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Kernow at Hayling Island

Seven Kernow Petanque players made the trek across country to Hayling Island this weekend to take part in the English Petanque Association's annual Inter-Regional competition.

They formed teams 3 and 4 in the Challenge Division 2 Combined squad, which came fourth of the eight regions in this event with a total of 25 wins from the 48 games played. The two Cornish teams contributed 14 wins to the total.

Team 3 - Colin 'Boot' Booth, Roy Pemberton and Graeme Kirkham - won six of their seven games on Saturday, despite heavy rain, mud and pools of water on the terrains. On Sunday, under blue skies and warm sunshine, they took a further two wins from the three morning games and until lunchtime were on the board as one of the three most successful teams in the Division 2 Challenge. Unfortunately that was it and they lost the two afternoon games.

Andy and Enid Rose, Paul Rundle and Susan Williamson were team 4 and took three wins on Saturday and - despite losing Paul's services to a bout of food poisoning - a further three on Sunday.

Coaching Inn's Roy Pemberton, new Kernow Shooting champion, took part in the EPA precision shooting competition on Friday evening, but after a long journey and a rush to get there didn't make the final four for the Saturday semi-final and final.

Winners of the Division 1 Championship this year were Southern Counties, with Chiltern second and Kent third. Division 2 was won by Eastern.

Devon retained their place in the Division 1 Challenge, coming third despite the absence of ace shooter Franck Depreaux, Southern also took the top spot in this contest.

We couldn't get a Kernow squad together for the event this year: let's start working now to make sure Cornwall is there in 2017!


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