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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.



EuroCup win for Tregony

Tregony Pétanque Club came out on top in their EuroCup for Clubs match against a team from Ottery St Mary PC in Devon. The score from the five-game contest was 3-2.

Playing at home at Tregony Sports and Social Club on Sunday 21 October, Tregony won both of the triples games. In the mixed triple, Peter Lynas, Rosemary Piggin and Susan Williamson beat the Ottery line-up of Mike Pegg (President of the English Petanque Association), Marie Pegg and John Thatcher (President of Devon region and Chair of the national Umpires Commission), with a score of 13-2.

Tregony's open triple of Graeme Kirkham (Cornwall region president), Dave Piggin and Paul Rundle won 13-5 against Ottery's Peter Smith, Rose Thatcher and David West.

In the doubles games Dave Piggin and Paul Rundle beat Mike and Marie Pegg 13-7 to give Tregony an overall win. Pete Lynas and Rosemary Piggin lost 9-13 to Peter Smith and David West and Graeme Kirkham and Susan Williamson lost narrowly 11-13 to John and Rose Thatcher.

Tregony now go through to round 3 of the competion and will have an away match against a team from Great Western region.


Autumn pétanque in Cornwall

Kernow Pétanque is working with the Kernow Mill shopping village in east Cornwall to organise a boules event at the Mill on Sunday 30 September. This follows the successful Bastille Day (14 July) pétanque celebration held at the same venue earlier this year.

The day will include pointing and shooting sessions, particularly aimed at new players, starting at 09.30, and a competition – probably a melée – from 11.00. The event is open to anyone interested – all welcome.

Also on offer will be the Kernow Mill shopping village itself, the regular car boot sale, a Skinners’ bar and various food offerings. Kernow Mill is just off the A38 at Trerulefoot, between Liskeard and Saltash.

The Cornwall winter league begins on Sunday 7 October. It will be a doubles competition and is open to all. More details from Andrew Jarvis (see Contacts page).

The Reg Daddow Memorial event takes place at the Star Inn, St Day, on 28 October. This is an open doubles competition. Watch this page for more details.


Petanque at the Mill

South-east Cornwall shopping village Kernow Mill hosted a 'Boules Festival' on Sunday 30 September at its site just off the A38 at Trerulefoot. The event was organised by Kernow Pétanque Vice-President Robert Herrick with substantial logistics help from the Kernow Mill team.

Almost 30 players took part during the day, many from local twinning associations, particularly Torpoint and Saltash. Several new players also took the opportunity to try the game.

The specially laid out terrains on the Kernow Mill car park have bedded down well since the first pétanque event at this venue, held earlier this year on Bastille Day (14 July). 

Second and third places in a melée competition went to husband and wife George and Barbara from Torpoint Twinning Association. First place went to Kernow Pétanque President Graeme Kirkham, who welcomed the chance which the event offered to bring together pétanque players from across Cornwall. Prizes were generously provided by Kernow Mill.



Kernow at the Inter-Regionals

Cornwall players took third place among the eight teams competing in Division Two of the Challenge competition at this year’s English Petanque Association (EPA) Inter-Regional tournament, held over the weekend of 15-16 September.

The Kernow team won 27 games of the 48 played over the two days, with an overall points difference of +55. In first place was a Combined squad of players from last year’s top regions, which won 38 games (points difference of +243), followed by the East Midlands team with 32 wins (+109).   

This is Cornwall’s best performance at the Inter-Regionals for several years and could see them promoted to Division One for next year’s contest. In last year’s Challenge Kernow won 21 games and came fifth out of seven.

 After many years at Brean Sands, Somerset, this year’s Inter-Regionals moved to a new venue at Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island, generally agreed to be a great improvement in terms of accommodation and facilities. The playing terrains were very varied and offered a real challenge for pointers.

Top Cornwall team in 2012 was Kernow 1: Hugh Appleton, Paul Lancaster and Simon Penna. Their nine wins and +47 points difference gained them third place among the teams in the Division Two competition.

Kernow 3 – Ian Johnson, Peter Lynas, Rosemary Piggin and Susan Williamson – won seven games (points difference +2) and Kernow 4 – Colin ‘Boot’ Booth, Peter ‘PD’ Downing, Roy Pemberton and Paul Rundle – won six games (+1).

Kernow 2 – Robert Herrick, Graeme Kirkham and Dave Piggin – won five overall (+5) but distinguished themselves by losing games in which they started out leading 7-0 and 11-3, apparently forgetting that the basic idea in pétanque is to keep getting your boules nearer the coche than those of your opponents . . .

Kernow team manager again this year was Kate Herrick, who recorded and reported scores, liaised between the squad and the organisers and generally kept things running smoothly; thanks to Kate from everyone.

  • Full results for the competition can be found on the English Petanque Association website (see the Links page).

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