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County Scene Sport West Briton February 13

By West Briton  |  Posted: February 13, 2014

FUN RUN: Supporters and partners of the ROC 5K: Cheryl Mewton (Truro and Penwith College), Neil Scott (Truro BID), Lady Mary Holborrow, Jamie Barker (ROC Cornwall), Cllr Judith Haycock, Paul Deakin (ROC Cornwall). See story left.

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Charity fun run


People of all abilities are being urged to get their trainers on and enter the ROC 5K – a new, 5K fun run.

Registration for the event on Tuesday June 10 is now open at www.roc5K.eventbrite.co.uk It will start and finish at Truro's Lemon Quay.

The ROC 5K was officially launched at the One Eyed Cat in Truro, where businesspeople, sponsors and local dignitaries gathered to hear more about the event and the charity behind it.

The fun run is in aid of ROC (Robert Owen Communities) a charity that supports people with learning disabilities. All money raised will support the development of ROC Welcome Truro, a social club, and its 40 acre Boscawen Farm, near Blackwater, Truro.

Business sponsors are sought. Already on board are Francis Clark Accountants, the Cornish Mutual, Truro and Penwith College, MPAD and Morlaix Chartered Financial Planners.

The event is also supported by Truro Running Club, Totally Truro Business Improvement District, Truro City Council, Cornwall Sports Partnership and Cornwall Chamber of Commerce.

Early bird tickets are now available for at www.roc5K.eventbrite.co.uk. A technical running shirt and post event refreshments are included. Minimum age is 15.

For more information about business sponsorship (including in kind support), please contact ROC's Fundraiser, Calvin Lovelock, on 07525 411773 or email calvin.lovelock@roc-uk.org

Table tennis


Falmouth Docks A have a four point lead over St Austell A at top of the Premier division of the West Cornwall League.

Docks A though suffered their first defeat of the season, losing 6-4 at the hands of rivals their B team. Jeremy Williams took all three, helped by two from Martin Rule and one from Locryn Vandervelde. Adrian Noott lost his 100 per cent average this season as he won two, with Dave Waddington winning one and the doubles.

Docks A maintained the top spot in the league after a comprehensive 8-2 win over Docks C. Noott and Waddington were both unbeaten and Paul Jenkin chipped in with two.

Malcolm Peters won the only singles point for Docks C and he teamed up with Steve Lobb to win the doubles.

Docks B then hosted Docks C and ran out comfortable 8-2 winners, Peters and Williams both won all three and Locryn one as Docks B rapidly climb the table.

St Austell A are continuing their strong second half of the season with a 10-0 demolition of People's Palace A, followed by a 9-1 win away at St Ives A. Carl Baldry and Alex Wright both won five from five, James Wright four from five.

Bridge A have consolidated third position in the table following a 9-1 win at home to St Ives A followed by a comfortable 8-2 win over two-man People's Palace A.

Will Abouelhana won all five of his matches, Kelly Reed and Austin Chapman both won four from five.

Palace A then hosted Docks D with two men Palace securing a hard fought 6-4 win, Adam Tatlow was the player of the match and unbeaten, Steve Hunt with two from three.

The pair ensured the win with victory in the doubles.


Mounts Bay A have a slender one point lead over Cape Cornwall A at the top of the first division table. Mounts Bay beat both Docks F and Harris Mill 8,2 with Nigel and Mark Cock both unbeaten over the two matches, Robert Dyer three from five.

Cape then visited Mounts Bay for a top of the table clash which ended in a hard fought draw. An excellent unbeaten performance from Robert Fuller, stripped Nigel Cock of his unbeaten record this season.

He was supported with one point each from Scott Meagor and David May. Cape Cornwall's previous two matches saw them win 8,2 away at Palace B and 10,0 at home to Harris Mill, Scott and Robert both unbeaten and David won four from six. Bridge B are in a strong third position in the table following three consecutive victories.

They won 7-3 away at Docks E, 9-1 at home to Mylor A and 6-4 away at Palace B. Paul Thomas won seven out of nine, Bernard Harvey and Nigel Tregenza both five from six, Ryan Reed two from five.

However, Callum Lewis produced an outstanding performance for Docks E to beat all three of them. In Palace B's other match they beat Penpol 7-3, Paul Mallen won four from six and Colin Flook three from six. Docks G overcame Docks F 7-3 as Charlie Scorse won three, Jack Cortis two and Charlie Johns one.


Marazion hold on the top spot in the second division with a seven point lead over St Ives B, who have a game in hand. Marazion beat both Docks L and Cape Cornwall B 7-3. Mike Elford had the best performance winning four from five, Harry Stanbury three and Neil Pinkett two.

St Ives could only manage a draw against two men Cape Cornwall B as Josh Francis and Andrew Tyson both won one. Jeremy Oates for Cape was too strong for them ending unbeaten. Howard Charman won one and the doubles to secure the draw.

Docks J are well placed to mount a challenge for the title and are only eight points off Marazion with a game in hand after two 7-3 wins over Docks L and Palace C.

Two excellent performances saw Josh Copeland win six from six, David Greenough four and Roger Scorse two from six. Morgan Cardell claimed two points for Docks L and Finley Thomson one. Chris Buckingham won two and Andy Parker one for Palace C.

Palace then hosted Docks L with the home team convincing 8-2 winners. Chris and Andy were both unbeaten and Sam Skinner chipped in with one. Morgan and Finley won one point each for Docks L.


Docks M are level on points with Saracens A at the top of the third division but have a game in hand. Docks M beat Mylor B 7-3 before they beat Docks P 9-1 at home.

Mark Tynan with the standout performance winning six from six, Dan Preston five and Dylan Tynan four from six. Richard Piggott won two for Mylor.

Saracens A whitewashed Saracens B 10-0 before two 7-3 wins over Docks N and Mounts Bay B. Paige Baker won eight out of nine, Josh Preston seven and Freya Tuffrey six from nine.

Joe Tuffrey was the player of the match against Saracens A beating all three for Docks N's points. Cape Cornwall C are well placed in third following two 9-1 victories over Docks N and Docks P.

Kaye Stenner was unbeaten with Elaine Fuller and Basil Stephens both winning five from six.

Mylor B are up to fourth in the table after a comfortable 9-1 win over Docks Q.

David Jenkin and David Marshall were both unbeaten with two from Christine Allen. Palace E have had a productive fortnight as they've beaten Docks Q and Saracens B 9-1. Doreen Davis and Steve Manico both won five from six, Gareth Allen and Tim Weaver both won three from three.

Docks P beat Docks Q 8-2, Richard and Chloe Crilly both ending the night unbeaten with Chloe Parsons winning two from three. Lily Owen won the only singles point for Docks Q and she teamed up with Bryn Owen to win the doubles.

Stock cars


The forthcoming season of short oval circuit motor racing at the United Downs Raceway, St Day will feature many of the regular favourites on the fixture list, including Bus & Coach racing in May and the annual Cornish Caravan Chaos race in late July.

This year will mark the tenth annual Bus and Coach racing event, which is scheduled for Spring Bank Holiday Sunday May 25. Since its inception in 2005, the event has firmly established itself as one of the highlights of the year.

Similarly, the craving for widespread destruction and devastation shows no sign of letting up, and that is why the annual caravan race on Sunday July 27promises to be another hugely popular day, with an overdose of family fun.

Two of the UK's biggest events for National Bangers will be staged at St Day in 2014.

On Easter Sunday April 20, Boneshaker will feature 2-litre National Bangers. Last year's event saw the first 'home' win for many a year, when Darren Wade of Roche took top honours.

On August Bank Holiday Sunday, there will be £2,000 of prize money at stake on Blockbuster, which will feature unlimited cc National Bangers.

It is custom for the array of cars for the meeting to include Yanks, limousines, hearses and many, many other big cars, with drivers set to converge on the West Country from all over the UK and beyond.

There are seven dates for the Formula Two Stock Cars in 2014, with the highlight being Sunday 15 June – which is the circuit's World Championship qualifying round.

The 2013 World Champion, James Rygor of Westbury in Wiltshire, scored more points than any other driver at St Day last season, to be crowned Track Champion for the year. Liam Rowe of Radnor was Rygor's closest challenger for the Track Championship crown, and in the forthcoming season, he will be joined by his brother, Ross Rowe, who is set to make his comeback to racing.

The hard-hitting heavyweight Saloon Stock Cars are again due to have three race meetings at St Day, including their Western Championship on Easter Sunday, and the highly coveted English Championship on Sunday 4 May.

Additionally, the season's fixtures offer a number of racing opportunities for the non-contact Stock Rods, for the youngsters in the Ministox, and for up and coming racers in the Bangers.

Full programme page 86.

Rugby League


South West Challenge Cup holders Cornish Rebels have announced that they will be working with rugby league players' welfare initiative State of Mind throughout 2014.

Founded in 2011 State of Mind is a programme which aims to improve the mental health, well-being and working lives of rugby league players and communities across the globe.

Through player interaction sessions and by encouraging players to speak openly about personal issues such as sudden injury, retirement or simply the every day ups and downs of the game they are having a very positive impact on players far and wide.

Rebels' commercial director Rob Butland said: "It gives us immense pride that such a well established and nationally recognised organisation want to work with our club.

"Like all clubs, we take our players' welfare very seriously, and we feel that State of Mind represent a very poignant issue within rugby league at all levels. Their profile within the game is huge, and they have worked with some of the biggest names in world rugby league, as well as across other sports, and we can't wait to get started!"

State of Mind will also have a place on the Rebels' brand new 2014 playing kit, which is being manufactured by ZOO Sport and is to be launched in the spring.

The club announced in December that they have agreed a primary-sponsorship deal with Keltek Cornish Brewery and the future certainly looks very bright for Cornwall's rugby league team. In celebration of the launch the club is running a competition via its Facebook page to win fantastic prizes, courtesy of the brewery.

The club is also pleased to be able to announce a second sponsorship agreement with Cornish tyre chain Tyrefinders.



Fitness fanatics looking for the challenge of a lifetime are invited to take part in The Beast this summer – Cornwall's only long-distance triathlon.

The Newquay event, which promises to push triathletes to their limits, features a 3.8km sea swim at Tolcarne Beach, followed by a 186km road cycle along the demanding Atlantic coastal roads.

Anyone still standing will then complete the course with a 42.2km run around the resort.

Team GB triathlete David Bartlett is set to compete and starts as one of the favourites.

He said: "It was brilliant when the organisers, Tempus Leisure, increased the run to the marathon distance to finish on, and fantastic that the bike course is now four laps – this is really going to increase the challenge, spectator interest, and safety of the event.

"Cornwall is a fantastic place to compete in open-water swimming, challenging cycling routes, and fantastic coastal runs. It was just a matter of time before someone had the guts to organise such a spectacle."

The race will take place on Sunday, July 6, and competitors will have a 17-hour time limit to complete the race.

For details about the event or how to apply for a place, visit: www.tempusleisurebeast.org.uk



England Netball's successful 'Back to Netball' initiative has been running in different parts of the county for a few years now and has encouraged nearly 40,000 women across England to take part in the sport.

A couple of county festivals have been scheduled, which provide those who have had a gentle introduction (or re-introduction) to the sport with an informal, fun opportunity to play games against other Back to Netballers from other places.

Dates: Saturday February 22, 10am-12noon; Sunday April 27, 10am-12noon; Saturday June 28, 10-12 noon.

Venues: Penryn College (TISA), Kernick Rd, TR10 8PZ; Newquay Treviglas Dome, Bradley Rd, TR7 3JA.

As with the Back to Netball sessions, the festivals are for female over 16 years of age who are not affiliated and playing in the local league. The ethos is all about having fun and playing games.

Fern Nicholls, Cornwall Netball Development Officer for England Netball, said: "Back to Netball continues to be a roaring success. It's great that so many are falling back in love with the game.

"The festivals themselves are fantastic as they add to the Back to Netball experience through providing participants with a platform in which to put into practice the skills acquired at the sessions whilst having a lot of fun and meeting other Back to Netballers."

The events have been organised together with the Cornwall Sports Partnership, who aim to increase participation in sport and physical activity in the county.

Natasha Howard, Partnership Development Officer, said: "Back to Netball is a great programme helping women rediscover how much fun they had playing netball at school, in a social and friendly environment while also getting fitter.

"The festivals are an opportunity for women of all ages to come along and get involved."

Anyone wishing to attend the festivals should contact Fern Nicholls, Cornwall Netball Development Officer for England Netball on 07540 126593 or email fern.nicholls@englandnetball.co.uk

Short mat bowls


Cornwall's county teams travel to Bristol on Sunday for the quarter-finals of the ESMBA Inter County Championship consolation competition at the City and County of Bristol Indoor Bowling Club.

The Premier team will face Herefordshire and Team Manager Nigel Nicholls has selected an unchanged team for that which defeated Surrey in the Preliminary round three weeks ago.

Team: Nigel Nicholls, David Studden, Graham Reeves, Nicholas Truscott, Elise Daniell, Mark Eddy, Dennis Shorthouse, Martin Boraston, Gillian Cawrse, Richard Brown, Ken Horrell, Neil Gribble, John Worton, Derek Elliott, Chris Roberts, Percy Tripp, Graham Ford, Joe Dixon, Luke Jolly & Peter Hore.

The A team take on Surrey in their first match together as a team for 10 weeks and is unchanged from that which defeated Devon 27-13.

Team: Keith Matthews, Keith Williams, Bill Sharp, Brenda Sleep, Betty Temple-Smith, Max Burden, Meg Horrell, Jim Stanley, Carolyn Stanley, Tony Jago, Alan Holden, Gary Davey, Henry Kendall, Jim Rule, Derek Newton, Terry Bray, Kath Goodman, Sheila Hodge, Pam Williams & Carol Ford.

Reserves: Sandra Worton, Melba Kitt & Lynne Davey.

Latest scores will be updated through the day and found online at http://bit.ly/1bHsi9o.


Cornwall's England squad members, Peter Hore, Elise Daniell and Nigel Nicholls, have their final opportunity on Saturday to impress the team management ahead of the team being announced for the World Championships in Cardiff at the end of March.

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