CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 7 March 2010
COUNTY TWO WOOD SINGLES & FOUR WOOD PAIRS FINALS
The first of the County Finals were contested on Saturday (6 March) at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin.
First up was the Two Wood Singles. The quarter finals saw Graham Reeves (Saltash) defeat Jim Stanley (St Newlyn East) 13-10 to set up a semi final against Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) who needed an extra end to defeat Peter Spargo (Liskeard) 10-9. The bottom half of the draw saw David Hudson (Boscastle) take a comfortable 12-2 win against Carol Ford (St Newlyn East) to set up a semi final against Peter Hore (Holmans) who had to come from behind to beat Max Burden (Blisland) 11-10.
In the semis Nicholls eased past Reeves 12-2 with Hore defeating Husdon 11-5. The final, involving two County Premier Team singles players, went the way of Nicholls who took the win 12-8.
The County Four Wood Pairs finals followed with play continuing through until 17.30. The quarter finals saw Roy Christophers & Percy Tripp (Helston) progress through to the semi finals with a 15-3 win over Jean Roper & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) to set up a match against Rosemary Pengelly & Ronald Thomas (Newlyn Trinity) who claimed a 15-8 win over Henry Kendall & Roger Edwards (Withiel). Camilla Cawrse (Lostwithiel) and Phillip Hicks (Luxulyan) were 9-4 winners against Elise Daniell & Peter Hore (Holmans) setting up a semi final against Sheila Collins & Pam Williams (St Newlyn East) who defeated Fran Phillips & David Hickey (Helston) 12-5.
The semi finals saw Collins & Williams claim a comfortable 16-5 win over Cawrse & Hicks. The second semi provided plenty of drama with Pengelly & Thomas coming from behind to level the scores on the last end 6-6 against Christophers & Tripp. An extra end was called for and with the option to bowl first Tripp opted to lead and attempted to play the jack into the ditch with his first bowl but missed the target. His second wood passed the jack on the other side but he managed to catch the jack on the third attempt but the jack and bowl finished in opposite corners of the ditch leaving the end to be played out in a bid to draw closest to the jack. At the conclusion of the end both pairings thought they held the winning wood so the umpire was called but he was unable to separate the two scoring bowls and a further end was required. Tripp again opted to bowl first and ditched the jack with his wood finishing close in the ditch. Despite best efforts of Pengelly & Thomas to draw a closer wood Christophers and Tripp went through to the final 7-6.
The final saw Christophers & Tripp take a comfortable win 15-3 over Collins and Williams to claim the title they last won in the 2004/5 season.
North – Now Completed, final tables sent 28 February 2010.
Central – Only a handful of games remain to be played, final round up next week.
East – Information not received at time of writing.
This weekend the finals of the County Singles and Fours will be played on Saturday and Pairs and Triples on Sunday, both days at the Dragon Leisure Centre Bodmin.
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