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Disappointing result from Devon trip

The annual Cornwall V Devon derby played on 24 April at the Isca Centre, Exeter, resulted in a narrow victory for the Devon region of the English Petanque Association.

Devon took 20 wins from the six rounds played, with Cornwall notching up 16. Three of the games were narrow defeats, however, with scores of 12-13, so the result could easily have gone the other way.

The best results of the day went to Kernow 6 (Lena Daddow, Sarah and Andrew Jarvis) and Kernow 1 (Colin 'Boot' Booth, Graeme Kirkham and Roy Pemberton). Both had four wins from six games, with Kernow 6's points difference of +14 putting them just ahead of Kernow 1 on +12.

Kernow 2 - Pete Lynas, Paul Rundle and Susan Williamson - had three wins (-5) and there were two wins each for Kernow 4 (Terry Jones, Andy Rose and Rob Sullivan), points difference -8, and Kernow 5 (Kate and Robert Herrick and 'guest' players Lesley and Costa Drakatos), -15.

Pete 'PD' Downing, Mark Hypponen and, making a very welcome return to the Cornwall squad after a long absence, David Lynas, took one win as Kernow 3 (-29).

The best Devon results were from Devon 1 - Franck Depreaux, Thierry Hacq and Rob Thomas - with six wins. However, two of these were close results 13-12 over Kernow 4 and Kernow 6.

Illness and last-minute commitments left the Cornwall squad two players short and thanks are due to Devon region's Lesley and Costa Drakatos for standing in at short notice. Thanks also to John Thatcher for umpiring and organising the day and to Isca PC for hosting the event.


Summer inter-club competition - first round results

There were wins for all three of the teams playing away In the first round of the new format Cornwall summer inter-club contest.

North Inn A, away to Coaching Inn PC, St Columb Major, did well, taking three wins from the three triples games and racking up a points difference of +28.

Tregony PC traveled to play North Inn B in Pendeen and came away with two wins and a points difference of +8. Vogue PC from the Star Inn, St Day, were away at the Rising Sun PC, Altarnun, and also took two wins with a points difference of +7.

Next round to be played on or before Sunday 22 May: Tregony will be at home to North Inn A, Coaching Inn at home to the Rising Sun and Vogue PC at home to North Inn B.


2016 season under way

A good turnout of 13 pairs for the annual Easter Egg Shoot on 3 April, which - despite a damp beginning to the day - set the Kernow season going in style.

Winners after five rounds were Simon Penna and Rob Sullivan (both Coaching Inn PC), with five wins and a points difference of +46. Second place went to Lena Daddow (Vogue PC) and Pete Lynas (Tregony), also with five wins and +23.

Peter 'PD' Downing (North Inn) and Mark Hypponen (Tregony) took third, with 4 wins and +23.

Sights are set now on the first round of the summer league, to be played on or before Sunday 17 April, and Cornwall's annual encounter with Devon region, which will take place in Exeter on 24 April.


Summer league: round 1

The first round of the Cornwall summer league takes place this weekend, with all games to be played by the end of Sunday 17 April.

The format for the league has been amended this year to make it an open, inter-club competition. Any player at any of the five petanque clubs in Cornwall is eligible to take part as a member of his or her club's team. One club, the North Inn PC at Pendeen, is fielding two teams.

The first round sees the Coaching Inn PC of St Columb Major play the North Inn A at home, Tregony PC is away to North Inn B and the Rising Sun PC at Treween, near Altarnun, will be at home to Vogue PC from the Star Inn, St Day.

In another change to the format all matches will consist of three games of triples rather than the triples, doubles and singles sequence played in previous years.

Results here soon.


Setting the boules rolling for 2016

Kernow Petanque kicks off the 2016 season in style with the annual Easter Egg Shoot doubles competition, to be held at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day, on Sunday 3 April.

This is an open event, with participation welcome from all Cornwall petanque players (plus those from across the Tamar). Whether you play with a petanque club, a U3A or twinning group, or have played on holiday and would like to try your hand again, come along and pit your boule-skills against the rest.

Registration for the competition is from 10.00 to 10.15, with play starting at 10.30. Entry fee £5 per player

There will be a lunchtime break for the Star Inn’s filled roast and vegetarian rolls – please order in advance through Kernow Petanque Playing Officer Andrew Jarvis on 01872 272603 or contact the Star Inn direct on 01209 820242. (Please do not bring your own food or refreshments to this event.)

For more information contact Andrew Jarvis on 01872 272603.


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