Sunday, 22 February 2009

CCSMBA News Release - 22nd February 2009

CORNWALL SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 22nd FEBRUARY 2009

INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Cornwall’s Premier & A teams travelled to Wincanton on Sunday to compete in the Quarter Finals of the ESMBA Inter County Championship Consolation Competition.

The Premier Team faced Gloucestershire and started well taking an advantage in the first session courtesy of wins in the Singles for Dave Studden (12-11) and Pairs for Gillian Cawrse & Percy Tripp (18-12) and a draw in the other singles game for Nigel Nicholls (13-13). Cornwall took control of the match in the second session taking wins on all four mats. Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott & Peter Hore (11-9) and Una Prideaux, Joe Coups & Gerald Fisher (13-3) in the Triples. Kath Goodman, Peter Sully, Carol Ford & Graham Ford (12-6) and Roy Christophers, Graham Luke, Brian Wakeley & Chris Roberts (8-6) in the Fours to leave the halfway score reading Gloucestershire 3 points 76 shots Cornwall 13 points 100 shots.

Three wins in the third session saw Cornwall pass the 21 points needed to secure the overall match win with a session to spare. The points recorded by Nigel Nicholls (12-10) in the Singles, Gillian Cawrse & Percy Tripp (20-6) and Geoff Lane & Bill Sharp (16-8) in the Pairs. Two bonus points for most shots in the Pairs also went to Cornwall. The final session saw Cornwall take a solitary win courtesy of the Triple of Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott & Peter Hore (12-7). The bonus points were also secured by the Triples for Cornwall to leave the final match score at Gloucestershire 15 point 159 shots Cornwall 25 points 186 shots.

Cornwall will face Shropshire, the county who have knocked them out of the competition in the past two seasons (2008 - Cornwall 9 points 153 shots Shropshire 27 points 217shots, 2007 - Cornwall 8 points 160 shots Shropshire 28 points 209 shots), in the Semi Finals at Caroline Chisholm School, Northampton on Saturday.

Scorers (Gloucestershire first) 11-12 & 16-9
Pairs – G Cawrse (Luxulyan) & P Tripp (Helston) 12-18 & 6-20, G Lane (Penlee) & B Sharp (Dobwalls) 15-13 & 8-16
Triples – E Daniell (Holmans), N Truscott (Holmans) & P Hore (Holmans) 9-11 & 7-12, U Prideaux (Troon), J Coup (Troon) & G Fisher (Troon) 4-13 & 11-6
Fours – K Goodman (Treviscoe), P Sully (Holmans), C Ford (St Newlyn East) & G Ford (St Newlyn East) 6-12 & 12-6, R Christophers (Helston), G Luke (Luxulyan), B Wakeley (Luxulyan) & C Roberts (Ladock) 6-8 & 13-5

The A Team came up against Buckinghamshire. A tight first session saw the points shared with wins for Cornwall recorded by Peter Spargo (21-5) in the singles and Joyce Ward & Miriam Barbery (12-11) in the Pairs. Cornwall opened up an advantage in the second session with three wins courtesy of Robert Flower, Derek Swaby & Norman Ward (21-6) and Pam Hamley, Jean Roper & Peter Hamley (11-6) in the Triples and Camilla Cawrse, Tom Rigler, Chris Cawrse & Phil Hicks (10-3) in the Fours. The match score at the halfway point read Buckinghamshire 6 points 76 shots Cornwall 10 points 96 shots.

The third session again saw the points shared with Peter Spargo (11-8) in the Singles and Carolyn Matthews and Pam Williams (18-5) in the Pairs recording Cornwall’s points. The fourth session saw three wins come the way of Cornwall to secure the match win. Points were recorded by Robert Flower, Derek Swaby & Norman Ward (9-6) and Pam Hamley, Jean Roper & Peter Hamley (10-6) in the Triples and Sheila Hodge, Tony Jago, Brenda Sleep & Derek Newton (18-4) in the Fours. Cornwall also secured the bonus points for shots in the Singles, Triples and Fours to leave the final match score at Buckinghamshire 14 points 150 shots Cornwall 26 points 195 shots.

Cornwall will now face Northamptonshire in the Semi Finals at Caroline Chisholm School, Northampton on Saturday.

Scorers (Buckinghamshire first)
Singles – P Spargo (Liskeard) 5-21 & 8-11, G Reeves (Saltash) 15-10 & 17-14
Pairs – C Stanley (St Newlyn East) & P Williams (St Newlyn East) 18-8 & 5-18, M Barbery (Dobwalls) & J Ward (Withiel) 11-12 & 17-9
Triples – R Flower (Tintagel), D Swaby (Wadebridge) & N Ward (Withiel) 6-21 & 6-9, P Hamley (Lostwithiel), J Roper (Dobwalls) & P Hamley 6-11 & 6-10
Fours - C Cawrse (Luxulyan), T Rigler (Duloe), C Cawrse (Luxulyan) & P Hicks (Luxulyan) 3-10 & 11-10, S Hodge (Liskeard), T Jago (Treviscoe), B Sleep (Dobwalls) & D Newton (Liskeard) 12-3 & 4-18

AREA LEAGUES

The first Area League title of the season has been decided with Tintagel taking the North Area title for the first time.

Competition remains tight in the other areas with a number of outcomes still possible. The Western Division seems to have come down to three contenders with Newlyn Trinity, Holmans and Penlee in the top three places. Four teams are still in contention in the Central Area, Withiel Elms, Lostwithiel, Luxulyan Golds & St Newlyn East. The Eastern Division sees Landrake, Dobwalls, Calstock, Saltash and Duloe all still in contention of the title.

Tables to follow, problem with website used to provide them.

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA

Friday, 20 February 2009

Funding Boost for Bowls

NEWS RELEASE 

22nd January 2009 

SPORT ENGLAND AWARDS £750,000 FUNDING BOOST TO BOWLS 

BOWLS has been awarded more than £750,000 by Sport England to help deliver grassroots opportunities and increase participation over the next four years. 

A total of 46 sports have been awarded funding by Sport England to help deliver its strategy to increase the number of people playing and enjoying sport, and to create development pathways for those with talent. 

The bowls funding bid was submitted by the ‘Bowls Family’, which consists of: 

• British Crown Green Bowling Association (BCGBA)

• English Short Mat Bowling Association (ESMBA)

• English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd (formerly EIBA and EWIBA)

• English Bowling Federation (EBF) and English Women’s Bowling Federation (EWBF)

• Bowls England (BE) 

The funding will be used primarily to develop bowls and increase participation in the sport, in all its forms, across the country through joint recruitment and retention projects. The National Governing Bodies will be working with clubs and counties in a bid to achieve the increase in participation.  

The award is also subject to the development of Business Plans by each NGB (leading to one Business Plan for the sport in England), the creation of “Bowls Alliance Limited” to act as the lead body for the sport and the employment of a Sports Development Officer to assist this work over the next four years. 

The funding must be used jointly and accounted for separately from each National Governing Body’s own sources of income and expenditure, and expenditure will be closely monitored by Sport England. 

Representatives of the National Governing Bodies who worked jointly on the bid have welcomed Sport England’s announcement. 

Stephen Rodwell, Secretary of the “Bowls Alliance Partnership” & Administration Manager of the English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd, said: “Over the past four years all of the Bowling Codes have been working together under the umbrella of the “Bowls Alliance Partnership”. This is the start of an exciting period for our Sport which will see the National Governing Bodies working with Grassroot Bowlers, Clubs, Counties, Local Authorities, County Sports Partnership and Primary Care Trusts”. 

Alan Whitworth, Financial Officer of the British Crown Green Bowling Association, said: “Well done to the Alliance. This gives us the opportunity, together with our other National Governing Bodies, to expand our sport at all levels and to all sections of the community.” 

Simon Willies, Vice-Chairman of The English Short Mat Bowling Association, said: “The ESMBA is looking forward to working with all the other bowling codes and Sport England in taking the sport of bowls forward into the future. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to develop our sport and project it out to the wider population.” 

David Murley B.E.M. - Chairman of Executive Council of English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd, said: “I am very impressed with the opportunity that this funding has given the Sport of Bowls and in particular all codes in the Bowls family. It will enable the sport to reach out far and wide to increase participation and retention of members in our target areas”. 

John Heppel, Secretary of the English Bowling Federation, said: “This is wonderful news for bowls in general and for the Federation. It would not have been possible to obtain this funding but for the Governing Bodies working together under the Bowls Alliance. We now have a great opportunity to reverse the trend of falling membership. Thanks must go to those officers involved for all their hard work in preparing and submitting the application.” 

Tony Allcock MBE, Chief Executive of Bowls England, said: “Bowls England is committed to increasing participation in our sport. We recognise this can be achieved more effectively by working in partnership with the other National Governing Bodies. Sport England’s decision to support our work by giving us this substantial funding towards grass roots development over the next four years is a major boost for our sport.” 

Notes to Editors: 

Bowls was one of 46 sports invited to submit detailed four-year plans setting out the contribution they could make to Sport England’s strategic outcomes. Sport England provided expertise in the development of these plans to ensure that they were clear, evidence-based and achievable. 

The ‘Bowls Family’ developed a plan which defines where it can contribute to the Grow, Sustain and Excel outcomes within Sport England’s Strategy. 

The sports being funded are: angling; archery; athletics; badminton; baseball/softball; basketball; wheelchair basketball; boccia; bowls; boxing; canoeing; cricket; cycling; equestrianism; fencing; football; goalball; football; golf; gymnastics; handball; hockey; judo; lacrosse; movement & dance; modern

pentathlon; mountaineering; netball; orienteering; rounders; rowing; rugby league; rugby union; sailing; shooting; skiing; squash; swimming; table tennis; taekwondo; tennis; triathlon; volleyball; waterskiing; weightlifting; wrestling. 

14 sports, including fencing, handball, wheelchair basketball and taekwondo are receiving funding to develop their grassroots for the first time. 

The overall amount invested directly into national governing bodies has increased from the 2005-09 allocation, and been brought into a single award for each sport. Responsibility for delivery has been placed in the hands of each governing body, with clear targets agreed on a sport-by-sport basis. 

The investment decisions follow a rigorous assessment and a four-month period of engagement with the sports focused on achieving the ‘grow, sustain and excel’ outcomes at the heart of Sport England’s strategy to ensure the right funding is being invested in the right places. 

Sport England will monitor and evaluate results quarterly, and will hold governing bodies of sport accountable for their plans.

Monday, 16 February 2009

CCSMBA News Release - 15th February 2009

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE – 15th FEBRUARY 2009

REA FRANCIS COMPETITION

The first of the County Home and Away competitions was completed recently with first timers Penlee claiming the title with an aggregate win of 97 – 70 over five times winners and defending champions Lostwithiel.

The first leg, played at Lostwithiel saw Penlee claim a 9 shot advantage with wins in the Singles and Pairs whilst Lostwithiel claimed the Triples and Fours, the match score being Lostwithiel 39 Penlee 48.

The return leg, played at Bolitho SMBC, saw the games again shared two each with Penlee taking the Singles and Triples and Lostwithiel the Pairs and Fours. With shots determining the final result Penlee’s stronger scoring saw them come out as 49-31 winners.

Match Details

1st Leg, Played at Lostwithiel Community Centre
Singles - Lostwithiel 4 Penlee 18, Pairs - Lostwithiel 9 Penlee 18, Triples - Lostwithiel 14 Penlee 7, Rinks - Lostwithiel 12 Penlee 5
TOTAL – Lostwithiel 39 Penlee 48

2nd Leg, Played at Bolitho SMBC
Singles – Penlee 21 Lostwithiel 4, Pairs - Penlee 9 Lostwithiel 10, Triples - Penlee 15 Lostwithiel 5, Rinks - Penlee 4 Lostwithiel 12
TOTAL - Penlee 49 Lostwithiel 31

OVERALL TOTAL - Penlee 97 Lostwithiel 70

Penlee team members in the final - Geoff Lane (Singles), Malcolm Furneaux/John Dollery (Pairs), Jean Pellow/Ian Clinch/Mike Jefferies (Triples), Jenny Lane/Mike Richards/Nigel Jelbart/Keith Williams (Rinks). Also played in earlier rounds - Gerry Hewett and Gerald Mildren.

ENGLAND

Holman’s member Peter Hore travelled to Shrewsbury for the final England squad weekend before the A Team Championships on 14th & 15th March at the same venue. A Northern Select team provided the opposition for the England Squad who overwhelmed the opposition with a score line of 119 points 1062 shots to 9 points 539 shots.

On Saturday Peter played at number three in the rinks with Alan Williams (Shropshire), Dave Lamb (Norfolk) & Keith Hawkins (West Sussex) winning both games, 18-8 and 11-10. In between Peter also made up a Triple with Mitchell Young (Essex) & Dominic Reed (Cheshire) again winning with a score of 15-10.

On Sunday Chris Page (West Sussex) replaced Dave Lamb in the rink. Two games played were both won with scores of 16-7 and 17-16.

AREA LEAGUES

Area League results continually updated as results are received 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.

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA

Sunday, 8 February 2009

CCSMBA News Release - 8th February 2009

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION

NEWS RELEASE 8th FEBRUARY 2009

Inter Area League

The 2008/9 Inter Area League winners were decided on Saturday (7th February) at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin.

The East v North match started with a shared first session, East claiming a shots advantage 46-38. The second session again saw the points shared but North overturned the shots deficit to leave the halfway score at East 8 points 84 shots North 8 points 96 shots.

The third session saw East take an advantage in the match winning three games and strong scoring also saw the shots advantage reclaimed to leave the score at East 14 points 141 shots North 10 points 125 shots. The final session saw the North take a session advantage but not enough to overhaul the deficit leaving the final score, after addition of bonus points for most shots, to read East 21 points 188 shots North 15 points 180 shots.

The West proved too strong for the Central, dropping just 6 points in the whole match. The morning sessions saw the West claim all four mats in the first and three in the second to leave the score at the halfway point Central 2 points 81 shots West 14 points 107 shots. The third session saw a further clean sweep for the West to leave the score at Central 2 points 116 shots West 22 points 157 shots. The final session saw Central claim the two triples games with West taking both pairs to leave the final score at Central 6 points 161 shots West 30 points 206 shots.

The dominant result ensured that West overhauled Central in the final table to see them claim the title for a fourth time in six year.

Final Table
P W D L SF SA Pts
West 3 2 0 1 580 490 71
East 3 2 0 1 535 509 57
Central 3 2 0 1 552 512 55
North 3 0 0 3 468 624 33

Four Wood Pairs and Two Wood Singles Finals

The first finals of the season were contested on Sunday at the Dragon Centre, Bodmin.

In the Quarter Finals of the Four Wood Pairs Camilla Cawrse & Phil Hicks (Luxulyan) were 7-5 winners against Barbara James & Miriam Barbery (Dobwalls). Melba Kitt & Darren Woolner (Saltash) defeated Patsy Wakeley & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 10-7. Joe Coups and David Studden (Troon) claimed an 18-7 win over Roy Christophers & Percy Tripp (Helston) and Jean Roper & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) were 11-10 winners against Margaret Jenkins & Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity).

The Semi Finals saw Camilla Cawrse & Phil Hicks claim a 13-6 win over Melba Kitt & Darren Woolner and Joe Coups & David Studden defeat Jean Roper & Brenda Sleep 7-4. The 15 end final went the way of Joe Coups & David Studden defeating Camilla Cawrse & Phil Hicks 12-9.

Four Wood Pairs Finals 2009

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The Quarter Finals of the Two Wood Singles saw Tony Baldwin (Liskeard) a 14-8 winner over Bill Sharp (Dobwalls). Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) took a 16-8 win over Jean Roper (Dobwalls). Peter Hore (Holmans) defeated Bob Williams (Troon) 18-4 and Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) completed the Semi Final line up with a 14-3 win over Norman Ward.

The Semi finals saw Nigel Nicholls defeat Tony Baldwin 14-6 and Brenda Sleep defeat Peter Hore 10-9. Nigel Nicholls claimed the title defeating Brenda Sleep 14-9 in the final.
Two Wood Singles Finals 2009

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Leagues

The league program was disrupted during the past week due to the severe weather. Full update of all leagues next week.

ENDS
Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
Cornwall County Short Mat Bowls Association

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

WANTED : 2nd Hand Mat

A new club starting up in Redruth are looking for a mat.

Contact Chris Penaluna by 
e-mail

Sunday, 1 February 2009

CCSMBA News Release - 1st February 2009

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 1st February 2009

INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Cornwall’s Premier Team travelled to Seend, Wiltshire on Sunday to face East Sussex in the Preliminary Round of the ESMBA Inter County Consolation competition.

The first session, contested by the Singles and Pairs, was closely fought with the points shared 4-4 with wins for David Studden (22-12) in the Singles and Gillian Cawrse & Percy Tripp (18-7) in the Pairs. Cornwall established a lead in the second session, Triples and Fours, saw Cornwall establish a 9-7 lead with wins for Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott & Peter Hore (13-6) in the Triples and Kath Goodman, Peter Sully, Carol Ford & Graham Ford (9-6) in the Fours and a draw for Joe Coups, Una Prideaux & Gerald Fisher (8-8) in the Triples.

East Sussex hit back in the third session, the second for Singles and Pairs, with three wins to establish a 13-11 lead, Cornwall’s only points recorded by Nigel Nicholls (15-11) in the Singles. The final session, the second for Triples and Fours, saw Cornwall firing on all cylinders to claim wins on all four mats. Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott & Peter Hore (13-4) and Joe Coups, Una Prideaux & Gerald Fisher (13-11) in the Triples. Kath Goodman, Peter Sully, Carol Ford & Graham Ford (10-9) and Graham Luke, Roy Christophers, Brian Wakeley & Chris Roberts (13-7) in the Fours.

The strong final session saw Cornwall add the bonus points for most shots in the Triples and Fours to leave the final score line at Cornwall 23 points 182 shots East Sussex 17 points 170 shots. The Premier Team will next face Gloucestershire in the Quarter Finals.

WEEKEND AHEAD

A busy weekend ahead with two days of bowling action at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin. On Saturday the final round of Inter Area Matches take place with West facing Central and East facing North.

On Sunday the first finals of the season take place with the Four Wood Pairs at 09:00 and the Two Wood Singles at 12:00.

AREA LEAGUES

Area League results continually updated as results are received 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.

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA