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New Cornwall Shooting Champion - and President's event melée winners

The new Cornwall region Shooting Champion is Andy Rose, of the Rising Sun PC. He took the trophy against nine other contestants on Sunday 8 October, during a competition held as part of the Kernow President's Day event at the Star Inn, St Day.

The event used the region's new shooting mat for the first time, obtained from those clever people in Southern Counties. Very convenient, although the stark white of the material was somewhat distracting! Just as well it was a bit gloomy or we'd all have been wearing dark glasses!

The melée was won by Tregony PC's Tony Smith, who took five wins and one draw from the six rounds played. The North Inn PC took second and third places, with Colin 'Boot' Booth on four wins and one draw and Bill Kingdon on four wins.

The pointing contest held during the day was won by Mark Hypponen, another North Inn player.

Turnout for the day was very disappointing, with fewer than half of the region's registered members taking part in what is intended to be a significant social event in the Kernow calendar. If players don't like melées (and some don't) they need to say what they would prefer!

Fingers crossed for more faces next Sunday at the region's major charity event of the year, the Reg Daddow Memorial doubles competition. 


Kernow President's event

The Kernow Petanque President's event will take place this Sunday, 8 October, at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day.

It will be a melée, open to all - no need to come with a partner or as part of a team because you will be teamed up with other players in each round, so individuals welcome.

Registration from 10.00-10.15. £5.00 per player.
In addition to the melée there will also be a fun pointing / petanque skills competition and (for Kernow members only) the regional shooting competition.

The Star will be doing their usual roast rolls for lunch - please order in advance from the Star on 01209 820242. Don't bring your own refreshments to the pub.


Cornwall triples cancelled

With two players not available because of family medical emergencies and others away it is not now possible to field six teams for the triples competition which had been rescheduled for Sunday 1 October. With great regret the event has been cancelled.


Cornwall summer league: and the winner is . . .

For the second year running, Tregony PC takes the title in the Cornwall summer league. They totted up three match wins during the competition (losing only to Coaching Inn PC) and won 10 of the 12 games played, with a final points difference of +26.

In second place was North Inn B (Pendeen), also with three match wins; their only loss was to Tregony in the very wet opening round of the contest. They won six of their 12 games and had an overall points difference of +4.

Vogue PC (St Day) took third place on two match wins and six games, with a points difference of +11. Coaching Inn (St Columb Major) also came in with two match wins but one fewer games. Final points difference: -2.

North Inn A (Pendeen) ended without a match win - so close in their first round when all three of the games against Tregony went to 13-12! - and with three game wins. Their points difference was -39.

That's it for 2017: fingers crossed for more teams and better weather in 2018! Details of the winter league to come soon.


Tregony take another win in Summer League

Tregony Sports Club petanque team won their final match in this year's Cornwall Summer League competition in a home event against Vogue PC played on 25 September.

It was the first league round to be played on the recently rebuilt Tregony terrain, with the home team turning out in their new club polo shirts for the occasion..

In the first game the Tregony team of Susan Williamson, Tony Smith and Graeme Kirkham trailed in the early ends, but came back strongly for a final score of 13-5 against Vogue's Barbara Brown, Lena Daddow and Andrew Jarvis.

The second game saw Di Smith take Susan's place on the home team, with Paul Lumley stepping in for Lena for Vogue. This was closer but went to Tregony 13-9.

In the final triples Susan Tony and Graeme faced Lena, Paul and Andrew and made it a 3-0 win for Tregony with a score of 13-7 for the home side.

Only one more game to be played in this year's Summer League: a Pendeen Derby between North Inn A and North Inn B scheduled for later this week.

The official result of the competition will be announced at the rearranged Kernow Triples, to be held at the Star Inn, Vogue, this coming Sunday, 1 October.


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