LOCAL CLUBS' ROUND-UP:
West Cornwall booked their place in the semi-finals of the Cornwall Team Championship (CTC) at Perranporth as both last year's finalists made shock exits from this season's competition on Sunday, writes Peter Heyman.
While holders Trevose were beaten 71/2-51/4 by St Enodoc at Newquay in a repeat of the 2010 final and last year's beaten finalists Perranporth went down to St Mellion 71/4-51/2 at St Enodoc, West Cornwall had a much easier passage into the semi-finals, defeating Newquay by a convincing margin of 91/4-31/2.
The morning foursomes were tightly contested, with Matt Richards and Alex Glasson winning the top match 2 up before Jon Coleman and Harry Hall put West Cornwall two ahead with a 2&1 win in the only foursomes match not to go down the 18th.
Luke Stevens and Dean Tulley also won on the last green, while Peter Darlington and Phil Weaver halved. With Rob Tempest winning the ninth man match 2 up, West Cornwall held a commanding 41/4-1/2 lead at lunch, leaving them needing just 21/2 points from the eight afternoon singles.
Richards defeated Josh Hancock 3&2 in the top match to gain one of the points needed for victory. Tulley was second out against John Hancock and managed to halve his match to leave West Cornwall only requiring one further point.
And it was Stevens in the fourth match who provided this with a comfortable 5&4 win over Aaron Stephens.
Glasson halved his match and Coleman recorded a 2&1 win before David Chapman picked up Newquay's only win of the day, defeating Darlington on the 18th. The remaining matches on the course, knowing the match was over, decided to take halves.
St Mellion now await West Cornwall in the semi-finals on Sunday, February 24 at a venue to be announced. In the remaining quarter-final match Tehidy Park defeated Bude and North Cornwall 73/4-5 at Trevose and will face St Enodoc in the last four.
West Cornwall results: Foursomes – Matt Richards & Alex Glasson won 2 up; Jon Coleman & Harry Hall won 2&1; Luke Stevens & Dean Tulley won 1 up; Peter Darlington & Phil Weaver halved. Ninth man match: Rob Tempest won 2 up. Singles – Richards won 3&2; Tulley halved; Glasson halved; Stevens won 5&4; Coleman won 2&1; Darlington lost 1 down; Hall halved; Weaver halved.
Renowned golf commentator, writer, course designer and former Ryder Cup player Peter Alliss will be visiting Cape Cornwall today and tomorrow to bring his considerable knowledge of course redesign and club refurbishment to the new owner Gary Firmager.
Meanwhile, Ted Smith, a whippet breeder, scored a superb 37 points to win Wednesday's Stableford competition in damp conditions, beating the club's general manager, Richard Bunch, into second place. David James was third.
The following day the ladies played their nine hole competition which Christine James won with 16 points, on countback from Janet Sproson.
On Saturday the ladies played their 'Flag' competition. Sonia Cottle reported that Judy Richards was the winner by 24 paces ahead of Jenny Lawrence on the 18th hole. Third place went to Lindsay Sawdon, who was on the 17th hole.
On Sunday Mark Prisk carded a net 69 to win the men's monthly medal by playing to his handicap. Brian Polglase and Chris Lewis both had net 70s and it took a computer to work out that Brian had the better back nine.
Lee McGarraghy won Division Two and the Monthly Medal at Praa Sands on Sunday with a superb net 51.
Full Monthly Medal results: Div 1: 1, Victor Debarros 73-14=59; 2, Andy Holmes 71-12=59; 3, Nick Watters 74-14=60; 4, Ray Pearce 72-10=52. Div 2: 1, Lee McGarraghy 77-26=51; 2, Rob Gall 82-28=54; 3, Tony Semmens 72-16=56; 4, Rod Jones 80-23=57.
Gail Hatch won the ladies' Monthly Medal on Saturday with 95-34=61. Anna Harry was second with 88-20=68 on the last nine holes from Judy Thomas (96-28=68) and Anne Griffiths (95-27=68) respectively.
Ann Seabrook won the ladies' Wednesday Stableford with 15 points. Jennifer Chambers was second with 13 on countback from Lily Hiscott. Di Lyons won the putting competition.
The first competition with West Cornwall ladies' captain Sue Lucarotti at the helm saw 34 ladies compete in the November medal last week.
This competition also incorporated the Medal-Winners' Cup, open to those ladies who had won a medal earlier in the year. Gill Embley's net 76 was enough to secure this trophy.
There was also a 9-hole Stableford, which was won by Jackie Hill with 17 points.
Results: Div 1: 1, Gill Prodger net 74; 2, Judy Ryder 74. Div 2: 1, Anne Uren 74; 2, Sue Jarman 79.
The 2012 Old Penwithians Golf Championship was held last Thursday at West Cornwall in excellent playing conditions for the time of year.
The winner was Gerald Jenkin with 41 points. Runner-up with 36 points was David James and in third place, on countback, Don Ruhrmund, from Phil Thomas with 35 points. Nearest the pin was Simon Pengelly.
The booby prize went to the organiser and Association Secretary Andrew Coak.
The prizes were presented at a special lunch at the club by David Tregenza, the most senior old boy present, on behalf of Roger Dugdale of Penwithian Wholesalers, who sponsored the competition, together with the Old Penwithians Association.
NEWS FROM MOUNTS BAY ANGLING SOCIETY:
The juniors held their last competition of the year at Penzance harbour where the six juniors that were able to take part fished for flounder at Rank Steps and Ross Bridge, writes David Cains.
The northerly wind was cold but two flounders were caught. The first was one that weighed 1-7-8 for Jamie Rowe and Jamie remained in the lead for some time.
However, around half an hour before the end of the competition Ethan Gould had a really good bite on his rod and produced a flounder 1-8-8. Both fish were returned after being weighed and Ethan received the £10 Newtown Angling Centre tackle voucher. Jamie received the £5 voucher.
The next monthly junior competition will be in January and a list of dates for 2013 will be produced before the end of the year. The juniors will fish the club's Presidents Competition on November 25 and the Christmas Competition on December 30.
The next junior meeting will be held at the water sports centre on Albert Pier at the end of January when they will have their annual free prize draw for all that have paid their subscription for 2013.
The Senior Shore League heat, held in conjunction with the Marine Hotel bass competition was fished during October.
Mike Delbridge was awarded seven points and Paul Robinson six.
Current standings – top four: 1, Peter Maddern & Paul Robinson 39pts; 2, Mark Willey 22; 3, David Cains 19; 4, Peter Kessell 18.
There are two more heats to go, the President's Competition on November 25, sign-on 9am to 9.30am at Newtown and West Cornwall Angling Centres, and the Christmas Competition.
WEST PENWITH LEAGUE:
Division One: Trewellard's match with the Croft B was cancelled and will be played at a later date, so Mousehole RBL A take over at the top after an 8-4 win over RAOB B.
S Fletcher hit a 19 leg with 12 tons, D Gambrill 18 leg with 15 tons, S Hicks legs of 21 and 18 along with 13 tons, while D Rowe was another big ton scorer with 15.
For the Buffs, B Allen hit a 180 with legs of 18 and 17 and 12 tons, while his wife, S Allen threw 12 tons.
RAOB A moved up two places to third after an 8-4 win at the Cornish Arms, with D Nudd hitting a 15 leg with 11 tons and also shared a 21 leg pairs with N Lawrence. S Rodda hit a 180 while B Jones threw a 17 leg with 12 tons. For the Cornish, D Mitchell starred with two 180s along with a 16 leg plus 18 tons.
Astro Nomads moved up a place to sixth but again threw away a 6-2 lead to draw 6-6 with the Croft A. J Westren hit an 18 leg with 11 tons, D Stephens a 180 with a 19 leg and B Winterbottom legs of 21, 20 and 17 along with 12 tons. For The Croft, I Hodgkinson threw 18 and 20 legs with 10 tons.
Ludgvan B replaced Longboat A in eighth place after beating them 7-5 with A Marshall hitting a 20 leg with 13 tons and D Edwards recording 10 tons. For The Longboat N Harvey and A James hit 16 legs, with James also recording a 20 leg while M Quinn finished on 100.
Division Two: Leaders the Wellington extended their lead at the top to 11 points after beating Astro Kings 10-2, with B Care shooting out on 107 and D Taskis a 16 dart leg with 10 tons, while K Parsons also threw 10 tons.
With Longboat Vikings on a bye, Royal Standard A replaced them in second after beating St Ives RBL 8-4, helped by R Rothero's 180 and K Stringer's 114 finish and 21 leg.
S Williams threw nine tons for The Radjel who replace Royal Standard B in fourth place as they had a bye after drawing 6-6 with Ludgvan SC C, for whom A Griffiths threw a 180 with six tons. The Crown will play their match with The Alex at a later date after The Alex cancelled the game.
Division Three: Bath Inn won 10-2 at Mousehole RBL B, helped by G Jenkin hitting a 19 leg and they now have a 14 point lead at the top over Trevelyan who were on a bye.
Standard Gwinear A moved level on points with Trevelyan after beating their B side 8-4. N Hurrell hit a 21 leg and A Reynolds 19 and 22 legs and also finished on 100.
In reply for Gwinear B, N Morris finished on 110, A Cook recorded seven tons and P Squires threw six tons. Ludgvan A drop a place to fourth after losing 7-5 at the London Inn whose A Clemens had a 21 leg. Ludgvan's J Berriman recorded the division's highest finish so far after he shot out on 120.
Finally N Murton threw six tons for the Astro Legionnaires who won their first game of the campaign. They won 7-5 against the Mexico Inn, whose M Gendall threw seven tons, while B Douglas & A.Zakarauskas hit six tons apiece.
Division Four: Only two games took place to catch up on the fixtures.
Gulval CC moved to within two points of leaders the Fishermans after a 10-2 win over Astro Arrows, for whom R Hart threw eight tons. Meanwhile Astro C moved up two places in the table to replace the Arrows in fourth place after an 8-4 win over RAOB D.
KERNOW YOUTH LEAGUE:
St Just Tinners U10s went down to a 4-2 home defeat by Penzance on Remembrance Sunday.
St Just's goals were scored by man of the match Sam Thomas and Josh Williams.
The St Just U7s and U8s also played Penzance and St Ives, with the U8s goals coming from Ethan Hill, Nathan Roberts and Jack Oldland, with Ethan Hill winning man of the match.
The U7s goals were scored by Louie Strick (5), Will Wall and man of the match Mari Ward.
On Sunday St Just Tinners U10s drew 3-3 with Leedstown Panthers in a great game, with goals from Sam Thomas, Morgan Denley and Tristan Gorvin. Charlie Strick was man of the match with a great performance.
Ludgvan Lions travelled to Falmouth and came away with an 11-1 win.
The astro turf suited Ludgvan's passing game and after a slow start Louis Graham slotted the ball through for Jacob Trudgeon but both he and the keeper missed the ball which trundled into the net.
A fantastic long range strike from Toby Horsell quickly made it two before Billy Edwards scored his first of the season from a corner.
A mix up in defence saw Falmouth pull one back, only for Jacob to score twice for Ludgvan to make it 5-1 at half-time.
The Lions dominated the second half and a sixth goal saw Ludgvan make more than 20 passes before Theo Simpson slotted home.
Two more goals apiece for Jacob and Theo and another from Harry Roberts completed the scoring.
Penzance AFC Raiders came from a goal down to secure a point in a 1-1 home draw with Culdrose Cyclones.
In a game that the home side dominated from the start, all the action remained one way as Culdrose sat back in defence and scored from a lucky break away. However, Raiders increased the pressure and Ellis Hart hit the bar and together with Jaimie Nankervis had shots cleared off the line, before Pasha Wilson eventually slotted home to give the Penzance team a point.
MAGPIES WORK FOR WIN:
Penzance Ladies were made to work hard for a 4-2 victory over Cornwall Division Two strugglers Kilkhampton on Sunday, their fourth league win of the campaign.
Kilkhampton started with 10 players due to injuries and illness but still forced several fine saves from the Penzance keeper.
The Magpies settled and with their midfield of Lucy Brown and Nicky Ellis performing well they started to put the Kilkhampton defence under pressure.
But it was the visitors who broke the deadlock when Steph Hill raced into the box and found the net.
Penzance rallied and drew level when they were awarded a free kick on the edge of the area and Katie Whittaker's strike went in despite the keeper getting a hand on it.
And it wasn't long before Penzance scored their second when Lucy Brown beat the offside trap and slotted the ball home.
Kilk started the second half with 11 players when Sarah Underwood arrived and were unlucky not to be on level terms before Penzance broke from the back and Lauren Ellis ran through and powered her shot past the keeper.
Substitute Vinnie Shadrick's last ditch tackle to deny Penzance's Dannielle Barnes, before the visitors gave themselves hope when Claire Gifford and Sarah Underwood created the opening for Yvette Parfett to fire a first time shot into the net.
Kilkhampton had ten minutes to get the all important equaliser but again it was Penzance who struck a fourth goal to put the outcome beyond any doubt when Barnes scored against the run of play.
This Sunday the Magpies are away to Division 1 side West Cornwall in a friendly, 2.30pm at Cornwall College, in Pool.
Penzance: Tania Pope, Zoe Parker, Jacqui Dietz-Kebron, Ella Whiteman, Morwenna Charman, Katie Whittaker, Jemma Hole, Nicki Ellis, Laura Ellis, Lucy Brown, Naomi Broome. Subs: Danielle Barnes, Sarah Waters.