Monday, 25 February 2008

CCSMBA News Release - 24th February 2008

Cornwall County Short Mat Bowls News Release - 24th February 2008



The finals of five county championships were contested over the weekend at The Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin.

First up was the County Fours where the Luxulyan four of Chris, Camilla & Gillian Cawrse and Phil Hicks won back the title they won 2 years ago with a closely contested victory over Treviscoe's R & G Ford and G & J Smith. Luxulyan eventually won the game 18-14 having raced ahead in the early stages before being pegged back. Both teams had eased through their semi finals earlier in the day against rinks from Holmans and Liskeard.

Next came the finals of the County Singles Championship where Phil Thomas of Dobwalls won the competition for the second time, beating Malcolm Furneaux of Penlee 16-10 in a closely fought final. Earlier in the day Thomas eased past R Flower (Tintagel) before beating Cornwall Premier Team Singles player Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn) by a single shot on a tense last end.

The County Mixed Fours saw Peter and Pam Hamley (Lostwithiel) join the new County Fours champions Chris and Camilla Cawrse to help the Luxulyan duo claim their second title of the day. As with the County Fours, the Luxulyan and Lostwithiel mixed team won back the title they had won 2 seasons ago, this time beating Roy Christophers (Helston), Anne Warren, Una Prideaux & David Studden (All Troon)13-8 in the final.

On Sunday it was the turn of the County Pairs and Triples finals. Troon's Joe Coups and David Studden took the County Pairs title to add to their County Four Wood Pairs title they had won 2 weeks before. They beat Helston's Roy Christophers and Percy Tripp 17-5 in a one sided final. Earlier Coups & Studden had beaten Betty Temple-Smith & Sheila Hodge 9-4 in the semi final having eased past J & S Ashton in the quarters.

J Coups & D Studden were then joined by Troon club-mate B Williams as another one sided final saw them claim a 21-6 win over B Sharp, J Roper & B Sleep of Dobwalls to claim the County Triples title. Earlier in the competition the Troon trio had beaten P Williams, C Matthews & J Watson (St Newlyn East) by just one shot in the semi final.

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Peter Hore
CCSMBA Press & Promotions Officer

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