TROPHIES GALORE FOR THE KILLER BEES:
Team Killer Bees Taekwondo took 21 competitors to Hereford for the NITA British Taekwondo Championships. They competed in both patterns and sparring and amassed 20 trophies.
The team's attendance was made possible by a sponsored "sparathon" where all club members raised money to subsidise the team's costs for the tournament which involved an overnight stay on the Saturday.
The three categories were patterns, and both points and continuous sparring.
Killer Bees Taekwondo train in St. Austell at Poltair School on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.45- 7.45pm; Bugle School Mondays and Wednesdays 7-8pm and Bodmin Boxing Club Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30pm-8pm.
Two further clubs are to open in January in Portreath and Par, and as the club are uniquely funded by Sported, the UK's leading sport development charity, they are able to offer a free training suit worth £39.99 to all new members who join, as well as free use of safety equipment.
The Killer Bees Results were: Michael Wilson 1st degree black belt: Silver points, silver patterns, silver continuous. Lewis Wilson red stripes: Gold points, gold patterns, gold continuous. India Roberts, red stripe gold points, silver patterns, gold continuous. Karen Best blue belt, bronze points, bronze continuous. Harley Roberts, Green stripe, bronze point stop.
Brandon Peters, green stripe, silver points stop. Carter Smith, yellow belt, gold points stop. Keira Best yellow belt, silver points stop. Shannon Dale yellow belt, gold point stop, gold patterns. Jack Priestly yellow belt, gold point stop. Shannon Priestley yellow stripe, bronze point stop. Sarah Dale yellow stripe, bronze point stop.
They are running beginners' classes which are currently offering two weeks free training at all of the clubs.
For further information regarding Killer Bees Clubs and training please contact Gareth Smith on 0745 0223 987 or email email@example.com.
You can also visit the website www.taekwondocornwall.co.uk
A TEAM STRUGGLE:
On Sunday, Cornwall faced Somerset at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowls Club in the final round of round robin games of this year's ESMBA Inter County Championship competition.
Going into the match, Cornwall were confident of pulling off results that would see both the Premier and A teams record their respective best finishes in the groups stages for some years; however, Somerset proved tough opponents as they set about destroying Cornwall's ambitions.
The Premier Team recorded just one point in the first session, the morning Singles and Pairs, with Nigel Nicholls earning a 15-15 draw in the Singles.
The second session, the morning Triples and Fours, was to prove almost as frustrating for Cornwall as they recorded just two points courtesy of Bill Sharp, Neil Gribble & Chris Roberts in the Triples 10-8. After a hugely disappointing morning Cornwall trailed by three points to 13 and 68 shots to 96.
Cornwall's fortunes changed a little in the third session as they managed to earn a share of the game points. Nigel Nicholls completed a double in the Singles with a 14-9 win and Graham Reeves & Nicholas Truscott won 15-7 in the Pairs.
Somerset claimed the bonus points from both disciplines to take the match win with a session to spare. The final session saw a dominant Somerset win three of the four games.
Elise Daniell, Derek Elliott, Linda Martin & Gerald Fisher scored two points from the session for Cornwall with a win in the fours 11-6. Somerset claimed the respective Triples and Fours bonus points to wrap up a dominant 31 points to nine and 188 shots to 153 match win to move from fourth place in the table before the start of the weekend into second place.
With Dorset scoring 12 points against Devon on Saturday, they secured third place with Cornwall left at the bottom of the table and likely to face a preliminary round match in what will now be a defence of the Inter County Championship Consolation title in the knockout stages.
Premier Team Game Scores: Singles: Peter Hore (Holmans) 11-14 & 10-19; Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 11-11 & 14-9. PAIRS: Richard Brown & David Studden (Illogan) 11-18 & 12-14; Graham Reeves (Saltash) & Nicholas Truscott (Luxulyan) 8-13 & 15-7. TRIPLES: Graham Ford (St Newlyn East), Ken Horrell (Withiel) & Brian Wakeley (Ladock) 8-11 & 8-19; Bill Sharp (Dobwalls) , Neil Gribble (Landrake) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 10-8 & 9-10. FOURS: Elise Daniell (Holmans), Derek Elliot (Holmans), Linda Martin & Gerald Fisher (Illogan) 2-12 & 11-6; Kath Goodman (Treviscoe), Patsy Wakeley (Ladock), Gillian Cawrse (Lostwithiel) & Percy Tripp (Helston) 7-9 & 6-8
Cornwall's A Team started the match two points behind their opponents and confident that having only narrowly been defeated at Taunton earlier in the season, the team would be able to pull off a result that would see them top the table.
Somerset however, had other ideas as they took a clean sweep of games in the first session of Singles and Pairs.
Cornwall fought back in the second session with three wins to bring the score back to 6-10. In the Triples wins for Lynne Davey, Gary Davey & Keith Matthews 9-5 and Tony Jago, Joe Dixon & Henry Kendall 9-8 together with a win in the Fours for Pam Hamley, Jim Rule, Terry Bray and Peter Hamley 11-9 saw Cornwall on the scoreboard.
The afternoon Singles and Pairs saw Cornwall record a solitary win, Luke Jolly in the Singles winning 15-11.
Somerset claimed the bonus points which pushed them onto 20 points ensuring top spot in the table. The final session saw points split 3-5 in Somerset's favour.
For Cornwall the points came from the Fours with Peter Hamley's rink recording a dominant 17-1 win and Meg Horrell, Pam Williams, Dennis Shorthouse & Derek Newton drawing 8-8.
Cornwall took the Fours bonus points and Somerset the Triples to leave the final match score Cornwall 13 points 164 shots Somerset 27 points 174 shots.
Cornwall will play in the Main Championship section of the Knockout competition, the natural progression from winning the Consolation Title last year, after finishing in second place in the table.
A Team Game Scores: SINGLES: Luke Jolly (Treviscoe) 9-14 & 15-11; Martin Boraston (Dobwalls) 10-14 & 12-14. PAIRS: Keith Williams (Penlee) & Mike Widger (Porthleven) 13-17 & 12-13; Betty Temple Smith (Luxulyan) & Brenda Sleep 9-13 & 11-13. TRIPLES: Lynne Davey, Gary Davey (Liskeard) & Keith Matthews (Blisland) 9-5 & 8-11; Tony Jago (Treviscoe), Joe Dixon (Withiel) & Henry Kendall (Withiel) 9-8 & 4-10. FOURS: Pam Hamley (Lostwithiel), Jim Rule (Lostwithiel), Terry Bray (Lostwithiel) & Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel) 11-9 & 17-1; Meg Horrell (Withiel), Pam Williams (St Newlyn East), Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) & Derek Newton (Dobwalls) 7-13 & 8-8
Cornwall have to wait for confirmation of who they will play in the knockout competition together with where and when until the ESMBA publish the draw after all group games have been completed.
On Saturday the remaining National Championship qualifiers were played at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowls Club with Pairs played in the morning at Triples in the afternoon.
The Pairs saw the seven entries split into groups of three and four to play a round robin with the top two from each group going forward to a knockout.
Richard Brown & David Studden (Illogan) were dominant in the groups to win Group One with 6 points +34 shots, joining them in the semi finals were Chris Harris (Hayle) and Derek Elliott (Holmans) on 2 -10. Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) & Peter Hore (Holmans) claimed Group Two on 4 +19 with Elise Daniell (Holmans) & Nicholas Truscott (Luxulyan) second on 2 +7.
In the semi finals David Studden defeated Nicholas Truscott 14-6 and Peter Hore just edged a tight match against Derek Elliott 10-9. A tense final went the way of Nigel Nicholls and Peter Hore by 10 shots to 9 after an extra end against Richard Brown & David Studden.
During the afternoon the Triples were played with the five teams competing needing to play each other over five sessions of play. Nicholas Truscott (Luxulyan), Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) and Peter Hore (Holmans) won all four games played to claim the automatic place at the National Championships with 8 points +22. Graham Luke (Ladock), Ken Horrell (Withiel) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) claimed second place with 6 +/-0 after defeating Richard Brown (Illogan), Derek Elliott (Holmans) & David Studden (Illogan) 9-8. David Studden's team took third with 4 +12. Alan Holden, Dennis Shorthouse & Neil Gribble finished fourth on 2 +4 and Lyn Douglass, Janet Moyse & James Simmons rounded off the results on 0-38.
Those who have finished in second place in the respective competitions will have to wait to see if they have been allocated places in the championships with the allocation of places due to be published by the ESMBA early in the new year.
BIG GAME COUP:
A major match between the Netherlands and Nottinghamshire Outlaws has just been announced by the organisers of the 2013 Cornish Cricket Festival.
The Clydesdale Bank 40 Over league (CB40) game will form a central part of the hotly anticipated sporting event, taking place in June.
Bringing the match to Truro Cricket Club is a huge coup for the county and has been organised by the Cornish Sporting Club.
Cornish Sporting Club's director, Alan George, said: "We are thrilled to be able to make this announcement that the Netherlands v Nottinghamshire match is going to be one of the feature games for the 2013 Cornish Cricket Festival.
"For Cornwall to get a league game of this magnitude is amazing for the county and we hope that sports fans will come along to show their support, enjoying what is sure to be a magnificent game."
A long-term friendship between Cornish Sporting Club's director, Alan George and Netherlands Chief Executive, Richard Cox going back to their days at Warwickshire CCC , has enabled the match to take place.
It will be played on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, as part of next summer's line-up of events.
RUN FEAST IN CUP:
The quarter-finals of the Cornwall Indoor Sixes Knock Out cup sparked a run spree on Thursday, as Falmouth and St Erme amassed 265 runs between them in their match, without a single wicket going down to a bowler.
Falmouth's big total of 144 was achieved for the loss of just one wicket, to a run out off the penultimate ball of the innings. Adrian Noott (30), Ed Farley, Scott Kellow and Stefan Churcher all made retirement scores of 25 runs or more. St Erme had a real go at chasing their target, but fell 20 short, with Tom Bunt making an impressive 56.
Their innings saw all six batsmen run out, the final one also falling with one ball of the innings remaining. In the other quarter-final, Ladock accounted for Wadebridge fairly comfortably, Alex Ridd and Dave Legge making scores in the twenties as they reached 85-4 in reply to their opponents' 84 for 5 wickets in 10 overs. Ridd's fine all-round performance also included 3 wickets for just 9 runs in his three overs. Charlie Ellis, 30*, and James Maycock, 3-11, did their bit for the losing side.
In the league, Group C is taking shape, with Team 21 and unbeaten St Blazey at the top.
At the bottom, Falmouth 2 received a welcome bonus of 6 points as Redruth conceded, though they would probably prefer to have played a game of cricket.
St Blazey held Roche to a score of 94 for three, then passed that total without losing a wicket, James Starkie (26*) and Ollie Mitchell (25*) doing most of the work with the bat.
In the other fixture to be played on Sunday, Richard Chynoweth (27*) and Joe Skinner (25*) scored well in Team 21's 90 for 2 wickets against St Stephen after a slow start. The team's young bowlers then took wickets at regular intervals and, despite a valiant one-man fightback from Simon Newland, who made 45 before falling in the final over, Team 21 won by the margin of 13 runs.
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER:
The latest rounds of the .22 Target Rifle shooting shoulder to shoulder league matches have been shot with two wins for Penzance and St Ives 489 over Truro 479 and 486 to 484 against St Austell. All scores ex 500.
In the two matches that the Penzance club have shot the scores were: Richard Tanner 100 John Emmerson 99 & 96 Konrad Spalek 98 & 97 Mrs Mandy Tanner 96 and 97 and Stuart Smith 96.
For Truro Fred Teagle had 100 John Hancock 98 Tom Thorogood and Steve Sandercock 96 and Simon Thorogood 95. For the St Austell team Grenville Matta had 98 Phil and Matthew Hammond 97s and Paul Yeomans and Linda Hammond 96s.
CORNWALL CUP ROUND-UP:
Penzance will host Truro A in the pick of the men's Cornwall Cup quarter-finals.
Camborne School of Mines travel to Liskeard to play Caradon after narrowly avoiding an upset against Duchy A in the first round.
Following a win over Truro B in the opening round, Duchy's first team face a tough quarter-final against holders Truro, who received a bye.
West Clubs Women's Hockey League South Division leaders Bude, seeded third, beat Callington in round one to earn a home draw against holders Newquay, third in WCWHL Premier 2B.
Camborne SoM, the lowest ranked side left in the women's competition, are drawn at home to Truro, while Bude 2 beat Bodmin in round one to earn a home tie against Falmouth.
Caradon's 7-6 first round win is rewarded with home advantage against South Division rivals Penzance. Full draws:
Men: Penzance v Truro A, Bude v Bodmin, Truro v Duchy, Caradon v Camborne SoM.
Women: Bude v Newquay, Camborne SoM v Truro, Bude 2 v Falmouth, Caradon v Penzance.
Ties to be played on or before January 27.
CALLINGTON GO OUT:
Sunday saw the first round of the Cornwall Cup and despite the miserable weather of late all the matches were played
The SWWFL pairing of Callington against Falmouth Town was a tight affair with the clinical finishing of Katy Barker proving to be the deciding factor as Falmouth won 3-2. Dawe and Bourn were on target for Callington.
With 18 positions and two leagues between them Kilkhampton were up against it facing the in-form Truro City and despite conceding 12 goals they will take some consolation from scoring two past Truro who have only let in six all season.
Gifford and Tysall were the Kilkhampton scorers.
The all-Division 2 clash saw St Breward come out 3-0 winners against Harry Dower's reformed St Teath with Walsh, Smith and Champion adding to their season's tally.
In the Cornwall divisions, with the St Agnes v Hayle game postponed due to a boggy pitch there was only one game in each division.
Division One's top of the table clash between Bodmin and West Cornwall was nearly a casualty of the weather when the ref decided that the pitch was unplayable as they players were warming up.
After some manic phone calls Bodmin Ladies were given the privilege of playing on the Priory Park main pitch in a game that was nearly abandoned at half time due to the persistent rain.
Bodmin led 2-0 at the break but West Cornwall's competed well in the second half with the home side managing just one more goal as they ended 3-1 winners.
Nelson (2) and Wherry were the Bodmin scorers.
In Division Two lowly St Dominick took on leaders Mullion and were beaten 10-0
St Dominick who have struggled for players this season couldn't quite manage to get on the score sheet which brought an end to their current run of improved form.
League tables, Page 97.
DOVER AND OUT:
Truro City 0 Dover Ath 3:
Truro were unable to make it two home Blue Square Bet South wins within the space of four days as they were beaten in foul conditions at Treyew Road on Tuesday evening.
On Saturday City had beaten Tonbridge Angels 2-0 with a Marcus Martin penalty and a late Kieffer Moore strike but found the promotion-chasing Kent visitors a different proposition.
Dover, who had flown down for the game, took the lead seven minutes before half time with a rather fortunate goal after Truro had looked the more dangerous side in the wind and rain.
Ricky Modeste's low cross from the left caused havoc in the home defence with the ball finally finding the net off Ben May.
It was tough on the home side who had more than matched their opponents in the 35 minutes.
City started strongly after the break with Cody Cooke forcing a great save out of Mitch Walker in the Dover goal.
However, as the home side started to tire in the heavy conditions, Dover took full advantage to wrap up the points with two late goals from Billy Bricknell and substitute Callum Willcock.
Tomorrow, City hit the road when they travel to Boreham Wood and then are at Eastleigh on Tuesday.