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Kernow charity event

For the second year in a row Colin 'Boot' Booth and Graeme Kirkham took the trophy in the Reg Daddow Memorial doubles competition, held on Sunday 15 October, at the Star Inn, St Day. But only by the narrowest of margins.

After seven rounds of timed games three pairs had five wins: Boot and Graeme, Susan Williamson and Ray Beresford, and Dion Beechey and Rob Sullivan.

Dion and Rob had a final points difference of +10 but Boot and Graeme and Susan and Ray both had +19. Boot and Graeme had won the game they played against Susan and Ray - just! - with a score of 10-9.

Unfortunately the event, intended as the Cornwall region's major charity fundraising event of the year, attracted an entry of only seven teams, only six of which were from the local region. A big thank you to Ged and Ann Barton, who traveled from north Devon to take part and took fourth place.

A total of £150 was raised from entry fees, donations and a raffle and will go to the Little Harbour Children's Hospice, St Austell. The charity was chosen by Lena Daddow, widow of Reg, who was himself one of the founding players of petanque in Cornwall. The competition has been held in his memory since 2006.


Charity doubles competition

The annual Reg Daddow Memorial doubles  competition takes place on Sunday 15 October at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day, with all proceeds from the day going to the Little Harbour Children's Hospice at Porthpean.

Registration is 09.45-10.00, with play starting as soon as possible after that. £5 per player.

There will be a raffle and prizes would be welcome.

The Star Inn will be doing their usual roast rolls: please order in advance on 01209 820242. Please do not bring your own refreshments to the pub.


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.


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. 


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.


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