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Open doubles event to start the season

Cornwall's 2015 petanque season gets under way on Sunday 12 April with an open doubles competition - the annual Easter Egg Shoot - at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day.

Registration will be from 10.00-10.15 and play starts at around 10.30. Entry is £5 per player.

This is an open event and all are welcome - tell your friends! If you don't have your own boules some spare sets will be available to use.

There will be a raffle - donations of prizes welcome.

NB. The Kernow Petanque summer league (triples) will start on 26 April at the Star. All players must be paid-up members of Kernow Petanque.


Cornwall winter league finals - results

The final round of the Cornwall winter league doubles competition saw no change in the top three. In first place, as they have been since the first round, were Ray Beresford (North Inn PC) and Andrew Jarvis (Vogue PC). Second were Susan Williamson and Graeme Kirkham (Tregony PC) and third Terry Jones and Roy Pemberton of the new Coaching Inn PC.

The competition was played at the Star Inn, St Day. The day started wet and got wetter until just about the time the last games were being played, when the sun came out and everything was lovely!

As last year, Colin 'Boot' Booth (North Inn) and Rob Sullivan (Coaching Inn) made a late surge, ending in fourth place, leading from Rod Walker (Vogue) and Gordon Couch (Rising Sun PC) and Arnaud Ruetsch and Richard Lapworth (both North Inn) in equal fifth place.

New Tregony PC players Sue Hardy and Mark Hypponen took seventh place.


New President of Kernow Petanque

Long-time Cornwall player Pete Lynas was elected President of Kernow Petanque by a unanimous vote of members present at the region's Annual General Meeting today. Pete is now a member of Tregony Petanque Club but he and his family were for a long time mainstays of the old Trengilly Wartha club.

Most of the current officers were re-elected to their existing posts but Graeme Kirkham takes over as Membership Secretary from Susan Williamson. 

The other officers are: Robert Herrick, Vice-President; Wendy Booker, Secretary; Kate Herrick, Treasurer; Andrew Jarvis, Playing Officer; Sarah Jarvis, Youth Development Officer; Colin Booth, Publicity and Promotion Officer. The posts of Regional Umpire and Regional Coach are currently vacant.


Petanque in the sun

After a very cold start, winter sunshine on Sunday 8 February warmed to the point where some players in the winter league round held at the Star, St Day, were spotted in shirtsleeves! Cornwall in February - balmy! 

The top of the table didn't change but any of the three leading teams could now in theory take first place after the four games in next month's final round. 

Still in the lead are Ray Beresford (North Inn PC) and Andrew Jarvis (Vogue PC) with 16 wins and a points difference of +69. Close behind them, with 15 wins and +82 are Graeme Kirkham and Susan Williamson (Tregony PC).

Still in third place are Terry Jones and Roy Pemberton (Coaching Inn), with 13 wins (+25).

Behind them are two teams on nine wins: Richard Lapworth and Arnaud Ruetsch (North Inn PC) have a points difference of -20, putting them just behind Rod Walker (Vogue PC) and Gordon Couch (Rising Sun PC) with a difference of -19.

Two teams are on seven wins: Sue Hardy and Mark Hypponen (Tregony PC) have a points difference of +5, putting them just ahead of Rob Sullivan (Coaching Inn) and Colin 'Boot' Booth (North Inn) on -4, 

The final round of the competition will take place at the Star on Sunday 8 March.

A message from the Membership Secretary

Kernow Petanque membership is now due for anyone who would like to play in regional events and competitions in 2015.

Our Annual General Meeting is on the 8th February at the Star Inn, St Day (details will be posted soon). There will be elections for officers of Kernow Petanque and there may be other things to vote on. In order to vote you will need to have renewed your membership before the meeting starts. If you can, please do this online on the English Petanque Association website ( before the 8th. If you can't join online I will have membership forms with me on the day and you can complete them and pay the fee then (cash or cheque). The membership fee is now £25 as the EPA has increased its annual fee by £5.


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