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Tregony Open Doubles Championship 8th May 2021

There was a great turnout of 12 teams for Cornwall’s first pétanque event for well over a year, and it was great to see a crowd – socially distanced, of course – back on the Tregony Sports Club terrains.

As well as the Club’s usual pétanque area, four temporary lanes were set out on the car park: smooth, stony and sloping – very tricky! After a deluge on Saturday, the weather stayed dry, but with a strong cold wind.

Three Plymouth teams were among the entries, and after the league groups in the morning it looked as though the visitors were going to dominate, taking the top three places by number of wins and points difference. In equal third place, the top Cornish team at this stage was Colin ‘Boot’ Booth (North Inn PC, Pendeen) and Tim Austin (Tregony PC).

The knockout rounds in the afternoon saw two of the Plymouth teams – Mike and Bren, Bob and Irene) through to the semi-finals, faced by two Tregony club teams, David and Pippa Boardman and Pete and Nicky Tombs, both from the Club’s regular U3A pétanque group.

The ‘local derby’ final produced a good win for Pete and Nicky (left) against David and Pippa (right) with a score of 13-3.

The Plate final was also a local affair, with Drew Jarvis and Pete English defeating Dominik Ellwanger and Arnaud Ruetsch 13-8.

A big thank you to all the players who took part, and to Phil and Sean at Tregony Sports Club for helping to make it happen.

Let’s do it again soon!