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Winter league: final round

Winter League Winners 2012With first place already decided, the final round of the Cornwall winter league saw intense competition for the remainder of the spots on the prizes board. The competition took place at the Star Inn, St Day, on Sunday 11 March.

Holding on to the second place they gained in the previous round were Mike Hill (Tregony PC) and Robert Herrick (Rising Sun PC, Altarnun). Two more wins gave them a final points total of 67. Just behind them on 65 and with three wins in the final round were Roy Pemberton, Pete English and Mark McDermott (Treleigh Arms - TAPS).

In fourth place were Jock Turnham and Gordon Couch on 62 points, followed by Colin ‘Boot’ Booth and Pete Downing of the North Inn Petanque Club, Pendeen, with 60. Both teams had two wins.

Overall winners of the competition were Graeme Kirkham and Susan Williamson of Tregony PC. However, after dropping only two games over all of the earlier rounds they had a disastrous final day, losing all three.

Other results (to tenth place) were: 6th - Andrew and Sarah Jarvis (TAPS), 57 points; 7th - David and Rosemary Piggin (Tregony PC), 55 points; 8th - Kate Herrick and Peter Wayland (Rising Sun PC) and Paul Rundle (Tregony PC), 47 points; 9th - Richard Lapworth, Arnaud Ruetsch and Ruth Beresford, 46 points; 10th - Anthony Frost, Rod Walker and Roger Weiss, 40 points.

 

Kernow Petanque AGM

Three new officers were elected at Kernow Petanque's 2011 Annual General Meeting, held at the Star Inn, Vogue, on Sunday 12 February.

Robert Herrick, formerly Playing Officer, was voted in to a new post, Vice President - Development. This role will have a broad remit, working to increase interest and participation in petanque in Cornwall. Getting the post off to a flying start, Robert announced a major petanque event now in the planning stages to be held in south-east Cornwall on France's Bastille Day, 14 July.

Elected as the new playing Officer was Andrew Jarvis, who has just re-launched the petanque club at the Treleigh Arms, Redruth.

Another new role voted in at the AGM was Youth Development Officer, aimed at increasing young people's participation in petanque in Cornwall. This was taken on by Sarah Jarvis, also a member of the revived Treleigh Arms Petanque Society (TAPS).

 

Happy event!

Long-standing member of Kernow Pétanque Dave Lynas – holder of many past titles and current webmaster – and his wife Carla have recently become proud parents, with the birth of Sophie Eleanor. She weighed in at 7lb 14oz, or a bit less than two sets of boules! Sincere congratulations and very best wishes from all Kernow Pétanque players.

 

Winter league news

With five rounds played and one to go the top spot in the Cornwall winter league is secure.  Graeme Kirkham and Susan Williamson of Tregony Petanque Club now have an unassailable lead from the 15 games played with 75 points and a points difference of +87.  Maximum points score from each round is 17.

Competition is hot for the next few places, however, with narrow margins between the next six teams.

Currently holding second place are Robert Herrick (Rising Sun PC) and Mike Hill (Tregony PC) with 55 points (+32), followed by two pairs with 50 points: Jock Turnham and Gordon Couch (+15) and Andrew and Sarah Jarvis of the Treleigh Arms Petanque Society (TAPS) on -5.

In hot pursuit are three teams on 48 points: Colin ‘Boot’ Booth and Pete ‘PD’ Downing of the North Inn PC, Pendeen (+44), David and Rosemary Piggin of Tregony PC (+37), and Roy Pemberton and Pete English (TAPS), with +25.

Still within reach of the podium (just!) are Richard Lapworth, Arnaud Ruetsch and Ruth Beresford, all West Penwith players, with 39 points (-31), and Kate Herrick and Peter Wayland (both Rising Sun PC) and Paul Rundle (Tregony PC), on 35 points (-15).

Fourteen teams took part in the 2011-2012 winter league competition. The final round will be played on 11 March.

 

Kernow Petanque AGM

The Kernow Petanque Annual General Meeting will take place at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day, on Sunday 12 February, starting at approximately 3pm after the end of play for the winter league competition.

 


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