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Santa shoot coming to town!

The annual Kernow Santa Shoot contest will take place at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day, on Sunday 9 December - PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE.

This is an open melée competition, all are welcome to take part. In a melée there is a new draw for team partners in each round, so you don't need to come as part of a team. 

Registration 10.00-10.15, start of play 10.30. The event should be over by around 4.30pm

Please order your Star roast rolls (there is usually a choice of roast meats) for lunch in advance on 01209 820242. Please do not bring your own food or refreshments to the pub.

Look forward to seeing you.


Winter boules 1

Three games, three wins (13-7, 13-11, 13-12) for Emmanuelle Juan and Ray Beresford in today's first round of the winter boules events. Good result on a tricky surface!

Four pairs turned out on a breezy but sunny day in Pendeen, playing on the huge car parks at Geevor mine. No strings - put the jack where you like - and watch out for the rocks, gullies and slopes!

Second place went to Colin 'Boot' Booth and Graeme Kirkham with two wins. Pete Lynas and Bill Kingdon had one win but Mark Hypponen and Sue Hardy, recent winners of the Reg Daddow Memorial contest, were out of luck this time.

The next winter event is scheduled for mid January - watch this space for details - but before that the traditional Santa Shoot competition will take place on 16 December.


Annual Kernow charity event takes place next weekend

The annual Reg Daddow Memorial Doubles contest takes place next Sunday, 21 October, at the Star Inn, St Day (TR16 5NP).

This is an open event - all are welcome to take part. All proceeds will go to charity.

Registration will take place from 10.00-10.15, start of play at 10.30. £5 per player. The competition will probably finish at about 5pm.

Please order your Star roast rolls in advance on 01209 820242: choice of meats, gravy and stuffing. Please do not bring your own food and refreshments to this event.

Raffle: donations of prizes welcome.

Look forward to seeing you, one and all. Fingers crossed for good boules weather!


Geevor for round 1 of the winter boules safari

Now confirmed that the first of the Kernow winter competitions will be at Geevor mine, Pendeen (TR19 7EW), next Sunday ,18 November.

Registration 11.00-11.15, start of play approximately 11.30 or sooner if we're all set to go. A café and toilets are near at hand and there's a variety of playing surfaces. Just what we were looking for!

For those who haven't taken part previously, the boules safari takes us to places where we don't usually play and aims to find more 'interesting' and 'challenging' surfaces than those of our usual pistes. The usual format is three timed games. 

All welcome: it would be great to see some new faces or faces we haven't seen for a while. Please email Graeme ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) if you are intending to play.

See you there!.

PS. If anyone has a suggestion for a venue for a future safari event, the main requirements are an interesting but playable surface with enough space for at least four games, with toilets and (preferably) a café or pub nearby.


Cornwall winter boules safari

The Kernow calendar issued in March this year scheduled the first round of the 2018-19 winter competition for 7 October.

Things have been busy recently and regrettably there wasn't time to get this organised. Round 1 was therefore postponed. Apologies to anyone who was particularly disappointed!

The format this winter is likely to be the same as that we trialled last year, with monthly excursions to different venues for informal three-round events, trying out different playing surfaces. Last year's terrains included the car parks at Geevor mine, Pendeen, and Swanpool, Falmouth, the piste in Boscawen Park, Truro, and St Anthony's Gardens, Penzance.

Keep an eye on this page, the Kernow Petanque Facebook page and your email inbox (if you are on the mailing list) for details. If you have any ideas for new challenging places to play (preferably with toilets and cafe nearby), please get in touch.


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