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Charity event success

2011 Reg Daddow Memorial Event WinnersEighteen teams took part in the 2011 Reg Daddow Memorial competition at the Star Inn, St Day, on Sunday 23 October, raising a record donation from this annual event of £200 to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Players included seven pairs from clubs in Great Western region – a very big ‘thank you’ to them for their support – who travelled down to Cornwall for a weekend of pétanque.

Overall winners of the competition were Roy Pemberton and Rob Sullivan, both of the Treleigh Arms Petanque Society (TAPS), who also took first place in last year's event. They beat Great Western’s Mark Gilbert and Cary Bush in the final. In third place were Mike Hill and Simon Penna, both from Falmouth, and fourth, Graeme Kirkham and Susan Williamson of Tregony Pétanque Club.

The event – formerly the annual Kernow Pétanque Turkey Shoot – celebrates the contribution made by the late Reg Daddow and other players who first established the game in Cornwall. The Turkey Shoot tradition was maintained by the generous donation of a turkey for a raffle prize by another former player, butcher John Penglase of St Day.


Charity pétanque event

The 2011 Reg Daddow Memorial competition will be held at the Star Inn, St Day, on Sunday 23 October. Our aim is to beat last year's donation total to the Macmillan Cancer charity.

The event is a doubles competition and open to all. Registration 10.00-10.15 - play starts 10.30. Entry fee, per team, £10.

There will be a raffle - prizes for this would be appreciated - and lunch will be available to players between 1 and 2; please do not bring your own food to the event.

We are expecting entries from Devon and Great Western players so there should be a good turnout. Do come along and help make this annual charity fundraiser an even bigger success than last year's.

Enquiries to Kernow Pétanque Playing Officer Robert Herrick on 01566 772709 or to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Cornwall at the 2011 Inter-Regionals

Some very enjoyable pétanque, a very wet weekend and a rather disappointing final result were the fruits of Cornwall’s trip up the M5 to the English Pétanque Association Inter-Regional competition at Brean Sands, Somerset, during the weekend of 17-18 September.

 For the past three years the Cornwall region has combined with Devon to enter the Championship contest but for the 2011 event Kernow Pétanque took a squad of four teams into the Challenge. The final outcome for Cornwall was 21 wins from 48 games played over the two days, earning fifth place out of the seven teams in Division 2. At the top of the Division 2 table was Isle of Wight, with 31 wins from 48, followed by Great Western and Devon, each with 27.

The most successful Kernow team was no 3 – Rosemary Piggin, Paul Rundle and Susan Williamson – who won seven of their 12 games. Team 1, made up of Robert Herrick, Graeme Kirkham and Dave Piggin, won six of 12. Team 2 (Hugh Appleton, Simon Penna and Rob Sullivan) had five wins and team 4 – new players Andrew and Sarah Jarvis, on their first visit to Brean, with team-mate Roy Pemberton – picked up a creditable three. Team manager, through rain and shine, was Kate Herrick.

 Now its practice, practice, practice: the road to the 2012 event starts here.


Cornwall winter league

The Cornwall winter league will be a doubles competition, with the first round played at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day, on Sunday 9 October. Registration 10.45.

For the 2011-12 league the format is changing. For each round teams will play three games, but against different opposing teams. If a team can't make a particular round it won't matter - they just won't get any points! Two points will be awarded to teams for turning up and playing and five points for each game won. There is no upfront entry fee for the league but each player will be asked for £1 for each round played.

Dates for the league rounds are 9 October, 13 November, 4 December, 8 January, 12 February (to be confirmed), 11 March.

This is an open competition, not restricted to Kernow Pétanque members - all welcome. For further information contact Playing Officer Robert Herrick on 01566 772709


Cornwall summer league results

It was a damp finale to the Cornwall summer (huh!) league, held at the Star Inn, St Day, on Sunday 4 September. By the end of the event much of the terrain was under water and all the players thoroughly drenched! The top two places in the finals were a re-run of the Cornwall triples competition, with a contest between Simon Penna, Roy Pemberton and Rob Sullivan of the Treleigh Arms and Tregony Pétanque Club members Dave and Rosemary Piggin and Susan Williamson. Once again, Simon, Roy and Rob came out winners. Simon also won the Captains' competition. In third place were Robert Herrick, of the Rising Sun club, Altarnun, and Tregony players Mike Hill and Graeme Kirkham, with Wendy Booker, Peter Gliddon and Kate Herrick taking fourth. The Cornwall winter league starts soon - watch this space for details. This is an open competition and if you are interested in taking part please get in touch with Playing Officer Robert Herrick via the Contact Us page.

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