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County Scene sport, April 10

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: April 10, 2013

MAKING WAVES:  Kai Lenny, Ben Skinner and Matt Way pictured at last year's sixth Joe Way Paddle for Life. This year's event will be held on Thursday June 6 at Newquay harbour. See below.

MAKING WAVES: Kai Lenny, Ben Skinner and Matt Way pictured at last year's sixth Joe Way Paddle for Life. This year's event will be held on Thursday June 6 at Newquay harbour. See below.

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Football

MID CORNWALL TO BENEFIT FROM ARGYLE FANS' TRUST:

The work of the Argyle Football in the Community Trust has been boosted by a donation of £8,000.

The money has come from the Plymouth Argyle Supporters Training and Development Trust (PASTDT).

It will assist with the creation of a Mid Cornwall Football Development Programme for three to 18-year-olds.

The Community Trust will be able to develop grassroots football across mid-Cornwall through part funding the appointment of a community coach.

The aim will be to develop a network of cluster schools, development centres, recreational sessions, schools programmes, holiday courses and ad hoc sessions across mid-Cornwall.

That will result in a large increase in sports participation and skills development.

This initiative will benefit young people in Truro, Newquay, St Austell, Falmouth, St Agnes, Perranporth and surrounding areas.

It will complement the work of the Cornwall FA Player Pathway Programme based at their Development Centre at Brannel School, which was also set up with the help of a grant from PASTDT.

Other recent grants have been awarded to a number of junior football clubs around Plymouth as well as the Longcause Community Special School in Plympton.

PASTDT provides grants to various organisations to assist with the provision of football training for youngsters in the south west.

The trustees welcome applications for grants and full details can be found on their new website, www.pastdt.co.uk

Water Sport

JOE'S PADDLE HAS A TOUCH OF THE HAWAIIAN:

The sixth Joe Way Paddle for life is riding a wave towards the Newquay event on Thursday June 6 at Newquay harbour.

The 2012 event last September saw over 220 paddlers of all ages and abilities taking part to do their bit to raise money for their chosen charities.

The 2012 event will see the addition of a stand up paddle relay which will consist of 15 teams of four paddlers of all abilities paddle the 1km course, with a great trophy up for grabs that's passed onto the winning team each year. At £15 entry for a team of four its all to paddle for.

Newquay SUP fanatic Dom Moore said: "The Joe Way Paddle For Life has its roots set deep in family and surfing, more so than any other event I can think of. Every year more surfers and paddlers are joining in and with friends, family, surfing, paddling, music and beer, you can't get a better start to the summer than that."

The event starts at 4pm and the last registration and time in the water is 6.30pm so there is plenty of time to arrive when people have finished work, Titan the Robot and the lifeguard race is just after 6.30pm. With the return of Titan and live bands for free it's another great showcase for Newquay.

Hawaiian Kai Lenny and SUP world champion said: "SUP's are great fun and have a huge following in the south west of England so it had to become part of Joe's paddle, I've met Joe's family and would encourage people to support this great UK event".

The Joe Way appeal was supported by the Watergate SUP competition run by the British stand up paddle association last year and Matt Way said "we are stoked to have this new section in the paddle for life".

The winners of the RNLI Joe Way memorial paddle was won by North Fistral and the 1km paddle relay was won by Newquay Activity Centre who will be both hoping to retain their titles at the 2013 event.

To take part in the Joe Way Newquay Paddle for life 2013, see what happened at last years event and get up to date news go to www.joewaypaddle.co.uk

Water Polo

DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR POLO ON BEACH WEEKEND :

Organisers have confirmed an action-packed schedule for the newly extended 2013 edition of Veuve Clicquot Polo on the Beach at Newquay's Watergate Bay.

For the first time the event will be held over a weekend, on Saturday May 18 and Sunday 19 and aims to expand on the success of 2012, which saw 4,000 spectators attend the exhibition polo match.

Now in its seventh year, the new weekend format allows for more polo matches, spectacular equestrian displays, a Champagne bar and beach barbecue open throughout both days and live music. The whole event is free for the public to attend.

Arthur de Lencquesaing, brand manager for Veuve Clicquot UK, said: "Veuve Clicquot is delighted to be continuing as title sponsor of Polo on the Beach for the seventh consecutive year.

"This unique event moves to mid May allowing Veuve Clicquot to toast the start of the British season against the stunning backdrop of Watergate Bay."

The action begins on the Saturday at 2.30pm with The Extreme Academy putting on a horse race with a difference, as a world class kitesurfer races a polo pony along the beach at Watergate Bay. Many of the ponies used for polo are ex racehorses and can run up to speeds of 40mph.

Spectators will then be given an introduction to polo with a guide to the rules from commentators and a demonstration on how to play before the first polo match of the weekend with Cornwall versus the Rest of the World.

Tom Joule, CEO of team sponsor Joules said: "We are thrilled to be returning as team sponsor the fourth year running. The event has been generating great excitement for the equestrian arena since its launch.

"Watergate Bay offers a unique location which makes the event even more exciting. We wish all the teams the best of luck this year and we look forward to seeing a great crowd once more."

On the Sunday, the First Great Western and Joules teams will return putting on a thrilling display of beach polo in a bid to win the Watergate Bay Trophy.

Crowds can also enjoy demonstrations from the The Devil's Horsemen display team and an introduction to polo before the big exhibition match at 5.30pm.

Philip Edgerton, of team sponsor First Great Western said: "Last year's result was so close and team First Great Western only narrowly lost, so I know that this year they'll be determined to win.

"The new May format means the sun won't be setting until around 9pm, giving us plenty of light to watch all the action and hopefully cheer our team on to victory."

The 2013 winners will be announced at 6.30pm with a trophy presentation.

More information on Polo on the Beach 2013 can be found at www.watergatebay.co.uk/polo/ and on facebook.com/poloonthebeach and Twitter @PoloOnTheBeach.

Darts

CORNWALL SUPER LEAGUE:

Another excellent showing from Lucky Kiss B (Bude) in Men's Premier East has extended their lead at the top of the table to five points.

They were the only side to win in double figures when restricting Treetops B (Week St Mary) to just two points, aided by good performances from Mike Gregory (29.47), Sean Johns (28.36) and Dave Harris (26.84).

Stablemates Lucky Kiss E are in second spot and were inspired by Lee Watts (26.36) and A Aspinal (29.47) when winning 8-4 at Treetops A.

Dave Harris (28.70) was another player to give a good account of himself but he finished on the wrong end of an 8-4 scoreline when Q Bar A (Bodmin) were beaten 8-4 by The Swan (Wadebridge).

Callington Social Club achieved their first success of the campaign with a 7-5 defeat of Lucky Kiss A while Mount Charles Social Club A (St Austell) overcame Rock Inn A (Roche) 9-3.

St Rumons Club (Redruth) have edged into a three-point lead at the top of Men's Premier West after a convincing 10-2 victory away at Newquay Rowing Club A.

Holmans Social Club (Camborne) remain in second spot after a 7-5 success at Britannia Inn C (Truro) while Britannia Inn A achieved their first success of the campaign when winning 8-4 at Kernow Club (Truro).

Two solid performances from Jez Campe (26.37) and Dave Phillips (26.78) inspired The Tavern (Newquay) to a 10-2 victory away at Western Inn (St Austell) while Clipper Way Inn (Falmouth) and Redruth RFC are still looking for their first win after they achieved a point each in a 6-6 draw.

White Hart (Camborne) also had to settle for a share of the spoils at Queens Arms A (Constantine), despite a good performance from their top scorer Tex Thomas (100x17).

Speedway

PLYMOUTH 40, RYE HOUSE 52:

Reserve Todd Kurtz turned in an impressive performance but was unable to prevent Plymouth from suffering a 52-40 defeat by Rye House in their opening League Cup match of the season at the St Boniface Arena on Friday evening.

The 20-year-old Australian won the Creamer Auto Refinishers rider of the night award after scoring 11 points from six rides, which included three of Plymouth's six race wins.

Mark Lemon top scored for Plymouth with 12 points, including two wins and a four-point second place on a tactical ride, from his five starts.

Plymouth: Ty Proctor 2+1 (4 rides), Chris Schramm 3 (4), Mark Lemon 12 (5), Cory Gathercole 5+2 (4), Ricky Kling 6 (4). Reserves: Todd Kurtz 11 (6), Ben Reade 1 (3).

Rye House: Olly Allen 9 (4), rider replacement for Jason Bunyan, Anders Mellgren 12 (5), Jason Garrity 8+2 (5), Tyson Nelson 10+2 (5). Reserves: Kasper Lykke 12+2 (7), Ben Morley 1+1 (4).

Billiards

DOWNING RETAINS TITLE:

Steve Downing (St Rumons) became County Individual Billiards Champion for the third time after an 800 points to 535 points victory against 13 times previous champion, Charlie Gay (St Day).

Steve had breaks of 91, 61, 46 & 49 and Charlie had breaks of 73, 48, 47, 42 & 41. Charlie did take the high break prize for the competition for his 104 break in the semi final against Derek White.

Thanks go to National Billiards referee Joe Graham for refereeing the semi-finals and final.

Richard Lloyd (Bude SC) made his third 100+ break in this year's county competitions when he made a fantastic 102 clearance in his 4-1 semi final victory over Phil Lane (St Rumons) in the County Snooker Individual event.

Richard will now play Chris Timmins (Godolphin Club) in the final on Saturday at the St Neot Social Club.

Andrew Best (-14) (Bugle WMC) won the over 45's Snooker handicap competition coming back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Kevin Gilbert (+14) (Heamoor) 4-2 in the final. Andrew had breaks of 64 & 31.

The Jago institute, Menheniot won 2-1 against Dobwalls in the final outstanding game of the Peter Bottono Billiards competition, Derek White made a 79 break for Menheniot. St Day won the competition.

Full results, Page 90.

Cycling

TIME TRIALS:

The 2013 race season continues to warm up nicely, with a large field of top riders again venturing out in the cold gusty conditions for the 10 mile race, hosted by Camel Valley Cycling.

The county's most westerly club Penzance Wheelers (PZW) showed why they are still one of the region's strongest clubs, with three of their riders, Gary James, Damian Ayling, and John Fazakerley all finishing in the top ten.

Impressively, Fazakerley, eighth overall in 23:20, clearly demonstrating a return to early season form following a year out due to injury.

There were also a number of riders embarking upon their first season of racing , most notably Gary MaCallam (PZW) finishing in 24:23, and showing why he is going to be one to watch as the season progresses.

Last year's Cornish Cup champ Kim Homewood also produced a strong ride with third fastest lady in 27:04.

Overall honours went to North Devon's power house Blake Pond in a blistering time of 21:17.

Martial Arts

LEARN SELF DEFENCE:

Cornwall Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club, a a member of the Gracie Barra association, is offering an exciting opportunity for people aged 14 to 25 to learn self defence for free with the European Champion and World silver medalist Raphael Dos Santos.

The six week courses, which are free thanks to Sportivate funding, are offered in various locations around Cornwall.

It is a great opportunity to familiarise yourself with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, one of the bases of so fashionable nowadays Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). So, leave the video games and try yourself for real. It will make you fitter, quicker and more confident.

To book your place, please drop us an email info@cornwallbjj.com or fill out the contact form at www.cornwallbjj.com

Short mat

CORNISH QUARTET REACH NATIONAL FINAL:

Cornwall enjoyed mixed fortunes at the ESMBA National Championships over the weekend.

The highlight was the four of Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott, Nigel Nicholls and Peter Hore reaching the final of Saturday's Fours competition, the first time a Cornwall team has progressed beyond the last eight.

In the group stages they started with a 12-3 win against Derbyshire. Qualification for the knockout stages was assured with a 17-5 win against East Sussex 1. Cheshire 3 defeated Cornwall in the final group game 6-12 to guarantee their own progression to the knock out rounds.

In the second round Cornwall earned a 7-2 win against Essex 4. The third round saw Cornwall come from behind to win 10-8 against Cheshire 1 to move into the quarter finals.

East Sussex 2 were then brushed aside 16-7 before a tight semi final saw Cornwall again come from behind and hold their nerve to beat West Midlands 2 in the last end 8-7. The final proved a step to far, however, as opponents Oxford 2 ran out 17-5 winners.

The second Cornwall team competing on Saturday also enjoyed a good run. John Worton, Neil Gribble, Ken Horrell and Chris Roberts were group winners, beating a strong Dorset rink 7-3, Hertfordshire 2 11-1 and a narrow loss against Hampshire 2 4-7. In the second round West Sussex 1 were defeated 13-6. The third round saw them up against eventual winners Oxford 2, losing 2-10.

On the other days of competition David Studden reached the third round of the singles on Thursday.

On Friday, Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn) and Peter Hore (Holmans) played in the Pairs. Their first game saw them take a 10-9 win against Bucks 1. An 9-11 defeat to Dorset 2 left Peter and Nigel needing to beat Derby to be sure of progression to knockout stages. They duly won the game 12-5 to progress to play Essex 1. Essex 1 edged a close second round game 11-10 to end Peter and Nigel's day early.

Sunday's Triples proved disappointing after the high of Saturday as Nicholas Truscott, Nigel Nicholls and Peter Hore failed to win a game in a difficult group and failed to progress to the knockout stages. The game scores were 7-16 against Northants, 9-15 against Gloucester 3 and 3-16 against North Yorkshire.

Motor Sport

TREBARROW TRIAL:

Some 47 riders enjoyed a dry but chilly ride for this year's CRMC Ltd Trebarrow trial near Bugle.

Run over three laps of eight double subs, the ground proved very grippy, allowing for some low scores. Taking the main class award Sam Fack had a solitary ride being the only rider on this course, but rode well in only taking one maximum each lap.

Phil Atkins and Matt Tabb had a tight tussle on the C/man exp route, chased home by Dean Abraham and Andy Combes.

Youth A runner Ty Hendra had the best score on the C/man route winning his class, and Glen Lowe took the adult award chased hard by Dave Kemp and William Worden.

The new N/exp course saw low results with Graham Airey and Jason Davis best closely followed by Keith Worden and Richard Parkyn. Lone T/shock runner Martin Gilbert provided the best ride on this course with a faultless ride.

On the White course Reg Hicks had a tidy ride, chased closely by Lewis Allen and Andy Vercoe, riding a tidy Pre65 Chris Anstee took the win from Richard Trott and Keith Vercoe. The T/shock win on this route went to Kevin Hawke from Peter Bullen and Graham Kemp. Two youngsters rode the Green course on little electric bikes, with the win going to Issac Jago from Tristan Jago.

Expert course: Prem, S Fack 36 . C/man exp course: Prem, P Atkins 24, M Tabb 26, D Abraham 48. C/man course: Prem, G Lowe 13, D Kemp 17, W Worden 20. Youth A, T Hendra 8, W Kemp 13. N/exp course: Prem, G Airey 2, J Davis 2, K Worden 3. Youth B, J Wilcox 21. T/shock, M Gilbert 0. Mono novice course: Prem, R Hicks 2, L Allen 4, A Vercoe 9. Pre 65, C Anstee 4, R Trott 17, K Vercoe 21. T/S, K Hawke 6, P Bullen 13, G Kemp 25. Green course: Prem, I Jago 35, T Jago 88.

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