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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).


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


Petanque at Geevor next Saturday

Kernow Petanque will be present for the festivities at Geevor Tin Mine Museum, Pendeen, on Saturday 6 August. It's the Pendeen Steam Rally and the final appearance of the amazing 10m-high 'Man Engine' at the end of his journey through Cornwall's historic mining landscape.

We will be laying out a temporary petanque terrain and playing from midday onwards, answering questions and inviting visitors to the event to 'have a go'.

The event is likely to be very popular. Information on travel and parking is available on the Man Engine website at


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.


New Cornwall Singles champions

Six women and 15 men competed in the 2016 Kernow Petanque Singles competitions held yesterday, Sunday 31 July, at the Star Inn, St Day.

The new women's title holder is Kate Herrick (Rising Sun PC), who ended narrowly ahead of Tregony PC's Susan Williamson on points difference. Both had four wins from the five games played but Kate had +25 to Susan's +14.

Third place went to Lena Daddow of Vogue PC with 3 wins and +3.

The men's contest was won by Simon Penna against fellow Coaching Inn PC member Rob Sullivan. Precision pointing ruled in a very close match which eventually went to Simon 13-10.

It was Simon's third victory in the Singles competition, having previously taken the title in 2012 and 2013.

In the semi-finals Simon beat last year's champion, the North Inn PC's Colin 'Boot' Booth. Rob took the other semi 13-11 against the 2015 runner-up, Graeme Kirkham of Tregony PC. Graeme beat Boot in the playoff for third place.

Ray Beresford (North Inn) won the men's Plate final against Tregony's Paul Rundle.


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