Sunday, 15 March 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION - News Release 15th March 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
News Release 15th March 2020

The Short Mat Bowling season locally, nationally and internationally has been brought to a premature conclusion due to evolving Coronavirus situation.

Last Wednesday the organising committee for the World Short Mat Bowls Championships due to be played in Belgium announced that this coming weekend's event would be postponed for 2020.

On Friday the English Short Mat Bowling Association announced postponement of all National Governing Body run events with immediate effect.  The full statement can be found here http://www.esmba.co.uk/app/download/11153839/ESMBA+events+information.pdf.

On Sunday the Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association announced postponement of all remaining centrally held events on the local calendar.  The full statement can be found here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=covid19.

Additionally the Rea Francis Trophy final between Ladock and St Newlyn East and Western Division Top Team Final between Holmans and Newlyn Trinity have been postponed.

MIXED PAIRS FINAL
Elise Daniell & Peter Hore (Holmans) are the 2019/20 County Mixed Pairs Champions after defeating Mike Webster & Rita Hancock (Blisland) 41-15 over the two leg final.  At Blisland on the 3rd March they won 27-5 and secured victory with a 14-10 win at Holmans on the 11th March. 
  
ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA

Tel 07800 916059
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Sunday, 8 March 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION - News Release 8th March 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
News Release 8th March 2020

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The first weekend of National Championship finals was played at Solihull Indoor Bowling Club over the weekend.

On Saturday Louise Williams (Helston), John Worton (St Newlyn East), Nicola Ellis (Helston) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) competed in the Mixed Fours losing all three games played in the Round Robin Stage, 3-9 to Essex 4 (Andy Philbrick, Pat Goodchild, Dave Chittock & Mark Chittock), 5-7 to North Yorkshire 3 (Robert Mumford, Derek Beardsley, Jean Jones & Pat Beardsley) and 8-11 to Avon 1 (Derek Jones, Deb Jones, Dianne Rundle & David Sawyer).

On Sunday John Thomas & Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) enjoyed a good run in the Over 55's Pairs reaching the Semi Finals where they narrowly lost by a single shot to the eventual winners.

In the Group Stages they comfortably won each game by margin of ten or more shots, 14-4 against Gloucestershire 1 (Gill Johnson & Stewart Minchew), 11-1 against Dorset 4 (Sue & Steve Stanton) and 13-2 against North Yorkshire 2 (Robert Mumford & Pat Beardsley).

In the Knockout First Round John & Nigel defeated Devon 2 (Lorraine Axtell & Graham James) 10-5.  Round Two saw a 15-1 against Norfolk 1 (Tony Attewell & Mike Small).  In the Quarter Finals a 10-6 win against West Midlands (Steve & Tracey Bailey) set up a Semi Final against Northants 1 (Chris Hopkins & Steve Mcallister) which the Northants pairing won 9-8.   In the Final Hopkins & Mcallister defeated Hampshire 3 (Martyn Dubb & Ian Ford) 8-6.

The other National Championship titles will be decided over the first weekend in April at Melton Mowbray Indoor Bowling Club.  

COUNTY LEAGUES
The final two places in the Bebbington Cup have been resolved.

Withiel Oaks will represent the Central area after securing the divisional title when Ladock Chiefs only secured two points at home to St Newlyn East Pheonix last Tuesday leaving the Oaks in an unassailable points lead. 

Landrake will represent the East area after taking a full six points with 9-7 -a wins away to Saltash Whites last Wednesday.  Landrake's achievement comes in a season where they have at times struggled to fulfil fixtures only having nine players to pick a team of eight from for each match.  On two occasions the they secured match wins with just 6 players taking 5 points away to Pensilva in November and 4 points away to Dobwalls in October.

The Bebbington Cup competition, contested by the winners of each area league will be played at Carnmoggas on Sunday 29 March.

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 and 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

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

No local competitions this coming weekend with the dates reserved for the Inter County Championship Semi Finals nationally.  

On Sunday 22nd March the Inter Area Match is scheduled to be played at Carnmoggas.  The event features teams of 32 bowlers representing each of the four area leagues.  Saturday 28th March the Two Wood Singles and Four Wood Pairs finals are scheduled at Carnmoggas followed on Sunday 29th by the League Finals and County Champion of Champions. 

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA

Tel 07800 916059
E-mail cornwallshortmatbowls@gmail.com
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Sunday, 1 March 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION - News Release 1st March 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
News Release 23rd February 2020

COUNTY LEAGUES
The final two places in the Bebbington Cup are still to be resolved.

The Central Area has two rounds of fixtures remaining.  Withiel Oaks lead 12 points ahead of Ladock Chiefs needing a single point to confirm top spot.  The Oaks' remaining fixtures are away to Luxulyan Maroons on Wed 4 March and Truro City Golds on Mon 9 March.  The Chiefs' have one home and ane away match remaining at home to St Newlyn East Pheonix on Tues 3 March and finishing at St Agnes Cuckoos on Mon 9th March.  

In the East Area, Landrake lead Duloe Blues by 5 points with one round of matches remaining.  Landrake are away to Saltash Whites on Wed 4 March and will secure top spot with at least 2 points.  Duloe are home to Dobwalls the following night.

The Bebbington Cup competition, contested by the winners of each area league will be played at Carnmoggas on Sunday 29 March.

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 and 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

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The first weekend of National Championship finals will be played this coming weekend at Solihull Indoor Bowling Club.

On Saturday Louise Williams (Helston), John Worton (St Newlyn East), Nicola Ellis (Helston) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) will compete in the Mixed Fours and on Sunday John Thomas & Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) will compete in the Over 55's Pairs.

The other National Championship titles will be decided over the first weekend in April at Melton Mowbray Indoor Bowling Club.  On Thursday 2nd April Peter Hore (Holmans) & Callum Beale (Withiel) will compete in the Singles.  On Friday 3rd Callum Beale & Luke Jolly (Holmans) and John Thomas & Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) compete in the Pairs.  

Saturday 4th will see Louise Williams (Helston), John Worton (St Newlyn East), Nicola Ellis (Helston) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) and Nathan Waters (Withiel), Martin Boraston (Duloe), Callum Beale and Luke Jolly compete in the Fours.  The Championships wrap up on Sunday 5th with Elise Daniell (Holmans), John Worton & Peter Hore competing in the Triples.

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA

Tel 07800 916059
E-mail cornwallshortmatbowls@gmail.com
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Sunday, 23 February 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION - News Release 23rd February 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
News Release 23rd February 2020

COUNTY LEAGUES
This week we look at the challengers for promotion in the lower divisions of the area leagues.  In the West Porthleven Fisherfolk hold top spot in Division One with one match remaining, 8 points ahead of Marazion Choughs who have two matches remaining.  Hayle Foundry are a further point behind in third place and Helston Wendron a further two points behind in fourth place.  In Division Two newcomers Helston St John and Penzance DoDo' have 58 points, an unassailable 20 point lead over third placed Porthleven Trigg Rocks.   

In the Central Area St Newlyn East Firebirds will finish top of Division One with Cubert Blues currently second, Ladock Braces three points behind with a match in hand in third place and Luxulyan Golds a further five points behind in fourth also with a match in hand.

In the East Callington Falcons lead the way in Division One with 63 points with two matches remaining.  Dobwalls Blues are second with 57 points also with two matches remaining.  Liskeard are third with 55 points and three matches remaining.  Callington Kestrels are fourth with a further point behind with two matches remaining and Torpoint fifth a further point behind also with two matches remaining.

The Bebbington Cup competition, contested by the winners of each area league will be played at Carnmoggas on Sunday 29 March.

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 and 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

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The first weekend of National Championship finals will be played over the weekend of 7th and 8th March at Solihull Indoor Bowling Club.

On Saturday 7th March Louise Williams (Helston), John Worton (St Newlyn East), Nicola Ellis (Helston) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) will compete in the Mixed Fours and on Sunday 8th March John Thomas & Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) will compete in the Over 55's Pairs.

The other National Championship titles will be decided over the first weekend in April at Melton Mowbray Indoor Bowling Club.  On Thursday 2nd April Peter Hore (Holmans) & Callum Beale (Withiel) will compete in the Singles.  On Friday 3rd Callum Beale & Luke Jolly (Holmans) and John Thomas & Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) compete in the Pairs.  

Saturday 4th will see Louise Williams (Helston), John Worton (St Newlyn East), Nicola Ellis (Helston) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) and Nathan Waters (Withiel), Martin Boraston (Duloe), Callum Beale and Luke Jolly compete in the Fours.  The Championships wrap up on Sunday 5th with Elise Daniell (Holmans), John Worton & Peter Hore competing in the Triples.

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA

Tel 07800 916059
E-mail cornwallshortmatbowls@gmail.com
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Sunday, 16 February 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION - News Release 16 February 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
News Release 9th February 2020

With Cornwall having failed the reach the knockout stages of the English Short Mat Bowling Association Inter County Championship this season there is currently a long gap in weekend Short Mat Bowls action in the county.

Local bowlers will be involved in the National Mixed Fours Finals on Saturday 7th March and Over 55's Pairs Finals on Sunday 8th March at Solihull Indoor Bowls Club in the Midlands.  The next local event will be the Inter Area Rinks at Carnmoggas on Sunday 22nd March which brings together the largest gathering of bowlers locally during the season with teams of 32 representing each of the Area Leagues.

COUNTY LEAGUES
The County League program is drawing to a close with qualifiers for the Bebbington Cup confirmed for the West and North Areas.  Newlyn Trinity Jowsters will top the West Area as they currently hold an unassailable 17 point lead over Holmans who are guaranteed second place being 18 points ahead of St Ives.  Blisland have finished top in the North Area a single point ahead of Lanteglos A who in turn finished 2 points ahead of Boscastle.

The Central Area has three rounds of fixtures remaining with a maximum of 18 points available to each team.  Withiel Oaks lead the way 8 points ahead of Ladock Chiefs.  The Oaks' remaining fixtures are home of St Agnes Gulls on Thurs 20 Feb and away to Luxulyan Maroons on Wed 4 March and Truro City Golds on Mon 9 March.  The Chiefs' also have one home and two away matches remaining starting away to Lostwithiel on Sun 23 Feb followed by home to St Newlyn East Pheonix on Tues 3 March and finishing at St Agnes Cuckoos on Mon 9th March,

In the East Area, Landrake lead Callington Eagles by 9 points with the Eagles having a match in hand.  Landrake's remaining fixtures are at home to Pensilva on Mon 17 Feb and away to Saltash Whites on Wed 4 March.  The Eagles' remaining fixtures are home to Saltash Kernow on Mon 17 March, away to Duloe Blues on Wed 26 Feb and home to Pensilva on Mon 2 March.

The Bebbington Cup competition, contested by the winners of each area league will be played at Carnmoggas on Sunday 29 March.

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 and 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

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