Bodmin and district grassroots sport October 9
DRAGONS SEE OFF NEWLY PROMOTED CARADON:
Bodmin Dragons Ladies 3 Caradon 2nds 1
Bodmin Dragons Ladies comfortably took three points on Saturday after taking early control of their game against a freshly promoted Caradon 2 at Lux Park.
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Putting immediate pressure on the Caradon defence, The Dragons' strong passing and well structured press swiftly resulted in a well deserved goal from Tara Pentland (Player of the Match).
Caradon soon replied making the score line Level in a well executed attack that would turn out to be one of only a few real threats to Bodmin.
Bodmin continued their dominance with some excellent play between Tamar Morton-Clark and Katie Dyson leading to a Jess Mai goal, giving the Dragons a half time 2-1 advantage.
Caradon came back in the second half with some stand alone attacks however were clearly feeling the effects of Bodmin's dominance.
A textbook advance saw Paulette Spry skilfully dribble to ball through a gauntlet of defenders along the backline and into goal.
The remaining minutes saw a tiring but goal hungry Bodmin awarded a number of penalty corners however they failed to convert.
Bodmin captain Sarah Hawkey said: "Our hard training is paying off. We demonstrated well thought passing and worked completely as a as team, putting in our all. Morale was high until the final whistle."
Bodmin now sit comfortably in mid table and are ready for the tough match against Truro this Saturday at Penair School (1.45pm).
Bodmin Dragons Hockey Club Men's and Ladies train every Thursday 7-8.30pm. All new players welcome.
SUN SHINES ON BUDE BOYS:
It was a beautiful sunny October morning in Wadebridge for the Bude U9s to play their first contact rugby match on Sunday.
Despite the long, nine-year wait for this moment the Bude team started off a little reticent, holding back from the tackles, a little scared to throw their weight about.
Wadebridge, however, started strong and were ahead at the end of the first half.
The Bude coaches (Brian Cackett, Chris Conway and Mark Collings) had their words and in the second half the Bude boys responded well.
William Collings, Finlay Cackett and Archie Perrot put up a fearsome defence bringing Wadebridge to the ground time and time again.
In the second match Bude were clearly the stronger team, Wadebridge finding it hard to break through the constant barrage from Archie Whitefield, Sonny Boyd and Mitch Harris.
Bude's try scorers were Archie Whitefield (2), William Collings (3), Sonny Boyd (1), Michell Harris (1) and Finlay Cackett (1).
The overall scores were 8-5 to Wadebridge in the first match and a 3-1 win for Bude in the second match.
Again the Wadebridge club provided excellent hosting and fine fair play from their boys.
The teams were showing they'd had good coaching and best of all the boys loved it and the gum guards were all fronted by huge grins. The sun is definitely shining on Cornish rugby.
Bude squad: Ben Bolt, Sonny Boyd, Theo Byrn, Finlay Cackett, Hayden Charter, Will Collings, Archie Courtnay-Perrot, Tim Damford, Mitchell Harris, William Moyle, Alex Norlund, Ethan Roff-Conway, Archie Whitefield and Luc Ulyate-Thomas.
GOLFMARK HONOUR FOR LANHYDROCK:
Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club has been awarded GolfMark accreditation demonstrating their hard work and dedication to both junior and beginners' golf.
England Golf developed the GolfMark award to identify and acknowledge golf facilities in England that were junior and beginner friendly.
The GolfMark award also integrates Sport England's Clubmark award - a national standard for quality sports clubs recognised across the country.
More than 30 other sports, including tennis and rugby are also using the alliance to add value to their accreditation schemes and over 10,000 sports clubs have been awarded Clubmark or are working towards achieving accreditation.
There are a number of benefits that golf clubs can gain by achieving GolfMark accreditation, including increased membership, raising the club's profile, further development of coaches and volunteers and greater access to funding.
GolfMark evaluates golf clubs on the following three areas within their junior section: Coaching & Playing; Club Environment, including sports equity and ethics; Child Protection & Duty of Care.
Further information on GolfMark and a list of all GolfMark clubs can be found on the GolfMark website, www.golfmark.org, or by contacting England Golf.
The GolfMark award is an initiative jointly provided via the England Golf Partnership's 'Whole Sport Plan' for golf.
REYNARD SHOWS CLASS IN VICTORIA CUP AT TREVOSE:
Mike Reynard showed his class with a superb eight under par 63 gross, producing 43 Stableford points and a win on count-back in round five of the Victoria Cup at Trevose.
Kevin Patterson took second place, also with 43 points; Ryan Ivamy finished third with 40 points and Chris Colwill was fourth on 39 points.
Reynard, playing from a handicap of plus one, dropped his only stroke at the first hole but then had three birdies, four pars and reached the turn with an eagle three on the ninth.
He was level with Ivamy, who had a no-score on the third hole, on 21 points, but Patterson was one ahead with 22 points. Colwill was three adrift on 19 points.
On the back nine, Colwill parred the tenth, dropped strokes at the eleventh and twelfth but was level par to the finish, adding 20 points.
Ivamy dropped two strokes on the tenth but played the next six holes in level par. He dropped another stroke on the seventeenth and finished with a par on the eighteenth, adding 19 points.
Patterson used his handicap to good effect to complete the last nine holes in 38 strokes for 21 points but Reynard was up to the challenge.
He birdied the 11th, 12th, 16th and 18th and had pars on the other five to play the last nine holes in a four under par thirty-one for 22 points for a win on count-back.
RUMBOLD OPENS HARLYN ACCOUNT:
George Rumbold opened his Harlyn Cup account with 41 Stableford points to win round five at Trevose.
Richard Steer took second place with 40 points and third was David Cowan from John Black after a count-back, with both players on 38 points.
Rumbold was out in 33 strokes for 23 points but Steer had reached the turn in 35 strokes to lead by one with 24. Both Cowan and Black had also reached the turn in 35 strokes to share third place with 22 points.
Turning for home, Black dropped strokes on the first four holes and lost ground. He dropped further strokes over the remaining holes and could only add sixteen points to his score.
Cowan dropped a stroke on the tenth, birdied the eleventh but the wheels came off on the twelfth where he did not score.
He re-grouped to par the next three holes but dropped strokes on the final two holes, again adding sixteen points. Steer was also having problems; he was dropping strokes like confetti and could only add 16 points to his total.
Meanwhile, Rumbold had six straight pars from the ninth hole. He dropped strokes at the 16th and 17th but parred the final hole to complete a fine gross score of 70, adding 18 points to his score and secure the main prize of the day.
Victoria Cup (round 5): 1 Mike Reynard 43pts; 2 Kevin Patterson 43; 3 Ryan Ivamy 40; 4 Chris Colwill 39.
Harlyn Cup (round 5): 1 George Rumbold 41pts; 2 Richard Steer 40; 3 David Cowan 38; 4 John Black 38.
Twenty ladies played in very strong winds in the Stableford competition on September 30. Carolyn Gammon won the Silver Division with 32 points.
The strong winds didn't have any affect on Louise Tremain, playing a superb round and scored a fantastic 41 points, winning the Bronze Division, reducing her handicap to 25.7.
Results. Silver Division: 1st Carolyn Gammon 32pts; 2nd Patricia Prescott 31 (on countback). Bronze Division: 1st Louise Tremain 41pts; 2nd Margaret Oliver 35. Gross 2s: Louise Tremain on the 16th hole.
LOSTWITHIEL GOLF CLUB:
Results of the October medal:
Division One: 1st Paul Baron 78-9=69; 2nd Ian Crawford 84-12=72; 3rd Mike Dowling 77-5=72.
Division Two: 1st Mick Clegg 94-27=67; 2nd John Warren 90-19=71; 3rd David Lloyd 94-20=74.
ST ENODOC ANNOUNCE FRANK WILLS TEAMS:
The Cornwall Golf Union County winter knock out competitions are upon us once more.
This winter's campaign will start this Saturday, October 12, when St Enodoc's Frank Wills team, the current holders of this trophy and seeded 1, play Mullion at Tehidy Park GC with a first tee off at 10.30. The team is again Captained by Bob Cruse, who has just announced his team for this first round tie. As would be expected, the bulk of those who played so well last winter are again chosen.
Guy Hovil, recovered from his hip operation, re-takes his place in the team and the in-form Dan Witts replaces Sam Jarvis.
Team: Guy Hovil & Nick Evans, Kevin Brenton & John Pease, Richard Hawken & Richard Lawrence, Joe Combellack & Dan Witts, Keith Hawke & Jake Sanders.
There were three big 10-1 winners with the Halfway beating visitors Cheesewring, Barbican Inn visiting White Hart and Rivercroft winners at home to Liberal Club, the only point for halfway came from a win in the last singles by Linda Waters, White Hart had Adrian Cocks winning his singles for their only point and Legion had a trebles win to save the whitewash.
Defending champions Rally Club were 8-3 winners at the Marquee Bar with last season's runners up Sportsmans winning 7-4 at home to Sports Club, highlight of this match was the 3 x 180 scores by Fran Julian.
The closest match of the week was at Callington CC where East Taphouse won 6-5.
High Finish: 126 – Steve Riddiford (Marquee Bar), 180 – Max Facey (Rally Club), Francis Julian (Sportsmans) 3x180.
LISKEARD & DISTRICT LEAGUE:
Top of the table Victoria 'A' hold on to that position with a 7-4 win at home to Liberal Club 'A' with second placed East Taphouse also 7-4 winners at home to Victoria 'B'.
A 9-2 win at home to Cheesewring moves last seasons runners up White Hart 'B' up to third place with Con club 6-5 winners at home to the Cornish Ivy dropping down to fourth place.
That was one of four 6-5 scorelines with the remainder Eliot Arms winning at home to White Haqrt 'A', Marquee Bar at home to Butchers Arms and Rivercroft visiting the defending champions Rally Club.
Biggest winners of the week were the Sports Club Lions with a 10-1 victoty at Liberal Club 'B' and British Legion had their first win of the season beating their hosts Climbimg Ivy 8-3.
High Finishes: 108 Kevin Latham (Sports Club), 114 Rich Pollard (Victoria 'A'), 115 Andy Grant (Rally Club), 120 Steve Barnes (Rally Club), 121 Nick Hicks (Victoria 'B'). 180's – Paul Bray (Eliot Arms), Michelle Davis (Rivercroft).
LISKEARD LADIES LEAGUE:
The imminent arrival of a baby with Mum, Gran, and Great-Gran involved in two teams caused the postponement of a couple of matches but The Gypsies moved to the top of the table following their 6-1 win at home to the Butchers Arms.
That was the biggest win of the night as the remaining four games played were all won in the odd game of seven with 4-3 victories for White Hart 'A' at the Market Inn, The Ladettes visiting the Con Club, Liberal Club at the Ivy Belles and Sportsmans at home to East Taphouse.
High score: 151 Jo Annalls (The Gypsies).
CARADON REFLECT ON HUGELY SUCCESSFUL YEAR:
Caradon Gig Club are celebrating record breaking results when the club managed to qualify three crews to row in the final of the men's county championships at Newquay – a feat that has never been achieved before.
The competition was split over two weekends when poor weather led to the cancellation of the second day on September 15.
On the first weekend the club fielded a huge five crews, including an 'E' crew of junior rowers, all aged 16 or under. This crew had a strong race in the first round in tough conditions, finishing fourth in their heat – placing them at 51st place out of 90 crews.
The 'D' crew, made up predominantly of veterans, with one junior rower finished in 44th place – narrowly missing qualification to the second round.
Following an incident which led to the capsize of a gig on the first buoy turn and poor weather forecast for the second day – the decision was made to postpone the remainder of the competition a fortnight.
This led to several crews losing team members due to other commitments but Caradon were fortunate to only lose one rower, with junior Hayden Fraser stepping up in to the C crew.
All three crews had strong races in the quarter and semi finals to qualify for the final six. This is a huge achievement for the club – showing great depth of their mens squad.
Caradon 'A' pushed their rivals Falmouth all the way round the two laps of the course, with skilful buoy turns from coxswain Naomi Kent helping to keep the men in contention.
The final soon became a two horse race with eventual winners Falmouth having to work extremely hard to keep Caradon behind them.
The 'B' crew put in a great performance to finish in fourth place behind Newquay men's A crew, with Mounts Bay in fifth.
The B crew contained five of the mens veterans, who had won the world championships earlier in the season, along with junior Luke Thomas – rowing in his first mens championships.
The 'C' crew, including two rowers under the age of 18, finished the race in sixth place, exceeding all expectations prior to the event.
This set of results shows the potential for the future with many young rowers experiencing their first taste of a men's championships final.
This great set of results adds to the success of the ladies squad earlier in the month – with the club fielding three crews in the equivalent ladies championships.
The weekend in early September saw very rough seas on the first day making for difficult conditions for the crews. The ladies C crew finished in 50th place after taking on the choppy conditions in the first round, narrowly missing out on a space in the second round.
The ladies B crew finished in 23rd place with a relatively new crew who had spent limited time training together.
The ladies A crew equalled their result from the world championships, finishing in third place in the ladies final race after a consistent regatta season which never saw them out of the top three.
The junior section also did the club proud in 2013, with the under 16 'A' crew being crowned champions back in August, the 'B' crew finishing 5th and the under 14 crew finishing in a brilliant 4th place at their event on Hayle pool.
Caradon also took four out of the possible trophies in the 'Tribute series', winning the ladies A and B, Men's B and junior championships, with the men's A finishing in second place.
This means that the club have won the overall series this year, which will be presented at the Cornish Pilot Gig Association dinner in November.
The club will now take a break for October, with boat maintenance on the agenda before getting back in to training for the 2014 season this winter.
TRAINING PROGRAMMES AND FREE MEMBERSHIP:
New to running? Want to try and run three miles before Christmas? Or just looking to run with others as the nights draw in?
Then go along to Launceston Road Runners to see how the club can cater for you. An eight week programme (starting on Tuesday October 22 running through to Thursday 12th December) has been devised by their team of club coaches to enable you to reach a goal of running three miles before Christmas, at a cost of £20 for the eight weeks.
In addition, this November sees the club hosting a 'new members' month. To claim your free membership for November, or join the three mile training programme, come along to a club night.
The club meet twice a week; Tuesday at 6:45pm at the Phoenix Leisure Centre and Thursday at 7:00pm in the Leisure Centre car park.
For further information or for any other advice, email comm.@treggy7.co.uk
CAMELFORD & DISTRICT BOWLING CLUB:
The winners of Camelford and District Bowling Club's 2013 club competitions, received their trophies at the annual dinner at Trethorne last Saturday.
Winners. The Fours Trophy (Mens Fours) - P. Buck, C. Parsons, M. Prout, G. Risdon; The Button Cup (Ladies Fours) - P. Hodge, E. Staple, M. Shillaber, M. Davis; The John Whiting Cup (Mixed Fours) - J. Griffiths, E. Lowe, R. Staple, N. Wright; Tintagel Dairy Cup (Mens Triples) - F. Bennett, R. Staple, S. Hambly.
The Trevia Cup (Ladies Triples) - K. Cato, J. Griffiths, M. Davis; Admiration Trophy - M. Shillaber, E. Cato, D. Johns; The Housego Trophy (Mens Pairs) - E. Cato, S. Steadman.
The Percy Baker Trophy (Mixed Pairs) - P. Carter, G. Risdon
Ladies 2 Wood Single - J. Griffiths; The Dromedary Cup (Ladies 4 Wood Single) - M. Davis; The Lanteglos Cup (100 Up) - K. Davey; Jetwells Cup (Mens Single) - S. Hambly; Barbara Allen Cup - N. Wright; Club Member of the Year - V. Risdon.