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Cornwall Singles - new men's and women's champions

The new Cornwall regional Men's Singles champion is Colin 'Boot' Booth, of the North Inn Petanque Club, Pendeen.

Good consistent pointing and effective shooting gave him a 13-9 win in the final against runner-up Graeme Kirkham of Tregony PC.

Winner of the new Women's Singles title was Sarah Jarvis. She beat fellow Vogue PC player Lena Daddow 13-11 in the final. The women's competition was an innovation this year and the first time anyone can remember there being a separate Singles event for women in the very small Cornwall region.

The turnout of eight women and 14 men was the best for a Kernow Singles competition for a number of years. The competition took place at Cornwall's principal petanque venue, the Star Inn, Vogue, St Day, on Sunday 2 August.

Third place in the men's competition went to Simon Penna, of the Coaching Inn PC, St Columb Major, and the Men's Plate was won by Roy Pemberton, also Coaching Inn. Steven Boyne (Rising Sun PC, Altarnun) took second in the Plate.

Both Men's and Women's competitions played five rounds before going into the knockout stage. Sarah and Lena headed the women's event with an equal tally from these games of four wins and a points difference of +20. Third highest score was by Enid Rose (Rising Sun PC) with three wins and -7; Kate Herrick, another Rising Sun player, had two wins, +2.

Top scorers among the men in these rounds were Simon Penna, with four wins, +33, Arnaud Ruetsch (four wins, +18), Graeme Kirkham (four wins, +12), Rob Sullivan (3 wins, +9) and Boot (3 wins, +5).

In the quarter finals Simon Penna beat Pete Lynas (Tregony PC), Graeme Kirkham beat Ray Beresford (North Inn), Boot beat Rob Sullivan (Coaching Inn) and Arnaud (North Inn) beat Mark Hypponen (Tregony). In the semis Graeme beat Simon 13-7 and Boot won 13-8 against Arnaud.

The next Kernow regional titles event is the Triples competition on Sunday 6 September.


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