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Successful petanque event at Tregony Sports Club

More than 25 people turned out for an informal evening of petanque at Tregony Sports Club on Thursday 25 May.

The players included members of Tregony PC, who play at the Club on Tuesday evenings, the St Austell U3A petanque group, who use the terrain on Saturdays, and two teams of Sports Club regulars, some of whom were trying the game for the first time.

Overall, a very good event, rounded off by a very fine chicken curry, thanks to Sports Club steward Phil Higham.


Lena and Paul take doubles trophy

Winners of the 2018 Kernow regional doubles event, held on Sunday 20 May at the Star Inn, St Day, were Lena Daddow and Paul Lumley, both members of Vogue PC. They won all four of their games.

Second place went to Colin 'Boot' Booth (North Inn PC) and Graeme Kirkham (Tregony), with two more Tregony players, Paul Rundle and Pete Lynas, taking third.

Turnout for the competition was disappointingly poor, with only five pairs competing in the first major event of the Cornwall calendar.


Coaching Inn v Vogue in summer league round 1

Coaching Inn PC took a 3-0 win from their home match against Vogue PC on Sunday 29 April, in round 1 of the Cornwall summer league.

The home side of Dion Beechey, Roy Pemberton and Rob Sullivan took the first game 13-5, with Vogue's Lena Daddow, Drew Jarvis and Paul Lumley coming back in the second leg to lose narrowly 13-11.

The third game went to Coaching Inn, 13-9.

At the end of round 1 both Coaching Inn and Tregony PC have three wins. In round 2, to be played during May, Vogue will be at home to Tregony at the Star Inn and North Inn will travel to St Columb Major to play the Coaching Inn.


Cornwall Regional Doubles

The Kernow regional doubles competition will take place on Sunday 20 May at the Star Inn, St Day.

Registration from 10.00; play starts 10.30.

The competition is open only to current members of Kernow P├ętanque: the Membership Secretary will be there for any late subscriptions.

Food will be available in the shape of the Star's legendary roast rolls - please order in advance from the Star on 01209 820242. Please do not bring your own food and beverages to the pub.

There will also be a raffle - prize donations welcome.

See you there - let's have a good turnout for the first regional contest in 2018.


Alan Poole RIP

A message from Kernow player Enid Rose with the sad news that former Cornwall region President Alan Poole has died at his home in Spain. He had suffered ill health for several years.

Enid says: 'For those of you who remember Alan Poole he passed away on Friday 20th April at his home near Albox in South of Spain. He was a great ambassador for the game, organising many competitions throughout the county, and forming the Cornish Squad to go to the inter-regionals plus charity events when he managed the Seahorse lnn at Maenporth, Falmouth. Andy and I are attending his funeral [today] in Arboleas.'

Many past players around Cornwall will remember the charity petanque events staged by Alan at the Seahorse in the 1990s, often for the RNLI, with a playing surface installed on the car park and 40-50 teams taking part. Alan's contacts brought numerous teams from outside the county to these competitions.

Pete Lynas remembers that Alan introduced him to playing petanque at the Seahorse and adds 'He will be missed'. Former Kernow players Paul Johns and Mike Hill also have good memories of the Seahorse events as highly sociable occasions.

Alan moved from Maenporth to a pub in Truro and then to the Norway Inn, Perranarworthal, retiring to Spain 8-10 years ago.


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