CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE – 16 November 2008
INTER AREA LEAGUE
The second round of Inter Area League games were played on Saturday (15th November) at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin. The two match winners from the first round of games, Central and East were up against each other with West facing North in the other game.
Central started well in the first session winning 3 out of 4 games to establish a lead early on. A similar score line in the second session left Central well in control with a 12 points to 4 and 12 shot lead at the halfway point. East recorded two wins and a draw in the third session to reduce the deficit to 6 points and 7 shots. A shared final session saw Central claim the match 23 points 170 shots to East’s 13 points 166 shots. (Scorecard can be downloaded here http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=ia08_CentralEast1511 )
The first session of the West v North match saw the points shared with West holding an 11 shot lead. West claimed 3 out of 4 games in the second session to open a 10 points to 6 and 30 shot lead at the halfway point. The third session saw the West take a clean sweep to firmly stamp there authority on the match to lead 18 points to 6 and by 63 shots with a session to play. The final session saw a repeat of the second session to leave the final score at West 28 points 215 shots North 8 points 148 shots. (Scorecard can be downloaded here http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=ia08_WestNorth1511 )
The final round of matches will be played in February when Central will face West and East take on North.
A well supported and highly competitive County Triples qualification competition was contested by 38 teams at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin on Sunday (16th November). The entrants were split into 8 groups with the group winners progressing to the County Finals in March.
The Dobwalls trio of Bill Sharp, Jean Roper and Brenda Sleep were unbeaten in three games to claim Group 1 (6 points +31 shots). Meg Horrell, Kathy Webb and Brian Webb of Withiel were also unbeaten in claiming Group 2 (6 +30). Another Withiel Trio, Joyce Ward, Eric Boddy and Norman Ward claimed the most impressive score of the day in Group 3 (6 +41). In a tight Group 4 with three teams finished on 4 points with top spot going to Lostwithiel’s Pam & Peter Hamley joined by Luxulyan’s Gillian Cawrse (4 +11).
Group 5 went the way of Penlee’s Keith Williams and Malcolm Furneaux joined by Penzance’s John Thomas (6 +10). Defending champions Bob Williams, Joe Coups and David Studden from Troon took group 6 (6 +33). A tight Group 7 went the way of Saltash’s Margaret Goodwin, Graham Reeves and Darren Woolner (4 +6). The St Newlyn East team of Jim Stanley, Pam Williams and Carolyn Matthews came through a tight Group 8 with three teams finishing on 4 points (4 +7).
Area League results are now being updated regularly and can be found on the CCSMBA Website using the following links.
Central Premier http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=13958
Central Div 1 http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=13960
North Div 1 http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=14006
North Div 2 http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=14007
East Premier http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=14008
East Div 1 http://www.ccsmba.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=14009
West Area – Sent direct by area league co-ordinator.
Another busy weekend ahead with 126 bowlers entered in the County Four Wood Pairs being played over two days at Bodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre.
Press and Promotions Officer
Cornwall County Short Mat Bowls Association