Kernow Petanque

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Almost . . . . . but not quite

Glorious spring weather on Sunday 25 March saw a three-way competition between Kernow Petanque and our nearest neighbouring English Petanque Association regions, Devon and Great Western. Each regions sent six triples and the four-round competition took place at the Isca Centre in Exeter, organised by Devon region.

The outcome was a very narrow victory for the Devon squad – 14 wins to Cornwall’s 13, with Great Western finishing on nine games won. Two of Cornwall’s losses had final scores of 12-13, so one more point won in one of those games would have either given Kernow an overall win or put us into equal first place.

Cornwall’s most successful team was Kernow 6 – Kate Herrick (Rising Sun Petanque Club, Altarnun) and Paul Rundle and Susan Williamson (Tregony PC). They had three wins and a points difference of +7. Close behind them were Kernow 4 – Peter Lynas (Trengilly Wartha PC), Roy Pemberton (Treleigh Arms Petanque Society – TAPS) and Rosemary Piggin (Tregony) – with three wins and +4.

Gordon Couch, Anthony Frost and Jock Turnham made up Kernow 3 and had two wins (+9), plus one of the narrow 12-13 losses.

Kernow 1 and 2 also both had two wins. Kernow 1 – Hugh Appleton, Graeme Kirkham (Tregony) and Simon Penna (TAPS) – finished the day with a points difference of -10, narrowly ahead of Kernow 2 on -12. Kernow 2, made up of Robert Herrick (Rising Sun), Mike Hill and Dave Piggin (both Tregony), had a very varied day with scores across the four games played of 0-13, 13-12, 0-13, 13-0!

Finally, Pete English and Andrew and Sarah Jarvis, all from TAPS and making up Kernow 5, took one win and a points difference of -21.

The most successful team in the competition was Devon 1, with three wins and a points difference of +20. The team is made up of Thierry Hacq, Frank Depreaux (the current EPA shooting champion) and Devon Region president and chair of the EPA Umpires Commission, John Thatcher.


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