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Devon V GWR result

In the Devon - Great Western match yesterday GWR came out winners by 25 games to 15. In the absence of Kernow from what should have been a three-way contest, the format was altered to eight triples per side but because of the heat and time over-runs the decision was taken to play only five rounds.

Congratulations to GWR, commiserations to Devon - we hope to be back in the competition next year.


Three-way competition . . .

On Sunday 22 July, Kernow Petanque was scheduled to play in the annual three-way competition between the Devon, Great Western and Kernow regions of Petanque England.

Regrettably, for the second year running, Kernow is not able to field the required six triples. In consequence there was no choice but to formally withdraw from the event.

This is doubly unfortunate after Cornwall's success in the inter-regional event against Devon last month.

Competing in events within the Kernow region is one aspect of our activities, but it is these inter-regional contests, when we pit ourselves against players that we don't otherwise meet, which give us an opportunity to gain new experience, test our skills and see which areas of our game we need to develop.

This is another reminder that Kernow badly needs new players coming into our clubs, particularly players who are willing to commit and keen to develop their abilities and be competitive. Only with more players coming up through the clubs can we strengthen ourselves as a region.

So, if you live in Cornwall and are interested in playing petanque, Kernow needs you!

Our best wishes to Devon and Great Western regions for a great day's competitive play on Sunday. We very much hope to rejoin you next year.


Coming soon - petanque on the Prom in Penzance

Kernow players will once again be taking part in the Golowan Festival in Penzance this year, with informal games in St Anthony's Gardens (near the Yacht Inn) between 11.00 and 16.00 on Sunday 24 June.

All welcome - look forward to meeting old and new friends and anyone interested in playing petanque in Cornwall.

(Photographs of past events on the Kernow Petanque Facebook page.)


Summer league win for Tregony

Tregony took a 2-1 win from their away match at the Coaching Inn, St Columb Major, on Sunday 17 June. Despite this, at the halfway point in the Cornwall summer league, Coaching Inn hang on to a narrow lead in the competition.

With the St Columb weather set to a fine drizzle, Tregony's Paul Rundle, Pete Lynas and Graeme Kirkham took the first of the three timed games 9-6 against Coaching Inn's Dion Beechey, Roy Pemberton and Rob Sullivan.

The hosts came back to take the second game 7-6 against Paul, Graeme and Susan Williamson, stepping in for Pete.

Tregony started slowly in the final game, with the score at 5-0 to Coaching Inn before the visitors scored their first point. Pete, Susan and Graeme then came back strongly and took the final score to 11-5 for an overall 2-1 win and a +8 points difference from the three games.

Half way through the summer league schedule, with all teams having played each other once, Coaching Inn are on seven wins and an overall points difference of +23, Tregony has six wins with +27, Vogue (St Day) four (-4) and North Inn (Pendeen) one (-46).

Round 4 of the competition will be played during July and will see Vogue at home to Coaching Inn and Tregony hosting North Inn.


Good win for Kernow in annual Devon derby

Kernow Petanque ran out winners from the annual contest against Devon by an impressive 17 wins to 8.

On a steamy hot Sunday (10 June) at Isca Petanque Club's terrain in Exeter the visitors took four of the five rounds played.

Three Kernow teams had four wins from the day. Most successful were Kernow 3 (Pete English, Andrew Jarvis and Paul Lumley), with a final points difference of +24. Close behind were Kernow 1 - Dion Beechey, Colin 'Boot' Booth, Andy Rose and Rob Sullivan - with +22 and Kernow 2 - Lena Daddow, Pete Lynas and Paul Rundle - on +17.

Kernow 5 - Susan Williamson, new Kernow player Chris Mason and Graeme Kirkham - were slow getting started in the morning but had three wins during the afternoon with a final points difference of -4. Eric Guy, Sue Hardy, Mark Hypponen and Bill Kingdon made up Kernow 4 and came in with two wins from their first two games of the day (-18).

To be fair to the Devon squad there were a number of tight games that could have gone the other way and a number of 'new faces' playing, taking part in an inter-regional event for the first time.

Thanks from Cornwall to Devon president Ged Barton for his organisation, to the Isca PC team for setting up, to Mike Pegg for umpiring - and setting up the special Olympic bid photograph - and to the Isca catering team for a good lunch.

Roll on the three-way competition between Kernow, Devon and Great Western regions to be held at Isca on 22 July.


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