Sunday, 30 December 2007

CCSMBA News Release - 30th December 2007

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE - 30th December 2007

INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Cornwall travel to Somerset on Sunday for the final match of the group stage of the ESMBA Inter County Championship. In the home fixtures Cornwall suffered double defeat with the Premier team going down 11-25 and the A team losing 10-26. Cornwall have enjoyed better results in the subsequent matches against Devon & Dorset. The ESMBA have published the draws for the knockout stages of the Inter County Championship later in the season.

The A Team, having won the consolation competition last season have qualified for the main competition this season. They go into the match against Somerset just four points behind in a bid to seal the South West group win. Cornwall are already guaranteed progression to a quarter final match at Caroline Chisholm School, Northampton on Sunday 3rd February. A win of 5 or more points will see a match against one of Norfolk, Northants, Essex or Kent. Any other result will see Oxfordshire as the likely opponents.

The Premier Team, regardless of the result against Somerset , will face either Worcestershire, Gloucestershire or Herefordshire in a preliminary round game of the consolation competition on either Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th January at a venue yet to be decided.

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
CCSMBA Chairman

Sunday, 16 December 2007

CCSMBA News Release - 16th December 2007

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE – 16th December 2007

INTER COUNTY CHALLENGE

On Saturday the annual fixture challenge match between Cornwall and Devon for bowlers not part of either counties Inter County Championship squads took place at Winkleigh in Devon. The match was played to the usual Inter County Format.

Cornwall started strongly in the first session with wins in the singles for Ben Cotton (Luxulyan) & David Griffin (Lostwithiel) and the Wadebridge rink of Margaret Menhenick, Mary Moynihan, Peter Morrish & John Menhenick to give Cornwall a 6 points to 2 and 18 shot lead. The second session proved to be Cornwall’s undoing losing all four games in the pairs and triples to allow Devon to gain the points lead 10-6 at the half way point.

The third session saw Cornwall claim a solitary win courtesy of the Wadebridge rink led by John Menhenick. The match outcome remained in the balance with Devon leading 16-8 but Cornwall holding a three shot lead in the battle for the 4 extra points. The final session though saw Cornwall claim just one win through Don & Anthony Dymond (Coads Green). The final match score being Devon 26 points 175 shots Cornwall 10 points 172 shots.

SCORES

Singles – Ben Cotton (Luxulyan) 19-3 & 8-11; David Griffin (Lostwithiel) 15-11 & 15-16

Fours – Margaret Menhenick, Mary Moynihan, Peter Morrish & John Menhenick (Wadebridge) 8-7 & 15-3; John Turner (Liskeard), Betty Temple-Smith (St Newlyn East), Dorothy Woodyatt (Liskeard) & Margaret Turner (Liskeard) 6-9 & 1-11

Pairs – Don Dymond & Anthony Dymond (Coads Green) 10-17 & 18-9; Ted Pentland (Luxulyan) & Pam Wlliams (St Newlyn East) 12-13 & 13-16

Triples – Sue Orchard, John Ashby & Kevin Orchard (Luxulyan) 7-10 & 6-7; Robin Bray, Fran Phillips & David Hickey (Helston) 11-13 & 8-19

LEAGUES

Latest league positions can be found on the following links.

West Area – Provided by the West Division League Secretary directly to relevant publications

Central Area Premier Division
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/centprem.php

Central Area Division One
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/cent1st.php

East Area Premier Division
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/eastprem.php - No results received this week

East Area Division One
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/east1st.php - No results received this week.

North Area Division One
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/north1st.php

North Area Division Two
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/north2nd.php

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

JANUARY
Sat 5
Western Division 4 Wood Singles
Goldsithney & Marazion
Sun 6
Inter County v Somerset
King Arthurs School, Wincanton
Sun 13
County Pairs
Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sat 19
National Qualifiers
Luxulyan Village Hall
Sat 19
Western Division 2 Wood Singles
Goldsithney
Sat 26
Inter County Preliminary Round
TBA
Sun 27
Inter County Preliminary Round
TBA
FEBRUARY
Sat 2
Western Division Triples
Marazion
Sun 3
Inter County Quarter Finals (A Team)
Caroline Chisholm School, Northampton
Sat 9
Inter Area League (Central v West, East v North)
Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sun 10
County 2 Wood Singles & 4 Wood Pairs Finals
Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sat 16
Inter County Quarter Finals (Premier Team)
Caroline Chisholm School, Northampton
Sat 16
Western Division 2 Wood Pairs
Goldsithney
Sun 17
Western Division 2 Wood Pairs
Goldsithney
Sat 23
County Singles & Fours Finals
Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sun 24
County Pairs & Triples Finals
Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
CCSMBA Chairman

Sunday, 9 December 2007

CCSMBA News Release - 9th December 2007

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 9th December 2007

County Singles

Over the weekend 45 bowlers competed in the qualification competition for the County Singles at the Dragon Centre in Bodmin. On both bowlers competed in a round robin competition with 5 group winners and 3 runners up progressing to a knockout round.

On Saturday Malcolm Furneaux (Penlee) defeated Fran Phillips (Helston) 10-1. In a repeat of an earlier group game Francis Walther (Mabe) defeated Joyce Ward (Withiel) 9-7. Jim Ashton (Saltash) overturned an earlier group game defeat to progress to the finals with a 11-6 win over Jean Roper (Dobwalls). The final qualifier was Marion Keers (St Agnes) who defeated Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) 6-4 in a closely contested game.

On Sunday Phil Thomas (Dobwalls) gained a place in the last 8 at the expense of Graham Ford (St Newlyn East) winning 15-7 in the play off having earlier lost 7-8. Robert Flower (Tintagel) defeated Peter Hore (Holmans) 9-6. Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) eased past Jim Watson (St Stephen) 21-1 with the final place the finals taken by Brian Wakeley (Treviscoe) who defeated Percy Tripp (Helston) 9-4.

Inter County Challenge

On Saturday a team of 20 bowlers travel over the border to Winkleigh for the annual challenge match v Devon for bowlers uncapped during the current season.

Leagues

Latest league positions can be found on the following links.

West Area – Provided by the West Division League Secretary directly to relevant publications

Central Area Premier Division
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/centprem.php

Central Area Division One
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/cent1st.php

East Area Premier Division
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/eastprem.php - No results received this week

East Area Division One
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/east1st.php - No results received this week.

North Area Division One
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/north1st.php

North Area Division Two
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/north2nd.php

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
CCSMBA Chairman

Sunday, 2 December 2007

CCSMBA News Release - 2nd December 2007

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 2nd DECEMBER 2007

INTER COUNTY

Bodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre was the venue for Cornwall’s latest ESMBA Inter County Championship fixture on Sunday when Dorset were the visitors.

The A Team recorded the best score of the competition so far this season in claiming an unbeaten 35-1 win over Dorset. In the singles Peter Spargo made it 10 out of 10 for the season including a 20 shot win in the afternoon session. Brian Wakeley, on his singles debut, claimed his second win of the day on the very last wood of his game. In the fours Elise Daniell, Tony Baldwin, Jean Roper and Norman Ward recorded a 24 shot advantage over their two games with Camilla Cawrse, Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell and Phil Hicks claiming a seven shot advantage on both games.

The morning session of pairs was the closest of the day with Joe Coup & Lynn Stephens winning by 1 shot and Joyce Ward & Bill Sharp drawing. In the afternoon session both pairs won claiming 12 and 16 shot advantages respectively. The triples of Sheila Hodge, Miriam Barbery and Derek Newton & Kath Goodman, Tony Jago and Francis Walther won both games in the morning and both came from behind to win in the afternoon session in the last games to finish to preserve the unbeaten record for the day.

The final match score being Cornwall 35 points 238 shots Dorset 1 point 134 shots.

The Premier Team recorded their best score of the season to date with both counties claiming 8 wins apiece, but Dorset took the overall victory by 32 shots.

The first session went Dorset’s way with three wins, David Studden claiming Cornwall only win in the singles. Large wins for Dorset in the other singles and one of the fours saw them also claim a 29 shot lead. Session Two, Pairs and Triples, saw the points shared with Cornwall’s wins recorded by Carolyn Matthews and Chris Roberts in the pairs and the triple of Geoff Lane, Malcolm Furneaux & Percy Tripp. At the half way point Dorset led by 4 points and 19 shots.

The third session again saw the points shared with both Cornwall fours, Margaret Jenkins, Derek Swaby, Nicholas Truscott and Graham Ford & Pam Hamley, Robert Flower, Roger Edwards and Peter Hamley winning but the 9 shots advantage earned was wiped out by Dorset’s wins in the singles allowing Dorset to stretch the shots lead to 33 going into the final session.

The final session saw Cornwall claim a 6-2 points advantage with wins in the pairs for Carolyn Matthews and Chris Roberts & Gillian Cawrse and Peter Hore and the triple of Geoff Lane, Malcolm Furneaux & Percy Tripp. The final match score being Cornwall 16 points 157 shots Dorset 20 points 189 shots after the addition of the 4 bonus points for most shots.

COUNTY TWO WOOD SINGLES

On Saturday 37 bowlers contested the qualification competition for the County Two Wood Singles at the Dragon Centre.

Qualifiers for the finals are Kath Goodman (Treviscoe) 6 pts +9 shots, David Griffin (Lostwithiel) 6 +10, Peter Spargo (Liskeard) 6 +13, Jim Ashton (Saltash) 6 +21, Tony Baldwin (Liskeard) 4 +21, David Studden (Troon) 6 +19, Gerald Fisher (Troon) 4 +14 & Carol Ford (St Newlyn East) 4 +24.


This weekend the qualification competition for the County Singles will take place over two days at the Dragon Centre in Bodmin.

LEAGUES

Latest league positions can be found on the following links.

West Area – Provided by the West Division League Secretary directly to relevant publications

Central Area Premier Division
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/centprem.php

Central Area Division One
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/cent1st.php

East Area Premier Division
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/eastprem.php

East Area Division One
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/east1st.php

North Area Division One
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/north1st.php

North Area Division Two
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/north2nd.php

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Chairman, CCSMBA

Inter County Scores

Premier Team
Singles
Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 9-19, 6-18; Dave Studden (Troon) 14-13 & 7-18
Fours
Margaret Jenkin (Newlyn Trinity), Derek Swaby (Wadebridge), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans) & Graham Ford (St Newlyn East) 6-9 & 10-7; Pam Hamley (Lostwithiel), Robert Flower (Tintagel), Roger Edwards (Withiel) & Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel) 1-18 & 10-4
Pairs
Carolyn Matthews (St Newlyn East) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 18-9 & 10-9; Gillian Cawrse (Luxulyan) & Peter Hore (Holmans) 13-18 & 16-13
Triples
Roy Christophers (Helston), Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) & Carol Ford (St Newlyn East) 11-13 & 6-10; Geoff Lane, Malcolm Furneaux & Percy Tripp (Helston) 11-3 & 9-8

Table P W D L Pts
Somerset 5 4 0 1 105
Devon 5 3 1 1 103
Dorset 5 2 1 2 94
Cornwall 5 0 0 5 58

A Team
Singles
Peter Spargo (Liskeard) 15-10 & 26-6; Brian Wakeley (Treviscoe) 17-12 & 18-16
Fours
Elise Daniell (Holmans), Tony Baldwin (Liskeard), Jean Roper (Dobwalls) & Norman Ward (Withiel) 16-2 & 14-4; Camilla Cawrse (Luxulyan), Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell (Withiel) & Phil Hicks (Luxulyan) 8-6 & 10-5
Pairs
Joe Coup (Troon) & Lin Stephens (Treviscoe) 11-10 & 21-9; Joyce Ward (Withiel) & Bill Sharp (Dobwalls) 13-13, 23-7
Triples
Sheila Hodge (Liskeard), Miriam Barbery (Dobwalls) & Derek Newton (Duloe) 15-9 & 10-9; Kath Goodman (Treviscoe), Tony Jago (Treviscoe) & Francis Walther (Mabe) 12-9 & 9-7

Table P W D L Pts
Somerset 5 4 0 1 121
Cornwall 5 4 0 1 117
Devon 5 2 0 3 76
Dorset 5 0 0 5 46

Sunday, 25 November 2007

CCSMBA News Release - 25th November 2007

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 25th NOVEMBER 2007

COUNTY FOUR WOOD PAIRS

52 pairs competed over the weekend for the 8 places on offer in the finals of the County Four Wood Pairs, on both days six group winners were joined by two best runners up in a knockout round.

On Saturday Joe Coups & David Studden (Troon) defeated Irene Clement (Camelford) and Roger Edwards (Withiel) 11-10, Geoff Lane & Mike Jefferies (Penlee) eased past Don & Anthony Dymond (Coads Green) 15-5. Brenda Sleep & Jean Roper (Dobwalls) defeated Gillian & Chris Cawrse (Luxulyan) 13-5 with the final place taken by Tony Baldwin & Peter Spargo (Liskeard) who defeated Pam & Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel) 12-9.

Sunday’s competition saw Ken Horrell (Withiel) & Brian Wakeley (Treviscoe) defeat Graham Luke & Tony Jago (Treviscoe) 10-8, Val & Geoff Risdon recorded a 19-5 win over Marion & John Keers (St Agnes). Sheila & Robert Flower (Tintagel) defeated Viv Cornish (Camelford) & Paul Spencer (Wadebridge) 9-5. The final place was claimed by Elise Daniell & Peter Hore (Holmans) with a 10-9 win over Roy Christophers & Percy Tripp (Helston)


This weekend will see another busy weekend with the County Two Wood Singles qualifier on Saturday and the final home Inter County Match of the season on Sunday when Dorset will be the visitors to the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin.

LEAGUES

Latest league positions can be found on the following links.

West Area – Provided by the West Division League Secretary directly to relevant publications

Central Area Premier Division
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/centprem.php

Central Area Division One
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/cent1st.php

East Area Premier Division
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/eastprem.php

East Area Division One
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/east1st.php

North Area Division One
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/north1st.php

North Area Division Two
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/north2nd.php

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Chairman, CCSMBA

Sunday, 18 November 2007

CCSMBA News Release - 18th November 2007

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 18th November 2007

INTER AREA COMPETITION

On Saturday (17th November) the latest round of Inter Area League matches were contested at Bodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre.

The West Area were never looked in trouble as they earned a 28 points to 8 win over the North Area. The East Area claimed a 22 points to 14 win over the Central Area in a closely contested match, with the 4 bonus points for most shots proving vital to the final score line to give the East a clear advantage. With one round of matches left 4 points separate Central, East and West at the top of the table with the North 30 adrift at the bottom.

P W D L SF SA Pts

Central 2 1 0 1 387 321 46
East 2 2 0 0 379 333 44
West 2 1 0 1 362 343 42

North 2 0 0 2 285 416 12

This weekend 56 pairs will contest the qualification competition for the County Four Wood Pairs with 4 Pairs from each day going forward to the finals later in the season.

LEAGUES

Latest league positions can be found on the following links.

West Area – Provided by the West Division League Secretary directly to relevant publications

Central Area Premier Division
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/centprem.php

Central Area Division One
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/cent1st.php

East Area Premier Division
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/eastprem.php

East Area Division One
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/east1st.php

North Area Division One
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/north1st.php

North Area Division Two
http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/north2nd.php

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Chairman, CCSMBA

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Camelford Champions

Camelford Short Mat Bowls A team have won the North Cornwall League Bowling Shield nine times since the North Cornwall league was set up in 1991, and are champions again.Camelford Short Mat Bowling Club was started on October 1 1986 by S Goodman, R Roose, L Kent and Mr & Mrs Ganley. They have teams in the North Cornwall League and in 2007 have 29 members.The club meet in the Clease Hall at Camelford on Wednesday and Thursday evenings for practice sessions at 7pm. New members are welcome and the club are holding an open evening on November 23.For further details contact the Secretary Andrew Hamley on 01566 773414.

Originally published in Cornish Guardian 09:00 - 07 November 2007
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=144143&command=displayContent&sourceNode=144131&contentPK=18889957&moduleName=InternalSearch&formname=sidebarsearch

Sunday, 4 November 2007

CCSMBA Press Release - 4th November 2007

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 4th NOVEMBER 2007

Cornwall had mixed fortunes in the latest ESMBA Inter County Championship fixture in Exeter on Saturday.

Cornwall started strongly in the Premier team match taking a 5-3 advantage form the first session. A score of 2 on the last end of his game saw David Studden win his singles match. The rink of Carolyn Matthews, Chris Roberts, Roger Edwards & Peter Hamley also claimed a win with the other rink of Margaret Jenkins, Derek Swaby, Nicholas Truscott & Graham Ford drawing.

Devon reversed the score line in the second session inflicting heavy defeats on both triples with Cornwall points being claimed by the pairs with a win for Pam Hamley & Percy Tripp and a draw for Gillian Cawrse & Peter Hore. At the half way point the score read Devon 8 points 95 shots Cornwall 8 points 79 shots. The afternoon sessions saw Devon take control with Cornwall claiming just 2 wins out of 8. Nigel Nicholls winning in the singles and the triple of Roy Christophers, Brenda Sleep & Carol Ford, helped by a ‘hot shot’ maximum score of 6 on one end.

The final score being Devon 24 points 191 shots Cornwall 12 points 156 shots. The result leaves Cornwall firmly rooted to the bottom of the league table with fixtures against Dorset at Home and Somerset away remaining.

League Table
P W D L SF SA Pts
Devon 4 2 1 1 714 676 82
Somerset 3 3 0 0 571 482 68
Dorset 3 1 1 1 536 507 58
Cornwall 4 0 0 4 603 769 42

The A team match also saw Cornwall start well opening up a 5-3 lead in the first session. Peter Spargo taking a 7th straight win of the season in the singles, the rink of Elise Daniell, Tony Baldwin, Chris Cawrse & Norman Ward also winning with a draw for Camilla Cawrse, Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell & Phil Hicks giving Cornwall an early advantage. The second session saw Cornwall further stretch the lead claiming 3 out of 4 games with wins for the pairs of Joe Coup & Brian Wakeley, Joyce Ward & Bill Sharp and the triple of Sheila Hodge, Miriam Barbery & Derek Newton. At the half way point Cornwall led by 11 points 92 shots to 5 points 82 shots.

Cornwall stretched the lead in the third session with wins for Peter Spargo to further extend his unbeaten run and both rinks. A 5-3 advantage in the final session for Cornwall saw the travelling team claim a well earned victory, the final score being Devon 10 points 168 shots Cornwall 26 points 192 shots. Cornwall have a good chance to qualify for the finals of the A team championship later in the season.

League Table
P W D L SF SA Pts
Somerset 3 3 0 0 572 398 86
Cornwall 4 3 0 1 701 668 82
Devon 4 1 0 3 671 700 55
Dorset 3 0 0 3 410 588 29


With no County competitions this weekend the Western Division hold the first of their area championships with 90 competitors booked in to compete in the 4 wood mixed pairs being held at Marazion and Goldsithney. The divisional championships offer a different challenge to entrants being played on a straight knockout basis rather than the round robin format used in the county championships.

Area Leagues

West Area – Provided by the West Division League Secretary directly to relevant publications

Central Area – No information at present

East Area – Provided by the East Division League Secretary directly to relevant publications

North Area –

Division One http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/north1st.php

Division Two http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/league/north2nd.php

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Chairman CCSMBA

Inter County Scores (Devon First)

Premier Team
Singles
Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 16-9 & 9-12; Dave Studden (Troon) 14-15 & 15-11
Fours
Margaret Jenkin (Newlyn Trinity), Derek Swaby (Wadebridge), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans) & Graham Ford (St Newlyn East) 8-8 & 9-4; Carolyn Matthews (St Newlyn East), Chris Roberts (Ladock), Roger Edwards (Withiel) & Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel) 6-10 & 13-6
Pairs
Pam Hamley (Lostwithiel) & Percy Tripp (Helston) 10-15 & 15-12; Gillian Cawrse (Luxulyan) & Peter Hore (Holmans) 12-12 & 15-13
Triples
Roy Christophers (Helston), Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) & Carol Ford (St Newlyn East) 14-5 & 9-11; Geoff Lane, Malcolm Furneaux & Mike Jefferies (Penlee) 15-5 & 11-8

A Team
Singles
Peter Spargo (Liskeard) 8-19 & 9-17; Graham Reeves (Saltash) 19-8 & 21-9
Fours
Elise Daniell (Holmans), Tony Baldwin (Liskeard), Chris Cawrse (Luxulyan) & Norman Ward (Withiel)7-12 & 7-8; Camilla Cawrse (Luxulyan), Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell (Withiel) & Phil Hicks (Luxulyan) 8-8 & 4-18
Pairs
Joe Coup (Troon) & Brian Wakeley (Treviscoe) 11-14 & 11-11; Joyce Ward (Withiel) & Bill Sharp (Dobwalls) 11-14, 14-16
Triples
Sheila Hodge (Liskeard), Miriam Barbery (Dobwalls) & Derek Newton (Duloe)7-9 & 5-17; Kath Goodman (Treviscoe), Jean Roper (Dobwalls) & Francis Walther (Mabe) 11-8 & 15-4

Sunday, 28 October 2007

CCSMBA Press Release - 27th October 2007

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 28th OCTOBER 2007

INTER COUNTY

On Sunday Cornwall faced Somerset at Bodmin’s Dragon Centre in the latest ESMBA Inter County Championship Fixture.

The Premier Team faced a difficult match against a team with wins at home against Dorset and away to Devon already recorded this season. The first session saw the points shared Cornwall claiming wins in the singles for David Studden and the rink of Margaret Jenkins, Derek Swaby, Nicholas Truscott & Graham Ford. The second session saw wins for Joe Coups & Peter Hore in the pairs and Roy Christophers, Brenda Sleep and Carol Ford in the triples. At the half way point the match score read Cornwall 8 points 84 shots Somerset 8 points 84 shots.

The afternoon went the way of Somerset, taking 3 out of 4 games in the third session with Cornwall’s only points coming from the rink of Carolyn Matthews, Jean Roper, Chris Roberts & Peter Hamley. The final session saw Cornwall claim just one point from Coups & Hore in the pairs. The final score being Cornwall 11 points 157 shots Somerset 25 points 187 shots.

The A team match saw the two unbeaten teams in the South West so far this season up against each other. This match looked to be heading Somerset’s way right from the first session when they claimed 3 games to Cornwall’s 1 and a 15 shot advantage. Cornwall points recorded by singles player Peter Spargo. Somerset took a clean sweep of the second session to lead by 12 points and 44 shots at the half way point.

Cornwall hit back in the third session taking 3 out of 4 games with wins for Peter Spargo, maintaining his unbeaten run in this seasons competition, Graham Reeves in the other singles game and the rink of Camilla Cawrse, Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell & Phil Hicks. The final session saw Somerset taking 3 out of 4 games with the pairing of Sheila & Robert Flower taking Cornwall’s only points. The final score being Cornwall 10 points 138 points Somerset 26 points 188 shots.

Cornwall’s players have an early opportunity to bounce back from this disappointing result when they travel to Exeter on Saturday to take on Devon.

COUNTY TRIPLES

On Saturday 29 teams competed in the County Triples Qualifier at Bodmin’s Dragon Centre.

The 8 teams progressing to the finals later in the season are

J Coups, B Williams & D Studden (Troon)
J Ward, C Roberts & R Edwards (Withiel)
P Williams, C Matthews & J Watson (St Newlyn East)
L Stephens, J Botterill & B Wakeley (Treviscoe)
P Hamley, C Cawrse & P Hamley (Lostwithiel)
B Lewis, D Newton & A Trubshaw (Duloe)
B Sharp, B Sleep & J Roper (Dobwalls)
C Ford, T Buscombe, G Ford (St Newlyn East)

Forthcoming Fixtures

Sat 3 Nov Inter County v Devon - AWAY Isca Centre, Exeter
Sat 10 Nov Western Division 4 Wood Mixed Pairs Goldsithney & Marazion
Tue 13 Nov CCSMBA Commitee Meeting Lostwithiel Social Club
Sat 17 Nov Inter Area League (North v West, East v Central) Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sat 24 Nov County 4 Wood Pairs Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sun 25 Nov County 4 Wood Pairs Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sat 1 Dec County 2 Wood Singles Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sun 2 Dec Inter County v Dorset - HOME Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sat 8 Dec County Singles Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin
Sun 9 Dec County Singles Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
CCSMBA Chairman

Inter County Scores

Premier Team
Singles
Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 11-13 & 10-15; Dave Studden (Troon) 12-10 & 11-12
Fours
Margaret Jenkin (Newlyn Trinity), Derek Swaby (Wadebridge), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans) & Graham Ford (St Newlyn East) 11-8 & 9-12; Carolyn Matthews (St Newlyn East), Jean Roper (Dobwalls) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) & Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel) 5-14 & 8-6
Pairs
Pam Hamley (Lostwithiel) & Percy Tripp (Helston) 10-21 & 12-18; Joe Coup (Troon) & Peter Hore (Holmans) 19-5 & 13-13
Triples
Roy Christophers, Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) & Carol Ford (St Newlyn East) 10-3 & 4-14; Geoff Lane, Malcolm Furneaux & Mike Jefferies (Penlee) 6-10 & 6-13

A Team
Singles
Peter Spargo (Liskeard) 14-12 & 15-13; Graham Reeve (Saltash) 8-19 & 12-10
Fours
Marilyn Stewart (Lostwithiel), Tony Baldwin (Liskeard), Norman Ward (Withiel) & Arthur Hambley (Lostwithiel) 5-8 & 7-8; Camilla Cawrse (Luxulyan), Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell (Withiel) & Phil Hicks (Luxulyan) 7-10 & 11-4
Pairs
Sheila Flower (Tintagel) & Robert Flower (Tintagel) 3-19 & 11-9; Joyce Ward (Withiel) & Bill Sharp (Dobwalls) 21-11, 12-16
Triples
Lin Stephens (Treviscoe), Derek Newton (Duloe) & Brian Wakeley (Treviscoe) 9-10 & 10-12; Kath Goodman, Anthony Jago (Treviscoe) & Francis Walther (Mabe) 9-12 & 4-13

Monday, 22 October 2007

CCSMBA Press Release (21st October 2007)

Cornwall Short Mat Bowls Press Release:
 
 
The first of the Inter Area League matches took place on Sunday at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin.
 
The West Area, winners of the league for the past 2 years, were hoping for a successful start to this years campaign as they took on the East. However, it was the East Area who took the victory on the day by 22 points to 14. The main difference between the 2 sides were the pairs, with the east claiming a maximum 8 points from these 4 games.
 
The Central Area, still the only team other than the West to hold the league title, looked to take an early lead over their rivals as they took on the undoubted underdogs in the competition, the North Area. The Central Area were always the favourites for this match and although the North managed to win 2 games in the 2nd session to draw it 4-4, the central claimed maximum scores in all of the other sessions. The final score of 32 points to 4 in favour of the Central Area leaves the other teams with a lot of catching up to do.
 
 
 
Regards
 
Peter Hore
CCSMBA Press & Promotions Officer
 

Sunday, 14 October 2007

CCSMBA Press Release 14th October 2007

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 14th OCTOBER 2007

INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Cornwall enjoyed mixed fortunes in their first away match of the 2007/8 ESMBA Inter County Championship on Sunday in Dorset.

The A team followed up the recent win at home against Dorset with a well fought victory in a match where Cornwall were never behind. The first session saw the points shared with Dorset taking both Fours and Cornwall taking both Singles, Peter Spargo claiming an 21-8 win to give Cornwall a shot’s advantage on the session. The second session again saw the points shared with both counties claiming a Pairs and Triples match apiece. Heavy scoring from the pairing of Lin Stephens & Brian Wakeley, 21-9, and the triple of Sheila Flower, Tony Jago & Francis Walther, 14-6, allowed Cornwall to stretch the shots advantage to over 20.
The third session saw Cornwall cease the initiative winning 3 out of four games with the points registered by both singles players Peter Spargo and Graham Reeve and the rink of Tony Baldwin, Jean Roper, Norman Ward & Derek Newton. Dorset claimed a 5-3 advantage in the final session but the damage had already been done with Cornwall claiming the match by 21 points 178 shots to 15 points 164 shots.

The Premier team suffered a heavy defeat, never really in the match. The only resistance coming from the rink of Margaret Jenkin, Derek Swaby, Nicholas Truscott & Graham Ford winning both games in sessions one and three. Cornwall’s other points came from singles player Nigel Nicholls in the third session and the pairing of Gillian Cawrse & Peter Hore in the final session. The final score being Cornwall 8 points 147 shots Dorset 28 points 201 shots.

COUNTY MIXED FOURS

On Saturday, Bodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre saw the County Mixed Fours qualifier contested by 19 teams. Qualifying for the Finals were, from Group 1 Robert Rawlings, Bill Sharp, Brenda Sleep & Jean Roper (Dobwalls), Group 2 Pam Hamley (Lostwithiel), Camilla Cawrse (Luxulyan), Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel) & Chris Cawrse (Luxulyan), Group 3 Arthur Searle, Keith Bryant, Judy Ramsey & Francis Walther (Mabe) and Group 4 Roy Christophers (Helston), Una Prideaux, Ann Warren & Dave Studden (Troon).
The runners-up, earning two county points are from Group 1 Rosemary Watson (St Stephen), Jean Grose, Frank Grose (Treviscoe) & Jim Watson (St Stephen), Group 2 Sheila Flower, Carol Wickett, Roger Wickett & Robert Flower (Tintagel), Group 3 Graham Sleep, Diane Dawe, Miriam Barbery & Phil Thomas (Dobwalls) and Group 4 Dorothy Woodyatt, Sheila Hodge, Tony Baldwin & Peter Spargo (Liskeard)


This Sunday the first of three rounds of the Inter Area League matches take place at the Dragon Leisure Centre in Bodmin with teams of 20 representing each of the four area leagues in a competition which follows the format of Inter County Matches.


ENDS
Nicholas Truscott
CCSMBA Chairman

Inter County Scores

Premier Team (Dorset First)
Singles
Dave Studden (Troon) 15-10 & 15-11; Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 17-9 & 10-17
Fours
Margaret Jenkin (Newlyn Trinity), Derek Swaby (Wadebridge), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans) & Graham Ford (St Newlyn East) 7-10 & 4-18; Carolyn Matthews (St Newlyn East), Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls), Camilla Cawrse (Luxulyan) & Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel) 11-4 & 14-2
Pairs
Roy Christophers & Percy Tripp (Helston) 19-11 & 11-10; Gillian Cawrse (Luxulyan) & Peter Hore (Holmans) 18-12 & 10-13
Triples
Pam Hamley (Lostwithiel), Chris Roberts (Ladock) & Carol Ford (St Newlyn East) 12-5 & 11-9; Geoff Lane, Malcolm Furneaux & Mike Jefferies (Penlee) 12-4 & 15-2

A Team (Dorset First)
Singles
Peter Spargo (Liskeard) 8-21 & 11-18; Graham Reeve (Saltash) 11-12 & 13-14
Fours
Tony Baldwin (Liskeard), Jean Roper (Dobwalls), Norman Ward (Withiel) & Derek Newton (Duloe) 8-7 & 7-12; Joe Coup (Troon), Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell (Withiel) & Phil Hicks (Luxulyan) 10-2 & 12-5
Pairs
Lin Stephens & Brian Wakeley (Treviscoe) 9-21 & 15-8; Joyce Ward (Withiel) & Bill Sharp (Dobwalls) 21-11, 12-16
Triples
Robert Flower (Tintagel), Marilyn Stewart & Arthur Hambley (Lostwithiel) 8-7 & 14-2; Sheila Flower (Tintagel), Anthony Jago (Treviscoe) & Francis Walther Mabe) 6-14 & 8-8

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

League Scores on Website

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Monday, 8 October 2007

CCSMBA Press Release 8th October 2007

The first county competition of the new season took place on Saturday at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin where 20 teams competed for a place in the finals of the County Fours.

The four teams going through to the finals day were the winners of groups 1 to 4. They were R Ford, G Smith, J Smith & G Ford of Treviscoe; M Jones, J Turner, J Sloane & M Turner of Liskeard; N Truscott, E Daniell, P Sully, P Hore of Holmans and the Luxulyan four of Chris, Camilla & Gillian Cawrse and Phil Hicks.

The group runners up were all awarded 2 county ranking points for effectively being knocked out at the quarter finals stage, although no quarter finals were actually played. The players receiving 2 points were A Searle, K Bryant, J Ramsey & F Walther of Mabe; T Rigler, C Trubshaw, B Lewis & A Trubshaw of Duloe; Treviscoe's T Jago, G Luke, J Botterill & B Wakeley and reigning champions R Rawlings/B Sharp/J Roper/B Sleep of Dobwalls.

Next Saturday 20 teams are due to play off for the 4 finals day places in the County Mixed Fours competition at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin


Regards

Peter Hore
CCSMBA Press & Promotions Officer


http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/
ccsmbapress@tiscali.co.uk

Monday, 1 October 2007

CCSMBA Press Release (30th September 2007)

Press Release

On Sunday The Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin was host to Cornwall's opening match of the 2007-08 ESMBA Inter County Championship as Devon were the visitors. Similar to previous seasons, Cornwall's teams experienced mixed fortunes in their respective matches.

The Premier team never led Devon and despite only trailing 7-9 at the half way point, went on to loose 6 out of 8 games in the second half with the only wins coming from Nigel Nicholls in the singles and the four of Gillian Cawrse, Derek Swaby, Nick Truscott and Graham Ford. Final Score - Cornwall 11 Points 152 Shots - Devon 25 Points 190 Shots

The A Team, however, produced a much better performance claiming a maximum 8 points in the first session. A share of the points in the second session meant Cornwall held a healthy score line of 12-5 at the half way mark. Devon hit back in the third session claiming 2 wins and a draw with Cornwall's only win coming from Peter Spargo in the Singles. Cornwall were resilient in the fourth session claiming 3 out of 4 wins to complete a comfortable victory. Final Score - Cornwall 25 Points 193 Shots - Devon 11 Points 148 Shots

 

Scores:

Premier Team (Cornwall first):

Singles ~ Dave Studden 14-13 & 11-12; Nigel Nicholls 14-11 & 19-5. Pairs ~ Carolyn Matthews & Percy Tripp 7-14 & 12-14; Graham Reeves & Peter Hore 12-17 & 10-13. Triples ~ Pam Hamley, Chris Roberts & Carol Ford 11-10 & 5-21; Miriam Barbery, Tony Baldwin & Jean Roper 12-12 & 5-14. Fours ~ Gillian Cawrse, Derek Swaby, Nick Truscott & Graham Ford 4-5 & 11-6; Margaret Jenkin, Camilla Cawrse, Brenda Sleep & Peter Hamley 2-11 & 3-12.

A Team:

Singles ~ Peter Spargo 13-10 & 20-7; Robert Flower 17-8 & 14-18. Pairs ~ Joe Coups & Brian Wakeley 18-5 & 19-6; Joyce Ward & William Sharp 13-9 & 17-11. Triples ~ Jim Rule, Marilyn Stewart & Arthur Hambley 6-12 & 11-14; Kath Goodman, Anthony Jago & Francis Walther 5-12 & 11-8. Fours ~ Ann Warren, Peter Warren, Norman Ward & Derek Newton 8-5 & 4-11; Sheila Flower, Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell & Phil Hicks 10-5 & 7-7.

 

 

Tables

Premier:

                  P W D L Points

Devon         1  1  0 0 25

Somerset    1  1  0 0 22

Dorset        1   0  0 1 14

Cornwall     1   0 0  1 11

 

A Team:

                P W D L Points

Somerset 1  1   0 0 34

Cornwall   1  1   0 0 25

Devon       1  0  0 1 11

Dorset      1  0  0 1   2

 
 
 
Regards
 
Peter Hore
CCSMBA Press & Promotions Officer
 

Sunday, 23 September 2007

CCSMBA Press Release (23rd September 2007)

 

The Cornwall Short Mat Bowls squad took part in a final practice day ahead of the start of the ESMBA Inter County Championship at Bodmins Dragon Leisure Centre on Sunday.

 
After 4 rounds of games, Team Manager Chris Cawrse named the following team to take on Devon at home next Sunday.
 
 
Premier Team:
 
Singles: D Studden (Troon); N Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity)
Pairs: C Matthews (St Newlyn East) & P Tripp (Helston); G Reeves (Saltash) & P Hore (Holmans)
Triples: P Hamley (Lostwithiel) C Roberts (Ladock) & C Ford (St Newlyn East); M Barbery (Dobwalls), T Baldwin (Liskeard) & J Roper (Dobwalls)
Fours: G Cawrse (Luxulyan), D Swaby (Wadebridge), N Truscott (Holmans)& G Ford (St Newlyn East); M Jenkins (Newlyn Trinity), C Cawrse (Luxulyan), B Sleep (Dobwalls), P Hamley (Lostwithiel)
 
A Team
 
Singles: P Spargo (Liskeard); B Flower (Tintagel)
Pairs: J Coup (Troon) & B Wakeley (Treviscoe); J Ward (Withiel) & B Sharp (Dobwalls)
Triples: J Rule, M Stewart & A Hambley (all Lostwithiel); K Goodman (Treviscoe), T Jago (Treviscoe) & F Walther (Mabe)
Fours: A Warren (Troon), P Warren (Troon), N Ward (Withiel) & D Newton (Duloe); S Flower (Tintagel), M Horrell (Withiel), K Horrell (Withiel) & P Hicks (Luxulyan)
 
 
 
Regards
 
Peter Hore
CCSMBA Press & Promotions Officer
 

Sunday, 16 September 2007

CCSMBA Press Release 16th Sept 07

Press Release from Cornwall County Short Mat Bowls Association:
 
 
County Team

The new short mat bowls season got underway in Cornwall on Sunday with 50 bowlers taking part in the county trials day at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin. The 40 players selected by team manager Chris Cawrse to return for the practice day next sunday were as follows:

Premier Team: 

Tony Baldwin (Liskeard), Gillian Cawrse (Luxuyan), Roy Christophers (Helston), Roger Edwards (Withiel), Carol Ford (St Newlyn East), Graham Ford (St Newlyn East) Capt, Pam Hamley (Lostwithiel), Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel), Peter Hore (Holmans), Margaret Jenkins (Newlyn Trinity), Carolyn Matthews (St Newlyn East), Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity), Graham Reeves (Saltash), Jean Roper (Dobwalls), Chris Roberts (Ladock), Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls), David Studden (Troon), Derek Swaby (Wadebridge), Percy Tripp (Helston), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans).

A Team: 

Miriam Barbery (Dobwalls), Camilla Cawrse (Luxulyan), Robert Flower (Tintagel), Kath Goodman (Withiel), Arthur Hambley (Lostwithiel), Phil Hicks (Luxulyan), Joe Coups (Troon), Ken Horrell (Withiel), Tony Jago (Treviscoe), Derek Newton (Duloe), Bill Sharp (Dobwalls), Peter Spargo (Liskeard), Lynn Stephens (Treviscoe), Marilyn Stewart (Lostwithiel), Brian Wakeley (Treviscoe) Capt, Frances Walther (Mabe), Joyce Ward (Withiel), Norman Ward (Withiel), Ann Warren (Troon), Peter Warren (Troon).

The first match for Cornwall is a week later when they welcome Devon to the Dragon Leisure Centre on Sunday 30th September

 

 
Summer League Final
 
The Nomads team, including experienced county players from the Newlyn Trinity, Helston, Holmans & Troon clubs are the 2007 Summer League champions after claiming a 41-35 win over Tintagel in the two leg final.

The first leg, played at Newlyn, saw Tintagel trail by just two shots after 13 of the 21 ends before the Nomads finished the game stronger claiming 6 of the remaining 8 ends to claim a 12 shot win on the night. Nomads (R Christophers, N Truscott, N Nicholls & P Tripp) 27 - Tintagel (S Flower, J Green, R Wickett & R Flower) 15.

The second leg at Tintagel was another closely contested game with Tintagel always having the edge on their own mat. They eventually won the game by 20 shots to 14. Tintagel (S Flower, J Griffiths, N Mallott, R Flower) 20 - Nomads (C Penaluna, R Christophers, P Coombes, N Nicholls) 14
 
 
 
 
Regards
 
Peter Hore
CCSMBA Press & Promotions Officer
 

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

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Saturday, 8 September 2007

Summer League Final

The Nomads team, including players from the Newlyn Trinity, Helston, Holmans & Troon clubs and four of the current Top 10 on the county rankings list, are the 2007 Summer League champions after claiming a 41-35 win in the two leg final.

The first leg, played at Newlyn on Monday 4th September, saw Tintagel quickly adapt to the mat and keep in touch for the first half of the game trailing by just two shots after 13 of the 21 ends. The Nomads teams finished the game stronger claiming 6 of the remaining 8 ends to claim a 12 shot win on the night.

Nomads (R Christophers, N Truscott, N Nicholls & P Tripp) 27 - Tintagel (S Flower, J Green, R Wickett & R Flower) 15.

The second leg, played at Tintagel on Friday 7th September, was another closely contested game with Tintagel always having the edge on their own mat, at one stage opening up an 8 shot lead befor eventually taking the win on the night by 20 shots to 14.

Tintagel (S Flower, J Griffiths, N Mallott, R Flower) 20 - Nomads (C Penaluna, R Christophers, P Coombes, N Nicholls) 14

Sunday, 2 September 2007

Competition Draws

The draws for the 2007-8 season County Competitions took place at Luxulyan Village Hall on Sunday 2nd September.

Full details will be posted onto the website when available from the competition secretary. No inference of groupings on the day of play should be taken from this list. The list may contain errors as it is taken from notes made whilst the draws were taking place.

County Singles (56 entries)
Saturday

S Ashton (Saltash), P Williams (St Newlyn East), U Prideaux (Troon), B James (Dobwalls), G Lane (Penlee), F Phillips (Helston), N Ward (Withiel), R Edwards (Withiel), P Spargo (Liskeard), P Tripp (Helston), D Hickey (Helston), J Ramsey (Mabe), D Griffin (Lostwithiel), F Walther (Mabe), J Ward (Withiel), K Williams (Penlee), J Ashton (Saltash), S Flower (Tintagel), M Woolner (Saltash), G Reeves (Saltash), J Roper (Dobwalls), B Lake (Coads Green), B Sleep (Dobwalls), R Christophers (Helston), P Spencer (Wadebridge), M Keers (St Agnes), T Rigler (Duloe), D Elliott (Holmans)
Sunday
P Thomas (Dobwalls), J Keers (St Agnes), G Ford (St Newlyn East), M Barbery (Dobwalls), G Fisher (Troon), C Ford (St Newlyn East), E Daniell (Holmans), G Kitt (Saltash), B Sharp (Dobwalls), R Flower (Tintagel), P Warren (Troon), P Hore (Holmans), J watson (St Stephen), T Baldwin (Liskeard), K Moir (Holmans), J Bottrill (Treviscoe), N Truscott (Holmans), N Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity), A Trubshaw (Duloe), D Baxter (Holmans), C Matthews (St Newlyn East), L Higgins (Perranporth), D Newton (Duloe), P Bray (Treviscoe), B Wakeley (Treviscoe), M Kitt (Saltash), D Studden (Troon), M Furneaux (Penlee)

County Two Wood Singles (48 entries)
R Edwards (withiel), P Sully (Holmans), K Goodman (Treviscoe), G Kitt (Saltash), P Williams (St Newlyn East), S Ashton (Saltash), E Daniell (Perranporth), G Ford (St Newlyn East), J Roper (Dobwalls), U Prideaux (Troon), N Truscott (Holmans), B Wakeley (Treviscoe), D Griffin (Lostwithiel), D Elliott (Holmans), N Ward (Withiel), G Lane (Penlee), B Sharp (Dobwalls), G Reeves (Saltash), S Flower (Tintagel), P Spargo (Liskeard), B Sleep (Dobwalls), J Ward (Withiel), J Ashton (Saltash), M Barbery (Dobwalls), J Keers (St Agnes), P Warren (Troon), T Baldwin (Liskeard), K Moir (Holmans), D Baxter (Holmans), T Rigler (Duloe), J Bottrill (Treviscoe), J Ramsey (Mabe, D Studden (Troon), M Woolner (Saltash), C Matthews (St Newlyn East), P Thomas (Dobwalls), M Keers (St Agnes), P Hore (Holmans), R Flower (Tintagel), F Walther (Mabe), P Spencer (Wadebridge), G Fisher (Troon), B James (Dobwalls), C Ford (St Newlyn East), M Kitt (Saltash), R Christophers (Helston), L Higgins (Perranporth), B Lake (Coads Green)

County Pairs (41 entries - Now One Day Only Sunday 13th January)
P Tripp (Helston), G Kitt (Saltash), R Stack (Treviscoe), P Sully (Holmans), D Elliot (Holmans), P Hore (Holmans), M Woolner (Saltash), A Hambley (Lostwithiel), B Wakeley (Treviscoe), N Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity), J Sloane (Liskeard), J Keers (St Agnes), D Swaby (Wadebridge), N Truscott (Perranporth), L Martin (Troon), P Spargo (Liskeard), B Sleep (Dobwalls), P Thomas (Dobwalls), P Hamley (Lostwithiel), J Bottrill (Treviscoe), G Ford (St Newlyn East), C Roberts (Ladock), M Turner (Liskeard), F Walther (Mabe), R Edwards (Withiel), N Ward (Withiel), D Griffin (Lostwithiel), B Sharp (Dobwalls), M Barbery (Dobwalls), J Menhenick (Wadebridge), G Luke (Treviscoe), P Spencer (Wadebridge), I Sampson (Saltash), D Studden (Troon), D Hodge (Tintagel), C Matthews (St Newlyn East), P Williams (St Newlyn East), B Webb (Lanjeth), J Ashton (Saltash), R Hannan (Lanjeth), R Flower (Tintagel)

County Four Wood Pairs (56 entries)
Saturday

M Woolner (Saltash), B Swabey (Wadebridge), D Studden (Troon), B Sharp (Dobwalls), R Edwards (Withiel), D Hodge (Tintagel), M Jefferies (Penlee), J Sloane (Liskeard), I Sampson (Saltash), A Dymond (Coads Green), P Sulley (Holmans), D Griffin (Lostwithiel), M Furneaux (Penlee), G Kitt (Saltash), B Sleep (Dobwalls), N Ward (Withiel), C Cawrse (Luxulyan), D Elliott (Holmans), R Hannan (Lanjeth), A Hambley (Lostwithiel), T Hyatt (Treviscoe), P Hamley (Lostwithiel), J Menhenick (Wadebridge), P Spargo (Liskeard), M Turner (Liskeard), P Hicks (Luxulyan), J Bottrill (Treviscoe), P Warren (Troon)
Sunday
D Newton (Duloe), J Ashton (Saltash), B Wakeley (Treviscoe), N Truscott (Perranporth), B Webb (Lanjeth), A Trubshaw (Duloe), K Rail (Troon), G Luke (Treviscoe), G Risdon (Lanteglos), J Keers (St Agnes), J Watson (St Stephen), J Tillinghurst (Boscastle), P Williams (St Newlyn East), P Spencer (Wadebridge), G Ford (St Newlyn East), G Fisher (Troon), C Matthews (St Newlyn East), R Flower (Tintagel), P Thomas (Dobwalls), D Swaby (Wadebridge), U Prideaux (Troon), F Walther (Mabe), R Stack (Treviscoe), C Roberts (Ladock), P Hore (Holmans), M Barbery (Dobwalls), M Christ (Centenary), P Tripp (Helston)

County Mixed Pairs (26 entries)
P Thomas (Dobwalls), D Newton (Duloe), R Flower (Tintagel), A Trubshaw (Duloe), G Risdon (Lanteglos), P Spencer (Wadebridge), D Elliott (Holmans), P Hore (Holmans), B Webb (Lanjeth), C Matthews (St Newlyn East), G Sleep (Dobwalls), J Roper (Dobwalls), J Keers (St Agnes), B Sleep (Dobwalls), P Sully (Holmans), R Edwards (Withiel), C Cawrse (Luxulyan), N Ward (Withiel), P Spargo (Liskeard), C Roberts (Ladock), J Turner (Liskeard), P Williams (St Newlyn East), T Baldwin (Liskeard), P Hicks (Luxulyan), C Ford (St Newlyn East), B Wakeley (Treviscoe)

County Triples (29 entries)
P Spargo (Liskeard), R Hancock (Lanreath), G Luke (Treviscoe), D Studden (Troon), N Ward (Withiel), J Smith (Treviscoe), P Sully (Holmans), P Williams (St Newlyn East), J Harvey (Helston), B Wakeley (Treviscoe), P Spencer (Wadebridge), B Webb (Lanjeth), F Walther (Mabe), J Ashton (Saltash), P Hamley (Lostwithiel), D Hickey (Helston), P Hore (Holmans), D Swaby (Wadebridge), R Stokes (Wadebridge), D Newton (Duloe), M Turner (Liskeard), B Sleep (Dobwalls), B Swaby (Wadebridge), C Parsons (Lanteglos), G Ford (St Newlyn East), D Woolner (Saltash), P Thomas (Dobwalls), A Hambley (Lostwithiel), R Flower (Tintagel)

County Mixed Fours (20 entries)
B Wakeley (Treviscoe), B Sleep (Dobwalls), M Christ (Centenary), P Hore (Holmans), J Menhenick (Wadebridge), P Hamley (Lostwithiel), M Turner (Liskeard), R Flower (Tintagel), B Webb (Lanjeth), F Walther (Mabe), A Hambley (Lostwithiel), P Thomas (Dobwalls), J Ashton (Saltash), G Ford (St Newlyn East), J Keers (St Agnes), R Stokes (Wadebridge), C Parsons (Lanteglos), P Spargo (Liskeard), N Ward (Withiel), D Studden (Helston)

County Fours (22 entries)
J Harvey (Helston), G Ford (Treviscoe), B Webb (Lanjeth), F Walther (Mabe), P Spargo (Liskeard), R Hancock (Lanreath), M Turner (Liskeard), B Lewis (Duloe), G Ford (St Newlyn East), P Sully (Holmans), D Swaby (Wadebridge), P Thomas (Dobwalls), B Sleep (Dobwalls), D Woolner (Saltash), J Watson (Treviscoe), B Wakeley (Treviscoe), D Eliott (Holmans), R Stokes (Wadebridge), J Ashton (Saltash), C Cawrse (Luxulyan), A Hambley (Lostwithiel), N Ward (Withiel)

Team of Three (15 entries)
P Hore (Holmans), B Wakeley (Treviscoe), B Sleep (Dobwalls), N Ward (Withiel), D Newton (Duloe), C Cawrse (Luxulyan), P Tripp (Helston), P Spargo (Liskeard), B Webb (Lanjeth), P Sully (Holmans), A Davidson (St Ives), C Ford (St Newlyn East), M Jefferies (Penlee), P Thomas (Dobwalls), R Flower (Tintagel)

Rea Francis (11 entries)
Camelford, Tintagel, Wadebridge, Liskeard, Penlee, Lostwithiel, Treviscoe, Dobwalls, Duloe, Helston, Withiel

Thursday, 23 August 2007

St Agnes Open Day

Sourced from West Briton - 23rd August 2007

The club held an open morning on Saturday, August 18 to encourage people to try their hand at this popular indoor sport.

The village has three teams. One, The Cuckoos in the Premier League, and two, the Gulls and the Choughs, in the First Division of the Central League.

Many people took the challenge to enjoy a free 'roll-up', and tea or coffee and biscuits .

The morning was well supported, and the raffle, with prizes donated by club members and many of the local shops, together with a cake stall, and locally produced vegetables, fruit and plants, raised over £200 for club funds.

BOWLS CLUB AID WILL BE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY

Sourced from West Briton - 23rd August 2007

09:00 - 23 August 2007

Mabe Short Mat Bowls Club has secured two grants towards the cost of a machine which will make life easier for members.The club has been awarded just over £1,000 from Kerrier's Community Grant Scheme and a further £2,780 from the Lottery's Awards for All coffers.

The money will go towards the £4,000 needed to buy an Electrowind, a electric short mat carpet storage and handling unit. The shortfall will be made up by club, which has been holding various fundraising events. The machine will be one of the first manufactured in this country.

Club secretary Keith Bryant said: "Mabe Indoor Bowls Club, like many other clubs, has a large number of elderly members who like to bowl both for fun and competitively during the winter months.

"The main item of equipment used indoors is a bowls mat, 45 feet long and six feet wide. Mabe Community Hall accommodates two of these mats for competitive matches.

"The mats are very heavy and need to be rolled up and stored after every bowling session, somewhat difficult for the elderly members two to three times a week. Therefore the committee decided it would try to obtain some assistance for the membership, to allow all the present members and hopefully some new members, to take part without too much stress or injury."

That is where the Electrowind machine comes in. The new unit is due to be commissioned at a short ceremony at Mabe Community Hall on September 7.

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Club's delight at grants

Sourced from Falmouth Packet - 22nd August 2007

MABE Short Mat Bowls Club have just been advised they have been successful in grant awards from both Kerrier District Council Community Grant Scheme and the Awards for All Programme from the Lottery Grants for Local Groups.

Mabe Indoor Bowls Club, like many other clubs, have a large number of elderly members who like to both bowl for fun and competitively during the winter months.

The main item of equipment used indoors is a bowls mat 45 feet long and six feet wide; Mabe Community Hall accommodates two of these mats for competitive matches. The mats are very heavy and need to be rolled up and stored after every bowling session, somewhat difficult for the elderly members two to three times a week.

The committee, therefore, decided they would try to obtain some assistance for the membership, to allow all the present members and hopefully some new members to take part without too much stress or injury.

The club decided it needed to purchase a reliable low maintenance, user-friendly machine that was mains powered, an "Electrowind," to help its members at a cost of almost £4,000.

The club has been awarded just over £1,000 from Kerrier's community grant scheme, and £2,780 from the "Awards for All" scheme. This leaves a small shortfall to be made up by the club. The members have during recent months run various fund raising events to obtain the necessary balance, and have now ordered the new "Electrowind" to be delivered for the start of the new winter season.

Monday, 20 August 2007

Press Release & Tables 20 Aug 07

Press Release:

The two finalists for the CCSMBA summer league have been decided for this season, both with a game to spare. The Nomads won the west area league, with a comfortable gap having not lost a game so far. Tintagel have wrapped up the east area league on Thursday without having to bowl a wood as the only team that could catch them, Withiel Elms, lost heavily at Boscastle.

The final between the Nomads and Tintagel will be played over two legs on a home and away basis.



League Tables:


West:

Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Nomads Summer
13
12
1
0
344
178
166
37*
2
Luxulyan Summer
12
8
0
4
250
196
54
24*
3
St Newlyn East Summer
12
5
0
7
221
243
-22
18*
4
Lanjeth Summer
13
6
1
6
231
283
-52
17*
5
Ladock Summer
13
6
0
7
247
231
16
14*
6
Centenary Summer
13
4
0
9
228
276
-48
14*
7
St Stephen Summer
12
5
1
6
237
238
-1
13*
8
Praa Sands Summer
12
2
1
9
178
291
-113
5




East:

Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Tintagel Summer
13
10
1
2
299
175
124
33*
2
Withiel Elms Summer
13
8
0
5
305
213
92
28*
3
Wadebridge Summer
13
8
0
5
306
219
87
24*
4
Withiel Oaks Summer
13
8
1
4
265
233
32
23*
5
Boscastle Summer
13
6
0
7
237
261
-24
14*
6
Camelford Summer
13
3
1
9
221
263
-42
13*
7
Blisland Summer
13
5
1
7
204
282
-78
13*
8
St Tudy Summer
13
2
0
11
163
354
-191
4



Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Press Release 13th August 2007


Press Release:

The new short mat bowls season is just a few weeks away. The Cornwall County SMBA would like to remind clubs and members that entry forms and fees for all county competitions in 2007-08 must be received by the competition secretary no later than Saturday 25th August. All members are encouraged to support the county by entering as many competitions as possible.



League Tables:

West:

ClubTeam
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Nomads Summer
12
12
0
0
328
162
166
34*
2
Luxulyan Summer
12
8
0
4
250
196
54
24*
3
St Newlyn East Summer
11
5
0
6
207
228
-21
16*
4
Lanjeth Summer
12
6
0
6
215
267
-52
16*
5
St Stephen Summer
12
5
1
6
237
238
-1
13*
6
Ladock Summer
12
5
0
7
232
217
15
12*
7
Centenary Summer
12
4
0
8
213
256
-43
12*
8
Praa Sands Summer
11
1
1
9
158
276
-118
3



East:
ClubTeam
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Tintagel Summer
12
9
1
2
280
163
117
29*
2
Withiel Elms Summer
12
8
0
4
296
186
110
26*
3
Wadebridge Summer
12
8
0
4
292
194
98
22*
4
Withiel Oaks Summer
12
7
1
4
237
221
16
19*
5
Camelford Summer
12
3
1
8
209
244
-35
13*
6
Boscastle Summer
12
5
0
7
210
252
-42
12*
7
Blisland Summer
12
4
1
7
179
268
-89
11*
8
St Tudy Summer
12
2
0
10
151
326
-175
4



Regards


Peter Hore
CCSMBA Press & Promotions Officer


http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/
ccsmbapress@tiscali.co.uk