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Bodmin & district grassroots sport - June 19

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: June 19, 2013

CALLY PRIDE: Members of the Callywith Centre with their winning trophies and certificates at the Cornwall Novice Trampoline competition in Saltash.

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Trampolinists from the Callywith Centre in Bodmin have been busy over the last month, with 30 of them taking part in the Cornwall Novice Trampoline competition in Saltash, where they came away with a total of 23 trophies, ten gold, eight silver and five bronze.

In the Award 6 competition Alisha Long won the girls' U7s age group, with Chloe Scott a close second. Maisie Ayres won the U9s girls' gold trophy.

In the U11 girls Callywith came away with all three trophies, with Kimberley Boddy getting gold, Naomi Flynn silver and Sophie Reeve bronze.

The U11s boys repeated this trio of trophies with brothers Louie and Tommie Drennan winning gold and bronze respectively, and Jacob Owen gaining silver. In the U13s girls Emily Hatherall got silver and Issy Betting bronze.

In the Club I competition, they continued the success in the U9s girls' age group, winning all three trophies with Madison Vine taking gold, Jessica Chappell silver and Keira Moore bronze.

Abbie Scott won gold in the U11s girls, and in the U13s girls Matilda Squire won gold and Hannah Abbiss silver.

In Club H in the U13 girls age group, Tyler Rubidge won silver and Isabelle Philp bronze, and in the U15s girls, Harmony Brobin won gold.

In Regional G, Emily Crighton won gold in the Under 13 girls, with Abigail Hill gaining silver, and in the U15s girls' age group Alivia Coles won gold.

The Callywith Centre's trampolinists also travelled up to Bath to compete in the Regional South West Trampoline Grades.

Alivia Coles, Emily Crighton and Nicky Crighton took part in the Regional G competition, all qualifying to Regional F.

Nicky won the U13s boys' age group with a fantastic score of 48.6, Alivia coming third in the U15s girls' age group with a score of 45.2 and Emily fifth in the U11s girls' age group with a great score of 46.3.

Imogen Spooncer came sixth in the U15s girls, in the Regional F competition, with a very respectable score of 46.6.



Katie Rule, St Enodoc's young lady professional, is concentrating this season on the seven-round Women's PGA One Day Tour Series and she has played all three tournaments so far. The first two were held at Dunham Forest and Little Aston where she came ninth in both. The most recent tournament, last week, was in Chesterfield, where she came third with a score of 75.

Katie has now moved up to sixth on the Order of Merit ranking list. Her hope is to progress in the season and finish with at least a top five ranking.

She is also playing in the British Ladies Open qualifying stages, first stage will be held at the Berkshire, from this the final stage is to be held at Kingsbarns.


Results. Tregoning Bowl: Par Competition (played in one division): L Organ 2 Down (on countback, not eligible for the cup) wins voucher; M Oliver 2 Down, wins the Cup & Voucher (on countback; N Richards, 2 down, wins voucher (on countback); C Salmon 2 Down, wins voucher (on countback); Gross 2s C Salmon on 3rd hole.

Louise Tremain played superbly to win the Westlake Trophy with a commendable score of 39 points and reducing her handicap to 33.5. Runner-up was Norma Richards with 35 points. Sheila Hodson was close with 33 points to take 3rd place & Diana Kneel 4th with 32 points.

Results: 1 Louise Tremain 39pts, wins the cup & voucher; 2 Norma Richards 35 pts wins voucher; 3 Sheila Hodson 33 pts wins voucher; 4 Diana Kneel 32 pts wins voucher; Gross 2s Norma Richards on the 16th hole.


First place in division one of the June Monthly Stableford was Jaine Hynes with 43 points, Elaine Marshall was second with 41 and Sue Stocker third with 37.

The second division was also hotly contested with Jean Dransfield taking the honours scoring 40 points; Andrea Parker had 38 points on countback from Phillippa Bown.

The nine hole competition resulted in division one – Sue McLaughlin 11 points, with slightly more competition in division two, the winner being Di Neale with 15 points on countback from Jenny Acford, third place was Maggie Dunn with 13 points.

Karen Cook was the winner of the Medal and Stableford Trophy with an under par round of 89-20-69, Anita Gruitt was second with 83 -12-71, followed in third place by Glennis Wootton with a 92 -17=75.

In the annual mixed foursomes competition the Nutlace Trophy was won by Trish and Bruce Sobey with 41 points on countback from Carol Abbott and Alvin Edney.

St Mellion ladies team consisting of Elaine Marshall, Sue Stocker, Wendy Phillips, Vera Nancekivell, Glennis Wootton, Carol Lovick and Pam Hughes, won their league match at home against Whitsand Bay 5-2.


A field of 76 members competed in round four of the Colonels/Metropole Cup. With the long rough growing significantly in the last month allied with a brisk wind the course provided a stiff test with nobody in the field managing to beat a handicap score.

In the Colonels division Rich Lawrence was first with 35 points, followed by Robbie Moore second on 34 points. Rich Hawken also finished with 34 points but had to settle for third place after countback.

Richard Blake finished top of the pile in the Metropole Division, battling hard to post a best of the day 36 points. Paul Godfrey finished a point adrift in second place with Pete Liddicoat a point further behind in third.


Over the last few weeks your correspondent has been challenged to find the positives after some heavy defeats in Seniors' matches.

However, the old boys managed a home win, but only just, 4½-3½, against Bowood Park last Monday.

Results: Harry Gliddon and John Radford lost 2 & 1; Mike Kent and Richard Parsons halved; John Baxter and Mike Maberly won 4 & 3; Paul Godfrey and John Harbinson lost 2 & 1; Dick Leivers and Derek Rushton won 7 & 6; Terry Johns and Stuart Sandercock won 2 & 1; Malcolm Knight and Nigel Thomas won 6 & 4; Bill Comyn and Geoff Matthews lost 5 & 4. Nearest The Pin: Malcolm Knight.

Victory for St Enodoc Ladies:

Congratulations to Meg Godfrey and Jax Buse, St Enodoc's Ladies Daily Mail Foursomes players, who beat the Royal North Devon pair on their own course – it came down to the last putt on the 18th. This win takes St Enodoc into round five.


Tony Lee emerged from the golfing wilderness to win the Geoff Wright Cup at Trevose with a score of 65 net, four strokes ahead of his nearest challenger Joe Micklethwaite.

Junior member George Leigh finished in third place on countback from Julian Richards after both players scored 71 net.

Lee, a former club captain at Trevose, used his 21 handicap to good effect to reach the turn in 32 net, with a net one on the par three eighth hole. At that stage he was one ahead of Micklethwaite, with Leigh and Richards tied three strokes back.

Turning for home, he increased his lead with consistent golf, adding 33 net to his score for a total of 65 net and lead from start to finish.


In spite of not scoring on the final hole, Simon Smales had done enough on the previous 17 to win round six of the Bennett Cup with 39 Stableford points, three ahead of Henke Ferreira and David Dane, after a countback, with both players on 36 points. Visitor B Fitzherbert scored 35 to finish in fourth place.

Results: Geoff Wright Cup: 1 Tony Lee 86 – 21 hcp = 65 net; 2 Joe Micklethwaite 72 - 3 hcp = 69; 3 George Leigh 84 – 13 hcp = 71; 4 Julian Richards 81 – 10 hcp = 71.

Scratch Prize Winner: Joe Micklethwaite 72 gross.

Bennett Cup (round 6): 1 Simon Smales 39pts; 2 Henke Ferreira 36; 3 David Dane 36; 4 B Fitzherbert 35.


Truro made home advantage count on Friday when they beat Bowood Park 6-2 in a seniors' fixture.

Shot of the day came at the expense of Bowood's Alan Stockwell, who was targeted by a large bird in dire need, on seeing the result, some birdie.

The choice for the nearest the pin competition was the downhill 16th, par three hole, into a wind asking for two clubs more, and was tamed by Chris Woolley for Bowood and Mike Humphrey for Truro.


There was silverware to be won as the ladies competed for the Orangefield Cup on the Church Course and the Wills Salver on the Holywell Course in individual Stableford competitions.

These competitions attracted large fields and scoring was excellent with both winners playing well enough to reduce their handicaps.

Results. Orangefield Cup, Church Course: 1 Fiona Lunt 37pts; 2 Celia Jarvis 34.

Wills Salver – Holywell Course: 1 Pamela Hall 42pts; 2 Sheila Lees 39 pts.


Squally conditions at Tehidy greeted the Trevose seniors team for the fifth away match of the season. The match ended in a 4-4 draw. This means that Trevose have lost only one match at the half way stage of the season.

Tony Lee won nearest the pin on the short seventh hole.


St Enodoc's resident touring professional, Antony Nash, is off to Collingtree Park Golf Club in Northamptonshire this week for the next round of the Europro Tour the PDC and World Snooker Open.

The event runs until Friday with scoring available on the Europro website (http://europro.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/europro13/schedule/index.htm) and progress updates at the club at the end of each day for this and all upcoming events.

The next few events follow on in quick succession, Nash returns to St Enodoc for a day before leaving again for three events in a row.

Firstly, he is aiming to qualify for the Open at Muirfield, so heads to Dorset to play regional qualifying at Remedy Oak next Monday, June 24. Keep up with his progress at http://www.theopen.com/en/Qualification/RegionalQualifying.aspx.

Nash then heads to Bowood in Wiltshire for the PGA Microsoft Masters on June 26 and 27, a PGA South West Region event before returning to Frilford Heath for The Buildbase Open from June 28, another Europro round.

Nash is still in need of financial support so please take time to look through his packs available in the club's bar and the shop and see how you can help.


Results. Saturday June 15: Mid Summer Madness Trophy: 1 Mark Rowe 40pts; 2 Micheal le-Seelleur 39pts; 3 Ian Kitt 39pts; 4 David Lloyd 39pts; 5 Geoff Osborne 38pts.

Sunday June 16: Volvo Cup: 1 Paul Baron 39pts; 2 Dave Vine 36pts; 3 Kevin Morrissey 36pts; 4 Martin Gratton 32pts; 5 Kevin Flynn 32pts.



Both Camelford teams had two matches each last week. On Monday the B team had a fixture away to Bodmin D and just avoided getting maximum points, rink one missing out on victory by three shots.

Eric Lowe's rink stamped its authority by winning convincingly 32-3.

Results: T Moseley, R Edmonds, F Hyett, R Staple lost 18-21; G Morris, M Burnard, K Davey, D Johns won 19-17; H Teague, B Gardner, M Tapley, E Lowe won 32-3.

The following evening the A squad welcomed Wadebridge C to the Lanteglos Road green failing by half a point to gain the maximum, Neill Wright and his henchmen battling to a draw.

Results: G Risdon, E Cato, M Prout, S Hambly won 21-16; R Shillaber, FBennett, D Johns, N Wright drew 19-19; K Davey, P Buck, R Batt, C Parsons won 19-17.

Within 24 hours the A's were in action again, this time at home to a Kensey Vale C outfit. The full five points went Camelford's way but with Neill's men still struggling to regain its previous form. However, Stuart Hambly's rink had a super 34-10 win.

Results: R Shillaber, F Bennett, D Johns, N Wright won 19-15; K Davey, P Buck, R Batt, C Parsons won 20-13; S Steadman, E Cato, M Prout, S Hambly won 34-10.

On the same evening the three Camels B rinks were at Bodmin C and lost 86-35.

Results: H Teague, B Gardner, M Tapley, E Lowe lost 12-29; G Morris, F Hyett, R Edmonds, R Staple lost 13-30; T Moseley, M Burnard, F Davey, D Cook lost 10-27.


Bodmin's ladies have reached the National Finals at Leamington Spa in the rinks competition.

Alison Rowsell, Velda Smith, Sheila Gadd and Barbara Jones won in the semi-finals against a strong Porthleven team on an extra end and then beat Mylor Bridge in the final.

It will be Barbara's 11th appearance at Leamington but Velda will be going for the first time.

At Bodmin the week was memorable for two excellent friendly games against Ceredigion from Wales and the Bowls Cornwall Vice Presidents.

Results, page 86.



Following the success of last year's courses, LTA Level 3 Licensed Tennis Coach Kieran Taplin will be providing a number of coaching sessions again during the summer holidays.

The weekly summer coaching sessions will be starting the week commencing Monday July 29 at the following facilities:

Padstow – at the top of Padstow, next to the social club (9-10am).

St Merryn – Maribou Holiday Park (11am-noon).

St Eval – next to the new Post Office (2-3pm).

Mawgan Porth – behind the shops opposite Europa Court (5-6pm).

Taplin, who has been coaching over in Wadebridge, Padstow and St Austell, said: "I have noticed over the last few years that the local public tennis courts in the surrounding areas, whilst at a reasonable quality, have not been used to their full potential.

"From a coach's point of view, this is a shame that not only are these courts not used, but there is an opportunity to bring the children of the surrounding communities together providing them with enjoyment and exercise, whilst teaching them the game of tennis.

"I carried out some tennis coaching last summer that proved to be quite popular, and with the kids summer holidays drawing nearer I am planning to do the same this summer.

"I am currently doing a couple of tennis after school clubs in St Merryn and Padstow school, where there has been a lot of interest shown by the kids, and some great enthusiasm and skill. I would like to continue this over the summer holidays and appeal to more children in the local areas.

"If any parents are interested for their children to be part of these fun summer sessions, then please contact me on kierantaplin@hotmail.co.uk or 07917 193 185."

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