Cornishman sport round-up, September 12
RECORD TURNOUT FOR HALSETOWN SHOW:
Halsetown Equestrian Club held its end of season show on Sunday September 1, attracting a bumper turnout.
A change from the normal schedule combined with the good weather saw more than 200 entries spread over 15 classes, with the most popular 'The horse or pony the judge would most like to take home'. There were so many entries the class had to be split into two. It was the busiest show for several years and classes did not finish till 6.30pm.
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"It was like it was in the old days", one member said, referring to when the shows regularly did not finish till late afternoon.
Thanks go to Heather for stepping in to judge the showing classes and to the committee for all their continued hard work.
If you would like to find out more about Halsetown Equestrian Club, view past or forthcoming events, visit their facebook page or the website halsetownequestrianclub. moonfruit.com.
Halsetown EC end of season show results: Smartest on parade: 1st Abi James – Cloe; 2nd Josh Ladner – Tinzal; 3rd Anna Law – Marmalade; 4th Ella Tresidder – Roo. Best Mane and tail: 1st Sophie Bond – Meg; 2nd Mcauley Groves – Harvey; 3rd Grace James – Fennel; 4th Phoebe Richards – Polo. Prettiest mare: 1st Grace Hanson-Smith – Opal; 2nd Elaine Clark – Ellie; 3rd Brittney McClary – Ochre; 4th Dora Hughes – Mayflower. Most handsome gelding: 1st Kirstey Peters – Casper; 2nd Maddy Knowles – Jamie; 3rd Bryony Lodey – Dooley; 4th Mia Anstis – Ollie. Pony judge would most like to take home: 1st Carris Watson – Brian; 2nd Beulah Fulham – Mary; 3rd Emily Thorne – Bluebell; 4th Leah Cornish – Benny Boy. Horse judge would most like to take home: 1st Kirsty Peters – Casper; 2nd Annie Stafford – Kimble; 3rd Debbie Pellow – Roo; 4th Brittney McClary – Ochre. Fancy Dress: 1st Abi James – Cloe; 2nd George Bosence – Mayflower; 3rd Pippa James – Honey; 4th Amy O'Connor- Charlie.
Mini show jumping: 1st Iona Liddle – Shelby; 2nd Chris Watson – Pickle; 3rd Elaine Clarke – Ellie; 4th Annie Osborne – Bluey.
Midi show jumping: 1st Shona White – Def; 2nd Shona White – Bumble; 3rd Emily Emberson – Tango; 4th Annie Stafford – Kimble.
Maxi show jumping: 1st Annie Stafford – Kimble; 2nd Shona White – Daf; 3rd Phoebe Lagor – Indie; 4th Vicky Emberson – Tango.
Horse and hound: 1st Maddie Knowles – Jamie & Riley; 2nd Ellie Ringwood – Ginny & Tilly; 3rd Shea Cornish – Rosie & Beau; 4th Phoebe Lagor – Indie & Tilly.
Pairs: 1st Vicky Emberson – Tango & Emily Emberson – Fuzzy; 2nd Ellie Ringwood – Ginny & Leah Cornish – Benny Boy; 3rd Annie Osborne- Bluey & Chris Watson – Pickle; 4th Maddie Knowles – Jamie & Shea Cornish – Rosie.
Bucket Jumping: 1st Shona White – Daf; 2nd Emily Emberson – Fuzzy; 3rd Leah Cornish – Benny; Boy & Josh Bosence – Mayflower.
Down & out: 1st Emily Emberson – Fuzzy; =2nd Annie Osborne – Bluey and Shona White – Bumble; 4th Carris Watson – Brian.
Take your own line: 1st Shona White – Bumble; 2nd Chris Watson- Pickle; 3rd Shona White – Daf; 4th Jess O'Connor – Charlie.
ST IVES COMPANY REACH FOR THE DIZZY HEIGHTS:
St Ives based sports towelling changing company Robie Robes, have been granted the task of keeping the Redbull international Cliff Diving team warm, dry and covered as they embark on the UK leg of their 2013 world series tour in North Wales this weekend.
The event is to be held on Saturday at the circular 'Blue Lagoon' in Abereiddy Bay.
The 14 best cliff divers in the world will plunge 27.5m from the cliff top platform into the sea, as they battle for pole position.
The three-time winner of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Gary Hunt, is one of three UK divers preparing for the sixth stop on this year's calendar.
Robie Robes founder and owner Martyn Tarplee said: "We are delighted to be offering the biggest names in the world of Cliff diving our Robies. Having seen how long they hang around at the top of the cliff, we felt we were the perfect product to slot in with the Redbull brand, and were delighted when the team agreed."
The company has gone from strength to strength over the last six years since it launched, with this year being their best year yet. Martyn added: "We have sponsored the GB surf Life saving team, the junior GB Surfing team, a huge open water swimming event (also this weekend), The Greenaway Pro surf contest (next weekend), and have a growing team of elite sports men and women who proudly wear our kit.
"We still maintain the core values of our business which is to provide a high quality product (soon to be products) to all those who love the water, and all from our stable offices near Zennor in West Cornwall."
Follow the event www.redbullcliffdiving.com and Dave TV or for more information on Robies Robes contact www.robierobes.com
ST IVES SAILING CLUB:
Wednesday September 4:
This was a pleasant evening with flat seas and a strong breeze for the eight dinghy helms rigged ready for the event, writes John Palser.
Marcus Millington (OOD) and Tim Royall were on the pier to take charge of the Racing, while Terrie Cook and Dave Peters took care of the Safety Boat and laid a windward/leeward course ('D') as instructed by the Race Officer. Martin Rawling (RS100) got away well onto a beat moving towards Porthminster Point, as did Simon Burgess and Cian Spowart in their Lark.
The Laser helms had their usual close encounter, with John Palser (full rig) gaining the initial advantage over Mike Cook (Radial), but John touched a mark at the end of the leeward leg sailing north and had to do a penalty turn, allowing Mike to get past. The full riggers, Brian Gray and John, were hoping that the wind strength would drop, but it never did.
Consequently there was just enough wind all evening to give the radial rigs (Mike, Paul Gray and Graeme Sennen) an efficiency advantage. John did get past Mike on a couple of occasions but couldn't make it stick, while Paul was close enough at the end to beat John on handicap.
With the Laser helms watching each other the Lark crew sailed very well and were able to build a big advantage, taking the win on handicap with two Laser radials, Mike and Paul, completing the podium places.
Results: 1) Simon Burgess & Cian Spowart (Lark); 2) Mike Cook (Laser Radial); 3) Paul Gray (Laser radial); 4) John Palser (Laser full rig); 5) Martin Rawling (RS 100); 6) Brian Gray (Laser full rig); 7) Graeme Sennen (Laser radial); Simon Ashmore – training John Wilson
Saturday September 7:
Only one race for this afternoon as the club boats had to be clear of the slipway before 4pm to make way for the harbour, swimming gala.
The conditions were much the same as for the Wednesday race, with flat seas but with slightly less wind. Martin Potter was race officer, assisted by Andrew Hicks, while Dave Peters and John Wilson handled the Safety Boat. Martin chose an 'L' course starting with a beam/broad reach in the direction of Porthminster Point, followed by a run, east, towards Hayle Estuary, a beat west towards Pedn Olva and a fine reach/windward fetch back to the start/finish line.
John Palser (Laser Radial) was late to the start line but managed to get away in the lead before being overtaken by Martin Rawling (RS100).
Martin was first to turn onto the beat with John just behind, but a capsize, when tacking just after the turn, cost the Laser helm several places. Paul Gray (Laser full rig) had a small advantage over the rest of the Lasers, Mike Cook and John with radials and Steve Peake and Brian Gray with full rigs, after the first couple of laps, with the rest in very close order battling for third place on the water.
Martin was out in front the whole race, but Paul began to build a significant lead over the other Lasers on the remaining laps of this, much longer than usual, race while Mike and John continued to battle it out, lap by lap, for third on the water ahead of the Brian and Steve in their full rigs.
Paul took the win on handicap after 90 minutes of racing, with Martin beating John by just 11 seconds for second.
Results: 1) Paul Gray (Laser full rig); 2) Martin Rawling (RS 100); 3) John Palser (Laser radial); 4) Mike Cook (Laser Radial); 5) Brian Gray (Laser full rig); 6) Steve Peake (Laser full rig).
HAYLE RUNNERS ENJOY LAUNCESTON TRIP:
Hayle Runners have returned from one of their longest journeys of the season to Launceston with some impressive team and individual results.
The club took part in the 'Treggy seven' an undulating seven mile road race which was the 12th race in the Cornwall Glass and Glazing Grand Prix series.The race is memorable to runners because of its very long and steep hill.
Hayle Runners men's team had great race to finish in second place in the team competition.Led home by Jordan Murrant who was supported by Thomas Humphrey, Scott Abraham, Daniel Costello, Kieran Murrant and Mike Dowrick.
The club's women's team took third place in their team competition with Debbie Harrison first home for the club helped by Sarah Patterson, Lisa Maskell, Nikki Rudd, Helen Rule and Maria Williams. Scott Abraham was third in his 40-44 years age category and Richard Saundry second in his 70-74 veterans category.
Full Hayle results: 0:42:04 Morant, Jordan; 0:42:59 Humphrey, Thomas; 0:43:03 Abraham, Scott; 0:43:06 Costello, Daniel; 0:43:15 Dowrick, Mike; 0:43:21 Murrant, Kieran; 0:43:22 Savage, Rich; 0:49:35 Floyd, Rob; 0:49:50 Harrison, Debbie; 0:50:23 Curtis, Matt; 0:50:34 Trembath, Robert; 0:52:24 King, Kevin; 0:54:31 Orchard, Mike; 0:54:31 Patterson, Sarah; 0:54:50 Maskell, Lisa; 0:55:17 Rudd, Nikki; 0:55:18 Rule, Helen; 0:55:42 Bastian, Adrian; 0:56:54 Williams, Maria; 0:57:58 Billington, Lee; 0:59:47 Leo, Cas; 0:59:56 Curtis, Martin; 1:01:11 Lee, Becky; 1:01:32 Fraser, Glen; 1:03:14 Osborn, Kathryn; 1:03:42 La Brash, Angela; 1:04:01 Martin, Kelly; 1:06:52 Billington, Melanie; 1:10:15 Parker, Kim; 1:11:32 Saundry, Richard; 1:24:45 Wright, Mike.
KIERAN SHOWS PROMISE ON UK LIONS TOUR:
Penzance Hockey Club youngster Kieran Bowden has just completed a highly successful season with a tour to Northern Ireland with the UK Lions U14 team during the school holidays.
The UK Lions played in two festivals over the weekend, acquitting themselves well against older under 16 opposition.
In the first they finished runners up to Campbell College U16s, losing 5 -1 but then beat North Wales 4-1 with Kieran scoring two goals.
In the other festival over the weekend they played an exciting game against Ulster U16s, losing 3-2, with Kieran scoring one.
They then played a very quick and strong side from Mossley HC. the U16s eventually losing 5-2, with Kieran again on the score sheet. There final match on the Sunday was against Leinster U16s, although finding it difficult the team played some excellent hockey, despite going down 5-3. Kieran opened the scoring with a well taken penalty corner.
A pupil at Mounts Bay School, Kieran is now looking forward to a successful season with Penzance Men's 1st XI.
Penzance Hockey Club are currently running some informal sessions aimed at getting people who are looking for a great way to stay in shape and have some fun in a team environment without having to commit to regular training and competition.
Sessions run at Penzance Astro Park on Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and cost £2.
Junior training occurs at the same time, so it's an ideal opportunity for all the family.
To find out more please contact Barbara Reynolds 07718 980517.
Andy Holmes won the Men's Battle of Britain Trophy on Sunday with 67 -10 =57. Lee McGarraghy was second with 79 -21 =58 and Ryan Semmens third with 72 -12 =60 on the last nine holes from Victor Debarros (75 -15 =60).
Ann Seabrook won the Ladies' Stableford on Saturday with 37 points. Jennifer Chambers was second with 31, Judy Thomas third with 29 and Anne Griffiths fourth with 27.
Wendy Keys won the Ladies' 9-hole Stableford on Wednesday with 20 points. Judy Thomas was second with 18 and Lily Hiscott third with 16. Di Lyons won the putting competition.
Friday Fun results (August 30): 1/ Rhys Kerton, 2/Ryan Semmens, 3/Barry Knowles, 4/Dave Rollason.
Next weekend the Club will hold the Lady Captain's Day on Saturday and Captain's Day on Sunday. Full details of the competitions being held will be on the Notice Boards. On Monday there is the Mount Prospect Trophy for all playing members.
Next week the Ladies play on Wednesday morning and the Ogres meet on Wednesday afternoon.