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New Cornwall shooting champion

The new Kernow Petanque precision shooting champion is Roy Pemberton, of the Coaching Inn Petanque Club, St Columb Major.

Roy took the title yesterday, Sunday 4 September, with an impressive performance which included shooting the jack three times out of four during the final round of the event.

Roy will now represent the Cornwall region at the English Petanque Association's national precision shooting competition, to be held at Hayling Island, Hampshire, this coming weekend.

The 2016 shooting contest was held as part of Kernow's President's Day event at the Star Inn, St Day. Runner-up in the competition was Kernow President Pete Lynas.

A sociable melée provided the main competition of the day, won narrowly by Paul Rundle over fellow Tregony PC member Mark Hypponen. Both had five wins from the five rounds played with Paul holding the top spot with a greater points difference.

A pointing competition was won by this year's Kernow women's singles title holder, Kate Herrick of the Rising Sun PC, Altarnun,


Kernow President's Day event

The annual Kernow Pétanque President's Day event will be held on Sunday 4 September at the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day. This is an open event - all pétanque players are very welcome. Kernow President Peter Lynas will preside!

The main competition will be a melée - players are drawn with new team partners in each round - and there will also be a pointing contest. The Cornwall Shooting competition will also take place during the day (open only to registered members of Kernow Pétanque).

Registration is from 10.00-1015, start of play 10.30. Entry: £5 per player.

Food - the usual rolls with a choice of roast meats, stuffing, gravy, etc - will be available from the Star at lunch time. Please order in advance on 01209 820242. Please do not bring your own refreshments.


Cornwall regional triples contest

The 2016 Kernow Petanque regional triples competition takes place on Sunday 14 August at the Star Inn, St Day.

Registration is from 10.00, play starts at 10.30.

If you are intending to take part it would be helpful if you would let Playing Officer Andrew Jarvis know on 01872 272603 or 07519 846102.

Food can be ordered in advance from the Star on 01209 820242


Cornwall triples results

The 2016 Kernow triples title goes to Coaching Inn Petanque Club's Simon Penna, Dion Beechey and Rob Sullivan. This was Simon's fifth win of the regional triples title and Rob's fourth.

The contest, held yesterday, Sunday 14 August, at the Star Inn, St Day, saw the trio from the St Columb Major club win four of the five games played, losing only the final game to runners-up Colin 'Boot' Booth (North Inn PC), Roy Pemberton (Coaching Inn) and Graeme Kirkham (Tregony PC).

In third place of the six teams competing were Susan Williamson (Tregony), Peter 'PD' Downing and Ray Beresford (both North Inn).

The other triples taking part were Barbara Brown, Lena Daddow (both Vogue PC) and Paul Rundle (Tregony), Peter English (North Inn), Sarah and Andrew Jarvis (both Vogue PC), and Pete Lynas, Mark Hypponen (both Tregony) and Terry Jones (Coaching Inn).


Kernow Petanque goes where the crowds are

Kernow members set up a temporary terrain and invited members of the public to try petanque during a very popular heritage event held at Geevor Tine Mine Museum, Pendeen, yesterday, 6 August.

Several thousand people turned out to see Man Engine, the giant mechanical marionette constructed to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

The Kernow Petanque terrain was in the middle of the site and, while most visitors were there to see the main attraction, there was interest from significant numbers. Younger players were particularly enthusiastic at getting a chance to 'have a go' with our 'balls of steel'! 

Kernow players handed out leaflets with contact numbers for Cornwall's five clubs but beyond this created an additional profile for the game in the county: a number of people said they hadn't previously known that petanque is played in Cornwall.

A big thank you to Colin 'Boot' Booth of the adjacent North Inn Petanque Club, who arranged for us to take part, and to those who turned out to set up the terrain and talk to prospective players: Susan Wiiliamson, Mark Hypponen, Pete Lynas, Ray Beresford and Graeme Kirkham.


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