CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 11th JANUARY 2009
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS
Luxulyan Village Hall played host to a full days bowling on Saturday when the local qualifying rounds of the ESMBA National Championships were contested.
Geoff Lane (Penlee), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans), Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) & Peter Hore (Holmans) claimed a clean sweep of wins in the Fours claim the win and championship place. Second place went to Roy Christophers (Helston), Christine Coxall (Newlyn Trinity), Elise Daniell (Holmans) & Len Coxall (Newlyn Trinity). Peter Sully (Holmans), Dave Baxter (Holmans), Kathy Webb (Withiel) & Brian Webb (Withiel) took third place with Henry Kendall (Withiel), Meg Horrell (Withiel), Joyce Ward (Withiel) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) fourth.
The Triples proved to the closest competition of the day with any one of the four teams able to qualify going into the last round of games. Eventual winners Nicholas Truscott, Nigel Nicholls & Peter Hore made a late comeback to defeat Roy Christophers, Elise Daniell & Geoff Lane 6-4 in a tight match. The result on its own did not appear to be enough as with two ends left in the game between Meg Horrell, Joyce Ward & Ken Horrell and Peter Sully, Kathy Webb & Brian Webb, Ken Horrell’s team held a lead which would have put them through. Brian Webb’s team had other ideas though claiming scores on both of the last two ends to win the game 8-7 but an earlier heavy defeat left them with an inferior shot difference.
Geoff Lane & Nigel Nicholls claimed the Pairs competition winning three out of four games. Second went to Nicholas Truscott & Peter Hore on shot difference from Joyce Ward & Ken Horrell in third. Brian & Kathy Webb took fourth with Peter Sully and Dave Baxter fifth.
The final competition of the day, the Singles, saw Geoff Lane and Peter Hore undefeated in the group stages and meet in the final which Peter Hore won comfortably with a score line of 11-1.
The winners go forward to play in the ESMBA National Championships held in the Midlands from the 2nd to 5th April.
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 (17th & 18th January) the County Pairs championship qualification competition takes place at Bodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre with around 50 pairs due to compete.
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