NEWQUAY IBC AWARDED CLUBMARK STATUS:
Cornwall Sports Partnership has presented members of Newquay Indoor Bowling Club with their Clubmark status award.
The Clubmark Award gives accreditation to clubs who ensure a safe, child friendly and effective playing place for everyone.
The certificate was presented to the club by Natasha Howard from the Cornwall Sports Partnerships.
Jill Bunt, secretary to the board at Newquay IBC, said: "We are very please to have been successful in our application. The process is very thorough and gave us the opportunity to examine in detail how our club is run.
"Members can now be assured that their club complies with all the current requirements as regards health and safety, child protection and equality standards.
"Our thanks in particular go to Tim Marrion of the Cornwall Sports Partnership for his support and guidance."
Tim, from the Cornwall Sports Partnership, said: "It is great to see another club and especially a Bowls club achieve Clubmark in Cornwall.
"This proves this club is doing everything right and can officially call themselves a child friendly safe effective sports clubs.
"We look forward to working with Newquay Indoor Bowls Club to offer more opportunities to young people in the Newquay area to play and try a different sport."
Newquay Indoor Bowling Club welcome potential new members to try bowls for free with their free taster sessions.
Sessions run from 8am till 10pm seven days a week, in the warmth, with full disabled facilities available, so there really is nothing stopping anyone from giving it a try.
For further information please contact Jill Bunt on 01637 875532.
Duchy League Division 5
St Newlyn East Res 0 Pelynt 4
St Newlyn East were blown away by a four-goal show from Elliot Keen as Pelnyt Reserves left Cargoll Road with all three points.
Despite the result, St Newlyn East Reserves produced one of their best performances for some time.
Player-manager Colin Gregory saw an early effort strike the post, but Newlyn, continued to apply the pressure, and it was a delight to witness some outstanding football by Newlyn's Adam Williams and Chris Symon.
Keen made it 1-0 after 21 minutes and doubled Pelynt's lead just before half-time.
Keen completed his hat-trick in the 63rd minute and made it 4-0 with a 79th minute penalty.
Newlyn man of the match was Murray Prater, and Pelynt's star player was Keen.
In Duchy League division five, St Newlyn East Reserves travel to St Merryn on Saturday with an away game, kick off at 2.30pm, while the Newlyn premier team will be on home soil against visitors St Columb Major (2.30pm).
NEWQUAY LET IT SLIP:
Truro II 5 Newquay Ladies II 2
Newquay looked on course for victory as they went 2-0 up at Truro in this Trelawney Division 2 match with goals from Lou and Edwards Karen Hoyle.
But Truro came slowly back into the match and Newquay started playing with uncharacteristic mistakes.
Very quickly it became 2-2 and even half time didn't stop Truro's momentum as they went 5-2 up.
Newquay came back in the last ten minutesm with some great attacking by Maddie Constance, and a short corner hit the post and only the final pass was missing.
Players of the match, Anj Jenkin and Susi Tooley, never gave up and defended solidly, while Kylie Foracres pulled off some great interceptions.
Players of Match: Anj Jenkin and Susi Tooley.
Scorers: Lou Edwards, Karen Hoyle. 1.
NEW LADIES' CAPTAIN DRIVES INTO OFFICE:
Last week, in bitterly cold conditions, new Newquay Ladies' Captain, Janet Cox, teed up for her drive-in alongside vice-captain, Una Thomas, writes Paul Summers.
If the nerves were there, they didn't show as Janet hit her drive straight up the first fairway.
Not to be outdone Una did the same which is just as well as they were indeed playing the first hole!
Prior to the drives, markers had been placed by the ladies to guess where the balls from the drives would come to rest.
Chris Cummins' marker was the nearest for Janet's and Kay Willett's marker was the nearest for Una's.
Following that the ladies played a Stableford competition, but because of the hail, wind and cold players were relieved when captain, Janet, headed for the clubhouse after 11 holes.
Winning this shortened competition with 21 points was Pat Greenwood. Pauline O'Shea was second with 18 points and Sue Phillips thid with 17 points.
This week the ladies played an 18 hole Stableford in very calm conditions.
The winner of the Silver Division was Sue Phillips with 39 points and a one shot reduction in her handicap.
Pauline O'Shea won the Bronze Division with 33 points. Jackie Klag was second with 31 points and Anne Poole third with 30 points.
Newquay Seniors men played a three clubs and putter competution and the weather held good for the day. Some 30 took to the field and a score of 33 won the day for Ivan Harris on his new handicap of 10.
In second place was John Duffy with 29 points playing off seven .
In third place was John Donnelley, who ahs just joined the club after moving from Bristol Bristol, and with having attained his very first handicap came in with 28 points playing off 28. elcome John.
There were twos on the day by Trevor Robinson along with Ivan Harris, Ian Easter and Dave Price at the 16th. Bob Taylor and John Phillips at 14 and Barry Pearce at the ninth.
The match was followed by the Senior Section annual meeting where captain Peter Cooper handed over the reins of office to Eric Thomas.
There had been a concern that no vice captain nomination had come forward but up stepped Barry Merrell to take on the job.
The penultimate competition for the year is next Monday with a Foursomes, followed the next Monday with a Greensome to finish the year.
Friday night saw the second playing of the Newquay Golf Club Night Golf.
This was played over eight selected holes, starting at 6.15pm with a shotgun start.
There were 13 teams of four of men and lady players, with a Texas Scramble format.
Using golf balls which glow in the dark, it must have been an interesting spectacle for anyone watching from the sidelines with these brightly glowing orbs flying through the night sky.
First place was the team of Charlie and Sue Phillips and Ron and Pat Thomas.
Second place was the team of club captain Alan Blackett, vice-captain Brian Anderson, junior vice-captain Dick Rundle and club secretary Peter Batty.
Third place went to Tim Hall, Aaron Stephens, Dave Longbottom and new lady member Kim Mundy.
The night golf was followed by a supper and quiz, with the team of Brian and Anne Anderson, Peter Batty and captain Alan Blackett winning first prize.
"It was a great night for the club with a fantastic atmosphere," said captain vBlackett.
"Our thanks to Derek Fieldhouse and Charlie Phillips for organising the golf, Charlie for the quiz, John and his team for the food and Alec and his team for the bar service."
This was such a successful night, which we hope will be run again in the not too distant future.
Coming up shortly will be the New Year's Eve Festive Evening.
There were two sets of results for division two of the winter league for the men and in the first round it was a win for Craig Stevenson and Steve Brocklehurst with a great 41 points with Guy Westaway and Dave Rodd next on 40 points with Brian Anderson and Ian Rowland third on 39 points.
This was a superb day of scoring in division two and it is always harder to score high in this division as players lose 3/4 of their handicaps and this can result in quite a few shots being lost.
In the second set of results the scoring was equally good with a win for the pairing of Jason Russell and Michael Bowler on 40 points a score mirrored by second placed Ross Pearce and Seniors captain Eric Thomas with Ian Rowland and Terry Williams 3rd on 38 points.
In division one it was Shaun Allen and James Ringrose in the vanguard on 41 points to win by one from Keith Entwistle and Aaron Stephens with Andy Hancock and club captain Alan Blackett on 39 points.
Keep it Local 1 Cosmos 1
Both sides were near full strength but it was Cosmos who took the lead thanks to a brilliant strike from Sean Simmons.
Keep it Local remained calm and when Neil Currah struck to make it level it looked as though they might go on and win the match.
Cosmos defended well though and held on to take a well earned point from the match.
Raiders 1 Quintrell Inn 0
Raiders moved themselves up into second place with a game in hand on the league leaders thanks to their second win of the season.
Bonner Maul was the hero for Raiders who once again proved that all they need to do is take a lead and then defend like Tigers.
Mitchell 0 Natural Generation 0
Natural Generation missed the chance to move into second thanks largely to a mele that somewhat spoilt the second half.
By the time the dispute had been resolved Natural Generation had lost their focus and the game drifted towards a goalless draw.
Dream Sessions 0 One Paced Wonders 0
Dream Sessions were lacking their usual swagger as their over reliance on Tony Chapman was exposed by the savy One Paced Wonders.
The One Paced defence kept Tony at bay and frustrated Dream Sessions from start to finish. In the end the match a finished goalless, a result neither side were happy with.
Second Choice 0 Bennetts Boys 1
Bennetts Boys proved to be too good for Second Choice, but they didn't have it all their own way. Second Choice defended brilliantly and and made life difficult for Bennetts Boys.
It was only late on when Phil Lowry finally managed to unpick the the second choice defence to score the games only goal and win the match for his side.
Minor Threat 1 Perran Penguins 1
Perran Penguins played the whole match with five player but that didn't stop them from taking a suprise lead agaisnt the unlucky Minor Threat.
Minor Threat began to recover themselves but they couldn't make their chances count and as the game went on it looked as though Perran would win the match.
Mike Gapper saved the day for Minor Threat with a late goal that levelled the match and salvaged a point for his side.
The Fockers 0 Quintrell Inn B 2
Quintrell Inn came out all guns blazing and were soon in the lead thanks to a fine strike from Lee Denton.
Dean Hall added a second to leave his side firmly in control and leave the Fockers wondering where it all went wrong.
The Fockers gave it their best shot to get back into the match but they couldn't make their chances count and in the end Quintrell Inn held on comfortably to win the match.
Bayern Neverlosn 1 Newlyn 0
Bayern Neverlosen made it three wins out of three with an impressive win against a Newlyn side that are still trying to find their feet.
Jack Scott was the hero for his side, scoring the games only goal to move his team to the top of the table.
Firetrader 3 Melchester Rov 1
Melchester Rovers started well and when Spanish signing Levente Lagos struck to give them the lead it looked as though it was going to be their night.
Firetrader had other ideas though and when Matt Rich equalised the tables were suddenly turned. Matt added a second shortly afterwards to make it 2-1 before Phil Mellor struck at the death to make sure of the points.