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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.


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.



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.


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.



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.



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