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Cornwall summer league under way

Round 1 of the Cornwall summer petanque league kicked off yesterday, Sunday 22 April, with Tregony away to the North Inn, Pendeen.

The visitors came away with an encouraging 3-0 win from the three timed triples games.

Tregony's Susan Williamson, Paul Rundle and Graeme Kirkham took the first game 13-6 against North Inn's Bill Kingdon, Anthony Frost and Dominik Ellwanger. The second game went to the same score, with North Inn fielding Anthony, Pete 'PD' Downing and Mark Hypponen.

After a great North Inn lunch the sun came out in time for the third game. This was closer, with Dominik, Bill and Mark pushing strongly for a result. North Inn took the score to 11-9 up but Graeme shot twice for Tregony and stayed, with his boules 25-30 cm behind the jack. Paul then pointed one in front of the jack, but North Inn were still holding. Susan pointed with Tregony's final boule, pushed Paul's boule onto the jack, which moved back to bring Graeme's two boules behind into play. Mark shot once and pointed with North Inn's last two boules, but Tregony took four on the end to win the game.

The other league game this month will be Coaching Inn PC at home to Vogue PC; watch this space for results.

 

Sunshine for the start of the season

Blue skies and sunshine for the annual Kernow Easter Egg Shoot doubles competition today - it felt almost like Spring!

Six pairs took part - disappointing for the first event of the calendar - and five wins from the five rounds played gave the top slot to Roy Pemberton (Coaching Inn PC) and Andrew Jarvis (Vogue PC), with a points difference of +34.

In second place were Pete Lynas and Paul Rundle, both Tregony PC, with four wins and +13. Three wins and +2 gave third place to Susan Williamson (Tregony) and Bill Kingdon (North Inn PC).

April sees the start of the 2018 summer league - all first round games to be played before the end of the month - and if the weather really is improving club play will get properly under way. The next regional event will be the Kernow Doubles on 20 May.

 

Last round of the winter doubles and new officers for Kernow Petanque

The final round of the 2017-18 Winter Doubles series took place at the Star Inn, St Day, yesterday, 4 March. This was a much smoother (and greener) roly-poly surface than most of those played during earlier rounds.

There were five teams and after four games the winners were (open the envelope) . . . . Colin 'Boot' Booth (North Inn) and Graeme Kirkham (Tregony), with four wins (+19). Second were Andy Rose (Rising Sun) and Pete English (North Inn), on three wins (+14). Third place went to Mark Hypponen (North Inn) and Dominic Ellwanger: two wins (+3).

The competition was followed by the Kernow AGM. Pete Lynas stepped down after three years as President of Kernow region; Graeme Kirkham was elected as President for the coming year. A huge thank you to Pete for all he has done for the region during his term of office.

Bill Kingdon (North Inn) will take over as Secretary and Susan Williamson is now Membership Secretary for the region: get your 2018 subs to her as soon as possible!

The meeting was attended by 11 members. There was discussion of the format for the Winter Doubles event - going on tour and trying a variety of different playing surfaces was generally agreed to have been successful - and of the 2018 Summer League.

It was agreed that this year each club taking part in the League would play both home and away matches against each of the other clubs. The format would be three timed triples games, which will allow rounds to be played on weekday evenings if preferred. Each game must be played during the month specified in the League programme. Full details will be available soon.

Playing Officer Andrew Jarvis also announced that he has agreement for some refurbishment of the Star playing surface - watch that space!

Finally, this year Kernow will again be entering a squad for the Challenge competition at Petanque England's Inter-regional event. This takes place at Hayling Island in September. This comes after two years in which it has not been possible to take part as a region - looking good!!

 

Sunshine for the start of the season

Blue skies and sunshine for the annual Kernow Easter Egg Shoot doubles competition today - it felt almost like Spring!

Six pairs took part - disappointing for the first event of the calendar - and five wins from the five rounds played gave the top slot to Roy Pemberton (Coaching Inn PC) and Andrew Jarvis (Vogue PC), with a points difference of +34.

In second place were Pete Lynas and Paul Rundle, both Tregony PC, with four wins and +13. Three wins and +2 gave third place to Susan Williamson (Tregony) and Bill Kingdon (North Inn PC).

April sees the start of the 2018 summer league - all first round games to be played before the end of the month - and if the weather really is improving club play will get properly under way. The next regional event will be the Kernow Doubles on 20 May.

 

Winter doubles and Kernow AGM

The final event in the winter doubles series will take place at the Star Inn, St Day, on Sunday 4 March. Registration 10.30-10.45 for 11.00 start of play.

The event is open to all - everyone welcome.

This will be followed at about 15.00 by the Kernow Petanque Annual General Meeting. Details of this have been sent to all current members by email or by post. The agenda and other information will go out shortly.

This is an important meeting: our President, Pete Lynas, has indicated that he will be standing down and it would be good to have as many members as possible there to elect a new President. All other officer posts are also open to nominations.

Details of the officer posts and the nomination process were in the recent email / letter from the Secretary. Any items you would like to be discussed at the meeting should be notified to the Secretary by next Saturday, 24 February.

Please note: only paid-up members of Kernow Petanque will be able to vote or be nominated as officers. If possible, please renew your membership online before the meeting: https://memberdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm…

If you wish to transfer between clubs please contact the Kernow Membership Secretary before renewing.

If you don't want to renew online you will be able pay the current year's subscription (£27) prior to the meeting.

 


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