Helston & The Lizard Grassroots sport Oct 24
RODNEY INN GO TOP:
The Rodney Inn A moved to the top of Division One of the West Cornwall Winter Pool League last week after a 5-4 win over their B team.
Helston FC A had a 7-2 victory over the White Hart B team and the Killigrew Inn had the same result against the Coach & Horses, winning all six singles games.
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Constantine SC A had an excellent result winning 6-3 against Helston RBL A, Zoe Lea, Ben Beattie, Stu Beckerleg, Nathan Parnell and James Hing all winning their singles.
Lizard FC A recovered from last week's defeat with a 7-2 win against Godolphin Club F.
Paris A had the biggest result of the week in division two with an 8-1 win over the Godolphin Club A team but Helston RFC C are leaders after edging out White Hart A 5-4.
Godolphin Club B had a good 5-4 win over Mullion FC A thanks to singles wins from Jerry Varker, A.Bray and Bob Eustis and the Lion & Lamb A team came back from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Bell Inn A team 5-4.
Helston RFC A defeated their B team 5-4. Wins from Mick Povey, Dave Buchanan, Tony Jones and Tom Hunter helped the Mounts Bay to a 7-2 win over Lizard FC C in Division Three and that moved them into the lead ahead of the Five Pilchards who won 6-3 against Mullion FC B.
Helston CC edged out the Harbour 5-4 and Helston RFC D gained a 6-3 victory over Breage SC.
The Wheel Inn are the leaders of division 4 after a narrow 5-4 win over Atlantic Inn B, Hayden Jenkin, Martyn Tripp, Rob Hodge and Ben Lubb all won their singles for the Wheel Inn.
Red Lion B defeated Out of the Blue 7-2 and Constantine SC B won 6-3 against the Queens Arms. Potters Bar A defeated their B side 6-3 and Helston FC B defeated Red Lion C by the same score.
There have been fixture changes in Division Three and Four, all teams should have received amended fixtures. Angel B dropped out of Division Three and Black Swan have been moved up to take their spot in the fixture schedule. This left a bye in Division Four which has now been filled by Out of the Blue.
TRIBUTE CORNWALL ONE:
Helston 22, St Agnes 17
Helston clinched a dramatic victory thanks to Ross Williams' last minute try.
It hadn't started well for Helston, who trailed St Agnes at the break.
But following a gallant fightback in the second half, as Helston ran in tries through James Cheeseman and Lynes before Williams' late intervention sealed a memorable win.
CLUB COMPETES WITH BEST:
Carn Brea and Helston Swimming Club travelled to Weston-super-Mare as a first division team in the Arena National League.
The club is new to competition at this higher level, since being promoted in 2012 from the second division.
The competition at this level is fierce and the club now find themselves up against strong city teams such as Cardiff, Swansea and Poole.
However, this first round proved that Carn Brea and Helston have the mettle to hold their own against such teams and finished this first round in a highly respectable fourth place, with Poole taking the overall first place.
The CBHSC swimmers produced some excellent results with two first placings and nine second placings.
The team gained a total of 139 points, accrued through strong relay and individual swims from the squad of 36 swimmers whose ages ranged from just nine years old to those in their 20s.
Two 12-year-old swimmers, Steven Lewis and Emma Kendall were awarded 'Swimmer of the Gala' medals from Head Coach Michael Kent for their stand out performances, although he did say to the squad that each and every one of them deserved such an award. Kent explained how proud he was of the team and amazed at their commitment and effort. Everyone put in 100 per cent.
The team are now preparing themselves for the second of the three rounds, secure in the knowledge that they are a force to be reckoned with.
Carn Brea and Helston Swimming Club would like to say a particularly big thank you to Redruth Charity Trust for sponsorship of the team shirts.
The shirts were new for the league events and helped to create a strong team identity.
The Redruth Charity Trust's support continues to make a big difference to our young swimmers.
COVERACK MISS OUT:
The Coverack Gig Club men's A crew finished their gig rowing season by bringing home seventh place after a fantastic row at the rescheduled Newquay County Championships, narrowly missing a place in the final.
The event was rescheduled due to the poor conditions two weeks previously causing one boat to capsize.
This followed some great racing throughout the year, including 20th in the World Championships in the Isles of Scilly, and sixth in the Tribute series, which takes into account results across a range of races.
The ladies' A performed similarly well, coming 20th at Newquay, 33rd in the Isles of Scilly and a very impressive ninth in the Tribute series, competing in some very close races where every second counts.
The ladies teams were also met with some challenging sea conditions at Newquay but successfully battled through.
The B teams in both ladies and men's have also been very competitive this year, finishing eighth and seventh respectively in their Tribute categories, with the ladies claiming 46th at Newquay, and the men in 43rd, both improvements on previous performances.
The club also has a very successful Junior section, with the under 16s finishing their championships in fourth and with some brilliant racing the rest of the season leading to a second in the Tribute series.
The youngest members of the club compete in an under 14s crew who also gained a third place in their championships, to complete a hugely impressive set of results from across the club, leaving the only challenge now to maintain these high standards when the season begins again next year.
LIZARD LEAGUE OPENER:
The first round of the Helston and Lizard Tag Rugby League tournament was held on Tuesday evening at Helston Rugby Club.
In all there were eight different schools participating, resulting in nearly 100 children taking part throughout the evening.
In total 13 schools have entered, with every school playing all the others.
The weather cleared up, with some sun shining on a brilliant evening of play from all schools. There were some fantastic passages of play, which resulted in some excellent tries for most teams.
All sides were showing considerable improvement through their matches as they became more confident with their abilities and team mates.
The training and hard work of the children was evident in the skill levels that were displayed by all schools – a credit to their coaches and teachers.
The parents were clearly appreciating the display, with many loud cheers as children were scoring tries on all the pitches.
A standout feature was the sportsmanship of the players, providing a heartfelt three cheers towards all the opposition, followed by shaking hands with all the players at the end of the matches.
A big thank you to the rugby club, for providing all the referees this year, followed by a snack afterwards, which the children thoroughly enjoyed.
The next round of the tournament will be on November 19, when all the schools who have not played so far will be participating.
GALL'S MEDAL JOY:
Rob Gall won Division Two and the Monthly Medal at Praa Sands on Sunday with 60 net on countback.
Full Monthly Medal results: Div One: 1 John Warden 74 -14 =60, 2 Ryan Semmens 72 -11 =61, 3 Steve Strick 75 -10 =65, 4 Nigel Waters 76 -10 =66.
Div.Two: 1 Rob Gall 85 -25 =60, 2 Simon Moody 82 -20 =62, 3 Simon Phillips 84 -19 =65, 4 Joe Hill 86 -18 =68.
Congratulations went to Mike Hichens who achieved a hole in one on the 17th during this competition.
Anne Griffiths won the Ladies' Monthly Medal on Saturday with 97 -28 =69. Linda Dunford was second with 95 -20 =75, Caroline Hardman third with 100 -24 =76 and Diana Lyons fourth with 97 -19 =78.
The Bunker Cup was won by Brian Gent, with Roy Hillyar second, and Barry Knowles third.
Next week the Ladies play for the Stableford Cup on Saturday, and the men play a Texas Scramble on Sunday.
Next week the Ladies play on Wednesday morning and the Ogres play on Wednesday afternoon.
SUCCESS FOR MULLION JUNIORS:
There have been some very notable success stories across all age groups in the Mullion Junior section this Autumn.
Rhys Kerton was selected to play in the under 12 county squad and made an excellent debut by scoring 43 Stableford points in his game when the county under 12 boys played against the under 14 county girls.
Under 14 Cornish champion for 2013, Connor Davidson, competed in the West of England under 16 Open championships at Forest Hills golf club, Gloucestershire last month. The six handicapper's rounds of 77 and 71 ensured that he won first place in the nett competition in this inaugural event.
Seventeen-year-old Alex McHugh played in the Lee Westwood Golf Tour Players junior championships competition at Gainsborough Golf Club on Saturday.
Eight handicapper Alex finished 2nd nett with a 66 (missing out on first place and a trip to the States by one shot) and sixth gross overall with a 74.
In the qualifying series he was fifth overall and first in his handicap group competing against some of the best players in the country.
Josh Chaplin, also 17 and under 18 county player, represented Mullion in the UK regional finals of the Daily Express Andalucian Junior Open held at St Mellion on Wednesday. Three handicapper Josh qualified in third place and will take part in the Grand finals to be played over five rounds in Spain in November.
A team of youngsters from Porthleven Judo Kwai went to the Cornish Judo Championships in Penzance.
It was their first competition for all of them except one junior, Hal Jewel.
None of them let the pressure of the competition deter them from their goal, and all fought extremely well, bringing three medals back to the club.
Their Senseis Mike Hall and Jane Sharp-Hall were there to witness some very good techniques from their students, and have nothing but praise for them all.