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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. 


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.


Winter league - one round to go!

Today's round of the Cornwall Winter League, postponed from 9 February, saw no change in the top two places: Ray Beresford and Susan Williamson held on to their slim lead over Simon Penna and Rob Sullivan. Both teams have 11 wins but Ray and Susan lead on league points.

Simon and Rob dropped a game for the first time in the competition, losing to Richard Lapworth and Arnaud Ruetsch. The victory gave Richard and Arnaud a total of ten wins overall and moved them one place up the results table to third.

Down one place at fourth were Pete 'PD' Downing and Graeme Kirkham, on nine wins, closely followed by Sue Hardy and Markku Hypponen holding onto their fifth place with eight wins.

No change in the sixth, seventh and eighth places, none of which played in this round. Andrew and Sarah Jarvis hold sixth, with six wins, followed by Anthony Frost and Rod Walker in seventh, and Pete English and Roy Pemberton in eighth, on six and five wins respectively.

The final round of the league will take place on 9 March, to be followed by the Kernow Petanque AGM. 


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.


Kernow Petanque AGM

The Kernow Petanque Annual General Meeting will be held at the Star Inn, Vogue on Sunday 9 March 2014, starting after the final game in the Winter League: estimated start time will be 2.30 – 3 pm.

Members with items for discussion, please forward details to Kernow Petanque Secretary Wendy Booker (see Contact Us page) before 1 March so that they can be included in the agenda, to be issued one week prior to the meeting.

All members please attend and have your say. 


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