Cornishman sports round-up (1), March 7
WEST PENWITH WINTER LEAGUE ROUND-UP:
Division One: Runaway leaders Trewellard beat third placed Croft B 9-3. P Ellis hit his fourth 180 in three games to take his total to 12, also throwing 17 legs with 14 tons.
C Pass hit a 180 with 19 legs plus 10 tons; D May hit his 13th 180 of the campaign along with 18, 15, and 17 legs with 12 tons.
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For the Croft, C Nicholls threw 10 tons. Second placed Mousehole RBL A beat RAOB B 7-5, with S Hicks hitting two 180s and a 19 leg.
Results: Trewellard 9 Corft B 3; Mousehole 7 RAOB B 5; Longboat A 9 Ludgvan A 3; RAOB A 8 Cornish Arms 4; Croft A 9 Astro Nomads 3.
Division Two: Second placed The Wellington ran out 10-2 winners over the Astro Kings with D Taskis again in incredible form hitting two 180s, along with 19 and 20 legs with 10 tons.
Results: Astro Kings 2 Wellington 10; Alex 2 Crown 10; Radjel 5 Ludgvan C 7; Royal Standard A 8 St Ives RBL 4.
Division Three: Leaders Bath Inn beat Mousehole RBL B 10-2, with M Hooley hitting eight tons, while M Bacon hit a 17 leg for The Legion.
Ludgvan SC A moved into second after coming from 4-2 down to beat The London Inn 7-5, whose B Farrington hit a 180.
Results: Ludgvan A 7 London Inn 5; Standard Gwinear A 3 Standard Gwinear B 9; Bath Inn 10 Mousehole 2.
Division Four: The one remaining game in this division saw The Fishermans crowned champions after whitewashing The Globe 12-0. The Fishermans win the title by eight points from Gulval CC, who finished as runners-up.
Stephen Bunting exhibition night at Penzance Astro Park, see page 81.
NEWS FROM MOUNTS BAY ANGLING SOCIETY:
The new Rex Thomas Flounder Competition was held on Sunday February 24, writes David Cains.
Unfortunately, although there was a good turn-out it was a really cold day and no fish were caught.
All senior members that also fished the Shore League heat received their points for entering and a decision will be made at the next meeting to see if the comp will be re-fished.
The Junior Meeting was held on Monday February 25 at the Water Sports Centre on the Albert Pier.
Junior members attending were: Jamel Robinson, Perran Willey, Tristan Willey, Luke Putt and Billy Williams.
It was the annual rig making session carried out by Mark Willey with a fantastic display including loop and cascade rigs, using a selection of rig making hints and tips including tubing and the use of winders. Mark also demonstrated how to tie a grinner knot and its advantages over the blood knot.
The next junior competition is being held on Sunday March 10. This is only a two hour comp and the juniors should meet at Wherrytown car park at 1pm. The comp will start at 2pm at a venue to be decided on the day.
The next competition for all will be the Downing Competition on Sunday March 24 and the sign-on is at the Newtown and West Cornwall Angling Centres 9am to 9-30am. Open venue shore competition, best specimens only with weigh-in at the Bath Inn 7pm to 7.30pm.
All members are informed that the CFSA Presentation is now being held on Saturday April 20 and a minibus will be arranged for those wanting to go.
Full details will be given and names taken at the club meeting on March 12.
LOCAL CLUBS ROUND-UP:
West Cornwall will be bidding to reach the final of the Cornwall Team Championship (CTC) when they take on St Mellion in a postponed semi-final match at St Enodoc this Sunday, writes Peter Heyman.
West Cornwall have emerged as winners six times before in the 60-year history of the event, their last successes coming in 2003 and 2004.
Meanwhile, their opponents have won the CTC just twice before in 1996 and 2001, so will be hoping to lift the title for the third time this year.
But standing in the way of both clubs are 2011 winners St Enodoc, who are already through to the final after their semi-final victory over Tehidy Park two weeks ago.
Play in this Sunday's semi-final gets under way at 8am, with the winners going through to the final at Newquay on Sunday, Match 24.
The Cornwall Amateur team that will do battle against the county professionals in the annual fixture at Trevose on Sunday, March 17, has been announced.
The amateur team comprises the top eight in the Order of Merit from the Winter Golf Series, including runner-up Matt Richards of West Cornwall, plus two wild cards. With Ben Westgate (Trevose) unavailable, Adam Curtis (Bude and North Cornwall) replaces him in the team, while the two wild cards are the experienced pair of Steve Chapman (St Enodoc) and Jon Coleman (West Cornwall).
Amateurs: Josh Greenaway (Bowood Park); Matt Richards (West Cornwall); Chris Fleming (Perranporth); Chris Johnston (Perranporth); Rob Cook (Bowood Park); Ryan Curtis (Bude & N Cornwall); Adam Curtis (Bude & N Cornwall); Phil Weaver (West Cornwall); Jon Coleman (West Cornwall); Steve Chapman (St Enodoc).
Professionals: Gary Lenaghan (Trevose); Grant Slater (Trevose); Scott Richards (Carlyon Bay); Phil Brookes (St Kew); Adam Frayne (St Mellion); Tony Pitts (St Austell); Mark Arrowsmith (St Enodoc); Antony Nash (St Enodoc); Paul Turpin (Carlyon Bay); Simon Wood (China Fleet).
West Cornwall and China Fleet will be the first two golf clubs to be featured on Golf in Cornwall a new regular television programme to be shown fortnightly on the Cornwall Channel on Sky TV.
The show will be shown on Sky TV Channel 212 and Freesat Channel 401 every other week on Monday evenings from 8.30-9pm, starting on Monday, March 18.
Each of the 18 programmes will include five-minute features on two different clubs in the county, as well as a news and grassroots section.
The men of Cape Cornwall played the annual Cornwall v The Rest of the World match on Sunday. The result of this hard fought contest was a victory by 5½-3½ for the Rest of the World.
The men's Wednesday Stableford was won by Chris Perks, second was Steve Dicker and third Cyril Leiworthy.
In the Ladies' 9 hole Stableford captain Ros Thomas was successful, with Lindsey Sawden second and Lyn Chitty third.
The Saturday competition was the EGU Medal won by Sue Dicker. Second was Claire Hosking and third Lyn Chitty. This competition was also the qualifier for the national Millenium Trophy for past captains, so Sue Dicker moves on to the next stage.
Ted Chance (13 handicap) leads the way after West Cornwall Seniors played the first round of their Golfer of the Year Series, with 52 players taking part.
In what Ted described as "chilly but benign conditions" he scored 40 Stableford points to win first prize on the day.
Second with 39 points was Phil Andrews; followed on countback in third by Henry Kagan (also 39pts).
In fourth place was Paul Roach (37 points) followed by Nigel Archer in fifth.
The leading three players also achieved a cut in each of their playing handicaps for future competitions.
Taking home the wine for nearest the pin on the 15th was John Holmes with 775mm.
In all five rounds will be played in the Golfer of the Year Series during 2013 with the winner being the player with the best three rounds. It is always a closely fought contest.
The West Cornwall ladies played their monthly Stableford last week.
Results. Division 1: 1, Gill Prodger 37pts; 2, Lynne Bishop 33; 3, Ros Fox 32. Div 2 ;1, Jane Attwood 38; 2, Patricia Weaver 34; 3, Donna Gibson 33. Div 3: 1, Emily Jenkin 38; 2, Casey Olds 28; 3, Helen Dugdale 28.
Victor Debarros, Phil Hales, Joe Hill and Ray Pearce won the men's Texas Scramble at Praa Sands on Sunday with net 48.9. Jim Duffield, Roy Hillyar, Ken McIlroy and Jess Willard were second with 51.6, Mike Jacka, Gary Thomas, Francis Vickerstaffe and John Worden third with 53.8 and John Murrish, Paul Murrish and Chris Parkinson fourth with 57 on the last nine holes from Alun Dixon, William Giddings, Mike Hichens and Simon Phillips.
In the latest round of the men's Winter League Stableford Ray Crebo was first with 40 points. Andy Holmes second with 37, Simon Phillips third with 34 and John Friggens fourth with 32.
In the final round of the ladies' Winter League Stableford on Saturday Judy Thomas won with 33 points. Alison Jacka was second with 31, Gail Hatch third with 30 and Judy Harris fourth with 28.
Anne Griffiths won the ladies' Wednesday morning 9-hole Stableford with 19 points. Phyllis Williams was second with 15 points on countback from Judy Harris and Jennifer Chambers respectively.
County golf, see page 81.
WEST PENWITH LEAGUE:
Last Monday night's games saw a club derby with Harbour Pool C recording a 3-2 victory over their A side, writes Nathan Strick.
J Calvert won star man with his 22 clearance to win his frame against M Stratton by two points. The frame of the night saw R Chilton have a 30 break against Julian Care, who replied with 23 and eventually won the frame on the final black.
Wednesday night saw only three matches played due to Gables and Harbour Pool B playing their game at an earlier date which saw Gables winning 4-1. Mousehole's match with Marazion Code was also postponed, due to player illness, and is to be played at a later date before week 22.
RAFA A moved up to third in the table after a 4-1 home win over Bosvargus. Star man was captain L Shaw for a good potting performance in beating B Grose. The frame of the night saw the only win for the away side where R Prouse produced a steady frame to overturn T George.
Pendeen came close to an upset at league leaders Heamoor. The visitors took the two opening frames which saw B Clemens win against stand-in G Nicholls after requiring a snooker in the frame of the night.
But Heamoor emerged 3-2 winners after a star man performance from R Gilbert with breaks of 27 and 25 to overturn a 42 point deficit against L May. This result gave defending champions Churchfield a chance to close the gap at the top and they showed their character with a dominant 5-0 home win over a lacklustre RAFA B.
Frame of the night saw K Opie win a close fought game on the black against S Holland. Star performer was B Harvey, who had played well to win his frame with R Eddy, having trailed by 36 points with only six colours remaining.
Churchfield now occupy second place, four points behind leaders Heamoor with four weeks to play.
If anyone is interested in joining the league for the upcoming 2013/2014 season, contact Nathan at email@example.com
League table, page 78.
MARAZION TO HOST BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS:
The British Kitesurf Racing Championships are coming to Marazion for the first time in May.
Organised by local kitesurfing school Pasty Adventures and sponsored by the National Marine Aquarium, the stage is set for an amazing spectacle both on and off the water.
Lee Harvey of Pasty Adventures said: "Mounts Bay has long been regarded as one of the top locations in the country for sailing competitions and in recent years Cornwall has become known as one of the UK's best kitesurf locations."
Kitesurf course racing has seen a huge boom in numbers since it was announced as an Olympic sport for Rio in 2012. Unfortunately this decision has since been overturned with windsurfing reinstated for Rio 2016. However, kitesurf racing is now being included in all major Olympic regattas in the build up to its inclusion in the 2020 Olympics.
Kitesurfing is actually one of the easiest watersports to learn and has something for everyone from ages 8-80 and is great for fitness.
However, it is an extreme sport and you need to have lessons from qualified instructors.
To find out more about kitesurfing lessons in Cornwall go to www.pastyadventures.co.uk
The British Kitesurf Racing Championships for the Pasty Cup will be held on May 25-26 with racing from 11am both days.
AN EVENING WITH IAN DAVIES & HARVEY BILJON:
A highlight of The Cornish Pirates Supporters Club's programme last year was the talk, illustrated with video and statistics, given by Chris Stirling and Ian Davies.
It proved extremely popular, so much so that a similar event with head coach Ian and assistant coach Harvey Biljon will be held tomorrow, Friday March 8.
The event is advertised 7.30pm for 8pm at the Pirates 'Westholme' clubhouse, where admission will be free to CPSC members. For non-members admission is just £2, but for anyone deciding to take up membership at the door (£5 single, £10 family) then entry would be free. A light buffet will also be provided.