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Cornwall players at Ottery charity event

Three Cornwall pairs made the trip across the Tamar for Ottery St Mary Petanque Club's annual Charity Shield competition yesterday, held in support of Hospiscare. A total of about £400 was raised for the charity during the day.

The visitors were Robert and Kate Herrick (Rising Sun PC), Eric Guy (Coaching Inn PC) and Mark Hypponen (North Inn PC), and Susan Williamson and Graeme Kirkham (Tregony PC). Susan and Graeme had a particularly good day, taking first place in the event.

The competition was limited to 16 teams, organised in four leagues for the morning rounds, with knockout games in the afternoon. Susan and Graeme won their three league rounds, and then met Thierry Hacq and Sally Richards in the quarter-finals, winning 13-1. In the semis they met John and Rose Thatcher, taking the game 13-3, and won the final against Peter and Sue Smith 13-7.

Eric and Mark won one of their morning games, taking them into the afternoon's plate competition. They went out in the quarter-finals, losing to a Plymouth PC duo who were the eventual plate winners. Robert and Kate won one game in the morning, and also went out in the plate quarter-finals.

During the lunch break there were pointing and shooting contests, and - a good innovation - a competition for accurate throwing of the jack.

The weather was perfect, the Ottery PC facilities very impressive and hospitality from the Club members, led by John and Rose Thatcher, extremely welcoming., with a special mention for the fantastic array of cakes! Thanks to all concerned: roll on next year!


A close run thing!

What a difference a week can make. Last Sunday Tregony played the first leg of the Cornwall summer league at home against North Inn B in torrential rain. Today they were in Pendeen away to North Inn A for the second leg, playing in T-shirts in warm sunshine!

North Inn (Arnaud Ruetsch, Richard Lapworth, Mark Hypponen) got off to a good start on their home terrain, building a 9-1 lead in the first game. Tregony (Paul Rundle, Pete Lynas, Graeme Kirkham) came back and the score went to 12-all. North Inn were holding the point with their last ball played but a shot from Paul moved a lot of boules around but left his on the jack. One to Tregony.

After lunch (fantastic food at the North Inn!) the second and third games also went to 12-12, with Tregony just taking the final point in each to win overall 3-0.

Tregony now 6-0 up but no other games yet played. All to play for!

Cornwall Sports Partnership


Cornwall summer league 2017

This year's inter-club summer league contest is now open. Five teams will be taking part: two from the North Inn Petanque Club (Pendeen) and one each from Coaching Inn PC (St Columb Major), Vogue PC (Star Inn, St Day) and Tregony PC (Tregony Sports Club). Unfortunately the Rising Sun (Altarnun) will not be fielding a team this year.

First-round matches can now be played and must be completed and scores reported by Sunday 14 May.

This is an open competition - any player from a club venue is eligible to take part - with teams formed of up to six players. Each round is decided by the results from three triples games.

In 2016 Tregony won narrowly over Vogue: who's looking good in 2017?


Cornwall (sub-aqua) petanque league

It was wet - very, very wet - for the first match in the Cornwall summer league, with Tregony at home to North Inn B on Sunday 30 April.

For the first of three triples games Tregony's Susan Williamson, Paul Rundle and Pete Lynas faced Colin 'Boot' Booth, Ray Beresford and new Kernow member Bill Kingdon.

The rain was torrential, making grip and release on the boules extremely difficult. There wasn't quite enough water on the terrain to float a jack, although it was close, but very quickly the playing surface turned to mush.

Tregony started well and despite a North Inn recovery the home team took the first game 13-7.

After lunch - big thanks to Jo Foster and Tregony Sports Club for a very fine chicken curry - and with the rain petering out, the second Tregony squad took the field. Tony and Di Smith and Graeme Kirkham played Boot, Bill and Ray in the second triples, with the home team coming out winners by the narrower margin of 13-10.

Susan, Peter and Paul came back on for the third game and took it 13-9. Final score 3-0 to Tregony.

Well done to all for braving the weather: roll on summer!


Simon and Rob do it again

Simon Penna and Rob Sullivan, both from the Coaching Inn Petanque Club, St Columb Major, have taken top place in the Kernow Easter Egg Shoot doubles competition for the second year running.

They won all six of their games at today's event, held at the Star Inn, St Day, and finished with a points difference of +44. Nine teams took part in the contest.

Three teams had four wins: Andrew Jarvis (Vogue PC) and Pete English (North Inn PC) took second place with a points difference of +26, narrowly ahead of Andy Rose (Rising Sun PC) and Roy Pemberton (Coaching Inn) on +22. Colin 'Boot' Booth (North Inn) and Graeme Kirkham (Tregony PC) took fourth place with +12.


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