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Cornishman sports round-up, February 28

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: February 28, 2013

  • CHAMPIONS: The team from Penzance Swimming Club who won the County Team event for the fourth consecutive year.

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Penzance Swimming Club have retained their status as County Team Champions for the fourth consecutive year.

A team of 62 Penzance swimmers took part in 26 County events, with Penzance also able to field B teams in many of the junior age groups. Medals were awarded to the top three teams in each event and Penzance came away with three gold, eight silver and seven bronze for a total of 18 medals from a possible 26.

Teams took part from all over Cornwall and the results overall were Penzance first, Carn Brea and Helston second and Truro City third. It was an incredible achievement to receive the CCASA Teams trophy for the fourth time and is a credit to the club that they can field teams successfully in every event.

The Penzance 13/14 year age groups did particularly well in the 50 metre relays, with the boys' freestyle team of Matthew Szlichta, Samuel Scates Veale, Cameron Briggs and Ellis Tonkin winning the gold.

Meanwhile the girls' 13/14 year team of Naomi Rescorla Brown, Shannon O'Connell, Tegen Snell and Rosie Tonkin won the medley relay.

For some of Penzance's youngest swimmers it was their first County Team event and it gave them valuable experience of turns and take overs and actually swimming as part of a team.

The swimmers were Kira Barnes, Tilly Tieken, Emily Rees, Molly Haines, Wes Eddy, Seb Barton, Alex Barrett, Jack Drew, Jamie Scates Veale and Ross Keeler. Penzance masters swimmers Ben May and Neil Eddy also played their role in the team event, both taking part in medal winning relays.

The relay gala ran into three sessions and the swimmers took part in the distance relays at the end of the day, each swimmer had to swim 200 metres.

The Penzance boys' 15 to 18 years team struck gold in this event, with Thomas Shorey (17) and Jacob Wood (15) swimming alongside team-mates Luke (18) and George Hollis (16), who have returned to the Penzance club from Truro City.

The brothers are a welcome addition to Penzance's senior swimming team.

The other distance event age group category was 15 and under, with Penzance's Shannon O'Connell (13) Ellie Ringwood (12), Rosie Tonkin (13) and Renae Caddy (12) returning home in the silver medal position. The Penzance boys 15 and under team was also among the medals, with Connor Keeler (12), Matthew Szlichta (14), Harris Eddy (11) and Ellis Tonkin (14) having a great race, with Ellis taking the anchor leg and touching the team into the bronze medal position. Harris, 11, was the youngest male competitor in this event.

Water Polo


Penzance's under 11 and under 16 teams hosted Newquay at Penzance Leisure Centre, with both teams recording deserved victories.

The under 11s were able to field two teams and won both games 6-2 and 4-2. The Penzance players showed great skill and determination, scoring many fantastic goals and proving they are worthy of their status as one of the best U11 teams in the south west.

The under 16 squad proved too strong for their Newquay counterparts, winning 15-5. An all round solid performance throughout saw the team score some great goals.

The success was enjoyed by all players, coaches and spectators. The junior teams at Penzance are very fortunate to have a very experienced team of coaches who have all played at a very high level. They also have a great facility to train and play in. Sessions take place for the juniors each Sunday evening and the swimming club would welcome any children wishing to try out the sport.

Penzance U11s: J Roach, S Oliver, F Stevenson, M Stevenson, W Eddy, T Osborne, A Barrett, T Kearey, F Adams, H Beckerleg, O Beckerleg, E Rudge, M Roberts, J Collins, E Rees, S Rescorla Brown, M Edwards, M Walker.

Penzance U16s: K Collins, Z Roberts, G Hollis, M Osborne, L Carne, E Walker, B Roberts, D Bowen, H Hocking, S Hughes Penzer, N Rescorla Brown, K Walker, M Adams.



Division One:

Trewellard came from 2-0 down to beat Astro Nomads 9-3, in a match which produced seven 180s.

D May hit a 17 leg and 10 tons but had to fight back from 2-0 down to preserve his 100 per cent unbeaten record in his 3-2 win over the Nomads' J Westren, who hit a 180 with 10 tons.

A Pass hit a maximum along with two 20 legs plus 10 tons, while C Ninnis threw a 17 leg, P Ellis two maximums with a 16 leg and C Williams 180 and 20 leg.

S George and L Jones also hit 180s for the Nomads, while D Stephens hit a 14 leg with 10 tons, J Millard a 19 leg and B Winterbottom a 20 leg.

Second placed Mousehole RBL A hit four 180s in their 7-5 win over third placed The Croft B, with two of those from S Hicks, who also hit 14 and 20 dart legs. F Wallis and D Rowe hit 10 tons apiece, with D Gambrill hitting an 18 leg with 10 tons, L Tanner 180 and S Fletcher an 18 leg.

For the Croft, G Goodman hit a 180 with 17 leg and 11 tons, C Nicholls 17 leg with 13 tons and R Hinchliffe an 18 leg.

Cornish Arms are now just a point behind the Croft B after beating Croft A 8-4, with G Griffiths hitting a 180 with 18 leg and D Mitchell 18 leg and 12 tons.

For the Croft, R Chilton hit a 20 leg with 11 tons, A Rowe 12 tons and V Gill 19 leg.

Elsewhere, Longboat A beat RAOB B 8-4 with R Wakefield hitting a 19 leg, N Harvey finishing on 125 with 10 tons, M Cripps 180 and A James 18 and 19 legs. For the Buffs, M Nicholls hit 13 tons, G Whitehorn 16 leg with 10 tons and B Allen 19 and 20 legs with 14 tons.

RAOB A remain sixth in the table after a 7-5 win over Longboat Steelers, with B Jones recording 19 and 20 legs with 10 tons while D Nudd threw 11 tons. G Winterbottom replied with 10 tons for the Steelers.

Division Two:

Second place the Wellington drew their rearranged match with the Radjel 6-6, with D Taskis hitting a 16 leg with eight tons, while M Whittaker threw a 180 with an 18 leg and 11 tons for the Radjel.

In their second game of the week, the Wellington then took on leaders Longboat Vikings but found themselves on the wrong end of a 10-2 defeat, with D Bowden hitting 19 and 20 legs with seven tons for the Vikings. D Taskis did, however, maintain his unbeaten record for the Wellington, hitting 10 tons and a 20 leg.

Third place Royal Standard A hit three 180s in their 6-6 draw with Ludgvan SC C. P Jewell hit an 18 leg and 180, R Rothero 180 and 19 leg, E Franklin 180, K Stringer seven tons and I Elliott eight tons in his defeat to Ludgvan's P Thomas, who hit 10 tons.

Royal Standard B moved up to fourth after beatingAstro Kings 7-5, with M Hampton and N Sullivan hitting seven tons apiece, while for the Kings, K Pengelly hit nine tons and D Cripps was in fine form, hitting a 17 leg, 116 finish and eight tons.

S Williams threw eight tons for the Radjel in their second game of the week, which ended in an 8-4 defeat to the Crown, whose C Robinson threw a 180 with 16 and 19 legs, while R McKenny finished on 115 with seven tons and K Knight hit 10 tons.

Division Three:

G Jenkin threw 10 tons for the Bath Inn who took over at the top of the table with an 8-4 win over Standard Gwinear B, whose S Bowkett and P Squires hit six tons apiece.

The Bath now lead Trevelyan by a point with a game in hand after they suffered a 7-5 defeat at the London Inn, for whom L Rosewall threw seven tons.

Ludgvan SC A moved back into fourth spot despite a 6-6 draw with Astro Legionnaires.

The Old Success beat the Mexico 9-3 with J Wilby hitting a 180, 20 leg and six tons, while K Griffiths hit an 18 leg.

Division Four:

With the Fishermans playing their remaining game next week, they will require at least a draw against the Globe to win the title, with Gulval CC having taken a six-point lead after beating RAOB D 11-1 in their last match.

The other game in this division saw the Globe move off the bottom of the table after beating Astro C 10-2, with G Strick hitting an 18 leg with seven tons and D James hitting five tons.

Team Knockout results: see Digest page 74.



Cornwall joined forces with Devon for an Under 14s match against a strong Surrey team at St Mellion last week, writes Peter Heyman.

On a glorious sunny day six players from each of the two South West counties took on the visiting Surrey boys in six fourball betterball matches.

Surrey, fielding an entire team of single figure handicap players, were the eventual winners as they took four of the games against Devon and Cornwall's two.

Cornwall's representatives were West Cornwall juniors Finn Rule and Bradley Barnes, Tom Lentern (Falmouth) and Connor Davidson (Mullion), along with 10-year-olds George Leigh (Trevose) and Jack Andrew (Truro).

The highlights for the Cornish boys were a birdie 3 on the last hole by Lentern to win his match with his Devon partner by one hole and a 2&1 win for Rule and his partner.

Cornwall and Devon results: Connor Davidson (Cornwall) & Dominic Allen (Devon) lost 2&1; Tom Lentern (Cornwall) & George Holland (Devon) won 1 up; George Leigh (Cornwall) & Tom Keniston (Devon) lost 5&4; Jack Andrew (Cornwall) & James Reed (Devon) lost 1 down; Finley Rule (Cornwall) & James Dawson (Devon) won 2&1; Bradley Barnes (Cornwall) & Eddie Jackson (Devon) lost 4&3. Match result: Cornwall and Devon 2, Surrey 4.

It was the turn of the ladies to be affected by the weather at Cape Cornwall this week. The mid-week Stableford was cancelled because of gale force winds and their Saturday competition was reduced to 11 holes. The winner was Val Graham, with Jenny Lawrence second and Doris Simm third.

The men's Wednesday Stableford ended with three players level on 31 points. The winner on countback was Paul Byron followed by Neil Jilbert and Steve Dicker.

The Sunday competition was a three man 6-6-6 won by Mark Prisk, Malcolm Holland and Chris Williams. Second were Roger Nicholas, Terry Dodd and Richard Bunch and third Graham Jones, Norman Manley and Paul Ferris.

Victor Debarros and Ray Pearce were the winners of the final of the Barry Mounter Trophy at Praa Sands on Sunday.

Ray Crebo and Gary Thomas won the men's Fourball Betterball Stableford played alongside the Barry Mounter final with 45 points. Mike Hatch and Simon Phillips were second with 40, and Rob Gall and Lester Pickhaver third with 39 on countback from Andy Holmes and Lee McGarraghy and Alun Dixon and William Giddings respectively.

Alison Jacka won the ladies' Stableford on Saturday with 36 points. Judy Thomas was second with 34, Jennifer Chambers third with 31 and Ann Seabrook fourth with 30 on the last nine holes from Phyllis Williams.

The ladies played this Stableford in memory of Chris Tonkin, who sadly died on the course last December, and raised £107 for the Defibrillator Fund set up by Haulfryn at New Year, and which is now well on the way to the total required.

Other result. Ladies' Wednesday 9-hole Stableford: 1, Jennifer Chambers 19 pts; 2, Alison Jacka 18; 3, Anna Harry 16. Jennifer Chambers also won the putting competition.



Week 17 of the league season saw Harbour Pool C complete the double over leaders Heamoor in a 3-2 home victory last Monday.

R Gilbert had a 61 break for the visitors in his frame against A Goodman. However, D Edwards produced the frame of the night, winning on the black after J Calvert had a 31 break for the home team.

Star man went to L Pulley for some outstanding potting in his win over J Cox.

The Gables produced a 5-0 home victory over Marazion Code. Star man was J Thomas who won the frame of the night on the pink in a nip and tuck encounter against Marazion's I Lugg.

Harbour Pool B produced their best team performance of the season with a 5-0 home win over the RAFA B. Star man was A Whormesley who had a good win against the RAFA's S Stott.

The frame of the night saw T Evans produce a 33 break in his victory over P Morse. V Walker also scored 137 points in his frame against R Eddy. RAFA A managed a 3-2 home victory after falling behind to defending champions Churchfield. Frame of the night was between T George (24 break) and C Mann who replied with a 27 but lost on a re-spotted black. Star man went to RAFA's R Cripps who had a 28 break and a 27 clearance in his victory over M Cook.

Harbour Pool A triumphed 3-2 in a final frame win at Bosvargus. Star man performance went to Bosvargus' D Fillery with a singles win over M Stratton, who had a spirited comeback only for Fillery to win it on the black, albeit with a stroke of luck.

Pendeen lost 3-2 at home to Mousehole but unfortunately no summary was provided.

If anyone is interested in joining the league for the upcoming 2013/2014 season, contact Nathan at stricky86@googlemail.com

League table, page 74.

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