MOUSEHOLE BROTHERS IMPRESS IN PORTUGAL:
Two brothers from Mousehole, James and Daniel O'Hanlon, represented Penzance Grappling Club when they competed in the Portuguese National Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Lisbon last weekend.
More than 400 fighters travelled to the event from all over Europe to compete in the prestigious tournament.
Both James and Daniel fought hard and reached the final of their respective divisions but sadly, suffered defeats and just missed out on a gold medal. They were, however, over the moon at both placing silver.
Brazilian Jui-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport which focuses on grappling and ground wrestling. It forms the basis for all ground fighting utilised in modern mixed martial art competitions.
If you would like to find out more about the sport in Penzance contact coach Kevin Derrington on 07546 467 437 or visit the website at www.puregrappling.com
WEST CORNWALL LEAGUE:
The West Cornwall Table Tennis League, sponsored by Ignition Credit plc, saw Mylor A playing hosts to neighbours Docks D with honours even as they drew 5-5, writes Malcolm Peters.
Alex Hunt defeated Auen McBride and Jamie Bassett for the visitors. Jamie did get the better of Locryn vanderveld 12-10 in the final game, but Docks avenged this with a 13-11 deciding end win in the doubles to share the spoils.
Mylor A could not repeat this feat when they made the short trip to Docks B, although Shaun Cuffin and Katie Rule both lost out to Dave Plumb 11-8 in the final end.
Chris Peters, deputising for Steve Lobb, took three singles to ensure a maximum 10 points for Docks. This win sees Docks B maintain their place at the top, although their A side are well placed in second with two games in hand.
Three wins from Will Abouelhana could not help his Bridge A side to a win when they entertained St Austell, twins Alex and James Wright both defeating Austin Chapman and Ryan Reed securing a 6-4 win for the visitors.
Division One saw Mounts Bay A and B clash, the A side coming out on top 9-1.
Jamie Staniland gained the solitary point for the B side by defeating Mike Moore.
This result means that the Bay stretch their lead at the top to 13 points over second placed Docks F. Docks G gained a good 7-3 win over Palace C assisted by three each from Charlie Scorse and Jack Cortis. Brian Nicholls and Colin Flook both got the better of Charlie Johns.
Young Nick Peters displayed a sound performance to defeat the much more experienced Paul Thomas, and then proceeded to beat John Menzel to help Docks F to a 6-4 over Bridge C.
In Division Two, Harris Mill, relegated from Division One last year, went down 9-1 when visiting leaders Cape Cornwall A, George Banfield beating Robert Fuller avoiding the whitewash. Mark Snowdon took three singles for Docks H against Palace E assisted by two each from Howard Baker and Stuart Denslow. Ian Riley took two for the visitors.
Young Dan Beechey took two when Palace G made the trip to Mounts Bay D, Tim Weaver and Alex Welford gaining one apiece. Nigel Cock turned out for the home side and gained three wins.
Palace F met their own H side and came out on top 6-4 helped by three from Doreen Davis, two from Christian Leverton and one from Gareth Allen. Young Jared Harris took two, one from Jamie Noble and a doubles win taking the four for the H side and ensuring they remain ahead of the F team in the league table.
Rafa Kmiec took another thre singles for Docks P when making the short trip to Mylor C to ensure a 6-4 win, although two from Matthew Bassett was unlucky to lose out to Rafa 11-9 in the decider.
Matthew did gain two wins over Aaron Robertson and and James Freeman, aided by one each from Richard Piggott and Dave Jenkin.
DEFEAT FOR PIRATES:
Wadebridge 31, Pirates Colts 28
Playing at a local school pitch that wasn't in the best condition, this still proved a close and well contested game.
After the Pirates took control of the first quarter with a try scored by centre Jack Lonsdale in the corner and a penalty kicked by fly-half Stefan Osborne, the home side then hit back with two unconverted tries. However, the Pirates then finished the half stronger with a try from flanker Tom Lambourn that gave them a 13-10 half-time lead.
Both sides initially defended well in the second half before the Pirates leaked three tries. Indeed, it looked as if Wadebridge would win by a comfortable margin, but the Pirates finished the half strongly once more, with tries from No.8 Dexter Ross-Nichol and Osborne, taking them tantalisingly close to achieving victory.
The team's coach and all parents would like to congratulate the players on an excellent match, played in good spirit. This week the Pirates Colts are at home to Truro, so please give your support.
Pirates Colts: Barney Jefferies, Dylan Skinner, Kyle Poynter, Jack Lonsdale, Taylor Maddern, Stefan Osborne, Phil Nicholas, Dexter Ross-Nichol, Billy Reid, Tom Lambourn, Sam Vernon, Tom Berryman, Chris Drew, Liam McFadden, Ben Gillo. Reps: Steve Sedgeman, Luke McFadden, Rhys Poynter, Nathan Walsh-Lloyd, Sam Coogan.
Scorers: Tries: Lonsdale, Osborne, Lambourn, Ross-Nichol; con: Osborne; pens: Osborne (2).
PIRATES MINI JUNIORS:
Penryn 19, Pirates U13s 41
The U13s bounced back to winning ways on a crisp autumn morning.
Jamie Thomas notched his third hat-trick of the season in this fine team performance, with thanks due to Penryn for a great game played in fine spirits, and also well refereed.
Pirates U13s: K Ashley, S Cornish (capt), D Rhys-Evans, H Eyriey, L Flack, S Friggens, C George, N Griffiths, A Hall, J Lambourn, K Moon, J Price, T Prosser, S Schmidt, J Thomas, J Tredinnick, H Trow.
Scorers: Tries: Thomas (3), Rhys-Evans, Eyriey, Flack, Hall; cons: Flack (2), Rhys-Evans.
Pirates U12s 56, Penryn 7
Keen to put the previous week's disappointing showing at Newquay behind them, the Pirates achieved this early in the game.
All the eight tries were converted by Morgan and Ali.
Pirates U12s: Josh Bainbridge, Mackensie Oliver, Harrison Triggs, Archy Major, Jacob Harvey, Ali Stacey, Jamie Shrosbree, Morgan Harvey, Zelah Yuill, Mawgan Osborne, Henry Snelson, Declan Marshall, Leo Guy, Andrew Wynne, Will Trenoweth.
Tries: Stacey (3), Guy, J Harvey, Wynne, Shrosbree, M Harvey.
Pirates U11s 54, Penryn 7
Playing on the main pitch, Harris Eddy bagged four tries as the Pirates ran out deserved winners.
Pirates U11s: Tustin, Harvey, Johnson, Osborne, Greenwood-Penny, Durrant, Eddy, Wragg, Kearey, Adams, Morice, Pascoe, Rogers.
Scorers: Tries: Eddy (4), Wragg, Greenwood-Penny, Johnson, Pascoe; cons: Durrant (3), Eddy (2), Pascoe (2).
Pirates U11s 10, St Ives U11s 41
Due to the number of Pirates players available it was possible to play an extra game with sporting near neighbours St Ives.
Pirates U11s: Tilley, Gwennap, Schmidt, Rogers (capt), Sutton, Thomas, Rudge, Morice, Kearey, Charman,Williams,Wragg.
Tries: Rudge, Wragg.
Pirates U10s 50, Penryn 10
The Pirates produced one of their best performances of the season and although F Nowell and J Collard were the adjudged men-of-the-match, it was also a great all round team display.
Pirates U10s: F Nowell, C Buckland, J Collard, K McDonaugh, E Bailey, C Nicholls, J Prowse, W Roberts, K Harris, A Pyke, H Rogers, A Barrett.
Tries: Prowse (5), Nowell (3), Nicholls (2).
Pirates U9s 50, Penryn U9s 30
This home game against Penryn was played in nice winter sunshine and the work the Pirates did in trianing on Friday night certainly paid off with all players making their tackles.
Pirates U9s: Tyree Heaver, Jacob Hill, Dylan Cole, Joe Pengelly, Dylan Eddy, Beau O'Neil, Evan Reed, Danny Fyffe, Dylan Kissling, Wes Eddy, Harvey Stone and Ross Gilmour.
Tries: Stone 3, Kissling 2, Eddy 2, Reed, Fyffe, Gilmour.
Pirates U7s v Penryn
The Pirates U7s played six matches against Penryn on Sunday, winning five and drawing one of them, with the following results: 75-60, 75-35, 50-50, 30-15, 75-70 and 65-50.
Pirates U7s: Kaea Griffiths, Calum Skye, Henry Hicks, Finnian Loder, Jago Rogers, Oscar Marr; Dominic Butterfield, Seb Dash, Ted Kullick, Joshua Mann, Jago Matthews, Max Thornton, Owain Russell; Tommy Robins, Sonny Marsden, Jack Eddy, Ewan Simpson, Oliver Hatton, Shannon Buckland.
Tries: Match 1: Griffiths (6), Skye (5), Hicks (2), Loder, Rogers. Match 2: Griffiths (8), Loder (3), Skye, Hicks, Rogers, Marr. Match 3: Thornton (4), Kullick (2), Mann (2), Butterfield, Dash. Match 4: Kullick (4), Thornton (2). Match 5: Robins (5), Eddy (4), Hatton (3), Simpson (2), Buckland. Match 6: Eddy (5), Hatton (3), Robins (3), Marsden (2).
ST IVES YOUTH RUGBY:
St Ives U7s 95, St Agnes 70
St Ives U7s travelled to St Agnes on Sunday with enough players for two games.
In the first game St Ives won by 19 tries to 14 with every single player scoring at least once and some outstanding running and support work.
St Ives team and scorers: Will Cross - 6 tries and man of the match; Ella Redondo-Barter - 5 tries; Jude Hardy - 3; Jude Cartwright 2; Ethan Redondo-Barter 2 Ellis Marsden.
St Ives U7s 70, St Agnes 30
In the second game St Ives showed great teamwork in a game that produced two well deserved man of the match displays from players in only their first season of rugby.
Beth Perkin and Blaise Georghiades shared the man of the match award in St Ives' fifth successive win.
St Ives team and scorers: Will Stirling 4, Jake Cartwright 4, Oscar Evans 3, Beth Perkin 2, Blaise Georghiades, Tyler Goodman, Ruby Perkin
Rugby training for all children (six to 14) is free at St Ives RFC on Wednesday evenings. All ages and abilities welcome.
MAGPIES TASTE DEFEAT:
The Magpies U16s team went down 10-5 to league leaders Charlestown on Sunday, but the result did not accurately reflect the match.
The Penzance girls competed very well for the first 30 minutes of each half and shared the honours throughout these periods, but tired legs led to a torrid last 10 minutes in each half, where they conceded three goals each time.
New players are needed to boost the limited numbers, so if interested please call Scott on 07708 292347.