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Bodmin grassroots - October 26

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: October 26, 2012

SWIMMING: Bodmin Dragons members Dan, Jay, Katie, George, James, Charlie, Amy, Jodie, Esther and Lili-Keau, who were medal winners at the Carn Brea and Helston Open meet.

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Thursday evening saw Bodmin men's 1st XI progress to the quarter-finals of hockey's county cup with a convincing 8-1 victory over Bude A at the Dragon Centre.

Bodmin entered the game as firm favourites and soon established a strong foothold on the game. The scoring was opened after a flowing move ended with a convincing finish from Ed Varco.

The home side continued to press and soon doubled their lead with a strike Tom Parsons. Bodmin striker Alex Roberts took full advantage of Bodmin's dominance with a first half hat-trick making the half time score 5-0.

The second half started openly and a long clearance from inside Bude's half fell to a grateful, unmarked striker who passed a rushing Robin Craig in the Bodmin goal to pull one goal back for the visitors.

Bodmin soon found their stride again, however, and swiftly replied with a series of passes leaving Varco with a simple tap in.

The rest of the game was very condensed as Bodmin exerted increasing pressure on the visitors.

Tom Parsons finished another flowing move to make in 7-1 before Alex Roberts capped a fantastic striker's performance with his fourth goal of the evening.



Kingsbridge 55 Bude 19

Bude's early season woes continued last Saturday, as they went down 55-19 against mid table Kingsbridge at High House, a defeat which sees them firmly anchored to the foot of the table, alongside newly promoted Honiton.

In many respects, it was a curious game, with Kings racing into an early lead and after the opening quarter, already had the try scoring bonus point in the bag.

However, the Seasiders then responded with three tries of their own in quick succession, to give themselves some real hope of an upset at 24-19.

That was before the home side shook themselves out of their complacency, with a converted try on half time to extend their lead to 31-9, before reasserting their domination with four unanswered scores in the second period.

Tomorrow, the Seasiders host Okehampton at Bencoolen Meadow, in what promises to be another tough fixture, as they seek a morale boosting victory to claw away from the basement.

Kingsbridge. Tries: Tom Speechly (2), Jack Cope, Ben Newman, Gareth Townsend, Neil Darke, Ashley Treeby, George Banfield, Liam Wills; Cons: Newman (5).

Bude: Tries: Dan Pearce (2), Olly Denford; Cons: Pearce (2).

Team: Harry Goodrun, Dan Pearce, Duncan Tout, Olly Denford, Josh Diamond, Andy Yates, Olly Mounce, Paul Cholwill, Jason Bolt, Chris Allin, Matt Williams, Luke Dunkin (capt), Mark Parsons, Josh Farrar, Lewis Statton. Replacements: Will Kingdon, Joe Wilson, Richie Herzog.

U8 Rugby


Bude Under 8's again outnumbered their opponents, on this occasion being able to field a full A and a B team.

In the first round Bude set against themselves and drew. Lankelly then played two full matches against both teams.

Sonny Boyd led the first squad against Lankelly where Bude got under way to a strong start; Bude were tough on defence and their attacks were swift.

The play was evenly matched until a few longer passes went awry for Bude thus losing procession. Bude seemed unable to use their full team wisely and Lankelly quickly took advantage with some nimble footwork and ended up winning the first match 6:8.

Alex Norlund captained Bude's second squad who leapt into action: Archie Courtnay-Perrot sped down the pitch time and time again to reach the try line with ease.

Bude played better as a team with this squad using all players across the line. The whirling dervish defence of the Lankelly team soon out spun itself and Bude prevailed with a 9:7 win.

The Bude try scorers were Finlay Cackett, Mitch Harris, Sonny Boyd, Tim Denford, Alex Norlund, Archie Courtney-Perrot, Ben Bolt, Jago Powell, Archie Whitefield, Theo Byrn and Ethan Gregory. The other team members were William Moyle, Ethan Roff-Conway and Hayden Charter.

A spokesperson said: "Lankelly hosted an excellent morning of rugby and catered well for all the teams. All the players had a great time."



A 9-2 victory by Rally Club at the expense of East Taphouse, put the winners top of the table, albeit by just a single point.

The visitors though did have Shaun Sibley giving a good account of himself and he recorded the week's highest checkout with a mark of 122.

Rivercroft are in second spot after a 9-2 defeat of White Hart A while the previous week's tabletoppers, Caradon Inn, had Jerry Harris checking out from 116, but drop down to joint fourth, after losing 8-3 to visitors Cornish Ivy A.

Eliot Arms made a good recovery at Liberal Club A and secured the last three singles to prevail by the narrowest of margins.

Con Club suffered their first reverse of the campaign when losing 7-4 at White Hart B while Butchers Arms won by a similar scoreline away at Cheesewring.

Railway and Marquee Bar were the week's biggest winners when restricting Cornish Ivy B and Liberal Club B to a single point respectively.


League newcomers Butchers Arms won their first match of the season when they edged out The Archers by the odd game of seven.

League leaders Railway A received good service from Belinda Hall (100x5) in their 6-1 defeat of Market Inn while Railway B mirrored their stablemates result and emerged 6-1 winners at Ivy Belles.

Manor House returned to winning ways when they defeated Ivy Mafia 5-2 while Sportsmans and White Hart both won by the odd game in seven against East Taphouse and Cheesewring respectively.


Last week's leaders Barbican Inn lost their unbeaten record and drop down to third spot after they were beaten 7-4 by Sportsmans who now take pole position by three points.

Rivercroft move up into second position on the back of a 9-2 success at White Hart while Railway B continue to look for their first success of the campaign after losing 9-2 to Halfway.

Andy Grant recorded the week's only maximum score when inspiring Rally Club to a 7-4 victory over Railway A while Callington Cricket Club won by the same margin on their visit to East Taphouse.



A field of 60 golfers entered the Sir Cecil Carr played on the 6th October and those who entered were greeted with sunshine and light winds.

The format for the Cecil Carr only allows for a maximum of four clubs one of which must be a putter, although scoring in this format tends be worse than usual up and coming youngster Sam Jarvis posted a score that he could of been proud of with 14 clubs coming top of the pile with 35 points, this in included an inward nine of 19 points. Nick Clarke came in second with a very respectable 34 points followed closely in third by Rich Hawken with 33 points.

A total of 69 golfers took part in the Sweep Stableford played on October 13. Golfers were greeted with sunny skies although there was a healthy breeze which strengthened as the day went on, scoring proved difficult on the day with John Pease being the only player to come in with a score below handicap after returning a score of 37 points to finish in first place.

Second and third place could only be separated on countback with both players shooting 36 points, Michael McKelvey just pipping Matthew Mills.

St Enodoc's Cornwall Bowl First Round Success

The St Enodoc Cornwall Bowl team won through to the next round with a tense victory over a competitive Lostwithiel team at a Sunny Carlyon Bay on Sunday.

The opening pairing of Greg Mather and Team Captain Mark Richards got things off to a fine start with a 4 and 2 victory. The team went 2-0 up when juniors Sam McCloskey and Dan Pooley closed out a fine 6 and 4 win.

Things were looking good at this stage with all pairings on the course up in their matches. 2nd pair out David Bastard and Peter George who were 2 up after 14 then came to the last all square needing a win to secure victory. Both pairs had 3-foot putts to half the hole and at one stage it looked like halves would be taken and the match would proceed down the 19th but upon the intervention of their caddy the Lostwithiel pair decided to putt out and promptly missed their putt and it was left to the ice cold David Bastard to sink his putt to ensure victory for St Enodoc.

Peter Liddicoat and Danny Hoare suffered defeat on the 17th green after a very close see-saw battle final pairing of Norman Hawkey and Geoff Jones who were 1 down playing 18 managed a half after Norman nearly holed his bunker shot from the green side bunker on 18.


Results for the past week:

October 14. Links of London Brooch (Medal): 1 Evelyn Postles 92-25=67; 2 Carole Spry 97-24=73.

October 20. Founder Cup: 1 Evelyn Postles 94-23=71; 2 Sue Stocker 87-14=73.



Bodmin Dragons Swimming Club had another very successful day at the Carn Brea and Helston Open Meet in Penzance.

Esther Doleman secured first place in the Girls 15 100 breaststroke, first place in the 200 breaststroke, first place in the 200 freestyle, first place in the 100 backstroke and first place in the 200 individual medley.

Katie Randall secured first place in the Girls 14 100 breaststroke and first place in the 200 1m.

George Spencer posted a Championship best time in the Boys 13 200 butterfly to secure first place and a championship best time in the Boys 13 200 breaststroke to secure first place.

He also won first place in the 200 1m, second place in 100 breaststroke, second place in the 200 freestyle, second place in the 200 backstroke and second place in the 50 freestyle.

Charlie Randall secured second place in the Girls 13 200 freestyle while Jay Down secured second place in the Boys 12 100 breaststroke.

James Greenwood secured first place in the Boys 11 200 freestyle and first place in the 200 breaststroke, with second place in the 100 1m, third place in the 200 backstroke and third place in the 50 freestyle.

Amy Randall secured third place on the Girls 9 200 freestyle.

Daniel Watkins, while out of the medals, secured personal bests in the Boys 12 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke.

Lili-Keau Juntakereket secured personal bests in the Girls 11 200 freestyle, 50 freestyle and 200 breaststroke. Jodie Greenwood secured a personal best in the Girls 10 50 freestyle.

Alex Weatherhead recorded personal bests in the in the Boys 9 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly and 100 IM.

Head coach Simon Darbourne was very pleased with his swimmers' performances throughout the day.



Terriers go top of Division 1 on pinfall difference from Jacks after beating Ladybirds 4-2, Lee Penwarden continuing his fine form with 74, although Viv Pacey (Ladybirds) top scored in the match with 84.

Jacks move up to second after an excellent 6-0 win over last week's leaders Vipers, new signing Andy Hicks top scoring with 77.

Callington won 4-2 at Sandpipers, John Watson hitting 78 for the visitors. Hot Shots took 4pts at Rebels, Dave Stevens bagging a good 87 in that one.

Bulldogs recorded nap win at Crickets, Captain Roy Champion notching 77 for Bulldogs. Hits & Misses (Colin Barrett 82) won 4-2 at Foreign Legion.

In Division 2 Flyers (Chris Freeman 69) go back to the top after a 6-0 win against six-man Four X 4s. S Club 8 beat last week's leaders' Jammy Dodgers 6-0, Darren Cook top scoring with 72.

Hilltops move second despite losing 4-2 at home against Ditchers (Chris Boughton 78).

Shirley Mills 83 leads the way in D2 Ladies score; she helped her side Marketeers to two points in a tricky encounter at Hobos (Michael Medlen 84).

Londoners (Martin Hodge 75) won 4-2 at Millers, and Tri-Ards (Val Foster 69) beat botton side Ramblers 6-0.

In Division 3, Antony SC won 4-2 against Seccombes, Brian Williams top scored for Antony with 68, though Seccombes captain Alison Berry hit 70.

Leaders Nomads won 4-2 against Cast-Offs 4-2, John Sparrow continuing his excellent form with 87, Fiona Rescorle also hitting 75 for Nomads.

Team Spirit recorded an excellent 6-0 win at Dogs Out, scoring 539-pins in the process, with Mike Kingdon bagging 74 of those.

In Division 4 there's no stopping the Cornish Rattlers at the moment, they recorded their third nap win in a row, and have only dropped two points from their first four games, Jess Gilbert once again top scoring with 80. Victorians (Dion Hicks 76) beat Liberators 4-2.

Results and tables, Page 100-101.

Martial Arts


Launceston martial artists chalked up a string of successes which saw them haul in six medals and 12 new belts.

Four kickboxers and one taekwon-do competitor travelled to Swindon for the first Kickboxing and Point Stop Championships where they racked up three gold and three bronze medals.

Sandra Aldridge and Alistair Cutting both took golds and Chloe Gliddon won a gold and a bronze. Matt Stringer came away with bronze and Rory Burford took bronze in taekwon-do.

Their coach Merwyn Quick, who co-runs Launceston's Crunch Gym, said: "They all performed fantastically well.

"Ali, who originally competed in just the kickboxing champs, was knocked out in the early stages but had a chance to compete in the point stop champs. He wasn't overly keen as it is more for taekwon-do students, but he decided to do it and won gold which was amazing."

Twelve of Crunch's kickboxers are also celebrating new belts.

Mrs Quick said: "They graded with a tough external examiner from Exeter, Maria Murray.

"We had lots of credit passes which is quite an achievement because she doesn't give them away lightly."

Emlyn Oxenham and Harvey Aldridge were both promoted to red belt, and Joe Metcalfe to red tag belt.

Matthew Stringer gained his blue tag belt with credit, while Sam Harrison and Yasmine Aldridge were promoted to green belt, Yasmine with credit.

Tommy Lang and Shannon Moody achieved their green tag belts. Adrian Lang and Alistair Cutting both passed their yellow belt with credit, and Jane Bullivant and Chris Ellacott were promoted to yellow tag belt.

Three of the gym's athletes will enter mixed martial arts competition Strength and Honour 14 at Exmouth Pavilion on November 3.

Undefeated Sam Stockdale, 21, is set for his third fight against Raivo Vidins, while Troy Redcliff, 14, and Olly Tape, 39, will make their debuts against Talasi May and Wayne Carnell respectively.

Mrs Quick said: "We're extremely proud of the excellent run of success Crunch Gym's athletes are achieving. We'll be there cheering on Sam, Troy and Olly and we're hoping for three more wins to add to a fantastic year."

For tickets, call Crunch Gym on 01566 248252 or 07974 797114, or email crunchgym@yahoo.co.uk

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