Saturday, 7 December 2019

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION - News Release 8th December 2019

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE - 8th December 2019

COUNTY SINGLES
The last competition before Christmas takes place this weekend with the County Singles at Carnmoggas.  63 bowlers are entered with 32 drawn to play on Saturday and 31 on Sunday with 4 players from each day to qualify for the finals in January.

COUNTY LEAGUES
The county league program is reaching the halfway point, with a few matches remaining before the break a full round up will follow next week.

The CCSMBA offer a full fixtures and results service for the media.

Fixtures can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=fixtures

Results can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=results

League Tables can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=tabledisplay

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA

Tel 07800 916059
E-mail cornwallshortmatbowls@gmail.com

Sunday, 1 December 2019

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION - News Release 01 December 2019

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE - 1st December 2019

INTER AREA LEAGUE
On Sunday the second round of Inter Area League matches were played at Carnmoggas.  Central won by 22 points to 18 and 180 shots to 176 against East.  West dominated against North recording a 32 points to 8 and 214 shots to 140 win.

SHORT MAT PLAYERS TOUR
Over the weekend a group of players made the trip to Chelmsford to compete in the Short Mat Players Tour World Fours Masters on Saturday and Pairs Masters on Sunday.

On Saturday Elise Daniell, Peter Hore (Holmans), Gill Smith and Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) won one and lost one in the group stages before losing 7-10 to Craig Burgess, James Trott, Simon Pridham & Mike Ivings.

Withiel's Callum Beale teamed up with bowlers from other counties and they topped Group Four with maximum points.  They went on to record a 14-1 win in the first round of the knockouts before going out in the Last 16 round to Burgess, Trott, Pridham & Ivings by a score of 6-7.

On Sunday Elise and Nigel paired up and topped Group Three and received a bye into the last 32 round where they defeated N Froud & D Hacker 11-4.  The last 16 round brought another win against N Reed & D Sifford 9-4.  There run ended in the Quarter Finals losing to Mark Beattie & Gary Moore 8-7.

Callum paired with Northamptonshire's Ed Sawbridge to top Group 26.  In the last 64 round they defeated B & B Whitburn 14-2.  In the last 32 round they defeated J Trott & M Ivings 11-4 before losing to G McNabb & W Boggs 115 in the Last 16 round which can be replayed on this link (https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FShortMatPlayersTour%2Fvideos%2F443127506398159%2F&show_text=0&width=560)  

Peter & Gill won their first two games in Group Twenty Seven but defeat in the third game left them second in the group.  In the first round of the knockout they lost 10-4 to Froud & Hacker.

The next Player Tour event is the British Open Singles over the weekend of 11th & 12th January in York.

INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Cornwall's Premier Team will go into the final south west group match against Devon at ISCA on Sunday 12th January knowing that they will need to win the match to qualify for the knockout stages of the Inter County Championship after Devon moved a point ahead of Cornwall in Sunday's match against Somerset which Somerset won 24-16.  The Premier Team positions are now Dorset 122, Devon 97, Cornwall 96, Somerset 85.  

In the A Team fixture Devon defeated Somerset 22-18 to leave the points standings as Dorset 129, Devon 108, Somerset 94, Cornwall 69.

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

Bowlers have a week off this weekend following Cornwall's withdrawal from the Inter County Rinks competition.  The last competition before Christmas takes place on the 14th & 15th December with the County Singles at Carnmoggas.

COUNTY LEAGUES
The county league program is well underway and the CCSMBA are offering a full fixtures and results service for the media.

Fixtures can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=fixtures

Results can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=results

League Tables can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=tabledisplay

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA

Tel 07800 916059
E-mail cornwallshortmatbowls@gmail.com

Sunday, 24 November 2019

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION - News Release 24 November 2019

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
News Release 24 November 2019

INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
On Sunday Cornwall travelled to the Dorset Bowls Resort for the latest round of ESMBA Inter County Championship matches.  The Premier Team started the match well taking three wins in the first session.  Nigel Nicholls winning 19-8 in the Singles and in the Pairs Elise Daniell & Callum Beale and John Worton & David Studden winning 16-10 and 15-12 respectively.   Cornwall then failed to score in the morning Triples and Fours to trail 10 points to 6 after the morning sessions.

The afternoon Singles and Pairs saw Cornwall win on two mats, Nicholls 18-10 in the Singles and Worton & Studden 16-14 in the Pairs helping to secure the Pairs bonus points.  The match score after three sessions Dorset 16 points Cornwall 12 points.  Cornwall scored a further 2 points in the final session with a win for Sandra Worton, Percy Tripp & Kevin Williams in the Triples 16-12.  The final match score Dorset 26 points 211 shots Cornwall 14 points 182 shots.    

Premier Team Scores
Singles - Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 8-19 & 10-18, Peter Hore (Holmans) 19-8 & 17-5
Pairs - Elise Daniell (Holmans) & Callum Beale (Withiel) 10-16 & 16-9, John Worton (St Newlyn East) & David Studden (Holmans) 12-15 & 14-16
Triples - Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity), Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) & Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) 18-13 & 12-16, Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake), David Topliffe (Boscastle) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 19-11 & 12-11
Fours - Nathan Waters (Withiel), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans), Martin Boraston (Duloe) & Luke Jolly (Holmans) 12-8 & 14-6, Graham Reeves (Saltash), Lynne Davey (Landrake), Richard Kerr (Landrake), & Neil Gribble (Landrake) 10-8 & 8-5.

The A Team shared the first session with wins for both Singles, Alan Trubshaw and Mark Payne 14-10 and 17-15 respectively.  Like the Premier Team, Cornwall's A Team failed to score a point in the second session to trail 12 points to 4 at the half way point in the match.

The afternoon Singles and Pairs session saw Cornwall win on one of the four mats, Glynn Roy & Gill Smith winning 16-10 in the Pairs.  The final session brought a couple of wins for Cornwall.  In the Triples Lynne Smith, Austen Runnalls & Graham Ford 15-10 and in the Fours Meg Horrell, Dianne Shorthouse, Brenda Sleep & Ken Horrell 17-8.  The final match score Dorset 30 points 225 shots Cornwall 10 points 163 shots.

A Team Scores
Singles - Alan Trubshaw (Duloe) 10-14 & 22-9, Mark Payne (Penzance) 15-17 & 15-9 
Pairs - Des Pengelly (Landrake) & Alan Holden (Saltash Kernow) 15-12 & 13-9, Glynn Roy (Withiel) & Gill Smith (Newlyn Trinity) 15-8 & 10-16
Triples - Lynne Smith (Porthleven), Austen Runnalls (Luxulyan) & Graham Ford (Ladock) 15-8 & 10-15, Louise WillIams (Helston), Tony Jago (Ladock) & Nicola Ellis (Helston) 15-6 & 28-4
Fours - Meg Horrell (Withiel), Dianne Shorthouse (Landrake), Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) 16-5 & 8-17, Leonard Lee, Jon Read, Caroline Trubshaw (Duloe) & Gary Davey (Landrake) 9-6 & 9-8.

INTER AREA LEAGUE
On Sunday the second round of Inter Area League matches will be played at Carnmoggas with North against West and East against Central.

SHORT MAT PLAYERS TOUR
Over the weekend a group of players will compete in the Short Mat Players Tours World Fours on Saturday and World Pairs on Sunday at the Falcon Indoor Bowls club in Chelmsford. Elise Daniell, Peter Hore, Gill Smith & Nigel Nicholls make up one Four on Saturday and Callum Beale is with players from other counties in another.  On Sunday Nigel pairs up with Elise, Peter with Gill and Callum with Northants player Ed Sawbridge. 

COUNTY LEAGUES
The county league program is well underway and the CCSMBA are offering a full fixtures and results service for the media.

Fixtures can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=fixtures

Results can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=results

League Tables can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=tabledisplay

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA

Tel 07800 916059
E-mail cornwallshortmatbowls@gmail.com

Sunday, 17 November 2019

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION - News Release 17 November 2019

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
News Release 17 November 2019

INTER COUNTY RINKS
Cornwall have taken the decision to withdraw the Premier Team entered in the Inter County Rinks competition over the weekend of 7th & 8th December following the announcement from the ESMBA that the qualifying competition would be held in Solihull with all entered counties playing at the same venue instead of the expected local qualifiers.  On Sunday Devon also announced through their website (http://www.devonshortmat.co.uk/news.htmlthat they would be withdrawing from the competition citing the same reason.

COUNTY TWO WOOD PAIRS
Over the weekend 36 pairings competed at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club for the eight places available in the County Pairs finals, 19 on Saturday and 17 on Sunday.  Both days were organised as round robin competitions with four groups on each day with the group winners qualifying.

On Saturday Group One was topped by Diane Crocker & Shane Aldridge (Luxulyan) with a score of 6 points +8 shots with Gary & Lynne Davey (Landrake) second on 4 +26.  Group Two winners were Derek Foulds & David Balow (Marazion) with 6 +11 ahead of Nicola Ellis & Louise Williams (Helston) on 4 +12.  Sandra & John Worton (St Newlyn East) topped Group Three with 5 +17 ahead of Chris Roberts & Tony Jago (Ladock) on 3 -1.  The final qualifiers on Saturday were John Garrison (Penlee) & Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) from Group Four with 6 +23 finishing ahead of Bob Smith (Porthleven) & Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity) on 4 +12.

On Sunday Group One was topped by Elise Daniell & Peter Hore (Holmans) with 6 +22 ahead of Nathan Waters (Withiel) & Luke Jolly (Holmans) on 4 +27.  Group Two winners were Ray Jeffery & Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) with 6 +24 ahead of Robert Rawlings & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) on 4 +4.  Karen Watson (Saltash) & Callum Beale (Withiel) topped Group Three with 6 +23 ahead of Keith Matthews & Max Burden (Blisland) on 4 +19.  The final qualifiers from the weekend were Janet Carter & David Topliffe (Boscastle) with 6 +24 ahead of Joyce Harding (Luxulyan) & Graham Ford (Ladock) 4 +2.

The eight successful teams will return to Carnmoggas on Sunday 19th January to contest the finals.

COUNTY FOURS
On Sunday 10 November 20 teams competed in the County Fours at Carnmoggas with 8 teams going forward to the County Finals later in the season.  The competition was played on a round robin basis with five group winners and three best runners up qualifying for the finals.

Group One winners were Leonard Lee, Roy Saxby, Caroline & Alan Trubshaw (Duloe) with 4 points +16 shots ahead of Dianne & Dennis Shorthouse and Heidi & Richard Kerr (Landrake) on 4 +3.  Group Two winners were Simon Lees, Morgan Lees, Ray Jeffery & Nigel Nicholls (Newyn Trinity) on 5 +8 ahead of John Garrison (Penlee), Malcolm Daniels (Hayle), Annette Topham (Penlee) & Mark Payne (Penzance) on 4 +12 who claimed a runners up spot.  Janet Carter, Jane Spatchett, Bob Banks & David Topliffe (Boscastle) topped a tight group Three on 4 +16 ahead of Peter Ramsden, Christine Kitley, Sandra & John Worton (St Newlyn East) on 4 +13 who also qualified.  Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott, Peter Hore & David Studden (Holmans) topped Group Four with 5 +28 ahead of Phil Stevens (St Ives), Bob Smith (Porthleven), Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity) & Frank Plummer (St Ives) on 4 -1.  The final Group was topped by Nathan Waters, Glynn Roy (Withiel), Luke Jolly (Holmans) & Callum Beale (Withiel) with 6 +19 ahead of Stephen Goddard (Penlee), Ronnie Thomas, John Thomas, Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) on 4 +12 who took the final runners up spot.

The eight successful teams will return to Carnmoggas on Saturday 18th January to contest the finals.

NATIONAL QUALIFIERS
On Saturday 9th November the remainder of the first of The National Championship Qualifiers were contested at Carnmoggas.

In the Singles four group winners progressed to the Semi Finals where Callum Beale (Withiel) defeated Luke Jolly (Holmans) 12-2 and Peter Hore (Holmans) won 10-8 against Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake).  In the final Hore defeated Beale 14-4.

The Fours was played on a round robin basis.  The winners were John Worton (St Newlyn East), Nicola Ellis (Helston), Louise Williams (Helston) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) with 4 points -7 shots.  Second were Nathan Waters (Withiel), Martin Boraston (Duloe), Callum Beale (Withiel) & Luke July (Holmans) on 3 +12.  Third were Elise Daniell (Holmans), Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East), Gill Smith (Newlyn Trinity) & Peter Hore (Holmans) on 3 -4.  Fourth were Kevin Williams, John Thomas, Mike Dyer & Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) on 2 -1.

Worton, Ellis, Williams and Roberts also qualified for the Mixed Fours defeating Daniell, Smith, Nicholls and Hore 11-3 in the elimination match.

Cornwall will again not be represented in the National Under 18's as no entries were received.

The top placed team in each discipline is guaranteed a place at the National Championships with others dependant on the allocation of places that will be published later in the season.

INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
On Sunday Cornwall travel to the Dorset Bowls Resort for the latest round of ESMBA Inter County Championship matches.  Cornwall's Premier Team need a strong result to maintain hopes of qualification for the knockout stages of the competition.  The A Team are still without a match win this season and lie at the bottom of the South West group 17 points behind third placed Somerset.  The match gets underway at 1030 with regular update throughout the day on the CCSMBA social media channels.

COUNTY LEAGUES
The county league program is well underway and the CCSMBA are offering a full fixtures and results service for the media.

Fixtures can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=fixtures

Results can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=results

League Tables can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=tabledisplay

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA

Tel 07800 916059
E-mail cornwallshortmatbowls@gmail.com

Sunday, 3 November 2019

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION - News Release 3 November 2019

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
News Release 3 November 2019

INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
On Sunday Cornwall completed their home fixtures in this seasons ESMBA Inter County Championship when they hosted Dorset at Carnmoggas.

The Premier Team started with three wins in the first session.  In the Singles Nigel Nicholls and Peter Hore winning 14-8 and 15-13 respectively.  In the Pairs John Worton & David Studden won 13-11.  Cornwall maintained a lead in the match with a shared second session with wins for Sandra Worton, Percy Tripp & Kevin Williams 12-7 in the Triples and Nathan Waters, Nicholas Truscott, Martin Boraston & Luke Jolly 11-7 in the Fours.

The third session saw points shared with Nicholls winning 12-7 in the Singles where Cornwall secured the bonus point by two shots.  Worton & Studden won 18-10 in the Pairs but the bonus points were lost.  Cornwall remained in the lead of the match going into the last session by 16 points to 10.  The final session saw Dorset take 10 of the 12 points on offer with only Jolly's Rink taking a 10-8 win offering any resistance to the Dorset onslaught which saw them win three games and secure the bonus points to complete a 22 points to 18 and 201 to 181 shots victory. 

With two away matches remaining, against Dorset on November 24th and Devon on January 12th Cornwall will need to hit top form in both matches to have any chance of securing a place in the knockout competition.  In the days other South West group match Devon hosted Somerset winning 27 points to 13.  Dorset now lead the on 96 points ahead of Cornwall on 82, Devon 81 and Somerset 61.  The other remaining fixtures see Somerset host Devon on December 1st and Somerset on January 12th.

Premier Team Scores
Singles - Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 14-8 & 12-7, Peter Hore (Holmans) 15-13 & 9-20
Pairs - Elise Daniell (Holmans) & Callum Beale (Withiel) 2-22 & 10-18, John Worton (St Newlyn East) & David Studden (Holmans) 13-11 & 18-10
Triples - Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity), Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) & Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) 12-7 & 14-16, Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake), David Topliffe (Boscastle) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 13-15 & 8-11
Fours - Nathan Waters (Withiel), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans), Martin Boraston (Duloe) & Luke Jolly (Holmans) 11-7 & 10-8, Graham Reeves (Saltash), Lynne Davey (Landrake), Richard Kerr (Landrake), & Neil Gribble (Landrake) 10-12 & 10-15.

The A Team drew the first session through wins in both Singles, Alan Trubshaw 16-10 and Mark Payne 15-14.  The second session was also drawn with wins for both Fours
Meg Horrell, Carole Dodd, Tony Jago & Ken Horrell 17-13 and Dianne Shorthouse, Des Pengelly, Caroline Trubshaw & John Dodd 12-8.  At the halfway point in the match the score was level 8 points apiece.

The afternoon sessions saw Cornwall claim 6 of the 24 points on offer with Payne taking a 12-11 win in the Singles.  The Singles and Fours bonus points were secured.  The final match score Cornwall 14 points 168 shots Dorset 26 points 235 shots.  Devon A defeated Somerset 26 points to 14 in the days other South West group game.  Dorset lead the table on 99 points from Devon on 86, Somerset 76 and Cornwall 59.   

A Team Scores
Singles - Alan Trubshaw (Duloe) 16-10 & 10-16, Mark Payne (Penzance) 15-14 & 12-11 
Pairs - Austen Runnalls (Luxulyan) & Alan Holden (Saltash Kernow) 11-13 & 8-24, Leonard Lee (Duloe) & Jon Read (Duloe) 4-18 & 6-15
Triples - Roger Hailey (St Newlyn East), Mike Webster (Blisland) & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) 9-22 & 7-18, Heidi Kerr (Landrake), Bob Smith (Porthleven) & Graham Ford (Ladock) 11-17 & 10-12
Fours - Meg Horrell (Withiel), Carole Dodd (St Newlyn East), Tony Jago (Ladock) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) 17-13 & 9-11, Dianne Shorthouse (Landrake), Des Pengelly (Landrake), Caroline Trubshaw (Duloe) & John Dodd (St Newlyn East) 12-8 & 11-13.

NATIONAL QUALIFIERS
On Saturday the first of two days of National Championship Qualifiers was contested at Carnmoggas.

In the Pairs John Thomas & Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) won through to the final defeating Gill Smith & Nigel Nicholls 11-9.  Luke Jolly (Holmans) & Callum Beale (Withiel) defeated John Worton (St Newlyn East) & Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) 8-6 to take the other final spot.  Jolly & Beale defeated Thomas & Williams 12-2 in the final whilst Worton & Shorthouse defeated Smith & Nicholls 10-3 to take third place.

A close Over 55's pairs saw John Thomas & Nigel Nicholls take the top spot with 8 points +7 shots, Richard Kerr & Dennis Shorthouse second on 8 +5, Mike Webster & Rita Hancock (Blisland) third on 6 +16 and Bob Smith (Porthleven) & Kevin Williams fourth on 4 -12.

The Triples saw Elise Daniell (Holmans), John Worton (St Newlyn East) & Peter Hore (Holmans) unbeaten 10 points +34 shots.  Gill Smith, David Studden (Holmans) & Nigel Nicholls second on 8 +3.  Martin Boraston (Duloe), Luke Jolly & Callum Beale third on 5 -4 and Louise Williams, Nichola Ellis and David Hickey (Helston) fourth on 3 -20.

The top placed team in each discipline is guaranteed a place at the National Championships with others dependant on the allocation of places that will be published later in the season.

The remaining National Qualifiers will be played this coming Saturday with the Fours, Mixed Fours, Singles and if any entries have been received the Under 18's contested at Carnmoggas.  On Sunday 23 teams are entered in the County Fours at Carnmoggas.

COUNTY LEAGUES
The county league are now underway and the CCSMBA are offering a full fixtures and results service for the media.

Fixtures can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=fixtures

Results can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=results

League Tables can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=tabledisplay

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA


Tel 07800 916059
E-mail cornwallshortmatbowls@gmail.com