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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.)


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.


Coaching Inn ahead after round 2 of summer league

With another big win in their round 2 game Coaching Inn PC currently holds the top spot in the Cornwall summer league.

Playing at home to the visiting North Inn squad, Coaching Inn's Dion Beechey, Roy Pemberton and Rob Sullivan took the first of three timed games 12-7, against North Inn's Bill Kingdon, Colin 'Boot' Booth and Mark Hypponen.

The home side took the second game 8-3, facing Bill, Mark and Dominik Ellwanger, with the third - Tim Coad stepping in in place of Dion - also going to the Coaching Inn with a score of 12-5, this time against Boot, Mark and Dominik.

After two rounds of the league the Coaching Inn is unbeaten with six wins and a points difference of +31. Tregony is in second place with 4 wins (+19), followed by Vogue on 2 wins (-17) and North Inn, yet to score (-33).

In June Coaching Inn is at home to Tregony and North Inn will host the game against Vogue.


Raising the profile of petanque in the south west

Chris Bigmore of Honiton Petanque Club continues to do a great job of promoting petanque in the south west with his weekly results column in 'The Independent' sports paper.

Putting petanque into the spotlight alongside the whole range of better known sporting activities can only be good for raising awareness of petanque as a sport and bringing more people to the game.

In his piece published over the Bank Holiday weekend Chris featured our recent regional doubles competition, including a photograph of winners Lena Daddow and Paul Lumley. Fame at last!

A very big thank you to Chris from Kernow Petanque for all his hard work.


Successful petanque event at Tregony Sports Club

More than 25 people turned out for an informal evening of petanque at Tregony Sports Club on Thursday 25 May.

The players included members of Tregony PC, who play at the Club on Tuesday evenings, the St Austell U3A petanque group, who use the terrain on Saturdays, and two teams of Sports Club regulars, some of whom were trying the game for the first time.

Overall, a very good event, rounded off by a very fine chicken curry, thanks to Sports Club steward Phil Higham.


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