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And what did Santa bring?

Fifteen hardy souls braved rain and high winds at the inaugural Kernow Petanque Santa Shoot, held at the Star Inn, St Day, on Sunday 15 December.

Fortified by soup, mince pies and the Star Inn's best turkey rolls, they managed four rounds of timed games before deciding that home by the fire made a lot more sense than paddling about on a flooded terrain . . . 

In fourth and third places with three wins were Peter Lynas from Constantine and Gordon Couch of Gorran Haven. In second place, with four wins, was Graeme Kirkham, from Tregony PC, but ahead on points and taking first place was another Tregony player, Susan Williamson.

A Happy Christmas and a peaceful, successful 2014 to all members of Kernow Petanque and to boules players everywhere. 


Santa Shoot

The last date on the 2013 Cornwall petanque calendar is the Santa Shoot, to be held at the Star Inn, St Day, on Sunday 15 December. This is a new event, planned as an enjoyable pre-Christmas social occasion as well as an occasion for some competitive petanque.

The day will be organised as an open melee – teams for each round will be organised on the day – and all are welcome: do bring your friends! It would be useful to have some idea of numbers in advance, though, so please contact Andrew Jarvis by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) if you are intending to take part .

Registration for the Santa Shoot will be from 10.00 to 10.20. See you there!


Cornwall Winter League

After two rounds of the winter league the clear leaders from the 16 teams entered are Starsky and Hutch – Simon Penna and Rob Sullivan – with six wins from six games, 22 league points and a points difference of +47.

Behind them come five teams all on four wins and 16 league points, separated only by points difference. Currently in top place among these are Jarfish – Andrew and Sarah Jarvis - with +24. Close behind them, in third place overall, are Beer Taps (Roy Pemberton, Pete English and Mark McDermott) with +22.

Ray Beresford and Susan Williamson (First Timers) hold fourth place on +21, followed by Hipsters (Anthony Frost and Rod Walker) on +14 with the Don’t Knows (Pete PD Downing, Graeme Kirkham and Paul Rundle) behind on +11.

Seventh place is taken by Fincorn (Markku Hypponen and Sue Hardy) with three wins, 13 league points and +1, a great start to their first season of regular play in Cornwall. Richard Lapworth and Arnaud Ruetsch (Bombardiers) also have three wins and 13 league points but fall just behind on a –4 points difference.

Four teams (Heaven Knows, Point and Shoot, Rising Sun and Piggin Hell) are on two wins, with The Packers and Jodel on one and Talent Spotters and The Talent yet to score.


Winter League - Round 3 Surprises

Round 3 of the Cornwall Winter League produced some major changes at the top of the table, although not right at the top: Simon Penna and Rob Sullivan have not yet dropped a game and stay in first place with 9 wins and a points difference of +72.

The round was held at the Star, St Day, on Sunday 1 December, and produced a low turnout, with only 9 teams taking part.

Three wins in this round gave second place to Ray Beresford and Susan Williamson, up from fourth last month, with 7 wins and +21 points. Third place is held by Richard Lapworth and Arnaud Ruetsch, with a total of 6 wins and +9 points bringing them up from eighth place in round 2.

Andrew and Sarah Jarvis now lie fourth, down from second after the last round (5 wins, +29) and Pete PD Downing and Graeme Kirkham, in fourth place last time, go down to fifth with 5 wins and +2.

Sue Hardy and Markku Hypponen move up one place to sixth in the table, with 5 wins and -7. Pete English and Roy Pemberton slip from third in November to seventh place, with 4 wins and +9.

In eighth place, also on 4 wins but pulled down by fewer league points (based on wins plus the number of events participated in) are Anthony Frost and Rod Walker.

The date for round 4 of the Winter League will be posted shortly. 



. . . to Cornwall Vice-President Robert Herrick, who has been co-opted to serve as an Arbitrator for a second year by the English Petanque Association Management Committee.


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