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Happy Yule Boules!

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Kernow Petanque members and to all petanque players everywhere


Jingle boules!

The annual Kernow Petanque Santa Shoot event takes place at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day, on Sunday 13 December. Registration 10.00-10.15; play starts at 10.30.

The event will be a melée - playing partners are drawn for each round so you don't need to come as part of a team. It is open to all: new players and those who haven't played for some time will be very welcome. Spare boules will be available if you don't have your own.

Entry £5 per player. There may be mince pies!


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.


Winter league: round 3

Four teams turned out for round 3 of the Cornwall winter league on 6 December, 'enjoying' three games on a sodden Star Inn terrain in a steady drizzle.

Colin 'Boot' Booth (North Inn PC) and Graeme Kirkham (Tregony PC) maintained the lead they established in the preceding rounds, with three wins today putting them on a total of 9 wins for 29 league points with a points difference of +50.

Narrowly holding onto second place are the defending winter league title holders, Ray Beresford (North Inn) and Drew Jarvis (Vogue PC), with Mark Hypponen (Tregony PC) and Pete 'PD' Downing (North Inn) snapping at their heels, Ray and Drew have 5 wins with 18 league points and +23; Mark and PD are on 6 wins, but miss out on second place because although they also have 18 league points they have a points difference of +19.

In fourth place, despite not playing today, are Dion Beechey and Rob Sullivan (both Coaching Inn PC), with 4 wins, 13 league points and +8. Sarah Jarvis (Vogue) and Pete English (North Inn) did play. Their 1 win, 5 league points, -45 from the rounds to date gives them fifth place ahead of the other two teams taking part, Arnaud Ruetsch and Richard Lapworth (both North Inn) and Roy Pemberton and Terry Jones (both Coaching Inn).

Round 4 will be on 10 January 2016.


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.



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