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Winter league - round 4

After four rounds of the winter league Andrew Jarvis and Roy Pemberton are still in the lead with 10 wins from 12 games and a points difference of +56. In second place, PD and Barney from the North Inn, Pendeen, have 9 wins and +13.

Moving up a place since the last round, Simon Penna and Pete English are on 7 wins (-4), pushing Dave and Rosemary Piggin into fourth place with 6 wins and +9.

Two more teams have played 12 games: Gordon Couch and Jock Turnham have 5 wins (-21) and Graeme Kirkham and Susan Williamson just 4 (-24).

Four teams have played only 9 games. Kate Herrick and Paul Rundle have 4 wins, as have Arnaud Ruetsch and Richard Lapworth. Boot and Ray Beresford are on 3 wins, Robert Herrick and Wendy Booker have 2.

The next round will be played on Sunday 3 February.


Winter League update

After three rounds of the Cornwall winter doubles league the top spot is held by Andrew Jarvis and Roy Pemberton, both of the Treleigh Arms Pétanque Society (TAPS), with eight wins out of nine games, 30 league points and a points difference of +50. Close behind are PD and Barney from the North Inn, Pendeen, with seven wins, 27 league points and +11.

Third and fourth places are very close: Dave and Rosemary Piggin (Tregony Pétanque Club) and Simon Penna and Pete English (TAPS) both have five wins and and 21 league points. Dave and Rosemary edge ahead with a +18 points difference compared with Simon and Pete's 0.

Fifth and sixth places are also close, with Kate Herrick and Paul Rundle (-3 points difference) edging ahead of Graeme Kirkham, Susan Williamson and Ian Johnson (-14). Both teams have four wins and 18 league points.

Four other teams are taking part. Currently in seventh place are Gordon Couch and Jock Turnham (three wins), followed by Arnaud Ruetsch and Richard Lapworth (three wins from six games), Robert Herrick and Wendy Booker (two wins) and Boot and Ray of the North Inn, Pendeen, with one win from six games.

The next round of the winter league will be played at the Star Inn, St Day, on 6 January.



Boules fundraiser for cancer charity

Twelve teams took part in the annual Kernow Pétanque charity event, the Reg Daddow Memorial, held at the Star Inn, St Day, on Sunday 28 October. Two teams travelled from Devon and one player from Great Western region to take part.

Overall winners were Simon Penna and Graeme Kirkham, who beat Roy Pemberton and Rob Sullivan 13-8 in the final to take the trophy. The two Devon pairs both reached the semi-finals: Ged and Ann Barton lost to Simon and Graeme 11-13 and John and Rose Thatcher went down to Roy and Rob 9-13.

The plate compettion was won by Lena Daddow and Barbara Brown, who beat Dave and Rosemary Piggin 13-5 in the plate final.

Colin 'Boot' Booth won a short '£1 for six boules' pointing competition and Graeme Kirkham a similar shooting trial. Proceeds from these, with entry fees and a raffle, made possible a donation of £200 from Kernow Pétanque to Macmillan Cancer Support.



Tregony PC out of EuroCup

Tregony Pétanque Club ended their run in the current EuroCup competition on Saturday 1 December, losing to a team from the Compton Inn, Compton Dando, near Bath.

The match, played away at Compton, consisted of two triples games and three doubles. Dave Piggin and Paul Rundle won their doubles game 13-7 but the Compton team won all of the other games. The mixed triple of Peter Lynas, Rosemary Piggin and Susan Williamson lost 9-13, and the other triple, Dave Piggin, Paul Rundle and Graeme Kirkham, went down 7-13. In the other doubles Peter and Rosemary lost 2-13 and Graeme and Susan 9-13.

Many thanks to the Compton club for their hospitality and good luck in the next round.


Cornwall open charity event

Kernow Pétanque's major charity event of the year, the Reg Daddow Memorial competition, takes place at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day, on Sunday 28 October. This will be a doubles event and is open to all.

Registration will be from 9.30 to 10.00 with play starting at 10.15. Entry is £10 per pair. Soup will be available before play starts, courtesy of the Star Inn, and lunches will be available at around £5 per head (please do not bring your own food).

The format for the competition will be four or five games before lunch with knockout rounds afterwards to decide the winners of the contest. If there are enough participants there will also be a plate competition.

To boost the funds raised through entry fees there will also be tests of pétanque skills to enter and a raffle - prizes for the latter would be appreciated.

For further information contact Kernow Playing Officer Andrew Jarvis on 07900 853663 or by email via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   It would help greatly with organisation if you would let Andrew know if you are intending to enter this event.



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