Helston & The Lizard Grassroots Sport September 26
LYNX PROUD DESPITE LOSS:
The Culdrose Lynx U10s football team welcomed Carharrack Pumas U10 for their first home fixture of the season and despite losing the match 4-2 the Lynx went away feeling incredibly proud of themselves in what was an evenly fought match.
For this game the Lynx were only able to field a team of six players against the seven played by the Carharrack team, though they never let this faze them and reached the half-time break with the score level at 1-1 after a well taken goal from Jake Hunkin.
Carharrack scored again shortly in to the second half before a superbly taken goal struck by Nathan Holmes for the Lynx which made the score 3-2.
At this point in the match the game was poised to go either way with the Lynx pressing for the equiliser, before Carharrack settled the game with their final goal.
Lynx Managers Matt James and Lee Padgeth were pleased with their team's performance. Playing with a man down is never going to be easy but the Lynx showed great stamina and determination throughout the match and never showed signs of giving up.
HAWKS ADVANCE IN CUP:
The Culdrose Hawks U13 welcomed St Agnes to the sports pavilions on Sunday for the first round of the Cornwall County Youth Cup.
A superb display of football saw the Hawks 3-0 up at half time with goals from Harry Bray, Ciaran Barker and Brandon Holmes.
The Hawks came out for the second half and Ciaran Barker scored his second goal of the match making the score 4-0.
St Agnes scored two goals during the second half but that wasn't enough to beat the Hawks who are delighted to be in the second round draw of the cup.
Manager Johnny Bray was thrilled with his teams performance. He said: "The Hawks deserved their win today, they began the match strong showing determination and great skill throughout the game.
"I was also pleased for Ciaran scoring his two goals as he had been involved in a clash of heads with a St Agnes player which temporarily halted the game.
"He sat out for a while and played a key role in our win when he came back onto the field."
The Hawks look forward to taking on their league rivals the Culdrose Phantoms in their next match on Sunday.
Victor Debarros won the Rider Cup, Division One and the Monthly Medal on Sunday with a fine 58 net.
Full Monthly Medal results: Div One: 1/Victor Debarros 73 -15 =58, 2 Dave Miners 74 -12 =62/, 3 Ryan Semmens 75 -12 =63, 4 Steve Strick 74 -10 =64.
Div Two: 1 Alun Dixon 82 -19 =63, 2 Ian Prowse 81 -18 =63, 3 Jim Duffield 86 -23 =63, 4 Simon Phillips 82 -19 =63.
Rider Cup results: 1 Victor Debarros, 2 Dave Miners, 3 Ryan Semmens on countback from Alun Dixon, Ian Prowse, Jim Duffield and Simon Phillips respectively.
Sue Harvey won the Ladies' Monthly Medal and the Scratch Salver on Saturday with 85 -23 =62. Linda Dunford was second with 87 -20 =67, Alison Jacka third with 92 -21 =71 and Wendy Keys fourth with 1-6 -33 =73.
Friday Fun results: 1 John Clapson, Ryan Semmens & Mel Smith, 2 Rob Gall, Rhys Kerton & Chris Parkinson, 3 Brian Gent, Steve Harper & Dave Rollason.
Next Saturday members play for the Texas Scramble Trophy (one lady and two invited men) and the men play for the Praa Sands Putter on Sunday.
Next week the Ladies play on Wednesday morning and the Ogres meet on Wednesday afternoon.
FALMOUTH FINALS DAY:
Falmouth Golf Club enjoyed one of its best finals day in recent years.
It had everything, first year winners, established players playing their best golf, up and coming players just losing out and a superb turn out by all the members that were not receiving prizes.
There were some outstanding achievements by the losing finalists, Sean Ramsay, Pete Gaylard, and most of all Mark Richards who got to the Scratch Matchplay 36 hole final playing off 12 handicap.
Playing in their first year and picking up silverware were Rob Connoly (2) Trophys and Ray Longstaff McGregor Trophy.
But the year belonged to two players, Steve Opie (most improved golfer) and the club champion Paul Collins, three trophies and still one to play for, an exceptional year by anyone's standards.
CHARITY DAY AT FALMOUTH:
Thursday was a top drawer charity day at Falmouth, sponsored by Kelsall Steele.
Captain elect Lucien Trathan and his staff managed to raise a staggering £6,500 on the day for the Pheonix Stroke Appeal.
A very special mention went to the girls and their organisation skills from Kelsall Steele.
BUDOCK VEAN ROUND-UP:
There was an excellent turnout at Budock Vean on Sunday for the final competition of the summer with the playing of the popular David Sulley Charity Cups.
The format is four ball better ball with three separate cups for best ladies' pair, best mixed pair, and the best men's pair and all entry fees from the competition going to Macmillan Cancer and Shelterbox.
The Ladies' Cup was won by Tricia Blatter and Sue Parsons with a score of 37 Stableford points
The best Mixed pair Cup was a very close contest between Lesley and Paul Upperton and Mo and Martin Salome both pairs scoring a superb 41 Stableford points.
They both had identical back nines and had to be separated by the best back six holes with the Uppertons doing enough to take the cup.
The Mens Cup was also a close affair with several pairs recording scores of 39 or 40 points.
Mike O'Hara and Stephen Penrose putted superbly and this was enough to edge out the opposition and lift the Men's Cup with a score of 41 points.
On Wednesday the Ladies held their Autumn Meeting and this was won convincingly by the in form Jenny Wake, who scored a magnificent net 67, winning by five clear shots from Marlene Williams with a net 72. Glenys Bateson took third place with a net 74 edging out Lesley Upperton and Nina Hann on countback.
LADIES OUT IN FORCE:
Despite the rain and wind, Falmouth Ladies turned out in numbers to play in their Ladies' Captain's Day.
Ella Richards, the captain, was delighted to see so many ladies out playing in the challenging conditions and with lots of on course entertainment and drinks halfway round, all the ladies were in good spirits, some more literally than others.
There were plenty of prizes to be won on the course and in the raffles and all the ladies enjoyed a lovely meal after coming in out of the wind and rain. Despite the difficult conditions there were some good scores in. In first place with 37 points was Carmel Connors followed closely by Carol Mitcham.
There were prizes for the best scores on the odd and even numbered holes and the winners of these were Janet Brinsome, Donna Craig, Rose Bailey and Debi Hunt. Followed by the best front nine Jane Barrington and best back nine Barbara Roker. Nearest the pin on the 12th was Kath Wells.
Liz Shone won the best score on the 'mystery holes'.
Best committee member score went to Sally Ingle and very venerable vet prize went to Janet Bishop and the mystery prize to Judith Beeton.
The whole day went fantastically well due to the hard work put in by the Captain Ella, so best captain's prize went to Ella.
RIVALS TAKE CHALLENGE:
The Penryn & Falmouth Funeral Directors Annual Bowls Challenge Competition is being held this Saturday & Sunday, 28th & 29th September at Penryn Bowling Club.
Penryn Bowling Club will host players from Falmouth, Mawnan Smith, Mylor and Stithians bowling clubs, with 24 players lined up to contest the tournament.
The 2013 challenge will consist of eight teams of Triples, including new challengers Mawnan Smith, who have entered this year's competition.
The winning team will hold The Penryn & Falmouth Funeral Directors Bowls Challenge plate for 12 months.
This is the sixth year that local independent Penryn & Falmouth Funeral Directors have sponsored this prestigious event in association with Golden Charter Funeral Plans.
Roy Sanders of Penryn & Falmouth Funeral Directors said: "Sponsorship of bowls enables us to support a sport which brings pleasure to the community and which lives up to our co-sponsors philosophy to Live Life to the Full.
"We are delighted to be involved with Bowling Clubs locally and specifically Penryn Bowling Club and look forward to an enjoyable weekend."
The Mylor Yacht Club Ladies' and Junior Helms' Race was originally scheduled to take place in July but was postponed due to strong winds.
The re-run date on Sunday also had potential weather problems with the risk of too little wind and fog but, fortunately, the visibility was never a problem and the wind picked up to a light south easterly breeze.
Race officer Bob Shearer selected the special southerly area course to suit the rapidly ebbing spring tide, two rounds of which gave a good race duration.
The five boats in the Lady Helms class started first with Sue McGrath in Stargazer finding some good breeze to reach the windward mark in the lead followed by Jackie Baker in Freyja.
The next mark was in a wind shadow and, against the tide, progress slowed considerably.
Perhaps Freyja's taller rig was able to catch more wind and they took the lead as the mark was rounded.
Meanwhile Fiona Pascoe in Chalonnaise and Jane Horn in Adelie were also having a close race with Val Edgington in Tilly a little way behind.
The breeze picked up as the leaders sailed through the gate and veered slightly so that broad reaching to the leeward mark this time the fleet kept going much better.
Approaching the finish, Freyja had increased her lead on the water to almost two minutes but on corrected time Stargazer took the win by 14 seconds.
Although a similar number of Junior Helms had been expected, on the day only two boats came to the start line.
Tom Nancarrow in Gazelle with all the family crewing made a brilliant start and looked in contention up the first beat but once their competitor, Charlie Beattie in Aura, got going the lead changed rounding the top mark.
With a strong crew aboard Aura the spinnaker was promptly hoisted and they made good progress against the tide.
On Gazelle no spinnaker appeared on this leg and at the gate they were four minutes behind. However, perhaps influenced by the veering wind, on the second round Gazelle's red and blue spinnaker did appear and it looked as though this could now be a close race on corrected time.
It was, with Aura winning by just over a minute. Charlie will be the first recipient of the John Clark Trophy which has just been given to the club in memory of John, one of the club's stalwart race officers who sadly passed away earlier this year.
Results: SKB Sails Ladies' and Junior Helms' Race: Ladies: Bonnie R Cup: 1, Stargazer (Sue McGrath); 2, Freyja (Jackie Baker); 3, Chalonnaise (Fiona Pascoe). Juniors: 1 John Clark Memorial Trophy: 1, Aura (Charlie Beattie); 2 Gazelle (Tom Nancarrow).
WEST CORNWALL SUMMER LEAGUE:
The Rodney Inn A & B teams were level in Division Two going into the last week of the West Cornwall Summer Pool League.
The Rodney Inn A team gained a7-2 victory over the Bell Inn B team with singles wins coming from Stu Thomas, Connor Hastings, Tony Bungay and K Chambers.
The Rodney Inn B team won all six singles against the Bell Inn A team but didn't win any of the doubles matches and fell short by a point to finish in the runners up spot.
The Coach & Horses finished a disappointing season for them on a high with a 7-2 win over the Lion & Lamb and Helston RFC edged a 5-4 win over Godolphin Club B.
Neal Hicks (Rodney Inn B) won the singles aggregate one win ahead of Tony Bungay (Rodney A) Division Three champions, Constantine SC ended the season with a 5-4 win against the Angel Hotel A team, singles wins coming from Nathan Parnell, Stu Beckerleg, James Hing, Will Hing and Ben Beattie.
Helston RFC had a 7-2 win over Godolphin Club A and finished in second.
Red Lion B gained a 6-3 win over Angel Hotel B.
Benji Tremayne (Seven Stars A) picked up the singles aggregate title for Division Three.