Kernow Petanque

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Trophy comes home

After two years in which the Reg Daddow Memorial has been won by teams from Compton Petanque Club, in Great Western region, the competition held on 18 October saw the trophy come safely back across the Tamar.

Winners of the 2015 event were Anthony Frost, making a return to Cornwall petanque events after a serious illness, and long-time playing partner Gordon Couch.

In a nail-biting, perhaps even buttock-clenching final, Anthony and Gordon beat Colin 'Boot' Booth and Graeme Kirkham 13-12. After winning all of their previous games Boot and Graeme made a slow start in this one and were 8-0 down before they started scoring. They came back to lead 10-8 but it was then 12-12 and down to Boot's last ball, a point which was short by only 1 cm - a close-run thing!

Third in the competition, played in warm autumn sunshine at the Star Inn, St Day, were Susan Williamson and Ray Beresford, with Pete PD Downing and Mark Hypponen taking fourth.

Winners of the Plate competition were Kate Herrick and Pete Lynas, who beat Devon's Peter and Sue Smith 13-4 in the Plate final.

A big thank you to the visitors from Great Western and Devon regions, and to all who turned out. More than £150 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.


Arnaud on target

Congratulations to Arnaud Ruetsch (North Inn PC) on winning the Kernow Petanque shooting championship, taking back the title he previously won in 2013.

The shooting contest took place during the annual President's Day event at the Star Inn, St Day. Second place went to Andrew Jarvis (Vogue PC), third to Roy Pemberton (Coaching Inn PC).

Winner of the President's Day melée was Paul Rundle (Tregony PC) - Paul also won the pointing competition held during the day - with Andrew Jarvis taking second and Barbara Brown (Tregony PC) third. All three had four wins from the five rounds played, with Paul just ahead on points difference.



Summer league - final results

Having led throughout the competition, Simon Penna, Rob Sullivan and Dion Beechey (Coaching Inn PC) clinched the Kernow Petanque summer league title today in the final round, played at the Star Inn, St Day.

Having won all of their games in previous rounds, however, they lost the first of the triples today to Lena Daddow (Vogue PC), Barbara Brown and Pete Lynas (Tregony PC). That result was enough to boost the latter up the table into second place.

Third were Colin 'Boot' Booth, Pete 'PD' Downing and Ray Beresford (North Inn PC), just ahead of Susan Williamson, Mark Hypponen and Graeme Kirkham (Tregony PC).

Two teams tied for fifth: Robert and Kate Herrick (Rising Sun PC) and Paul Rundle (Tregony), and Gordon Couch (Rising Sun), Rod Walker (Vogue PC), Richard Lapworth and Arnaud Ruetsch (North Inn). They were just ahead of seventh-placed team Andrew Jarvis (Vogue), Terry Jones and Roy Pemberton (Coaching Inn).


Kernow President's event

The annual Kernow Petanque President's event takes place on Sunday 4 October, at the Star Inn. Vogue, St Day.

The main competition will be a melée, a format in which teams are drawn at random in each round, so players don't need to come as part of a ready-made team. The event is open to all and is an ideal opportunity for new players to get a 'taste' of the game.

There will also be a pointing competition and the Kernow 2015 Shooting contest (for members only) will be held during the day.

Registration is from 10.00-10.15, with play starting at 10.30.

Rolls with a choice of roast meats will be available at lunchtime: if you would like to eat please let Kernow President Pete Lynas know by email in advance - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Players must not bring their own food to the pub.


'Open season' for Cornwall petanque

Petanque events in Cornwall this autumn and winter are open to all players, not just to members of the Cornwall region. New players and those returning to the game will be very welcome.

October is going to be a busy month. First on the calendar is the Kernow Petanque President's event, to be held at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day, on Sunday 4 October. This is likely to take the form of a melée, with playing partners picked at random for each round - full details to be announced shortly. (The Kernow Shooting Championship will be held during the day: this will only be open to current members of the region.)

Sunday 11 October sees the start of the Cornwall winter league. This is a competition for pairs and is played approximately monthly at the Star Inn through the winter. Registration 10.00-10.15, start of play 10.30.

On Sunday 18 October the Star is the venue for the Reg Daddow Memorial doubles event. This is our major charity fund-raiser of the year and has in the past attracted a good number of visiting teams. Again, new players are very welcome. Registration 10.00-10.15, start of play 10.30.

Looking further ahead, the annual Santa Shoot competition takes place on 13 December. Full details available nearer the date.

It may pour, it may freeze - no reason to stop playing petanque!


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