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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?


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.


Winter league winners

The final round of the Cornwall winter petanque league once again produced a last-minute surprise. Ray Beresford and Bill Kingdon (North Inn) topped the table all the way through through the competition but in the final round were just pipped at the post for the top place by Pete English (North Inn) and Drew Jarvis (Vogue PC).

The final took place at the Star Inn on Sunday 12 March, with three teams competing. In the first game, Pete and Drew beat Ray and Bill 13-7, to leave these two teams level on 7 wins and 25 match points (match points are awarded for 'good wins' - victories to 0, 1, 2 or 3).

The second game was the turning point, with Pete and Drew defeating Mark Hypponen (Tregony PC) and Eric Guy 13-0 and so going ahead on 8 wins and 30 match points. That meant Ray and Bill had to do the same to level for first place. They won but didn't get a second fanny against Mark and Eric so also finished on 8 wins but with only 28 match points.

Third team member for Mark and Eric was Pete Lynas (Tregony); Sarah Jarvis was third for Drew and Pete, but was unable to play in the final round because of injury


Cornwall petanque season gets rolling

The first competition on the Kernow Petanque calendar for 2017 is the open doubles Easter Egg Shoot, which takes place at the Star Inn, St Day, on Sunday 9 April.

All welcome - registration is 10.00-10.15, start of play 10.30. £5 per player.

The Star will be doing it's fabulous roast rolls - usually a choice of chicken, beef or pork - which can be ordered in advance on 01209 820242. Please do not bring your own food or refreshments to the pub.

Kernow Petanque memberships are now due. If you haven't yet renewed you can do so online via the English Petanque Association website - - or see Graeme Kirkham, KP Membership Secretary, on Sunday. Annual membership is £27: £20 to the EPA, £7 to Kernow Petanque.

See you at the Star!!


Two new officers for Kernow Petanque committee

The Kernow Petanque AGM on Sunday 5 March saw two new officers join the region's management committee. Pete English (North Inn PC) steps in as Treasurer and Andy Rose (Rising Sun PC) becomes the new Regional Umpire.

Kate Herrick (Rising Sun) stepped down as Treasurer after four years in the post and Sarah Jarvis gave up the post of Youth Development Officer after a similar term. Both were warmly thanked for all they have contributed.

The meeting was not well attended but agreed that the main priorities for the coming year must be promotion and recruitment - membership is currently at a six-year low and there is an urgent need to attract new players who are willing to take part in the major competitions.

Other matters discussed included the format for the summer league competition. It was decided that the successful inter-club contest would run again in 2017, enabling those taking part to play on a variety of different terrains.

Andy Rose gave a brief run-through of the important changes to the rules which have come into play this year.

Playing Officer Andrew Jarvis (Vogue PC) also outlined the calendar for 2017 which will be distributed and posted shortly.

The officers elected were: President: Pete Lynas (Tregony PC); Vice-President: Colin Booth (North Inn); Secretary: Susan Williamson (Tregony); Treasurer: Pete English (North Inn); Playing officer: Andrew Jarvis (Vogue); Membership Secretary: Graeme Kirkham (Tregony); Youth Development Officer: post vacant; Promotion Officer: post to be shared by Vice-President and Membership Secretary; Regional Umpire: Andy Rose (Rising Sun).

A number of members turned out for the melée held before the AGM, cut short from the planned event because of the dismal weather forecast. As it happened the rain and hail stopped, the wind died down and the sun came out! Winner of the three-round contest was Susan Williamson (Tregony PC), with Roy Pemberton (Coaching Inn) as runner-up.


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