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Rob is new Kernow shooting champion

The new holder of the Kernow Petanque Shooting title is Rob Sullivan of Coaching Inn PC, St Columb Major. He took the contest with a total of 15 points, just ahead of runner-up Pete Lynas (Tregony PC) on 14 points.

Seven players took part in the Cornwall region precision shooting championship, held during the annual President's Event, which took place on Sunday 30 September at the Star Inn, St Day.

The shooting contest consists of five 'disciplines' - target set-ups including a single boule, boules between boules, boules behind boules and an individual 'jack' - each of which is attempted from four distances between 6.5m and 9.5m. Points are awarded for shots which touch the targets or remove them cleanly from the 1m target circle.

A petanque skills contest was also held during the morning, with tests including accurate throwing of the jack, pointing in front of the jack and pointing to move an opposition boule from close to the jack. The winner was Barbara Brown of Vogue PC with Graeme Kirkham (Tregony) runner-up.

Three rounds of a doubles competition were played before and after the lunch break, somewhat marred by drizzle and a cold breeze, with Colin 'Boot' Booth and Graeme Kirkham taking first place with three wins and, in second place, Pete Lynas and Ros Luckman, a new player to Kernow Petanque events, with Susan Williamson stepping in in the the third round.

The next Kernow Petanque event is another 'open' competition, the Reg Daddow Memorial Doubles contest, which will take place at the Star Inn, St Day, on 21 October. Watch this space for further details.


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