirkham, and Pete English and Andy Rose.


Thunderboules are go!

Looks like we have enough players for the doubles session at St Anthony's Gardens, Penzance, tomorrow (Sunday 14 January), and the Met Office forecast is good. 

Registration 10.45 - start of play at 11.00. Three timed games. All welcome. See you there.


Seasonal greetings from Kernow Pétanque

A Happy Christmas and very best wishes for 2018 to pétanque players everywhere.


Winter boules safari

The next winter doubles outing will be next Sunday, 14 January, at St Anthony's Gardens, Penzance.

We plan on three games. Registration 10.45 - start of play 11.00. Open to all.

A number of people have already said that they won't be available for various reasons. So that we can be sure that there will be enough players to make it a worthwhile event (minimum four pairs), please email Graeme to confirm ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). We'll also keep an eye on what the weather is going to do and post and email a final on/off decision on Saturday


Mince pies . . . and drizzle

The Santa Shoot melée brought another petanque year in Cornwall to a close. And like several other competitions during the past 52 weeks it was good fun and good company, but ended up a bit damp!

Twelve players turned out on Sunday 17  December to play four rounds of timed games at the Star Inn, St Day. Five finished the contest with three wins. Top scorer was Mike Turnham with a points difference of +19, followed closely by Mark Hypponen with +16.

In third place was Kernow President Pete Lynas with +10.

Time to ponder the successes (and otherwise) of the year and remember to include among the New Year's resolutions: practice, practice, practice!

The next event will be another in the winter doubles series, on 14 January - look out for details here.


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