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Sofa Dodger visits Tregony PC

Tregony PC's club night last Tuesday had a visit from Sam Taylor, who runs the Sofa Dodger website( She started it to provide easy access to listings of local sporting clubs and activities around the country.

Sam is now undertaking a challenge to try 100 different sports in the course of a year, chronicling the results in a blog - petanque was no 6 on her list. Her blog account is at

Thanks  to Sam from Tregony PC for coming to see us - good luck with the 94 sports to go!


Cornwall doubles

The Cornwall regional doubles takes place at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day, on Sunday 18 May. Registration is 10-10.15, start of play 10.30. Entry: £10 per team.

This event is open to paid-up members of the Cornwall region of the English Petanque Association. 


Getting the boules rolling . . .

First event of the Kernow Petanque 2014 season will be the region's traditional Easter Egg Shoot competition, on Sunday 13 April.

This is an open doubles event and will take place at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day.

Registration: 10.00-10.30. Entry £10 per team. All welcome.


Happiness is warm boules

Sunshine and a good turnout of 14 teams made for a great start to the 2014 Kernow Petanque calendar at the region's traditional open Easter Egg Shoot competition, held at the Star Inn, St Day, on Sunday 13 April.

Overall winners were Colin 'Boot' Booth and Mark 'Barney' Knapp, both of the North Inn Petanque Club, Pendeen. Runners-up were Terry Jones and Roy Pemberton of the Treleigh Arms Petanque Society (TAPS).

Next event in the calendar is the start of the summer league triples competition at the Star on 27 April. Registration 10.15-10.30 - you must be a member of Kernow Petanque to take part. 


Winter league: the final round

2013/14 Winter League WinnersThe final round of the Cornwall Winter League, held at the Star Inn, St Day, on 9 March, saw a last-minute upset at the top of the table. First place finally went to the Penzance team of Richard Lapworth and Arnaud Ruetsch, third at the end of the last round, with a cumulative total of 13 wins, 51 league points (wins plus events attended) and a points difference of +46.

Their league points score just edged Richard and Arnaud the title over runners-up Simon Penna and Rob Sullivan, who also had 13 wins but only 49 league points; Simon and Rob's points difference, however, was a magnificent +101.

Third place in the competition went to Ray Beresford and Susan Williamson: dropping a couple of games in this final match cost them the lead they had held during the two previous rounds. Their final tally was 12 wins, with 48 league points and +61.

In fourth place came Pete 'PD' Downing and Graeme Kirkham, with 11 wins, followed by Sue Hardy and Markku Hypponen with 8, just ahead on league points of Pete English and Roy Pemberton (aided in this round by Terry) who also had 8 wins.

Andrew and Sarah Jarvis took seventh place with 7 wins, closely followed by Colin 'Boot' Booth and Barney Knapp, also with 7 but lagging on league points. Boot and Barney's late return to the competition caused much of the upset at the top of the table, as the draw put them against both the second- and third- placed teams and they won both games.

The 2014 Kernow season will open with the traditional Easter Egg Shoot on Sunday 13 April; the Summer League (triples) starts on Sunday 27 April. Watch this space for details.


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