Cornwall League 1

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Tribute Cornwall League 1
Current season or competition:
2013–14 Tribute Cornwall League 1
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1987
Number of teams 8
Country England
Holders Liskeard-Looe (2013–14)
Most titles Saltash (5 titles)

Tribute Cornwall 1 is an English level nine rugby union league for clubs based in Cornwall. The champions are promoted to the Tribute Cornwall/Devon league and the runners–up, play the second team in Tribute Devon 1 over two legs, with the winning team gaining promotion. The bottom two teams are relegated to Tribute Cornwall 2. The league has been running continually since 1987–88. For the two seasons, 2009–10 and 2010–11, the size of the league was increased to twelve teams by amalgamating with Cornwall League 2. With the re–introduction of Tribute Cornwall 2 in 2011–12, the league was reduced to seven teams playing each other three times to make eighteen games each. [1] For the current season the league consists of eight teams playing each other twice.

Liskeard-Looe RFC are the current champions and will be promoted to the Tribute Cornwall/Devon league for season 2014–15. Saltash RFC are the most successful team having won the league on five occasions and have been runners-up three times. Saltash currently play in Tribute Cornwall/Devon league.

Participating clubs 2013–14[edit]

The 2013–14 Tribute Cornwall 1 kicked off on 28 September 2013 and was due to finish on 8 February 2014, but owing to postponements finished on 1 March. The league consisted of eight clubs, with each team playing the others twice; home and away. Liskeard-Looe were unbeaten winning thirteen of their fourteen matches, finished as champions and will next season play in Tribute Cornwall/Devon. The runners-up, Bodmin, are due to play the second placed team (to be determined) from Tribute Devon 1 in a two-leg play-off for promotion, with the team with the best league record choosing the venue. Relegation to Tribute Cornwall 2 has yet to be determined.

Team Ground Town/Village Previous season
Bodmin RFC Clifden Park Bodmin promoted from Tribute Cornwall League 2
Camborne School of Mines RFC Memorial Park, Kernick Road Penryn promoted from Tribute Cornwall League 2
Helston RFC King George V Playing Field Helston 5th
Liskeard-Looe RFC Lux Park Liskeard relegated from Tribute Cornwall/Devon League
Perranporth RFC Ponsmere Valley Perranporth 4th
Roseland RFC Philleigh 6th
St Agnes RFC Enys Parc St Agnes 3rd
Stithians RFC Playing Field Stithians 2nd


2013–14 Tribute Cornwall League 1 Table[2]
Pos Team P W D L F A Diff Try bonus Loss bonus Pts
1 Liskeard-Looe 14 13 1 0 570 86 484 11 0 65
2 Bodmin 14 9 1 4 396 227 169 8 2 48
3 Camborne School of Mines 14 9 1 4 282 199 83 5 2 45
4 Perranporth 14 7 0 7 291 351 –60 5 1 34
5 Stithians 14 6 0 8 194 315 –121 2 3 29
6 Helston 14 5 0 9 179 245 –66 2 2 24
7 Roseland 14 3 0 11 146 379 –233 1 2 15
8 St Agnes 14 2 1 11 147 403 –256 1 2 13

Points are awarded as follows:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 0 points for a loss
  • 1 point for scoring four tries
  • 1 point for losing by seven points or less

If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
Green background is the promotion place. Blue blackground is the play-off place. Red background is the relegation place.

Participating clubs 2012–13[edit]

Team Ground Town/Village Previous season
Helston King George V Playing Field Helston
Perranporth RFC Ponsmere Valley Perranporth promoted from Tibute Cornwall League 2
Roseland RFC Philleigh
St Agnes RFC Enys Parc St Agnes promoted from Tribute Cornwall League 2
St Just RFC Tregeaseal St Just
Stithians RFC Playing Field Stithians
Veor Wheal Gerry Camborne relegated from Tribute Cornwall/Devon League


2012–13 Tribute Cornwall League 1 Table[3]
Pos Team P W D L F A Diff Bonus Pts Notes
1 Veor 18 17 0 1 657 140 517 13 78 5 pts deducted
2 Stithians 18 11 1 6 457 210 247 12 59
3 St Agnes 18 9 0 9 404 306 98 9 46
4 Perranporth 18 9 0 9 346 403 –57 7 39 5 pts deducted
5 Helston 18 8 0 10 238 362 –124 6 39
6 Roseland 18 8 1 9 269 250 19 4 23 15 pts deducted
7 St Just 18 0 0 18 77 777 –700 1 –4 5 pts deducted

Points are awarded as follows:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 0 points for a loss
  • 1 point for scoring four tries
  • 1 point for losing by seven points or less

If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
Green background is the promotion places. Blue blackground is the play-off place. Red background is the relegation place.

Past winners[edit]

[4][5][6][7][8][9]

Year Winner Runners-up No. of Teams Notes
2013–14 Liskeard-Looe (P) Bodmin 8
2012–13 Veor (P) Stithians 7 St Just relegated
2011–12 Saltash (P) Helston RFC 7
2010–11 Veor (P) Pirates Amateurs (P) 12 St Day, Perranporth, Illogan Park, St Agnes, and Redruth Albany relegated. Lankelly–Fowey withdrew during the season.
2009–10 Roseland (P) Veor 12 No relegation
2008–09 Stithians (P) St Austell (P) 8 Liskeard–Looe also promoted. Illogan Park withdrew at the start of the season after 14 players left the club[10] No relegation
2007–08 Saltash (P) Helston 9 No relegation
2006–07 Newquay Hornets (P) Liskeard–Looe 8 Ilogan Park and Camborne School of Mines relegated
2005–06 Perranporth (P) Newquay Hornets 8 St. Just and Redruth Albany relegated
2004–05 St Austell (P) Saltash 8 Helston relegated
2003–04 Liskeard–Looe (P) Perranporth 8 St Agnes relegated
2002–03 Falmouth (P) Mount's Bay (P) 9 Helston and St. Day relegated
2001–02 Bude (P) Mount's Bay 9 Callington relegated
2000–01 Saltash (P) Wadebridge Camels 9 St Day relegated
1999–00 Perranporth (P) Saltash 9 Redruth Albany relegated
1998–99 St Just (P) Saltash 9 Veor relegated
1997–98 Newquay Hornets (P) Wadebridge Camels 10 St. Agnes and Liskeard–Looe relegated
1996–97 Falmouth (P) Newquay Hornets 10 Redruth Albany relegated
1995–96 Bude (P) Falmouth 11 St Day and Wadebridge Camels relegated
1994–95 St Austell (P) Liskeard–Looe 11 Bodmin and Illogan Park relegated
1993–94 Saltash (P) Falmouth 11 Redruth Albany and St Just relegated
1992–93 Veor (P) Falmouth 9 Camborne School of Mines relegated
1991–92 Liskeard–Looe (P) Bude (P) 11 Helston and Wadebridge Camels relegated
1990–91 Saltash (P) Falmouth 11 Roseland and St Agnes relegated
1989–90 Hayle (P) Liskeard–Looe 11 Redruth Albany, Helston and St Just relegated
1988–89 Wadebridge Camels (P) St Austell 11 Lankelly–Fowey and St Agnes relegated
1987–88 Illogan Park (P) Wadebridge Camels 11 Stithians and St Just relegated
  • (P) = promoted to Cornwall/Devon League

Play–offs[edit]

The runners–up plays the second placed team in Devon League 1 in a promotion play–off. The team with the best league record has home advantage.

  • 2010–11 Penzance Amateurs defeated Wessex 29 – 20
  • 2009–10 Honiton defeated Veor
  • 2008–09 no play–off
  • 2007–08 Plymouth Albion Oaks defeated Helston at Helston[11]
  • 2006–07
  • 2005–06
  • 2004–05
  • 2003–04
  • 2002–03
  • 2001–02 Teignmouth defeated Mounts Bay

Previous seasons[edit]

2010–11[edit]

Veor promoted as champions and Pirates Amateurs promoted, after beating Wessex (Tribute Devon 1) 29–20 in the playoff. St Day, Perranporth, Illogan Park, St Agnes, and Redruth Albany are relegated to the re-formed Tribute Cornwall 2. Lankelly–Fowey withdrew during the season and their results expunged from the table.

2009–10[edit]

Roseland, as Champions, are promoted to the Tribute Cornwall/Devon League for season 2010–11. Veor as runners-up, lost at home to Honiton in the promotion play–off and, will stay in the Tribute Cornwall League for next season.[12]

2008–09[edit]

Stithians as Champions, were promoted to the Tribute Cornwall/Devon League for season 2009–10. With an increase from 12 to 16 teams in the aforementioned league, St Austell and Liskeard-Looe were also promoted. The two Cornwall leagues amalgamated for the following season and Camborne School of Mines, Illogan Park, Lankelly–Fowey, Redruth Albany, St Agnes, St Day and Veor joined the remaining teams for 2009–10.[13]

Sponsorship[edit]

Tribute 2009–10 to 2012–13 inclusive.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nigel Walrond. Duchy Diary In Independent, 5th June, 2011.
  2. ^ "Tribute Cornwall 1". RFU. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Trelawney's Army. Final League Tables 2012 - 2013". RFU. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.trelawnysarmy.org.uk/ta/tablearc.html
  5. ^ Cornwall Rugby Football Union 1992-3,1996-7
  6. ^ Williams, T. and Mitchell, B. (1990) Courage Clubs Championship Official Rugby Union Club Directory 1990-91. Windsor: Burlington Publishing Co. Ltd.
  7. ^ Williams, T. and Mitchell, B. (1991) Courage Clubs Championship Official Rugby Union Club Directory 1991-92. Taunton: Tony Williams.
  8. ^ Cornwall Rugby Football Union Official Handbook 1992-93
  9. ^ "results, tables and fixtures". Independent. 25 March 2012. p. 57. 
  10. ^ Club quit league after player exodus. This is Cornwall [1]
  11. ^ "Fixtures". The Cornishman. 24 April 2008. 
  12. ^ Anon. (2010) 'Cornwall R.F.U. Handbook, 2010–11'.
  13. ^ http://www.trelawnysarmy.org.uk/ta/tables0910.html

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