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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.

Tregony players do well in Cornwall doubles

The Kernow Pétanque 2011 doubles competition was won by Graeme Kirkham and Susan Williamson, both of Tregony Pétanque Club. Eight teams took part in the event, which took place on Sunday 28 August at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day. This is the third year in a row that Graeme, President of the Cornwall region, has been a member of the winning pair and he and Susan previously won the competition together in 2007.   Runners-up were Robert Herrick of the Rising Sun Pétanque Club, Altarnun, and Mike Hill of Falmouth, another member of the Tregony club.   The Plate competition was won by Andrew and Sarah Jarvis of Truro, also members of Tregony, with Kate Herrick of the Rising Sun club and Paul Rundle of St Austell, another Tregony player, in second place. (Watch out for photographs on the Gallery pages.)

2011 Cornwall Triples champions

The new Cornwall Triples champions and holders of the Skinners trophy are Simon Penna, Roy Pemberton and Rob Sullivan of the Treleigh Arms Pétanque Club (TAPS). Roy and Rob were both members of the winning team in 2010. The Triples competition took place at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day, on Sunday 7 August. Turnout this year was poor, with only six teams competing. The standard of play was mostly very high, however, and the atmosphere good humoured, despite heavy rain during the afternoon. Runners-up in the competition were a team from Tregony Pétanque Club: Dave and Rosemary Piggin and Susan Williamson. In third place was a team from the North Inn, Pendeen, in west Cornwall, Colin 'Boot' Booth, Peter Downing and Ray Beresford. This was a very good result from a club which was only formed at the beginning of this year.  

Cornwall Shooting title

2011 Shooting Champion - Peter LynasThe new Kernow Petanque shooting champion is Peter Lynas, of Trengilly Wartha Petanque Club, Constantine. The shooting competition was held during the Kernow President's Event on 14 August at the Star Inn, St Day. Eight players took part. A pointing competition was also held, won by Sam Heslop of Falmouth. The main proceedings of the day were a melee, with Roy Pemberton of St Columb Major running out the winner. Everyone got prizes!


Third year running for Singles champion

The Cornwall regional Singles championship has been won for the third year in succession by Steven Boyne. Currently living in Devon, Steven keeps up his links with Cornwall region and returned to take part in the event, held at the Star Inn, St Day, on 17 July. This time he took the title by the narrowest of margins, beating runner-up Simon Penna of Falmouth 13-12 in the final. Winner of the Plate competition was Rob Sullivan of St Columb Major, who beat Lena Daddow of Carharrack in the final. Despite Cornwall this year having hit its highest membership total for more than ten years, turnout for the event was disappointing, with many players put off by a dismal weather forecast. Fingers are now crossed for better weather for the regional Triples competition, to be held on Sunday 7 August.

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