The Fred Rothwell Shield at Perranporth is always keenly contested in August by the ten Cornish Clubs taking part. This year was no exception and the teams duly arrived on Friday, August 23rd. Perranporth, on their home course, are always hot favourites but St Enodoc, winners in 2012, have often competed strongly.
Conditions were benign by the standards of this most rigorous of Cornish courses and though there were spasmodic showers of rain, the air was still and heavy. The friendly but competitive atmosphere between St Enodoc and Perranporth was evident, but both teams were taken by surprise by the West Cornwall team who routed everyone out of sight. Mike Worden and Peter Commings managed 40 points, top scoring for St Enodoc, but West Cornwall’s team averaged only fractionally less than 40 for all five pairs. The top-scoring three pairs for the whole competition came from this winning Club. Perranporth came second and St Enodoc third. A creditable performance, though a couple of pairs felt that they should have done better. However, there is always next year for this enjoyable day out and our thanks go to the Perranporth Club for organising it yet again.