CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE – 23rd November 2008
COUNTY 4 WOOD MIXED PAIRS
59 pairings contested the County 4 Wood Pairs Qualification competition over the weekend at Bodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre.
On Saturday 32 pairs competed in the round robin stage to earn a place the knock out round to play for one of the 4 places available in the competition’s finals in February. In the most closely fought of the knock out games Camilla Cawrse & Phil Hicks (Luxulyan) needed an extra end to defeat David Griffin (Lostwithiel) & Norman Ward 9-8. Miriam Barbery & Barbara James (Dobwalls) defeated Linda Martin & Gerald Fisher (Troon) 16-8. Melba Kitt & Darren Woolner (Saltash) were 19-6 winners against Peter Morrish & John Menhenick (Wadebridge) and Patsy Wakeley & Chris Roberts (Ladock) took the last spot on the finals line up defeating Dave Abbis & Robert Peareth (Lostwithiel) 12-6.
Sunday’s play saw 27 pairs compete in the round robin stage to earn the knock out round places. The knock out matches saw Roy Christophers & Percy Tripp (Helston) claim a 12-6 win over Val & Geoff Risdon (Lanteglos) having already claimed a 10-9 win in the group stages. The closest fought game saw Joe Coups & Dave Studden (Troon) take a single shot win from Frances Walther & Judy Ramsey (Mabe) 10-9. Brenda Sleep & Jean Roper (Dobwalls) were 13-10 winners against Carol & Graham Ford (St Newlyn East) and in the final game Margaret Jenkin & Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) were 14-3 winners against Peter Spargo & Derek Newton (Liskeard).
Another busy weekend ahead with 44 bowlers entered in the County 2 Wood Singles on Saturday and Dorset are the latest opponents for the county teams on Sunday. Both days action takes place at Bodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre.
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