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Paul's second Singles title - after a ten year wait!

The new Kernow Singles champion is Paul Rundle of Tregony PC; he last won the title in 2008.

Paul took the trophy with a 13-12 win in the final against Andrew Jarvis of Vogue PC, following another narrow win 13-11 against Andy Rose of Rising Sun PC. In the other semi-final Andrew beat Colin 'Boot' Booth of North Inn PC 13-7

Winner of the plate competition was another Tregony player, Graeme Kirkham, after a close game (13-10) against Rob Sullivan of Coaching Inn PC. In the semi-finals Rob beat Bill Kingdon (North Inn) 13-0 and Graeme took his game against Roy Pemberton (Coaching Inn) 13-8.

Top-scoring woman player of the day was Lena Daddow (Vogue),

Twelve players took part, all playing on the newly-laid surfacing to the Vogue terrain for the first time. The weather forecast had threatened rain and thunderstorms but in the event there were only a couple of light showers and plenty of sunny periods.

The next regional competition will be the Kernow Triples on Sunday 26 August: Kernow members please contact Andrew and let him know that you will be taking part: the event needs a minimum of six entries.


Kernow Singles event

The Kernow regional Singles competition takes place on Sunday 12 August at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day.

Registration 10.00-10.15, start of play 10.30. This is a regional event and only paid-up members of Kernow Petanque can take part, although subscriptions can be paid on the day.

You can order lunchtime food in advance from the Star on 01209 820242. Please do not bring your own food or refreshments to the pub.


Devon V GWR result

In the Devon - Great Western match yesterday GWR came out winners by 25 games to 15. In the absence of Kernow from what should have been a three-way contest, the format was altered to eight triples per side but because of the heat and time over-runs the decision was taken to play only five rounds.

Congratulations to GWR, commiserations to Devon - we hope to be back in the competition next year.


Coaching Inn keeps lead in Summer League

Big wins for Coaching Inn and Tregony yesterday, Sunday 22 July, mean that the two clubs keep their first and second places in the Cornwall Summer League table.

In the first of the two round 4 fixtures, Coaching Inn's Dion Beechey, Roy Pemberton and Rob Sullivan were away at Vogue PC (Star Inn, St Day) and came home with a 3-0 win from the three timed games.

They took the first of these 13-7 against Vogue's Barbara Brown, Lena Daddow and Drew Jarvis. Game 2 was closer, with Paul Lumley stepping in instead of Drew for Vogue and a result of 11-9. The final game was closer still, with Lena, Paul and Drew taking it to 11-10.

Tregony was at home to North Inn and also took a 3-0 win. In the first game North Inn's Colin 'Boot' Booth, Sue Hardy and Mark Hypponen went down 13-0 to the home team of Graeme Kirkham, Pete Lynas and Paul Rundle. In the second Susan Williamson stepped in for Pete with Tregony taking a 13-7 win. Game 3 went to Graeme, Pete and Susan 13-4.

Big thanks to Tregony Sports Club for hospitality, including Jo Foster's very fine chicken curry - just right for a blazing hot day!!

These results give Coaching Inn a tally of ten wins from the four rounds played, with a points difference of +32. Tregony is hot on their heels with nine wins and +55.

Vogue currently has four wins (-13) and North Inn PC one (-74).

The two final rounds of the League, to be played before the end of September, will see Tregony at home to Vogue and Coaching Inn, and North Inn at home to Coaching Inn and away to Vogue.


Three-way competition . . .

On Sunday 22 July, Kernow Petanque was scheduled to play in the annual three-way competition between the Devon, Great Western and Kernow regions of Petanque England.

Regrettably, for the second year running, Kernow is not able to field the required six triples. In consequence there was no choice but to formally withdraw from the event.

This is doubly unfortunate after Cornwall's success in the inter-regional event against Devon last month.

Competing in events within the Kernow region is one aspect of our activities, but it is these inter-regional contests, when we pit ourselves against players that we don't otherwise meet, which give us an opportunity to gain new experience, test our skills and see which areas of our game we need to develop.

This is another reminder that Kernow badly needs new players coming into our clubs, particularly players who are willing to commit and keen to develop their abilities and be competitive. Only with more players coming up through the clubs can we strengthen ourselves as a region.

So, if you live in Cornwall and are interested in playing petanque, Kernow needs you!

Our best wishes to Devon and Great Western regions for a great day's competitive play on Sunday. We very much hope to rejoin you next year.


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