CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 7th December 2008
Over the weekend (6th & 7th December) 53 bowlers competed in the qualification competition for the County Singles Championship at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin.
On Saturday six group winners were joined by the two best runners up to make up the eight players in the play offs for the four places in the top half of the draw in the finals.
Group Two winner Robert Flower (Tintagel) (6 pts +29 shots) was a 11-9 winner against Group One winner John Menhenick (Wadebridge) (6 +24). Group Two runner up Jim Botterill (Treviscoe) (4 +9) defeated Group Three winner Tom Lapworth (Porthleven) (4 +17) 11-8. In an all Withiel match Group Three runner up Brian Webb (4 +16) claimed a 15-5 victory over Group Four winner Joyce Ward (5 +12). The final place was claimed by Group 6 winner Dave Studden (Troon) (4 +16) with a 12-7 win against Group Five winner Carolyn Matthews (St Newlyn East) (6 +16).
Sunday’s competition saw seven group winners and one runner up going into the play offs to fill the bottom half of the final draws.
Group One winner Bob Williams (Troon) (6 +33) took an 8-6 win against Group Two winner Miriam Barbery (Dobwalls) (4 +26). Group Four winner Tony Baldwin (Liskeard) (6 +49) defeated Group Three winner Jean Roper (Dobwalls) (6 +22) 15-6. David Griffin (Lostwithiel) took advantage of the best runners up spot to defeat Group Five winner Bill Sharp (Dobwalls) (6 +18) 12-11 after an extra end. The final place went Group Seven winner Gerald Fisher (Troon) (6 +11) with a 13-8 win against Group Six winner Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) (6 +11)
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall’s A team travel to Winkleigh on Saturday for their outstanding fixture against Devon.
WEST AREA SINGLES
The Western Division Four Wood Singles will played at Goldsithney and Marazion on Saturday.
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.
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Cornwall County Short Mat Bowls Association