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Cornishman county scene: June 14

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: June 14, 2012

  • St Ives/Helston – winners of the Secondary Schools' Open show jumping, are presented with their trophy by Diana Hardy. From left: Hannah Carson, Lauren Cotterell and James Stocker.

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Show jumping


Western Pony Club Open Show and Schools team show jumping competition was held at Tregurtha Downs, near Marazion, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs A Richards.

It featured the popular Cornish Schools Team Show Jumping Competition, Open Show Jumping, Showing Classes, Fancy Dress, Dog Agility and Gymkhana.

There was an excellent turnout of more than 100 competitors for the Schools' team show jumping which was organised by the Western Pony Club as part of the Cornwall School Games 2012 (part of the Schools' Olympic Effort) , with the courses being built by Bernard Waters.

This catered for both Primary & Secondary Schools, with the former being split into Led/Assisted and Unassisted sections, the latter split into Novice and Open Sections.

The Secondary Novice Section was a closely fought competition with Newquay Tretherras Blue and Poltair B finishing equal 1st after the second round which necessitated an exciting third round jump off – with Newquay Tretherras coming 1st by a matter of just a few seconds.

Tretherras had a successful day as they also won 'Best Presented Team' in both the Novice and the Open sections – the judges commented that they were outstanding winners of these cups being both immaculately presented and with a highly commendable attitude and manners.

The Secondary Open was won by St Ives/Helston – a great achievement with only three in the team (two from St Ives and James Stocker from Helston).

The St Ives members of this team (Lauren Cotterell and Hannah Carson) have helped take St Ives to victory in all three sections over the years – Primary, Secondary Novice and now Secondary Open.

In the Open Show Jumping (11 and under) Josh Levens was the winner of the President's Cup, presented by Leslie Hollow, for the best riding style.

Many thanks to Cornish Saddlery for sponsoring the Open Show Jumping Competition and to Cornwall Sports Partnership for sponsoring the rosettes for the schools' team show jumping.

Diana Hardy, the district commissioner, would like to say a big thank you to the hard working committee and to everyone who gave so generously of their time both in setting up and helping to run the event on the day, with particular thanks to the Madron Young Farmers Club Arena Party.

The official photographer was Eclipse Photos – see www.eclipse-photos.com

Full results, Digest page 79.



Hayle Runners celebrated their largest club entry so far at the Cubert 5 mile road race.

With more than 100 runners of all abilities, the club had the largest entry from any of the Cornish clubs and accounted for 20% of the entry from club members entering.

The club also had a number of juniors in the fun run.

Club captain Craig Tonkin felt it demonstrated the range of abilities catered for within the running club.

He said: "It was great to see many of our beginners entering the race and giving it a go. For many of them it was their first racing experience, they are supported by our coaches and we guarantee to cheer them across the line no matter how long it takes them. It was a lovely evening for a run and a great night for us to have so many runners in club colours.

"We positively welcome new runners across the range of abilities and will support them if they want to try out the races."

Hayle Runners Training nights are held at Hayle Rugby Club on Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm where runners of all abilities are supported by coaches and welcomed. Beginners are welcome on Tuesday evenings.

A structured programme of coaching support is also be available at Carn Brea Leisure centre track on Thursdays at 7pm. Details from the club's website www.haylerunners.org.uk

Hayle Runners' Cubert 5 road race results: 0:28:02 Morant, Jordan; 0:29:12 Horswell, Richard; 0:29:38 Turner, Russell; 0:30:21 Abraham, Scott; 0:30:53 Murrant, Kieran; 0:31:33 Goodreid, Ian; 0:32:06 Lowden, John; 0:32:09 Dowrick, Mike; 0:32:38 Smith, Andrew; 0:33:01 Jukes, Andy; 0:33:18 Curtis, Matt; 0:34:07; Harrison, Debbie; 0:34:18 Tonkin, Craig; 0:34:40 Wall, Alex; 0:34:43 Manning, James; 0:34:51 Toms, Faye; 0:35:07 Penberthy, Michael.

0:35:11 Lewis, Martyn; 0:35:25 Bennett, Charlotte; 0:36:34 Leo, Cas; 0:36:37 Goulbourn, Mark; 0:36:40 Rule, Helen; 0:36:42 Townend, Stewart; 0:36:50 Maskell, Lisa; 0:37:19 Orchard, Mike; 0:37:34 Newing, Sarah; 0:37:46 Rudd, Nikki; 0:37:52 Murrish, Darren; 0:38:11 Curtis, Martin; 0:38:23 Clare, Helen; 0:38:31 Nancarrow, David; 0:38:31 Wigram, Tim; 0:39:37 Goldsworthy, Rachel.

0:39:58 Ruetsch, Fiona; 0:40:06 Spencer-Smith, Andrea; 0:40:07 McPhail, Mo; 0:40:08 Harper, Andy; 0:40:26 Paull, Lucy; 0:41:06 Lee, Becky; 0:41:26 Sullivan, Sharon; 0:42:02 Bastian, Adrian; 0:42:41 Holley, Michaela; 0:42:46 Roskilly, Michelle; 0:43:00 Round, Matthew; 0:43:02 Fraser, Glen; 0:43:17 Connon, Naomi; 0:43:17 Rowe, Phil; 0:43:50 Stone, Natasha; 0:43:51 Moore, Andy.

0:44:24 Foreman, Leah; 0:44:25 Foreman, Michelle; 0:44:36 Haynes, Howard; 0:44:49 Ferguson, Ana; 0:44:52 Cardell, Timothea; 0:45:29 Baldwin, Sarah; 0:46:20 Evans, Alun; 0:46:23 Gamble, Fiona; 0:46:54 Billington, Melanie; 0:47:03 Warren, Diane; 0:47:10 Thomas, Colin; 0:47:12 Pascoe, Wendy; 0:47:16 Hill, Jo; 0:47:34 Wood, Sarah; 0:47:36 Thomas, Alison.

0:47:38 Stevens, Carol; 0:47:45 Smith, Hannah; 0:47:47 Smith, Derek; 0:47:50 Harling, Jack; 0:47:52 Sneyd, Paul; 0:48:10 Kirk, Jo; 0:48:43 Sycamore, Kathryn; 0:48:52 Baker, Cerys; 0:48:58 Brennan, Valerie; 0:49:47 Charles, Kirsty; 0:51:32 Belshaw, Sarah; 0:52:20 McGuire, Jo; 0:52:48 Nimmo, Karen; 0:52:49 Nimmo, Donna; 0:53:28 Pollard, Jean; 0:53:28 Greef, Jayne; 0:55:30 Brennan, Tom; 0:55:33 King, Suzi; 0:55:37 Atkinson, Anita; 0:55:40 Cheel, Amanda.

0:56:08 Baldwin, Charlotte; 0:56:20 Sullivan, Tammy; 0:56:20 Baldwin, Mike; 0:57:04 Bowden, Ian; 0:57:16 Nicholls, Derrika; 0:57:16 Evans, Julie; 0:57:29 Clough, Lucy; 0:57:40 Rochford, Hayley; 0:58:26 Wright, Mike; 0:58:54 Bennetts, William; 0:59:02 Mackintosh, Susie; 0:59:08 Coldrick, Debra; 0:59:59 Sills, Helen; 1:00:11 Nancarrow, Karen; 1:00:11 Bowker, Rachel; 1:02:41 Bonar, Karen; 1:03:37 Jopson, Louise; 1:03:39 Chapman, Susan; 1:18:01 Potter, Elaine; 1:18:05 Bowden, Jackie.



Tony Boyce and Barry Knowles won the Entertainments Trophy at Praa Sands on Sunday with a fine 44 points on the last six holes from Ed Leah and David Prowse. Tony and Barry will represent the club in the Lord Lieutenant's Trophy later this year. Andy Hurrell and Lee McGarraghy were third with 43 and Jim Duffield and Roy Hillyar fourth with 42 on the last three holes from Mark and Mike Hatch.

Judy Thomas won the Ladies' Stableford on Saturday with 32 points from Sue Harvey on 31 and Gail Eastwood on 29 on the last nine holes from Anna Harry and Linda Dunford respectively.

Other results. Friday Fun Golf: 1, Barry Knowles, Tom Phillips & Dave Rollason. Ladies' 9-hole Wednesday Stableford: 1, Judy Harris; 2, Jennifer Chambers; 3, Linda Gale. Lily Hiscott won the putting competition on countback from Wendy Keys. Bank Holiday Stableford: 1, Matt Tregenza 43 pts; 2, Mike Hatch 36; 3, Ray Crebo 36; 4, Steve Strick 36.

Cape Cornwall news, page 78.



The second Jubilee Pool Aquathlon will take place on Wednesday, June 27 at 7pm, although Mounts Bay Harriers are also organising a children's event as part of the Golympix on Sunday, June 24 at 11am, and the 7th Junior Penzance Aquathlon at Penzance Leisure Centre of Sunday July 8.

Further details on their website at www.mountsbayharriers.co.uk and click on MBH events.



Tuesday June 5: Having conquered the challenge of launching through the rolling surf at high tide, five Lasers and three boats from the Handicap fleet were treated to two short and snappy races by Race Officer Marcus Wilkinson flying the favoured Olympic flag, writes Wendy Nancholas.

As the wind subsided to a south-westerly Force 3 a decisive moment in Race 1 for the Laser fleet came at the first windward mark when Greg Harris, caught out by the tide, barged into Paul Broomfield and Graham Cousins.

Nick Stoten weaved through the carnage but lost ground by heading for the Penzance (instead of Mount's Bay) turning mark. Paul Broomfield was first to the gybe mark, kept a clear lead and took the honours followed by Nick, Graham and Greg, who had done his turns. Lucy Campbell sailed an extremely good race in her 4.7.

Race 2 saw an inverse of fortune for Paul and Greg; Greg got involved with Nick in a ding-dong at the front. With the lead changing several times and the two helms scraping and scrapping down the side of the harbour wall to the finish line, Greg took the honours by a nose. Graham came in third followed by Paul. Lucy sailed well in her 4.7.

Sunday June 10: With a gentle north-easterly wind lifting the favoured Olympic flag, Race Officer Tony Oliver treated the fleets to a boat start in the middle of the bay.

With the wind backing 15 seconds before the start, Dave Johnson got the best start at the pin-end which he didn't keep because although all boats made their own separate way up the beat, they came together remarkably at the windward mark.

With a little more tide at the buoy than expected, Greg Harris found himself overly attracted to the windward mark for the second time this week, leaving Nick Stoten to round in the lead followed by Paul Broomfield, Dave Johnson while Greg did his penalty turns.

Paul took over the lead on the first reaches and played the shifts well up the beat to keep ahead and go on to take the honours.

Greg couldn't get back in the mix and Nick and Dave, after swapping positions, finished in that order. After an hour's racing and only 52 seconds separating the first and last boat, it had been another highly competitive Laser fleet race.

Seven Mirrors took to the water and Simon Chapman (with crew Evie Luckhurst) took and held the lead while Nick Medlicott and Tony Clee battled for second place with Nick winning and Tony Clee coming in third.


Tuesday June 5: Lasers: Race 1: 1, Paul Broomfield; 2, Nick Stoten; 3, Graham Cousins. Race 2: 1, Greg Harris; 2, Nick Stoten; 3, Graham Cousins. 1,

Friday June 8: Sailing cancelled due to lack of wind.

Sunday June 10: Lasers: 1, Paul Broomfield; 2, Nick Stoten; 3, Dave Johnson.

Women's football


With the Penzance Ladies team being a new venture for the coming season, a new committee is to be elected and the club would like to receive nominations for the positions of secretary, president, chairman and treasurer.

For those who do not wish to be on the committee but can help in other ways, your assistance will be greatly appreciated. Contact Scott on 07708 292347.

Training resumes Sunday:

Training will resume for the ladies team this Sunday, June 17, meet 11am at Penzance FC.

New and old players most welcome for the side who are applying to join the Cornwall League at their July 8 AGM.


West Cornwall Football Club, Cornwall College's local league club, began a new chapter as the newly formed women's section competed for the first time at the Bodmin small sided competition.

The ladies did themselves proud, progressing from a tough group in second position only to lose to the eventual winners Charlestown in the semi-final.

In the league section West Cornwall finished second out of ten teams, a very promising start to a successful future.

If you are interested in joining our team please see Dan Inch in the Sports Centre office or you can call 07500 101 087.

Team picture, see Page 79.



A good size squad represented Penzance Swimming Club at the Newquay Open Meet in Bodmin. The gala was limited to those aged 13 and Under, and comprised 50m and 200m events in each stroke.

Medals were awarded to first, second and third in each age group of all the events. The fastest six overall in the 50m events went on to swim in a Final, with first, second and third receiving further medals and fourth, fifth and sixth receiving certificates.

9yrs: Hollie Prodger (Gold 200m Breast); Thomas Morice (Gold 200m Back, Silver 50m Free, Bronze 200m Breast); Melody Roberts (Gold 50m Back, Gold 200m Back, Silver 50m Fly, Bronze 50m Free); Josh Tonkin (Bronze 50m Back).

10yrs: Ben Friday (Bronze 50m Breast); Toby Osborne (Bronze 50m Free); Fletcher Stevenson (Gold 50m Fly, Gold 200m Back).

11yrs: Megan Edwards (Silver 200m Back); Ellie Ringwood (Gold 200m Free, Silver 200m Breast).

12yrs: Shannon O'Connell (Gold 50m Back, Gold 50m Breast, Silver 200 Breast, Silver 50m Fly, Bronze 200m Back); Tegen Snell (Bronze 50m Fly); Rosie Tonkin (Gold 50m Free, Silver 50m Back).

13yrs: Kieran Hughes (Gold 200m Breast, Bronze 50m Breast).

Finalists: Kieran Hughes (6th 50m Breast); Shannon O'Connell (2nd 50m Breast, 3rd 50m Back, 6th 50m Fly); Rosie Tonkin (6th 50 Back, 6th 50 Free).

Others swimming: Frank Adams, Maia Adams, Arianna Caddy, Ben Durrant, Lucy Edwards, Ben Friday, Molly Haines, Tyler Kearey, Connor Keeler, Josh May, Iona O'Connell, Mawgan Osborne, Toby Osborne, Maisy Rainbow, Naomi Rescorla-Brown, Sofia Rescorla-Brown, Owen Ringwood, Milly Roach, Libby Rudge, Tegen Snell, Jodi Stephens, Josh Tonkin, Beth Tresidder, Hannah Trow, Archie Vingoe.

Youth football


Penzance Pumas Under 13 Football Training for 2012-2013, pre season training every Friday, Mounts Bay School 3G Astro Park.

Fitness and skills training for new season, 6pm to 7.30pm Fridays. Friendly welcome, friendly club, see you there or phone Chris on 01736 786295 for more info.



Countrymen Volleyball Club again ran their charity pairs on Perranporth Beach. The charities being funded are SSAFA Forces Help and Cornwall Hospice. Money raised so far just over £1,000.

The winners and therefore Cornwall champions were Michal Muraczyk and James Mosley. The men's plate Andy Gluyas and Tony Opie; ladies' winners Michelle Townson and Phillipa Sheldon and the youth winners were James and Rewan of St Ives School.

The Over 50s winners Nigel Bates and Keith Barnet. The over 60s again won by James Gilbert and Alan Conquest. The coveted spirit of the games went to the St Ives School pair James and Rowan.

With very high winds the standard of play was very high making the beach volleyball again a success. The only blight was the fact that the organiser for the past ten years was retiring, so we look for some one else to take up the challenge.

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