CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 30th November 2008
TWO WOOD SINGLES
On Saturday (29th November) 44 bowlers, split into eight groups, contested the qualification competition for the County Two Wood Singles at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin.
Defending champion Tony Baldwin (Liskeard) was undefeated to qualify from Group 1 (6 pts +20 shots) to set up a quarter final against Bill Sharp (Dobwalls) who took Group 2 with three wins (6 +8). Group 3 went the way of Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) (6 +33) who will meet Group 4 winner Jean Roper (Dobwalls) (6 +21).
A draw in his final game was enough for Peter Hore (Holmans) to claim Group 5 (5 +22) and set up a quarter final against Group 6 winner Bob Williams (Troon) (5 +12). Norman Ward (Withiel) took three wins to claim Group 7 (6 +21) and will meet Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) to claimed a tight Group 8 on shots difference (4 +21).
The final stages of the competition will be played on Sunday 8th February at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin.
On Sunday (30th November) Cornwall faced Dorset in the latest round of matches in the ESMBA Inter County at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin.
Cornwall’s Premier Team started well against in the first session claiming three wins out of four. Nigel Nicholls (15-10) and David Studden (13-12) claiming the points in the Singles and Geoff Lane and Bill Sharp (15-9) in the Pairs. A shared second session, with wins for both Triples for Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott & Peter Hore (13-8) and Joe Coups, Gerald Fisher & Chris Roberts (8-6) saw Cornwall hold a lead at the half way point 10 points to 6 and 89 shots to 85.
The third session points were shared with Nigel Nicholls (22-7) in the Singles and Geoff Lane & Bill Sharp (20-8) claiming the points for Cornwall. Keeping the scores close in the games lost ensured that Cornwall claimed the bonus points in both Singles and Pairs. With a session to play Cornwall led 18 points to 10 and 155 shots to 129. A tight final session went the way of Cornwall with wins for the Triple of Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott & Peter Hore (13-12) and Fours for Roy Christophers, Graham Luke, Lin Stephens & Brian Wakeley (12-7). A Draw in the other Triples for Joe Coups, Gerald Fisher & Chris Roberts (10-10) secured a session advantage and a further two bonus points.
The final match score being Cornwall 25 points 196 shots Dorset 15 points 168 shots.
Singles – N Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 15-10 & 22-7, D Studden (Troon) 13-12 & 9-13
Pairs – G Cawrse (Luxulyan) & P Tripp (Helston) 12-13 & 15-16, G Lane (Penlee) & B Sharp (Dobwalls) 15-9 & 20-8
Triples – E Daniell (Holmans), N Truscott (Holmans) & P Hore (Holmans) 13-8 & 13-12, J Coup (Troon), G Fisher (Troon) & C Roberts (Ladock) 8-6 & 10-10
Fours – J Rule (Lostwithiel), P Sulley (Holmans), C Ford (St Newlyn East) & G Ford (St Newlyn East)6-12 & 6-10, R Christophers (Helston), G Luke (Luxulyan), L Stephens (Treviscoe) & B Wakeley (Luxulyan) 7-15 & 12-7
In the A Team fixture Cornwall also started well claiming a first session advantage with wins for both Singles Peter Spargo (12-11) & Graham Reeves (17-14) and Carolyn Matthews & Pam Williams (20-5) in the Pairs. The advantage was further stretched in the second session thanks to wins for both Triples Una Prideaux, Derek Swaby & Norman Ward (16-3) & Tony Jago, Kath Goodman & Jean Roper (11-4) and the Four of Sheila Hodge, Tom Rigler, Brenda Sleep & Derek Newton (13-10). At the halfway point Cornwall held a comfortable 12 points to 4 and 101 shots to 80 lead.
Dorset hit back in the third session taking three wins out of four, Peter Spargo (12-11) taking the only points for the home county. A shared final session, with Dorset winning both Triples and Cornwall taking both Fours, Camilla Cawrse, Meg Horrell, Ken Horrell & Phil Hicks (13-2) and Sheila Hodge, Tom Rigler, Brenda Sleep & Derek Newton (12-8). Cornwall claimed the bonus points for most shots in the Singles, Triples and Fours.
The final match score being Cornwall 24 points 184 shots Dorset 16 points 165 shots.
Singles – P Spargo (Liskeard) 12-11 & 12-11, G Reeves (Saltash) 17-14 & 11-12
Pairs – M Barbery (Dobwalls) & J Ward (Withiel) 7-21 & 9-12, C Matthews (St Newlyn East) & P Williams (St Newlyn East) 20-5 & 10-13
Triples – U Prideaux (Holmans), D Swaby (Wadebridge) & N Ward (Withiel) 16-3 & 8-15, T Jago (Treviscoe), K Goodman (Treviscoe) & J Roper (Dobwalls) 11-4 & 8-12
Fours - C Cawrse (Luxulyan), M Horrell (Withiel), K Horrell (Withiel) & P Hicks (Luxulyan) 5-12 & 13-2, S Hodge (Liskeard), T Rigler (Duloe), B Sleep (Dobwalls) & D Newton (Liskeard) 13-10 & 12-8
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.
This weekend (6th & 7th December) 65 bowlers are entered in the County Singles championship qualification competition to be held at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin.
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