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Petanque in the Park

Four teams turned out today (Sunday 17 February) for round 3 of the winter boules doubles series, which took place in Boscawen Park, Truro,

The surface on the rarely played Park terrain varied between rocky and sandy with a liberal spread of pine needles and twigs, occasional spots veering towards spongy and some where you would swear there's a trampoline buried just beneath the surface. Different and challenging.

Two teams had two wins, with Pete and Mark just taking the top spot with a +12 points difference from Boot and Graeme on +11.

Ray and Emmanuelle had 1 win and -9 and Andy and Tim on 1 win and -14.

The final round of the winter boules safari will take place on 17 March: green jacks only for St Patrick's Day!

Don't forget: the Kernow Petanque AGM takes place on 3 March at the Star Inn, St Day, and will follow a doubles contest: more details soon.


Winter boules: round 3 venue

Round 3 of the winter boules doubles events will take place at the petanque terrain in Boscawen Park, Truro, next Sunday, 17 February. Registration 10.30-10.45, start of play 11.00. Three games: we'll decide on whether to play timed games when we see who turns up.

There are toilets nearby and the cafe does coffee, bacon rolls, etc.

There is limited playing space so please let Graeme know if you are planning to take part (if you don't have his email please text 07794 866225).

This is a doubles event: it would be helpful if you knew who you were playing with in advance.

If you haven't previously played in Boscawen Park, the petanque pitch is on the right hand side of the road near the car park immediately before Truro Cricket Club.


Kernow Petanque Annual General Meeting

The Kernow Petanque AGM takes place on Sunday 3 March 2018 at 3.00pm, at the Star Inn, Vogue.

This will follow a doubles competition – details to be confirmed.

If you would like to nominate someone (or yourself) for any of the officers’ posts, please inform our Secretary, Bill Kingdon, before the meeting. If you are nominating someone else, please check that they are willing to stand and would serve if elected.

To stand for office or to vote at the AGM you must be a paid-up member of Pétanque England before the start of the meeting. If you want to attend the AGM and intend to vote, please renew your membership online (preferred). Alternatively, contact our Membership Secretary, Susan Williamson, or pay before the meeting on 3 March. The current Kernow annual subscription is £29.

If there are issues you would like to raise for discussion at the AGM, or motions which registered clubs wish to put forward, please inform the Secretary as soon as possible (by Sunday 17 February at the latest) so that they can be added to the agenda.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Winter boules round 3

The next round of the Cornwall winter boules safari takes place next Sunday, 17 February. Venue to be confirmed: details here in the next few days.

It is likely that there will be space for a maximum of six teams, so contact Graeme (07794 866225) if you are intending to take part.

Fingers crossed for the weather!


Boules at the Bike Chain cafe

Four teams turned out for the second round of the Cornwall winter boules safari, held on Sunday 20 January in on-off winter sunshine at the Bike Chain cafe at Bissoe.

The playing area was mostly deepish gravel, although there were some thinner patches which could make an incautious boule skitter away across the surface. For the most part, though, it was high lobs, with boules half buried in a crater and heaven help the shooter!

Winners once again were Emmanuelle Juan and Ray Beresford: two wins and a points difference of +8. Just behind them came Pete English and Andrew Jarvis with two wins and +7.

Susan Williamson and Graeme Kirkham had one win (-3) and Mark Hypponen, Dominik Ellwanger and Pete Lynas (the famous triple-double) had one win and -12.

A big thank you to the Bike Chain cafe for their very warm welcome, good food and excellent coffee! We'll be back.


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