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Cornwall doubles

The Kernow Petanque regional doubles competition takes place at the Star inn, St Day, on 16 April; registration 10.00-10.15, play starts 10.30. (Kernow Petanque members only - the Membership Secretary will be there if you want to join.)


No April Fools for start of season

Cornwall’s traditional first event of the petanque calendar, the Easter Egg Shoot, was held at the Star Inn, St Day, on Sunday 1 April. Despite bright sunshine there was a low turnout of only eight teams.
Overall winners were Simon Penna (Treleigh Arms Petanque Society – TAPS), Graeme Kirkham and Susan Williamson (both Tregony Petanque Club), who won all five games during the day. Runners-up were Barbara Brown, Lena Daddow and Pete Lynas.
In third place were the Angel-Headed Hipsters – Gordon Couch, Anthony Frost and Jock Turnham – followed by the Rams: Wendy Booker, Peter Gliddon and Kate Herrick (Rising Sun Petanque Club).
The Plate competition was won by Pete English and Andrew Jarvis (TAPS) with Paul Rundle (Tregony PC). Runners-up were Sarah Jarvis, Des and Barbara Yates (all TAPS). In equal third place were last year’s winners of the Easter Egg Shoot, Robert Herrick (Rising Sun PC), Roy Pemberton and Rob Sullivan (both TAPS), and a pick-up triple made up of Rod Walker and two first-time players, Tina English and John Ransome.
Next event in the Cornwall calendar is the Regional Doubles, to be held at the Star on 15 April (Kernow Petanque members only). Watch this page for more details.

Almost . . . . . but not quite

Glorious spring weather on Sunday 25 March saw a three-way competition between Kernow Petanque and our nearest neighbouring English Petanque Association regions, Devon and Great Western. Each regions sent six triples and the four-round competition took place at the Isca Centre in Exeter, organised by Devon region.

The outcome was a very narrow victory for the Devon squad – 14 wins to Cornwall’s 13, with Great Western finishing on nine games won. Two of Cornwall’s losses had final scores of 12-13, so one more point won in one of those games would have either given Kernow an overall win or put us into equal first place.

Cornwall’s most successful team was Kernow 6 – Kate Herrick (Rising Sun Petanque Club, Altarnun) and Paul Rundle and Susan Williamson (Tregony PC). They had three wins and a points difference of +7. Close behind them were Kernow 4 – Peter Lynas (Trengilly Wartha PC), Roy Pemberton (Treleigh Arms Petanque Society – TAPS) and Rosemary Piggin (Tregony) – with three wins and +4.

Gordon Couch, Anthony Frost and Jock Turnham made up Kernow 3 and had two wins (+9), plus one of the narrow 12-13 losses.

Kernow 1 and 2 also both had two wins. Kernow 1 – Hugh Appleton, Graeme Kirkham (Tregony) and Simon Penna (TAPS) – finished the day with a points difference of -10, narrowly ahead of Kernow 2 on -12. Kernow 2, made up of Robert Herrick (Rising Sun), Mike Hill and Dave Piggin (both Tregony), had a very varied day with scores across the four games played of 0-13, 13-12, 0-13, 13-0!

Finally, Pete English and Andrew and Sarah Jarvis, all from TAPS and making up Kernow 5, took one win and a points difference of -21.

The most successful team in the competition was Devon 1, with three wins and a points difference of +20. The team is made up of Thierry Hacq, Frank Depreaux (the current EPA shooting champion) and Devon Region president and chair of the EPA Umpires Commission, John Thatcher.


April 1 - be a fool for boules!

The 2012 petanque season starts this Sunday, 1 April, with the annual Easter Egg Shoot, to be held at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day.

This is an open competition for triples (teams of three) – all welcome. Registration will be from 10.00-10.15 and play starts at 10.30. Entry: £10 per team.

Contributions for the raffle would be appreciated.

The Cornwall Regional Pairs competition will be on 15 April at the Star (for paid-up members of Kernow Petanque). Watch out for details.

The Summer League (for triples) starts on 22 April. Entries to our new Playing Officer, Andrew Jarvis, at the Easter Egg Shoot on 1 April or contact him before that by email (see Contact us page) or on 01872 272603.


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.


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