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Bodmin and district grassroots sport, March 20

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: March 20, 2013

SUCCESS STORY: Pupils from Bude Junior School Gym Club with their trophies and medals from the North Devon Schools' gymnastics competition. See story, left.

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After last year's winning success at the North Devon Schools' gymnastics competition, Bude Junior School Gym Club saw an increased interest in gymnastics within the school.

So this year they were able to enter 34 children in eight novice teams and two intermediate individual gymnasts as well.

The competition was a huge success with nearly 300 children competing on the Saturday.

In the U9 mixed category, team A won gold. The U9 boys team B won gold and team A silver. The U11 girls won gold and the U11 mixed team A brought home gold and team B silver.

Although Bude's novice gymnasts were entered as teams, their scores were taken individually and ranked. In the U11 girls category Jess Wallis won gold and Jodie Gill silver.

The U9 boys had an amazing clean sweep with gold for Ryan Brownhill, silver for Jack Farmer and bronze for Toby Gifford.



Plymouth Argyle Football in the Community Trust has announced a new partnership with St Joseph's School, Launceston.

Argyle will be starting a new After School Club which will be held at St Joseph's (3.45pm-4.45pm) for all children from Years 1 to 6. This club will be open to the whole community.

It is open to boys and girls of all abilities and is football specific with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment. Sessions include skill and technique development and small sided games. A weekly programme will begin in the summer term on Friday April 19.

All children who attend the course must have a parent/guardian sign them out after each session as coaches will not let children leave the premises unless a signature has been obtained, so please expect a telephone call if you have not signed for your child.

Children will need to take appropriate clothing, trainers, shin pads, and a drink.

Argyle's coaches are CRB checked, hold a UEFA coaching qualification and have Emergency First Aid Training.

For more information, contact us at the ground on 01752 562561 Ex 4 or E-mail: jason.chapman@pafc.co.uk or bobby.hopkinson@pafc.co.uk

Argyle Tots:

Plymouth Argyle Football in the Community Trust have linked up with St Joseph's School, Launceston to also launch a new project for children aged 18 months to four years.

The Argyle Tots project is a conditioning and physical activity development scheme and will encourage young children to enjoy the benefits of exercise and play.

The sessions will be predominately based around the fundamentals (KS1), A, B, C's, multi-skills, football and fun games.

A weekly programme will begin in the summer term on Monday April 15.



Twenty points from two matches has now put White Hart B only 10 points behind leaders Rally Club.

In a re-arranged match they defeated Cornish Ivy A 10-1and then repeated the feat when restricting Caradon Inn to a single point, aided by a checkout of 136 from Fran Julian.

Tabletoppers Rally Club won by a similar margin when hosting Liberal Club B while Rivercroft overcame Marquee Bar 8-3, with checkouts of 118 and 100 from Michelle Davis and Morgan Bickley while replying for Marquee was Pete Raw with a kill of 110.

Mark Sibley showed his finishing prowess with a 108 checkout but finished up on the wrong end of a 6-5 scoreline when Butchers Arms were edged out by Liberal Club A

Con Club secured all but one of the 11 points that were on offer when they hosted Cornish Ivy A while Cheesewring won 7-4 at Cornish Ivy B and White Hart A won by the narrowest of margins at East Taphouse.

Eliot Arms defeated Railway 8-3 and had Keith Haley and Richard Courts finishing at the first time of asking from 100 and 107 respectively, while Belinda Hall, for the visitors checked out from 107.

Maximums: Ray Haley (Marquee Bar), Fran Julian (White Hart B), Paul George (Cornish Ivy A).


Railway A made certain of retaining their championship with a 7-0 whitewash of Cheesewring, the highlight being an emphatic performance from Michelle Davis who top scored with eight ton plus scores including an outshot of 106.

Their stablemates Railway B, who won 5-2 at Market Inn, will have to be content with runners up, despite losing on only one occasion throughout the campaign.

Manor House secured all but one of the seven points on offer against Ivy Belles while winning by the narrowest of margins were East Taphouse, Sportsmans and The Chuffers.


Rally Club's Andy Grant won the Captain's Cup when he defeated Will Geach of East Taphouse 2-1.

On the way to the final, Grant had wins over Tanya Edwards, last season's runner up Matt Blewett and defending champion John Chudleigh.

Geach had a bye in round one before putting paid to the hopes of Belinda Hall and Keith Allen to make the final. Results:

Round One: Matt Blewett (Barbican Inn) bt Harry Griffin (Rivercroft) 2-1; Andy Grant (Rally Club) bt Tanya Edwards (Callington CC) 2-0.

Round Two: Grant bt Blewett 2-0; John Chudleigh (Marquee Bar) bt Gary Rogers (Halfway) 2-0; Will Geach (East Taphouse) bt Belinda Hall (Railway A) 2-0; Keith Allen (White Hart) bt Lesley Mutton (Railway B) 2-1.

Semi-finals: Grant bt Chudleigh 2-0; Geach bt Allen 2-1.

Final: Grant bt Geach 2-1.



Some 398 pupils from 38 schools and colleges converge on the University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth, for the West Regional Indoor Schools' Rowing Competition.

This is the second year that this competition has incorporated the Devon School Games Level 3 event, and results from each category have been filtered to give overall placings as well as Devon-only results.

Competitors in Years 7-11 rowed for a set time depending on their age group, while Years 12 and 13 rowed for 2,000m. As well as a position, rowers were given a score – a percentage based on how their final distance/time compared to the British Rowing 'gold medal target' for their age group.

Competitors used two dozen indoor rowing machines for the event, which were linked up to a big screen and kept supporters up to date with the results of each race throughout the day.

Budehaven had some great results on the day: Our year 12/13 boy, Connor Wood rowed his set distance 2000m in 7.16 – 12th place in his first competition.

Year 11 boy, Tully Innes rowed 1630m in his set time of 6 minutes for 13th place. Year 10 boy, Keiran Hammond rowed 1340m in his set time of 5 minutes for 21st place.

Year 8 boys Zerran Hammond and Dan West rowed 750m and 715m in their set time of 3 minutes and finished 11th and 24th respectively.

Michael Currie (Year 7) rowed 482m in 2 minutes for 12th place, while Year 8 girls Jamie-Anne Hart and Emma Shaw rowed 706m and 692m in their set time of 3 minutes, finishing 17th and 21st respectively.

Year 9 girls Molly Mees and Gussie Clayton rowed 1058m and 942m in their set time of 4 minutes – Gussie finishing a brilliant 7th place and Molly finishing a fantastic 1st place, our first West Indoor Rowing Champion. Well done Molly.



Trevose won 4 & 1 at home to The Point in the Mail on Sunday competition.

Results: Heather Johnston bt Paula Thomas; Judy Huntley lost to Jackie Smeeth; Jean Gledhill bt Revel Webb; Margaret Oliver bt Irene Breckon; Carolyn Gammon bt Ann Braithwait.

The sun shone gloriously on Trevose for the ladies invitation meeting. Trevose was at its most beautiful for the 44 lady entrants.

The lightning fast greens protected its reputation, as Patricia Prescott and her partner Alison Negus from Whitsand Bay scored an excellent 37 points to win the competition from a tightly packed field.

Scoring gross twos on the 8th green were, Karen Greenwood of Perranporth, Irene Breckon of The Point and Cynthia Penhale of China Fleet.

Fourball Betterball Stableford results: 1 Patricia Prescott (Trevose), Alison Negus (Whitsand Bay); 2 Jean Gledhill (Trevose), Helen Carson (Mullion); 3 Sally Lee (Trevose), Irene Breckon (The Point).


"Even the seagulls decided to take cover," said Trevose seniors captain David Gove as strong winds and heavy rain took their tollin the home match against Tehidy seniors on Friday.

After nine holes the two respective captains decided to call it a day and settle for an honourable draw. Four matches apiece. The one saving grace was the hearty meal served up in the newly opened Colt restaurant.

Nearest the pin on the third was Stuart Holt from Tehidy and on the eighth, Chris Chadder from Trevose.


Lady captain Lesley Pocklington marked the end of her year by hosting a Charity Golf Day in aid of The Leuka Appeal which supports life-saving research into the causes and treatment of leukaemia and other blood cancers.

Many thanks go to the 90 ladies from 18 clubs around the county who supported the day with a total of £305 being raised on the day.

The weather, as usual, held few surprises, with snow flurries, sleet and strong winds making scoring challenging.

Texas Scramble results: 1 Sara Taylor (Perranporth); Heather Tilsley (Lanhydrock) and Louisa McCartney (St Mellion) 62.7; 2 Shirley Percy, Liz Underwood, and Gwen Thom (Bude) 68.6; 3 Liz Kessell (Lanhydrock); Trudy Tremain and Maxine Rich (St. Enodoc) 68.7; 4 Diane Brown, Erica Vierk and Sandra Lloyd (Lanhydrock) 69; 5 Julie Barber, Sally Vilette and Sue Jolley (Staddon Heights) 69.2.

February Stableford and Cornwall Lady Captains' Millennium Trophy qualifier: 1 Maureen Paul 34pts; 2 Diane Brown - 33 points on count back (qualified for Millennium Trophy); 3 Brenda Williamson 33pts.

Lloyd Salver for winners and runners-up of 2012 medals: 1 Diane Brown 77 net; 2 Sandra Madigan 78 on countback; 3 Hacker Browning 78.

March Medal (Sunday): 1 Heather Tilsley net 79; 2 Lin Downer 85.

March Medal (Wed): 1 Sandra Lloyd net 76 on countback; 2 Lesley Pool 76 on countback; 3 Brenda Williamson 76.


Bowood seniors recorded a creditable four points all draw on their away trip to Carlyon Bay.

Biting winds and low temperature made conditions really difficult and it was later described by players as the coldest golf match they had ever played in.

Bowood's Terry Dangar was in form again claiming his second bottle of wine prize in two weeks for the nearest the pin contest at the par 3, 18th hole – just what a publican needs.


The Ladies Captain's Charity Coffee Morning, in aid of Penhaligon's Friends, took on a new look this year.

It was decided to offer up the Holywell course, from 9am to noon, at a much reduced rate to lady golfers from all over Cornwall, playing in teams of three.

Notices were sent to all clubs in November last year and entries came flooding in, 18 teams signed up.

There was a raffle, for which prizes had been donated by our members and a marvellous cake stall groaning under the weight of beautiful cakes which had been made by lady members; the Lady Vets sold the cakes and raised an astonishing £180 for the charity.

The bar staff expertly juggled the demands of the coffee morning while keeping the Winter Special group's content.

Penhaligon's Friends sent their representative, Julie, pictured above with Lynn and Jax, who spent her time talking to the ladies about the work the charity do in helping bereaved children in Cornwall.

Despite the wet weather most of the ladies took to the course, some completed the 18 holes and some chose to return to the comfort of the club house to enjoy lunch with their friends.

Many St Enodoc ladies came to support the morning and bought coffee, cakes and raffle tickets and enjoyed a leisurely cup of coffee with friends, many thanks go to them for their support on a cold and wet dismal March morning. £1,202.81 was raised for Penhaligon's Friends.

Ladies' Report:

A round of the Roworth Salver was played on Sunday in extremely challenging conditions.

The ladies had rain to contend with as well as the bitterly cold wind and only a few hardy souls braved the elements for this Stableford competition.

Bray Bowl:

… and then the wind dropped and the sun shone; what had started out chilly, the odd shower and grey turned into a lovely afternoon which certainly was to the benefit of the later starters. 32 pairs entered to play in the Bray Bowl, one of St Enodoc's oldest competitions, first played for in 1902.

The format was, as always, a Mixed Foursomes Medal which is without doubt the hardest format in which to score well with no hiding place for a disaster.

The scores were exceptionally good helped not only by the weather but also the excellent condition of the course and particularly the greens, along with the rough being so light this early in the year. Anders and Trudie Tensjo continued their run of good form to win yet again with a terrific net 67.5.

Those in the prizes of wine and very seasonal Easter eggs were: 1st Anders & Trudie Tensjo 67.5; 2nd Sam Jarvis & Sarah Fisher 69.5; 3rd Andy Bunt & Terri Gliddon 71.


Lostwithiel visited a cold windy Newquay, with a chill factor of -6, both teams wanted to play cards in the club house.

The course played hard for everyone, the east wind was relentless. However the rough, tough Lostwithiel boys stayed firm and had a magnificent win over a good Newquay 5 1/2 to 2 1/2, nearest the pin 16th beat us all, not one ball on the green.



Camborne School of Mines 33, Camelford 12

Camelford took the long trip down to Penryn for this rearranged league fixture knowing that it would be a difficult encounter.

There was a torrential rain and sleet storm prior to the match which turned the surface of the pitch into a quagmire, which proved to be quite dangerous.

Within five minutes of the start a School of Mines player went down with a badly dislocated knee. The game was suspended for 15 minutes while the ambulance arrived and he could be treated.

When the game restarted Camelford piled on the pressure. They attempted a mauling game but found that the poor ground conditions meant that they had to go to ground too often.

On 15 minutes CSM were awarded a penalty just outside the Ford's 22 and took a quick tap. The Ford reacted slowly and were pinged for not retiring the required 10 metres. CSM took advantage of this, and some poor tackling, to record their first seven points from the converted try.

It took CSM another 15 minutes to register a score when the Ford were guilty of some sloppy tackles. This try went unconverted giving the students a 12 point lead.

Five minutes later the skilful home lads crafted an excellent try through fine support play and deft handling and moments later added another. This gave them a 23-0 advantage at the break.

Camelford had to turn things around in the second period on what had now become a sticky cabbage patch of a pitch.

For the second week running Camelford proved to all that they do not give up or fold under pressure. On 44 minutes Tom Chapman at full back counter attacked a good CSM kick. He broke two tackles in his own 22 and sprinted deep into the enemy territory.

A neat chip ahead resulted in a five metre scrum to Camelford. This was duly won and from the forward drive Ashley Morgan dotted down and the extras were added by Ian Worsnip to make it 23-7.

On 71 minutes Camelford lost a lose ruck and the ball was swiftly shipped to the speedy School of Mines' right winger who outstripped Camelford from 60 metres. The try went unconverted again but the students extended their lead to 28-7.

Camelford responded positively and a deep kick ahead by Ian Worsnip allowed Robbie Brakes to pressurise the defenders. The ball found its wfay into Worsnip's hands and he fed the ever supporting Tim Williams for a good try in the corner. The conversion went astray.

With the score at 28-12 CSM were determined to have a late flourish but Camelford manned up to keep them at bay. School of Mines were then handed an opportunity to extend the lead on 79 minutes when Camelford lost Pet Thorne to a Yellow card.

The effervescent student broke through from the penalty to register another try and finish the game at 33-12.

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