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Kernow Singles event

The Kernow regional Singles competition takes place on Sunday 12 August at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day.

Registration 10.00-10.15, start of play 10.30. This is a regional event and only paid-up members of Kernow Petanque can take part, although subscriptions can be paid on the day.

You can order lunchtime food in advance from the Star on 01209 820242. Please do not bring your own food or refreshments to the pub.


Coaching Inn keeps lead in Summer League

Big wins for Coaching Inn and Tregony yesterday, Sunday 22 July, mean that the two clubs keep their first and second places in the Cornwall Summer League table.

In the first of the two round 4 fixtures, Coaching Inn's Dion Beechey, Roy Pemberton and Rob Sullivan were away at Vogue PC (Star Inn, St Day) and came home with a 3-0 win from the three timed games.

They took the first of these 13-7 against Vogue's Barbara Brown, Lena Daddow and Drew Jarvis. Game 2 was closer, with Paul Lumley stepping in instead of Drew for Vogue and a result of 11-9. The final game was closer still, with Lena, Paul and Drew taking it to 11-10.

Tregony was at home to North Inn and also took a 3-0 win. In the first game North Inn's Colin 'Boot' Booth, Sue Hardy and Mark Hypponen went down 13-0 to the home team of Graeme Kirkham, Pete Lynas and Paul Rundle. In the second Susan Williamson stepped in for Pete with Tregony taking a 13-7 win. Game 3 went to Graeme, Pete and Susan 13-4.

Big thanks to Tregony Sports Club for hospitality, including Jo Foster's very fine chicken curry - just right for a blazing hot day!!

These results give Coaching Inn a tally of ten wins from the four rounds played, with a points difference of +32. Tregony is hot on their heels with nine wins and +55.

Vogue currently has four wins (-13) and North Inn PC one (-74).

The two final rounds of the League, to be played before the end of September, will see Tregony at home to Vogue and Coaching Inn, and North Inn at home to Coaching Inn and away to Vogue.


Three-way competition . . .

On Sunday 22 July, Kernow Petanque was scheduled to play in the annual three-way competition between the Devon, Great Western and Kernow regions of Petanque England.

Regrettably, for the second year running, Kernow is not able to field the required six triples. In consequence there was no choice but to formally withdraw from the event.

This is doubly unfortunate after Cornwall's success in the inter-regional event against Devon last month.

Competing in events within the Kernow region is one aspect of our activities, but it is these inter-regional contests, when we pit ourselves against players that we don't otherwise meet, which give us an opportunity to gain new experience, test our skills and see which areas of our game we need to develop.

This is another reminder that Kernow badly needs new players coming into our clubs, particularly players who are willing to commit and keen to develop their abilities and be competitive. Only with more players coming up through the clubs can we strengthen ourselves as a region.

So, if you live in Cornwall and are interested in playing petanque, Kernow needs you!

Our best wishes to Devon and Great Western regions for a great day's competitive play on Sunday. We very much hope to rejoin you next year.


Devon V GWR result

In the Devon - Great Western match yesterday GWR came out winners by 25 games to 15. In the absence of Kernow from what should have been a three-way contest, the format was altered to eight triples per side but because of the heat and time over-runs the decision was taken to play only five rounds.

Congratulations to GWR, commiserations to Devon - we hope to be back in the competition next year.


Summer league win for Tregony

Tregony took a 2-1 win from their away match at the Coaching Inn, St Columb Major, on Sunday 17 June. Despite this, at the halfway point in the Cornwall summer league, Coaching Inn hang on to a narrow lead in the competition.

With the St Columb weather set to a fine drizzle, Tregony's Paul Rundle, Pete Lynas and Graeme Kirkham took the first of the three timed games 9-6 against Coaching Inn's Dion Beechey, Roy Pemberton and Rob Sullivan.

The hosts came back to take the second game 7-6 against Paul, Graeme and Susan Williamson, stepping in for Pete.

Tregony started slowly in the final game, with the score at 5-0 to Coaching Inn before the visitors scored their first point. Pete, Susan and Graeme then came back strongly and took the final score to 11-5 for an overall 2-1 win and a +8 points difference from the three games.

Half way through the summer league schedule, with all teams having played each other once, Coaching Inn are on seven wins and an overall points difference of +23, Tregony has six wins with +27, Vogue (St Day) four (-4) and North Inn (Pendeen) one (-46).

Round 4 of the competition will be played during July and will see Vogue at home to Coaching Inn and Tregony hosting North Inn.


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