Bodmin and district grassroots sport, August 21
CARADON WIN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Caradon Gig Club are celebrating an excellent 2013 season with a recent win at the Junior Gig Rowing Championships.
The gig club, based at Saltash Sailing Club, have grown their junior section over club in the past four years by linking with the local secondary school Saltash.net.
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The junior coaches run an indoor rowing club over the winter months and then water sessions starting in the spring each year.
The club have been running a development squad for the past two years which involves extra training sessions and opportunities to train and race with adult crews.
This extra training has started to pay off with with the A crew unbeaten in every regatta attended this season, and top three finishes in Men's B races.
The County Championships saw the Caradon A crew, all in year 11 at Saltash.net school, win by 35 seconds to take the trophy – after coming second in 2012.
The majority of the young rowers have been with the club for four years after starting with the indoor rowing club in 2010.
To top the day off, the B crew – made up of rowers in year 9-11 finished an excellent fifth place out of 22 crews to become the top placed B crew on the day. These two results show the depth in talent within the club, with most of the B crew young enough to row again next year.
The club is also currently winning the Tribute Championship for the junior section which takes in to account results across all regattas attended.
The club will be taking their younger rowers to the Under 14 championships this Sunday, August 25. Some of the older rowers will also compete with the mens squad at the County Championships in September.
If you are aged between 11 and 16 and would like to get in to rowing for the 2014 season please contact Rhiannon Halliday (junior co-ordinator) on firstname.lastname@example.org
A crew: 1st place – Ryan Minty, Josh Legg, Chris Terry, Luke Thomas, Hayden Fraser, Adam Peck.
B crew: 5th place – Leonie Carrol, Olivia Hutchings, Kieran Stapleton, Olie Peck, Ryan Bailey, Connor Griffiths.
Bowood played host to Carlyon Bay Seniors at their Lanteglos course which was in super condition for all to enjoy and promptly put their visitors to the sword with a 6 ½ to 1 ½ points victory.
Nearest the pin in two competition at the par 4, 16th hole was won for Bowood by Mike Neicho with a fine 8 iron shot to the green with Roger Elliott taking the honours for Carlyon Bay at the same hole.
Captain Kevin Flynn had us playing a two-man Stableford with a yard of string plus an under arm throw, one per player per hole.
It proved entertaining, and our Captain's Day proved successful. Winners were Ray Polgrean and Dick Hobbin 115pts.
The seniors and ladies of Lostwithiel played their annual Dallas scramble. Winners were Judith Sweet v/c John Phillips v/c and Geoff Saunders 64.4pts.
Point at Polzeath visited Lostwithiel with six pairs on a beautiful summer's day we battled through the heat and had a terrific match Lostwithiel 4 1/2-1 1/2 ntp 17th hole Roy McNulty and Bob Fox again.
AUGUST MEDAL AT LOSTWITHIEL:
In very difficult conditions the august medal was played at Lostwithiel Golf Club.
Results: 1 J Court 94-28=66, 2 D Churchill 88-20=68, 3 B Hazeland 81-13=68, 4 N Ahearn 80-p11=69.
ELLIOTT PERSEVERES TO WIN AT TREVOSE:
In spite of a six on the first, a seven on the fourth, an eight on the thirteenth and two dropped strokes on the par three sixteenth, Tom Elliott persevered to finish with an 82 gross for 43 Stableford points and a win in round 15 of the Bennett Cup at Trevose.
Second was Rupert Naylor from Jack Longley after a count-back, with both players on 41 points and Clive Kenyon finished fourth on 39.
Eighteen handicapper Elliott dropped two strokes on the first hole, parred the second, birdied the third and then crashed with a seven on the fourth hole.
It unsettled him and he dropped strokes on the next two holes but parred the following three to reach the turn with 22 points.
This placed him level with Longley, who had played the same nine holes in a one under par thirty five. Naylor meanwhile had a no-score on the first and eighth holes but reached the turn with nineteen points, as did Kenyon.
Naylor dropped strokes on the first two holes of the back nine but then parred in from the twelfth for twenty two points and a total of 41.
Longley dropped two strokes on the tenth and parred the rest to come home with 19 points for a total of 41 also.
After dropping a stroke on the tenth, Kenyon had five pars from the eleventh but finished disappointingly, leaving Elliott to continue his up and down round of pars and dropped strokes but finishing with a birdie and three pars over the final five holes to take the main prize.
Bennett Cup (round 15): 1 Tom Elliott 43pts; 2 Rupert Naylor 41; 3 Jack Longley 41; 4 Clive Kenyon 39.
RNLI Charity Foursomes – August 11. Division One: 1 Ms C & Miss C Nicholls 42; 2 J Naylor & Miss L Elliot 41.50; 3Mr & Mrs Knollys 36.00.
Division Two: 1 E & C Way 45.50 pts; 2 Mr & Mrs J Tremain 41.50; 3 T Elliot & Miss S Naylor 40.
Stabelford Foursomes – August 14. Division One: 1 C Jacobs & M Pumfrey 41.50pts; 2 P Richards & N Yeates 40; 3 Miss L Jacobs & Miss C Nicholls 36.50.
Division Two: 1 C & Miss S Hopton 41pts; 2 Mr & Mrs C Hellyer 35.50; 3 M Richards & Mrs A Yeates 34.50.
TREVOSE LADIES RESULTS:
Summer Stableford (August 15) played in one division: 1 S J Naylor 37pts; 2 N Richards 34; 3 G Vivian 33.
ST ENODOC LADIES:
St Enodoc Ladies held their Invitation Day this week, an opportunity for members to share the Club's renowned Church and Holywell courses with their guests.
Thirty-two pairs played in the Better Ball Competitions which took place in good weather and benign playing conditions resulting in some excellent scoring.
Results. Holywell Course:1st Sue Walker and Sally Lee 39 points
Longest Drive (6th) June Holmes
Church Course: 1st Shannon Ashcroft and Jan Harrison 42 points; 2nd Bev Vann and Lynn Saget 40 points; 3rd Mary Baille and Jean Pearce 38 points (on count back).
Longest Drive (18th): Debbie Hunt; Nearest the Pin (15th) Vicky Lee-Comyn.
Prideaux Brune and Le Marchant Trophy Matches:
This week saw a good sized field of 91 Members competing for the Prideaux Brune and Le Marchant trophies.
The Prideaux Brune was competed for by all players with a handicap of 12 or less and the Le Marchant for everyone with a handicap of 13 and above.
With the weather set fair for the day and the course being presented in excellent condition with fairways running fast and the greens holding there were some very good scores posted.
The best of the day by some distance was Richard Blake's excellent net 63 crowning him Le Marchant Champion 2013, following him in second place with a score that would normally be good enough to win on most days was Andy Griffiths with a very good 66. Rounding out the top three was Martin Rickard with a 69.
Kenton Williams finished on top in the Prideaux Brune division to be crowned Prideaux Brune champion 2013 coming in with a very strong net 67.
Kenton won by two clear shots with Richard Lawrence shooting a 69 to seal second pace. Julian Darnell took third place beating three others also with net 70s after a count-back was used.
ST MELLION RESULTS:
One of the great social events of the year took place at St Mellion this week when members invited their friends along for 'Guest Day'.
All the players participated in friendly rivalry followed by a convivial meal. The prize winners of the better ball competition were Andrea Parker and her guest Jo Carter from Farrington Golf & Country Club with a score of forty two points.
In second place came Veronica Bennett with guest Pat Hodge from Looe Golf Club scoring forty one points and Elaine Marshall with Shirley Percy a member at Bude Golf Club taking third spot with 39 points.
The monthly Stableford competition was won easily once again by Evelyn Postles with 39 points, second place was given to Jaine Hynes on count back from Sue Wenmoth who both managed 34 points. The second division saw Carole Spry take the honours with 35 points on count back from Jean Dransfield . July Booty scored 34 points to take the third spot.
Sue Wenmoth was the winner of the silver division of the Scratch Cup scoring a gross 87, this was on count back from Elaine Marshall.
The bronze division was won by Pam Hughes with a gross 90. Cheryl Bridgeman took the second place with a gross 98.
GET BACK TO HOCKEY AT BODMIN NEXT WEEK:
Next Tuesday, August 27, sees the start of Bodmin Ladies Hockey Club's yearly national Back to Hockey campaign – fun and friendly hockey refresher sessions held at clubs nationwide.
Back to Hockey is for all ladies, of any age, who have previously played hockey (maybe at school or for a club however long ago) and who are looking to pick up their sticks once again to refresh their skills and learn new ones.
A spokesman said: "After running a successful Back to Hockey course last year, at Bodmin Hockey Club, we are once again opening our doors on Tuesday evenings to join in with the festivities."
They will be hosting sessions on the following dates and times on the Astro Pitch at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin:
Tues Aug 27 7.30 -8.30pm; Tues Sept 3 7.30-8.30pm; Tues Sept 10 7.30-8.30pm; Tues Sept 17 7.30-8.30pm; Tues Sept 24 7.30-8.30pm; Tues Oct 1 7.30-8.30pm.
The sessions will be run by qualified hockey coaches and will include fun skills, games and fitness.
NEW FACILITIES OFFICIALLY OPENED AT WADEBRIDGE:
Wadebridge Bowling Club has been given a new lease of life this season as it has been able to offer visitors and members the benefits of its improved kitchen.
On a visit to view the newly installed kitchen, Linda Emmett, Manager of the Local Action Group match, was able to experience the new facilities in action.
Acknowledging all the hard work the committee had done in delivering the project. Linda said: "As the Local Action Group nears the end of this current rural development programme, it is keen to leave a long term legacy for organisations in East Cornwall.
"We are pleased the refurbished kitchen complements the club's plans for long term sustainability, with the club house available for social and other events.
"We wish them every success."
The purchase and fitting of kitchen was made possible by a grant of £4,742 by the East Cornwall Local Action Group, part of the Local Action for Rural Communities Programme, a European Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and DEFRA Programme, with Cornwall Development Company acting as the Accountable Body.
The Bowls Club is not going to stop at this small refurbishment; as they have successfully applied to Sport England for a grant to extend the building, to create new gentleman's toilet facilities, and for a new outside storage shed.
Work on the extension has started, with the upgraded facilities to be ready for the 2014 season.
President of the Bowling Club, Joan Proctor said: "I would like to say a big thank you to the East Cornwall Action Group for the grant which enabled us to provide what is now a lovely kitchen and to Derek Swaby and Tony Wilce for all their hard work."
Bowls tables, see Page 103.
Bodmin B, the holders, moved through to this year's final of the Hopper Shield for B teams with a comfortable win over Camelford B.
They meet Kensey Vale B in the final which will be a repeat of the 2012 final.
Hopper Shield: Bodmin B 62 Camelford B 44 (R Thompson 22 R Edmonds 15; D Cawrse 28 D Cook 13; D Rowe 12 R Staple 16). Points: Bodmin B 4 Camelford B 1.
County League Division 1: Wadebridge B 53 Bodmin A 70 (R Burden 18 P Bennett 23; D Marshall 20 M Masters 22; M Bragg 15 K Corris 25). Points: Wadebridge B 0 Bodmin A 5.
East Cornwall League: Camelford 67 Bodmin 107 (C Parsons 22 I Burnard 30; S Hambly 14 R Thompson 23; M Prout 16 D Rowe 25; D Johns 15 G Spittey 29). Points: Camelford 0 Bodmion 7.
CAMELFORD & DISTRICT BOWLING CLUB:
Camelford's trip to Liskeard for an ECBL fixture on August 7 went well but only gathered three points from three of the four rinks.
Overall the Camels lost the match by two shots 74-76. Stuart Hambly's team won 22-21 on the last end after leading for most of the game, Neill Wright's boys also had a last minute spurt away from the opposition and won 19-15, Colin Parsons's team also held on to win 19-16 but Dave Cook's squad struggled to match the opposition and lost 14 - 24.
There are two results, not encouraging though, for the Camelford ladies in their Rippon League venture. Against Callington at Callington, they lost 24-15. Then they entertained Dunheved and were again on the losing side, going down 29-18.
There are two ECBL matches to report on this week – one which proved to be successful and the second a disaster.
Liskeard came to Camelford for the return fixture on August 13 and the Camels bagged six of the seven points – a much better result than they achieved at Liskeard – only closely winning the match overall by 70 shots to 64 but winning three rinks.
Scores: J. Tarrant, F. Bennett, D. Johns, N. Wright lost 14 - 20; A. Simon, E. Cato, R. Staple, S. Hambly won 17 - 12; K. Davey, P. Buck, R. Batt, C. Parsons won 19 - 17; S. Steadman, B. Gardner, M. Tapley, M. Prout won 20 - 15.
The disaster occurred two evenings later when Bodmin visited the Lanteglos Road green, the visitors running rampant over their hosts.
The final totals were 67 shots to the Camels and 107 to Bodmin, so certainly a convincing victory.
Scores: S. Steadman, M. Tapley, R. Coleshill, M. Prout lost 16 - 25; R. Shillaber, B. Gardner, F. Bennett, D. Johns lost 15 - 29; K. Davey, P. Buck, R. Batt, C. Parsons lost 22 - 30; A. Simon, E. Cato, R. Staple, S. Hambly lost 14 - 23.
The ladies ended their Rippon League season with a good win over Stratton at Camelford on August 14, getting 28 shots to the visitors' 16.
Pat Carter, Liz Staple, Joan Griffiths and Marion Davis, admitted they had a great game – the best of the season – and that they had saved the best until last.